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Hey friends, so I’ve recently been hiring a bunch of people for my business. I’ve read literally thousands of applications and in my opinion know what to look for in an incredible candidate. So in this video I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to do when you’re applying for a job to get into that 1% of people who actually get hired. Enjoy 🙂

If you want to put your new skills into practice, we have a few roles currently open if you’re interested in joining the team: https://apply.workable.com/aliabdaal/?lng=en

Elizabeth’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ElizabethFilips4
Jamie’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/JamieWhiffen
Gordon’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/gordongreenhorn
The Third Door: https://geni.us/DvGZ

00:00 The Third Door
01:11 Slide into people’s DMs
02:44 Be an opportunist
04:04 Make it easy for them to say yes
05:58 Build a portfolio
09:08 Keep it short
10:20 Lead with value
12:33 Go above and beyond in your application
15:00 Understand the vibe
16:58 Please don’t bullshit
19:06 Write for clarity rather than impressiveness
20:22 Dial in your level of enthusiasm
22:44 Be paranoid
24:29 Consider video applications
26:43 Do the thing really well

🚀 Productivity Masterclass – Principles and Tools to Boost Your Productivity – https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/productivity
🎬 Video Editing with Final Cut Pro X – From Beginner to YouTuber – https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/video-editing
🎓 How to Study for Exams – An Evidence-Based Masterclass – https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/studying

🍿 My 6-week live online course – https://go.aliabdaal.com/ptya_aliabdaal

💰 My flag-ship course for scaling up your creative side-hustle – https://creatorpreneur.academy/course

📸 This is for anyone who’d like to start a YouTube channel. You’ll learn everything you need to get started as a YouTuber including how to script, shoot, and edit your first video – https://go.aliabdaal.com/course/YouTube-for-Beginners

🎥 My YouTube Camera Gear – https://kit.co/AliAbdaal
⌨️ My Keyboard – Wireless Coral mechanical keyboard (Cherry Blue) – https://go.aliabdaal.com/keyboard
📝 My favourite iPad Screen Protector – Paperlike – https://go.aliabdaal.com/paperlike
🎒 My Desk Accessories + Todo List – Ugmonk – https://go.aliabdaal.com/ugmonk

✍️ The best summaries of books (Shortform) – https://go.aliabdaal.com/shortform
📚 How I remember what I read (Readwise) – https://go.aliabdaal.com/readwise
🎵 Where I get my Music (amazing for YouTubers) – https://go.aliabdaal.com/epidemicsound

🎙 Deep Dive podcast – https://www.youtube.com/c/DeepDivewithAliAbdaal/
The podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. You can find it by searching “Deep Dive” on any podcast app (eg: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc).

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💙 The Friendzone Discord – https://discord.gg/Dh2kGavffd
🎮 Twitch – https://twitch.tv/aliabdaal

I’m Ali, a YouTuber, podcaster, soon-to-be author and ex-Doctor working in London, UK. I make videos that explore the strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives. I also have a weekly podcast called Deep Dive (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfo46ZNOV-vtehDc25A1Ug), and I write a weekly email newsletter that contains some quick thoughts + links to interesting things (https://email.aliabdaal.com).

If you’d like to talk, I’d love to hear from you. Tweeting @AliAbdaal directly will be the quickest way to get a response, but if your question is very long, feel free to email me at hi@aliabdaal.com. I try my best to reply to things but there sadly aren’t enough hours in the day to respond to everyone 😭

PS: Some of the links in this description are affiliate links that I get a kickback from 😜