Don't Wait for Inspiration

Don't Wait for Inspiration

Make creativity a habit.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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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.

Examples:

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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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.