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Don’t Wait for Inspiration

“I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.”
—William Faulkner

If you don’t feel like doing the work to stand out on the job hunt, do it anyway.

Make creativity a habit.

Learn a Tech Tool

When you’re looking to break into a fast-growing tech company, it’s wise to learn a tech tool or software.


Marketing: Intercom, Mailchimp, SEMrush
Sales: Salesforce, Outreach, LeadIQ
Operations: Freshdesk, Asana, Hubspot

When we say “learn,” you don’t need to master it. Just get started! Look up a quick YouTube tutorial and create a free account for the tool. Then, make a 2 min. screencast video of yourself showing what you’ve figured out. This is GREAT proof of work (and growth mindset) when pitching a job.

See full tech tool suggestions in our career guides.

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