The Best Career Hack - April 09, 2024

Plus: Must-know productivity tips, a career worksheet & more.

Well, hello there! 👋 We’re back with more career tips, insights and resources to help you become the best version of yourself and achieve everything you set out to do. 

In today’s edition:

Venture outside your comfort zone. 🏃 When you try new things (whether it’s taking on additional responsibilities, completing a course, learning a new skill, or volunteering your expertise), you only prepare yourself for the next big opportunity.



This is 2024’s #1 Career Hack…

There’s a long-standing stigma around job hoppers, who are persistently brandished as disloyal, unreliable and uncommitted. But that’s not necessarily the case.

In fact, job hopping (with intention, at least) might be the best thing you can do for your career. 🏆

TikToker and former software engineer Frank Niu is living proof:

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After moving from one job to another every one or two years, Niu managed to go from earning $ 70k to over $ 500k in a matter of six years. By the time he was 30, he retired. 😮

Even career experts recommend moving jobs frequently. Michael Doolin, the CEO of Clover HR, says that doing so offers many benefits — from salary increases to skill development and better career opportunities to exposure to more systems and technologies.

Essentially, Doolin says, “it keeps you fresh, current and marketable.”

But there’s a right way to job-hop: 📜

  • Don’t just hop through jobs for the sake of it. Choose roles that grow your skills and help you move toward your goals.

  • Don’t hop too often. This can affect your overall prospects. Instead, aim for longer tenures of at least one year.

  • Minimize gaps. Always secure a new job before leaving the one you already have.



Secure your dream job with Julia’s tips 🏆

Searching and applying for jobs can be frustrating! 🤯 You can easily lose track of which job you applied for if you’re firing out your résumé, and might even forget to update your cover letter to mention the right company.

If you’re struggling in the job search process, career coach Julia Toothcare is here to help! Within her easy-to-follow masterclass, she guides you through a winning strategy to get you through the job search process and securing your dream role!

You’ll learn:

✅ The realities of the job search process

✅ How to research and prepare in a way that saves time and frustration

✅ Strategies to help you get noticed in a crowded market

✅ Managing a job search under unique circumstances

Special Offer: Be among the first 50 to sign up and receive an exclusive 50% discount! Yes, you read that right – half off your path to job search success. Use code CAREER50 at checkout.




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The productivity hacks you need to know 👀

It’s easy to get demotivated at work. 😓 Your tasks are monotonous, your company lacks training and employee recognition, or you simply just don’t have the energy anymore. Whatever your reason may be, you’re reading this because you want to do and be better.

My favorite saying is: “If you’re not going to do anything properly, don’t do it at all!” And adopting the same attitude when it comes to the workplace can do you a world of good. So, what easy hacks can you follow to be more productive at work?

  1. Use the Pomodoro method. No one can focus for hours on end. So, adopt a Pomodoro timer to help you stay on track.

  2. Break tasks down. 📄 Any large project can seem daunting, so break it down into manageable chunks.

  3. Put maximum effort during your productive hours. We all have hours where we are more productive, so work on important tasks during those times.

  4. Make tedious tasks fun. Got filing to do? Listen to your favorite podcast and get inspired whilst doing boring jobs.

Always have a plan. Whether it’s a list of tasks for each week or day, be sure to have a plan of action before starting your work.



Unlocking your career potential… made easy

caree development worksheet

What makes your career tick? Articulate your goals, assess your skills, and strategize your growth with our complementary Career Development Worksheet.

Stay tuned for more awesome gifts.



Grit by Angela Duckworth


Angela Duckworth’s book does a great job at highlighting what really drives success in life, whether you’re a parent, teacher, athlete or businessperson, is not genius — but, in fact, a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. Or, what Duckworth calls it, “grit”.



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Catch you on the next one :)

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