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Things You Don’t Need to Get a Job

You don’t need these on your job hunt:

  • a resume
  • a CV
  • a cover letter
  • a network or connections
  • job apps to hundreds of companies
  • formal experience
  • college degrees

You do need:

  • to send emails to humans at companies
  • to create value up front (like a pitch)
  • focus on a few companies you like
  • creativity and persistence
  • a little enthusiasm
  • follow up emails to humans at companies

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Tell Your Story Not Your Status

A key way to stand out on the job hunt is to tell stories.

“I ran a Tough Mudder and endured an ice pool for 20 minutes. I’ll bring that same resilience to sales.”

“My friend lost two loved ones in a month, and I sat with her every night listening and supporting her as she grieved. Being patient with people and customers is second nature to me.”

Resilience, empathy, patience, work ethic, consistency, coach-ability, growth mindset. Prove you have soft skills that translate to value creation for a company.

Check out this 3 minute video, Tell Your Story Not Your Status.

Quote of the Day

“Don’t be on your deathbed someday, having squandered your one chance at life, full of regret because you pursued little distractions instead of big dreams.”

― Derek Sivers, Anything You Want