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DJH 461: how to think outside the box (and land a job)

Joel Bein
Joel Bein


Don't Follow Your Passion (follow your curiosity)

"Follow your passion" is good advice for only a small number of people.

Most people need time to figure out what that passion truly is.

A less daunting approach is to follow your curiosity. Just go down a rabbit trail that tickles your interests. And trust that you can build a thriving life by expanding and compounding that curiosity, over time.


*Are you Part of the Education Revolution?

Listen, my friends, Career Hackers is about way more than careers, it's about new education paradigms.

Instead of relying on the old system of degrees - showing up to class, GPA's, and checking the boxes - we focus on learning what you're interested in, and building real-world skills.

That's why I really believe in the Springboard mission to transform one million lives through education by 2030.

They are part of the revolution in education and career launch.

So if you're feeling fed up with your current job, grinding it out like a cog-in-a-wheel, think about investing in a new career that follows your interests.

If you're curious to learn to code, then follow that natural interest!

Springboard will help with their Foundations to Core course, that includes job guarantee and 1-1 support!

Learn more and apply now. Use code CAREERHACKERSSB for $500 off.

"Springboard provides a lot of support. I felt really supported by my mentor and all the teaching assistants. Everybody is super knowledgeable, and I could ask them a question any time.”
— Julia Ayres

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How to Think Outside the Box

Thinking outside the box is key to land a job. Here's how Max Fosh landed a dream job by doing just that. You don't need to be as extreme as Max - you just need to take inspiration from him!


How to Make a Video Pitch - Live Workshop

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At this Career Hackers live workshop, Jan. 12 4pm EST, learn the do’s and don'ts of how to make and send a video pitch, and get hired faster.

Register today for just $1.



Quote of the Day

“What you seek is seeking you.”

— Rumi


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  • Career hacking is about the relentless pursuit of discovering and doing what makes you come alive. Here are the core principles in the Career Hackers Manifesto.‌
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  • See two of our top posts: How to Make a Video Pitch and 100 Ways to Work Out Loud, so you can skip the resume and degree and be your own credential. ‌‌‌
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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.