DJH 492: the subtle art of not sending a resume
Go Around the Obstacle
Most people see the drudgery of tweaking and sending a resume as a necessary obstacle.
What if instead of going through the obstacle, you went around it?
It's that simple. That subtle....just don't send a resume!
Be different. Email a video, a pitch deck, or even order Chipotle for the CEO.
Do You Need a College Degree to be Successful?
^The answer is no.
That applies to both the startup tech world AND to blue collar trade jobs.
You can go in either direction and forge your way, sans degree. If you're thinking about going into carpentry or plumbing, that's a quite lucrative and viable path.
Watch Ken Coleman's quick Tiktok on this.
How to Build a Career and Life around Things You Love with Derek Magill
Do yourself a favor and listen to this 1 hour talk this week. You'll learn the ins and out of launching a career the Career Hackers way.
- break in to a field
- build a portfolio
- skip college
- do free work
All the things!
Listen to it, then go do it!
Quote of the Day
“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.”
— Erica Jong
The Career Hackers Revolution
- 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.
- 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.
- Want audio? Head to the Daily Job Hunt Podcast.
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