Don't Be Professional

Don't Be Professional

Nothing better than a genuine human connection...even in the professional world

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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Don't Be Professional


For some reason everyone thinks they need to "be professional" when it comes to anything job related.

But what does that even mean?

Sure, show up and perform at a high level, like a pro. Don't be sloppy or impolite.

But when it comes to how you interact with people, stop being a false persona. Be real.

Admit your mistakes.
Be funny.
Speak in a tone of voice that's true to you.
When you reach out to an employee, establish rapport like a genuine human.
Express how much you love a company, from your heart.

Stop buttoning up your suit and tie and pretending.

Humanize your job hunt.


Praxis Marketing Partnerships Director Role


Here's a chance to work for an amazing company, our friends at Discover Praxis. They're hiring a Marketing Partnerships Director to lead an affiliate + advertising partnership program.

They don't want a resume. They want a 1-2 minute video. Email cameron@discoverpraxis.com. Details in the job posting here, as well as in the video below.


The Art of the Follow Up


In this 8 minute time-stamped clip, TK Coleman and Isaac Morehouse give valuable insights on the art of the follow up email.

Following up is key. Applying their advice could make or break your ability to get what you want. Take control.

"No one is going to care about your project and think about it to the degree that you do."


Quote of the Day

“This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don't wait.”

― Natalie Goldberg

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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.