How I got a job on Twitter 🚀
And 10 things you should do to get one too...
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Hi 👋 Prado here
Here’s how I got hired on Twitter
On 17th Nov, Raj had tweeted this 👇
I realised this is a great opportunity to provide quality education.
Quickly wrote up a reply and thought it's a bit cheesy but I had to give it a shot.
I replied with this 👇
Even though my conversation with Raj didn't last long.
He shared a job role that completely took me by surprise.
Social Media Storyteller. F*&king A right.
I got interested.
As promised, I got back to him the next evening.
I realised this is a very unique job + an interesting problem to work on.
But I was not sure of it. So here's my reply 👇
This was not it. I genuinely wanted to help the founder and the company.
So I started digging and found a few things and ideas that the company should work on.
Later, he shared that he could do part-time and we got on a call. Then I got busy for a week (Web3 Mixer, Bangalore Trip, Picking mom up, Meeting friends, etc)
We got on another call, he shared all the things that they wanted my help in.
And I shared that I'd like to have
No zoom calls,
Absolute creative freedom
And a few more requests. They accepted every single of them.
Then came the conversation regarding how much should they pay me. There are not a lot of Social Media Storytellers out there and even fewer Storytelling consultants. So I quoted them the same amount I'm getting paid as a consultant to a university in The Netherlands.
I thought this is an unbelievable number for an Indian company to accept.
On top of that, they were also giving me 25x as ESOPs (After 2 months of collaboration)
and yes, Nikunj shared this (No negotiation on salaries)
Even before I accepted the job, I had already put in around 10hours coming up with things I can work on, ideas, stories, growth, B2B sales, strategies, etc.
That's how much I was involved. I realised this is something I want to do. I accepted the offer.
Within a couple of days, I got the 'Storytelling Consultant' agreement and I signed it ASAP.
Show some by following my new clients https://twitter.com/CutshortHQ
Let me quickly share a few lessons:
Either be genuinely interested or tell them no.
Help them regardless of they hiring you or not.
Shoot your shot
(If I had deleted that reply to Raj's tweet because I thought it was cheesy) then Nikunj would have never texted me.
10 things to do to get hired on Twitter:
Build Relationships. Rule Number 0.
If you are a small account, provide value in replies. Became a reply guy but with value. Don't shill Shiba Inu.
Reply to every DM, comment, QT, reply.
If you are a generalist, be really good at 2 things.
Follow, help, connect & support the people you want to work with.
Let the world know you are open to the right opportunity.
"Post as through everyone who can read it has the power to fire you" - Lauren Cerand
Find the 5% that really appreciate you. visa tweet
This is Twitter, not LinkedIn.
The best part is you can be however you want to be.
Love Sahil’s bio 👇
That's it y'all. Put your work out and the right opportunity will find you.
and before you go... I want you to ponder on this question 👇
Also, I’m giving away 10 books.
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Something from my Twitter👇
Excitement and Happiness are the same things. You'll find happiness in a place that excites you 🙌
Interesting Human of the week:-
Picture of the week:- Bookshelf 2021
Question of the week:-
Meme of the week:- Entire Twitter agrees… except founders who don’t have money.
Quote of the week:
"Don't chase, don't beg, don't stress, don't be needy, just relax.
When you relax it will come to you. Make your wants, want you."
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Most people do not see their beliefs. Instead, their beliefs tell them what they see. This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.
- Matt Kahn
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It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
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