Nick Black, founder and CEO of GoodUnited, shares with Joel how job hunters can do better, and what receiving a pitch is like from the business side.
When we think about the job hunt, we tend to think about hard and not fun work, but it doesn't have to be that way!
If you've done the research, you're sitting on insights way more valuable than the average applicant
Bottom line, it's in your hands. Get creative, put in some work, follow-up, and you will get better jobs faster than the typical approach.
People who are sharp enough to stop and think about the job hunt instead of just plodding along like the masses are often also people who can think too much.
Whenever you’re on the job hunt, one of your main problems is having to cut through all the noise. After all, your average job opening gets dozens and dozens, sometimes hundreds of applicants. Here's how you can stand out.
Send PROOF you can do THIS JOB by doing some of it ahead of time!
Have you seen most resumes and cover letters? Not only are the uninteresting, they are utterly humorless and unfun.
When a hiring manager receives a pitch with a video addressing them by name, sharing what the seeker loves about their company, and a project or two demonstrating the specific skill relevant to the role, it's a powerful signal.
Many Crashers get thoughtful responses on pitches even if the role has already been filled.