DJH 520: end spray 'n' pray
Focus on 3-5 companies
Most job hunters fall victim to the spray 'n' pray approach, making the job hunt a numbers game.
Instead, you want to do the opposite.
Focus on just a few companies, and create a custom value proposition too good to ignore.
This value prop can be big like a detailed plan for specific problems you plan to solve, or it could be minimal with a simple 30 second pitch video.
Just be sure to make it personalized!
Charlie Hoehn: the OG on Free Work
After the 2008 recession, Charlie Hoehn wrote the book Recession Proof Graduate: How to Land Any Job You Want by Doing Free Work. (Grab it on our Top Books page).
Given the current market - pitching yourself by doing free work is one of the powerful tools you have.
Listen to the podcast we did with him a couple years ago here.
Quote of the Day
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are."
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. See more on the Start Here page.
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