Start with 1. Get in the groove of pitching. Learn by doing. Quality over quantity. If you crush it, you could get hired right away!
From there maybe make a list of 5-10. No more spray and pray! Get personal with just a few places. You can always add more later, if you need to. But on average, Crashers get hired after 9 pitches.
Hey thanks! Great question.
Here’s the practical answer: Just start making a pitch! Find a company you love, and shoot a video about why you’d be a great fit. You can also make a custom project.
You can also start the Crash Course. We’ll walk you through every step!
If you’re brand new trying to figure out your career, then start with either our Discover quiz to start figuring out your role type (e.g. sales, operations).
Here’s the philosophical answer: Have an action bias. No matter where you are in your job hunt, just do something! You’ll build momentum. Imperfect action is better than waiting for perfect. This avoids procrastination.
Why not? Companies love pitches because pitching is about customization. Consider two examples:
Personal Pitch: “Hey, Acme, Inc., my name’s Bob. I’ve been using your product for three months to do XYZ, and put together a short video to let you know why I love it…”
Generic Resume/Cover Letter: “To whom it may concern, my name is Bob. I recently graduated with honors with a degree in XYZ, and I’d make a great candidate.”
Which one is better? Of course, the personal pitch! Pitches get 80% response rates. And cold resume blasting gets 1% response rates. Don’t make the 3 job search mistakes!
Totally up to you! We find the most bang for your buck is to pitch a company directly. 5 pitches beats 500 applications! Tell the company why you love them and what you can do for them. You’ll always win with a pitch (even if you don’t get that job).
For a general pitch, you could make a video about why you’re a great candidate for a role type like customer success. Include links to your body of work, tech tools you know, maybe a reference. Here’s an example!
Short answer: just start! If you don’t have much right now, no sweat! Just add 1 project at a time, and soon you’ll look up with a rich lineup of projects that signal your creative gumption.
Yes! See this Crasher’s article on using Twitter for your job hunt.
Nah you don’t need to. But it’s also okay to follow the rules and click “apply” if you really want to. In that case, when they ask for a resume, attach a PDF or Word document that just lists the URL for your Crash pitch! Learn more.