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Hustling your way to a job

A list of examples of people hustling their way to a job. Feel free to add any we've missed!

Eli Felson's Story Snapchat Résumé Applying for Snapchat

"I say ditch the paper résumé! It's time for a new model. Thanks to Snapchat for being such a cool app and thanks to everyone who helped me make this! Even if I never hear from Snapchat, I had a blast making this video and made a lot of cool friends along the way."

Brutally honest cover letter leads to job

In January 2013, Matthew Ross penned a now famous email cover letter to a managing director at Wall Street firm Duff and Phelps asking for an internship.

'Please give me a job': Unemployed graduate spends last £500 on billboard begging for people to 'EmployAdam'

Adam Pacitti, who graduated from the University of Winchester with a First Class degree in Media Studies, unveiled a billboard in the London borough of Camden that reads "I spent my last £500 on this billboard. Please give me a job", complete with a link to his website, employadam.com, and a 10 foot self-portrait.

JERRY RIZZO tweeted his way to a dream job in the NBA

76er CEO Adam Aron said of Rizzo, “He did online what people have done in job-searching efforts for decades—put his best foot forward and demonstrated what he can bring to an employer.”

Graduate who dished out CVs at station starts new job

Alfred Ajani, who had previously been rejected for 300 roles, is now working for the Asoria Group - a recruitment company based a stone's throw away from where he pitched himself. The 22-year-old caught the eye of a director from the agency, who later got in touch via LinkedIn to offer him a position.

How I Landed 5 Dream Jobs In One Month By Giving Away My Best Ideas

A few months ago I sent 10 ideas for passive revenue streams to James Altucher and Aaron Brabham at The Ask Altucher Podcast. They read all 10 ideas on one of their episodes and said "Who is this guy? Can we f***ing hire him?!"

How to get the interview you want

A story about how I landed two long-shot interviews…and then started my own business

How I Hustled to Get the Perfect Job

From Tradecraft to Zumper "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." - Abraham Lincoln Tweet When I was 14-years-old, candidates for the 2008 presidential election began campaigning in the Bay Area.