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How to Pitch for a Role That Doesn’t Exist

If you have been searching for your dream job and haven’t found it yet, it could be that it doesn’t exist.

There is nothing wrong with researching for organisations or companies that you would love to work with and applying for a position even if it doesn’t exist.

Going this route is a great way to stand out amongst a large number of graduates with the same skill-set employers to have to choose from.

It’s important to note that applying for a job that doesn’t exist isn’t for the faint-hearted and it takes grits, gut, and glory to create the role that is perfect for you. Here are some tips on how to go about it.

1. Create a list of potential employers

Do your research and build a list of employers you would like to work with. It’s recommended to write down at least 10 companies, putting down their contact, potential duties you might be able to perform for them, etc.

Find out which companies recently got funding so you know which ones can take on new people. Don’t limit yourself to what is listed on a company’s job page.

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