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How to land a job with barely any skills

Know what companies are actually looking for. Know your growth trajectory. And you'll land a job without being expert at skills.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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Mindsets for Success

Follow up, again


Waiting to hear back from a company? When in doubt, keep following up. Keep going until you land a response. It might take, 2, 3, 5, 6 or more follow ups.


Think

Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." Choose to think you can do it.

It all starts with a thought.


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Quote of the Week


“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”

— Bruce Lee


Focus Less on Skills


If you want an entry-level job, your skills don't matter that much.

Your hard skills, that is.

If you're going into Data Analytics for example, your ability to use Python or Excel doesn't matter as much as you think.

You need baseline knowledge, yes.

But what companies want is someone to invest in.

How valuable will you be to them 6 months from now, or 2 years?

What's your growth trajectory?

How HUNGRY are you to learn?

That willingness to learn by doing is what we call "forward tilt."

Lean in, and show companies that you have a mindset and attitude they can't refuse.

Joel
and the DJH team.


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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.