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Mindset for Success
You Are in Sales. Sales is not just a type of career. It's how you land a job. You are selling a product and that product is you! Act accordingly.
Everything is a Signal. Your email address, your application, the questions you ask at the interview. Everything you do or don't do is a signal about you and the value you can create. Make sure it's intentional.
There is no Safe Path. Standing out may seem scary, but remember: you're always at risk. There is no safe path. Do what everyone else is doing and you risk being ignored. So better take the risk with the best payoff.
Links worth checking out
- Seth Godin on Overcoming the Fear of Being Different (1 min video)
- How to Land 5 Interviews in a Week (3 min article)
- What Makes a Good Value Proposition (6 min video)
- How to Bounce Back When Laid Off (podcast)
Quote of the Week
“The old way of sending out a hundred resumes is completely dead. That is the most average strategy, and it’s going to lead to the most average result. And if you want to radically improve your chances at getting a job you actually like, you have to do something to stand out from the crowd.”
― Nick Rundlett
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