The comfort zone

Instead of thinking of leaving your comfort zone, what if you expanded your comfort zone?

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 312 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.


Comfort Zone


Instead of thinking of leaving your comfort zone, what if you expanded your comfort zone?

Do something that scares you today.

Maybe you send a video pitch instead of a resume.
Maybe you cold-email a guest for a podcast.
Or, you even quit your job.

Once you get through the scary thing, you'll realize it wasn't that bad.

Then your comfort zone will be bigger.


Learn with Skillshare


What's that thing you've been meaning to learn, "someday"?

Maybe that day has arrived.

Just build momentum and start! Skillshare is a great place for that....for real.

It WILL help your career, esp. if you show your work by learning out loud.

For example, let's say you took a course on How to Deal With Angry Customers.

You could then write a quick blog or Medium post about what you learned from the course.

Then, when you pitch a customer service role, you can email the hiring manager with a link to that post.

It'll convey your growth mindset, your writing skills, and that you go above and beyond!

If you do this, you'll be in the top 1% of job seekers. So commit to a few minutes a day learning that skill!

We've officially partnered with Skillshare because they align with our mission. You can start free for 1 month.

Or, act today, and get 30% off membership with coupon annual30aff.

(Here are a few course recs):

Role Types
Data Analytics
Customer Experience

Career Development
Career Change
LinkedIn for Career Changers - Craft Your Story
Create a Career That Inspires You in 1 Hour or Less

Hobbies (can help build your brand too)
Illustration
Animation
Music

Productivity
Time Management
Motivation
How to Use Notion to Organize Your Life


Quote of the Day


"If you really want to know where your destiny lies, look at where you apply your time."

— Mark Cuban


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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.