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The Daily Job Hunt

Be Personal

People like to hear the sound of their own name. When you shoot a video pitch, or book a call with an employee, be sure to be personal and build rapport.

You’re not applying to a job, you’re building relationships.

Sphere of Control

It’s a wild world out there. But how much is in your sphere of control? Take radical response-ability for your own life.

Links worth checking out

   – Huntr. Job Tracker (tool to stay organized)

   – Career Hackers Career Guides

   – Twitter Thread – 20 Ways to Stand Out with No Resume

Quote of the Week

“….grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.”

— (The Serenity Prayer)

Think More

People often advise, “don’t overthink it.”

This is to caution against getting in your own way, to avoid analysis-paralysis.

Very valid.

And, in another sense, are you thinking enough?

In this sense, I mean vividly defining what you want.

I mean thinking clearly, conscientiously, and definitively: “I plan to do X.”

As Charles Hannel said in his pioneering book The Master Key System, “I can be what I will to be.”

When you live with pointed purpose, you can achieve what you want.

This not fluffy stuff. It’s a natural law of the universe.

Case in point, once upon a time I heard Isaac Morehouse on a podcast (the founder of this company), and I said to myself, “I plan to work for this person.”

I failed a few times before I got there. But now I’m working for him. Actually, I’m taking the reigns of his company.

I share this to show you it’s possible to experience what you want when you combine thought and relentless persistence.

Just remember to think first.


and the DJH team.