Austin shares why he avoided people with traditional backgrounds during his job search and instead preferred connecting with people who had non-traditional backgrounds!
Time Stamped Show Notes:
[0:25] – Why I Avoided People With Traditional Backgrounds In My Job Search
[1:09] – Traditional vs. Non-Traditional
[1:42] – What to do instead
[2:23] – Positioning yourself for success
[3:11] – How to find contacts in your dream company with non-traditional backgrounds
[4:19] – Reach out to them and make your ask
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Have questions about changing industries or non-traditional backgrounds? Text them to Austin at (201) 479-9511.
Here’s the email template I used to reach out to people who had already made the journey I was trying to make:
My name is [Your Name] and I found your info while I was looking for people who made the transition into [New Industry] from a non-traditional background.
Your experience making the transition from [Old Company] to [New Company] really stood out to me.
I know you’re probably extremely busy and I also know your time is valuable. If you do have a few minutes, I’d love to learn more about your journey and ask you a couple of questions.
I know that’s a big ask from a stranger, so no worries if it’s too much. If you do have a few minutes, I’d be really grateful. Either way, have a fantastic week!
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