Why is Job Searching So Hard? (one simple answer)

Why is job searching so hard? Because you’re doing it wrong.

It’s okay, it’s not your fault. The culture has imprinted the concept of “resume” in you since a young age. You absorbed it by osmosis:

Resume = how to get a job, you thought.

But you can burn your resume.

Really, you have my 100% permission.

Just send a video pitch instead. Most likely, no one will ask you for a resume. If they do, say “I don’t have one, actually, but I’m really excited to create value for the company.” Or somesuch.

If they press you from there, you don’t want to work for them anyway. ; )

(Side bar: just pick awesome companies and they’ll LOVE your Crash pitch and never ask for a resume.)

"You are not your resume, you are your work." -Seth Godin ...

Job searching is so hard when you do it the normal way

Get out of the numbers game mindset. Instead, pick a small number of companies. It might feel like you’re not making the most of your time by limiting the number of opportunities you pursue.

That feeling is just the cultural conditioning I talked about earlier.

Send a pitch instead, to one company you love.

In the end, companies just care if you can create value, and they want people who love their mission! When you turn on the camera, smile, and tell them why you love them, it’s hard to ignore!

Go do that. Instead of saying “why is job searching so hard,” you’ll be saying “why not send a video pitch?”

It’s the 21st century, after all.

Start the Job Hunt Crash Course

Looking to take action? Remember, resumes have a response rate under 1%.

Video pitches have a response rate over 80%.

Stop sending paper resumes. Start sending video pitches.

To learn the mindset and tools of this revolutionary approach, you can take the Job Hunt Crash Course.

We’ll take you step-by-step from zero to hired. 

 Clarify your career direction
 Learn what employers are really looking for
 Build a body of work (a digital portfolio)
 Learn where the coolest companies are
 Pitch your way into an interview
 Nail the interview and get hired

For months I was struggling to fit my non-traditional experiences into a resume and it simply didn’t work. With Crash, I was able to go from pitch to interview to offer within 24 hours. It felt like magic.


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