Is there a secret?
A trick to getting anything you want and beating out the competition?
It’s a common question.
Here’s an example of a message we often receive:
“SUBJECT: Extending the advantage
I have been going through your courses and articles and picking up knowledge in my spare time. But at my university, it seems that everyone has done technical training and that they’re constantly networking.
So is there any way to extend the advantage and beat out the competition?
Or do I just have to network more?”
I don’t think “everyone” is that well-prepared, but the general point is true: it is getting harder to stand out.
You might try to stand out by adding to your resume: getting more internships, entering case competitions, picking up a new hobby or activity, or doing a gap year.
And sometimes that works.
But there’s another method that requires less time and effort: do less.
In other words, focus, and cut out most of what you’re pursuing.
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