Behind-the-scenes with 50+ emails that unlocked my dream job

people, not pedigrees, were my ticket to success

Step 0: Decide what career paths to explore

Step 1: Hone in on who to talk to

Step 2: Write a killer intro, warm or cold.

Step 3: Set context to make your conversation worth everyone’s time

Step 4: Once you find a product you love, go deep.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future…This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” — Steve Jobs

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