Recapping this week’s DJH
Mindsets for Success
Let Go of the Fear of an Online Brand
It’s okay to feel fear. And you don’t “have to” share yourself online.
But can you let that fear go?
Because when you show yourself, you start building a signal of your skills, your character, your personality.
That’s the 21st century way to build a career. Be your own credential.
Who To Email
When you email a pitch, to whom do you send it? Depends. There’s no Exact Right Answer to job hunting. But here are some ideas:
The CEO (for a small org)
The VP of your role (VP of sales, marketing, client success, etc.)
A future coworker even
Best bet is to pick the person with whom you think you’ll work the closest.
But again, there’s no right answer. Play with it! Think for yourself.
Links Worth Checking Out
Quote of the Week
“Daily ripples of excellence over time become a tsunami of success.”
— Robin S. Sharma
Build Your Cathedral One Brick at a Time
We talk often about building an online brand or portfolio, so you can showcase who you are and be your own credential.
Start a blog (we say over and over), document your learning, answer questions on Quora, build a website, write articles on Medium, start a Youtube channel (just for fun!), write book reviews, create sketches on Instagram, launch a podcast, and so on.
You may think, “sounds good, but I’ve got nothing so far….why bother, that’ll be hard to get all those projects going. It’ll take forever…. I don’t have time.”
You feel overwhelmed or deflated. With the stories you tell yourself, you resign before you even start.
That’s because you’re aiming too high!
Just build one brick at a time.
Pick one way to build a brand.
Maybe just buy a domain name, e.g. [firstnamelastname.com]. Boom. You’ve laid your first brick!
Then just focus on building a basic website, and a simple “about me” page.
THEN, maybe start a blog.
Overtime, you can keep adding to your portfolio so when someone Googles you, they will admire what they see!
There’s a long game. Will you play it?
One brick at a time can make a cathedral.
and the DJH Team
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.
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