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Weekly Digest April 17th

Wrapping up the second week of The Daily Job Hunt!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as a 4-17 Weekend Issue of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

Mindset for Success

Break down your job-hunt into tiny steps. A clear todo-list with actionable steps gives you clarity and prevents procrastination.

Build social capital. Be curious about people, ask interesting questions, and do favors. Seed your goodwill bank account so you can draw from it later.

Build a brand. Own your public image by having public projects, blogs, videos or a personal website. This way you can control other people's perception of you when they (inevitably) google you.

Pitch a plan. Blow away the hiring manager by actually having a clear plan of what you want to accomplish in the first 30 days on the job.

Quote of the Week

"Do everything in public and for the public. The more people you reach, the more useful you are.

The opposite is hiding, which is of no use to anyone."

Derek Sivers

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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is Chief of Content and Coaching at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.