Ever wondered how to get hired like a boss? Ramit Sethi (@ramit) of I Will Teach You to Be Rich joins us for this Feedback Friday to illustrate something called The Briefcase Technique, which you can use to powerfully demonstrate value to connections in your network and potential employers. As Ramit says, “The way to stand out is to not just tell people what you would do, but show them.”
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On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:
- How do you keep your mother from bringing her awful date — who also happens to be your father — to your best friend’s wedding?
- You could retire early and enjoy time off, but you don’t want to get stuck finding a new job if you get bored in a couple of years. What to do?
- You have questions and concerns while building a new house. How do you avoid ticking off the contractors to the point of sabotage?
- How do successful people balance between work they’re passionate about, families they adore, and outlets they need to function at an optimal level?
- The dream job you landed at Harvard would be even dreamier if it paid well enough now to make a dent in your student loans. Should you stay or go?
- When the real nature of your job doesn’t reflect what you thought you signed on for, how do you approach a contract renegotiation gracefully?
- How do you distinguish yourself from the competition and get hired like a boss or make new network connections stick? Ramit Sethi joins us to illustrate an almost magical tactic called The Briefcase Technique.
- What are the pros and cons of starting a new relationship when you describe yourself as being in an “awkward” stage in life?
- Life Pro Tip: Save your money on clothes, but find a fantastic tailor. A well-fitting wardrobe of thrift store finds looks way better in person than most high-end clothing.
- Recommendation of the Week: The Kindness Diaries (Something to ponder: How long does Leon Logothetis get stuck at gas stations waiting for people he can ask for a few drops in the tank?)
- A quick shoutout to Mark Serratore, who got a prison pen pal for a college course 10 years ago and still keeps in touch!
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Resources from This Episode:
- Lisa Lampanelli | Changing Careers at the Top of Your Game, TJHS 183
- Naveen Jain | How Moonshot Thinking Will Save the World, TJHS 184
- How to Talk about Yourself (And Not Sound like an A-hole) by Jordan Harbinger
- Moby’s Awards
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich with Ramit Sethi
- Molly Bloom | The One Who Makes the Rules Wins the Game, TJHS 120
- Jane McGonigal | Gaming Your Way to Health and Happiness, TJHS 96
- Annie Duke | How to Make Decisions Like a Poker Champ, TJHS 40
- Duana Welch | The Science of Jealousy and How to Manage It, TJHS 37
- Barbara Boxer | The Thrill of the Fight Back, TJHS 75
- What Is a Planned Unit Development (PUD), and How Does It Impact My Mortgage? Zillow
- Who Wears a Maternity Dress Better? Jordan’s Instagram
- Harvard University
- Gabriel Mizrahi
- Six-Minute Networking
- The Briefcase Technique by Ramit Sethi, I Will Teach You to Be Rich
- Charlie Hoehn
- Tim Ferriss
- The Kindness Diaries, Netflix