My Favorite TEDx Talk on Play
Last year, I was invited to do my fourth TEDx talk in Santo Domingo (many thanks to Freddy Ginebra for inviting me again!) To date, it was my favorite TEDx talk and event. In this post, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the evolution of my talk. Specifically, how I came up with th
For the past year, I’ve described our life as a car wash. Sequences being run, one after the other, until we get spit out looking slightly cleaner on the other side. I used the car wash analogy after numerous friends exclaimed some version of “WHAT THE F*CK DUDE” about all the major changes that hap
How to Land a Job at The White House
Photo Credit: Daily Signal Ben Rhodes is Obama’s former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications. For 10 years, Ben was the President’s speech writer on foreign policy. They spent 2-3 hours per day together, which eventually lead Ben to state: “I don’t know anymore where I begin
How to Look Experienced in a Job Interview, Even if You Have None
Ditch the cover letter and fancy resume. Instead, use a “showcase” to set yourself apart from more experienced job applicants.
Here’s My Secret Plan: Just Do Things.
The Joker has the best career advice.
How to Create Job Opportunities
One of the best ways to get hired is to showcase your skills.
From Fan to Employee: How Alex Scored a Job with Exo
When you’re applying for a job, 90% of your communication should be about how you can add value to the employer.
Introducing: Google Hobbies (Mockup)
Darvinder's "Google Hobbies" project showcases the power of creating a gift to demonstrate skills to potential employers. This highlights the importance of tangible work in job seeking, as job seekers often struggle with effective strategies when using free work to land their dream job.
How Matt Mazzeo Got His Start by Doing Free Work
Matt Mazzeo, managing director of Lowercase Capital, advises young people to add value to portfolio companies of firms they want to work for, instead of just asking for jobs. By doing free work and offering value, you can make yourself stand out and potentially land your dream job.
How Guitar Legend Steve Vai used Free Work to Get Hired by Frank Zappa
Steve Vai, one of the greatest guitarists of all time, got his big break by sending Frank Zappa a free transcription of one of his songs. Two years later, Vai was touring and playing with Zappa. This is a perfect example of how free work can lead to incredible opportunities.