Give Value Up Front
If you want to pitch a dream company (or any company), start by giving value up front, no ask. For example:
-Re-post, share, or comment on their social media posts
-Write a blog post about why the company is awesome (here’s one I wrote in 2017)
-Reach out to an employee to buy ’em a coffee and ask curious questions about the company
-Show up to their live events or webinars and create value in the chat
This will warm you up, put your name on the company’s radar, and help you learn about them. Then, you could make a powerful pitch, to bust down the job hunt fence!
Give give give.
It’s not too late to sign up for our FREE webinar.
Do you want more from your career?
UX/UI design is a growing, in-demand field where you can pursue a creative career and earn a lucrative income—all while making an impact on the products and world around you.
UX Academy by Designlab combines async learning with 1:1 mentorship with an experienced designer to create an educational experience that prepares you with valuable knowledge and skills in UX/UI design.
If you’re ready to pursue a more fulfilling, rewarding career in UX/UI design, start here.
“The courses are designed to be interactive, with hands-on projects that give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in real-world scenarios. The instructors at Designlab are experienced professionals who are passionate about design and teaching.“
— Jesse, 2023 UX Academy graduate
How Kyle Landed A Job As Uber Employee 250
Our friend Kyle Thomas is heading up UpEmployment, a new place to learn empowered job hunt tips and hear stories, like when Kyle became the 250th employee at Uber.
One of the keys to getting his foot int he door? Relationship building. Read more.
“In reality, I didn’t apply right away. I had shown Andrew I was really interested in the company and was willing to do whatever it took to provide value to him and the team. I ensured I was providing value before approaching him to ask if he thought I would be a good fit for the role.”
Quote of the Day
“I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can.”
—Watty Piper, The Little Engine That Could
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.
- Follow us on Twitter
- Follow Joel on LinkedIn
- Want audio? Head to the Daily Job Hunt Podcast.