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19 Mar 2021 Austin Belcak

Why I Avoided People With Traditional Backgrounds In My Job Search | Ep #50


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

Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode:

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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:

Hi [Name],

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!

Best,

[Your Name]

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Austin Belcak

Austin is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he helps people land jobs without connections, without traditional experience, and without applying online. His strategies have been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, & Fast Company and has helped people just like you land jobs at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, & more.

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