In this podcast episode, Shikhar Satchdev shares insights from his extensive job search experiment, where he went through the 250 application processes to get a deeper understanding of the job search.
As a philosophy graduate who shifted to an entirely different industry, Shikhar discusses strategies for standing out, including value-added presentations and cold emailing. The conversation also touched on the benefits of an efficient application process and combining different job search approaches.
Listen to the full episode for a deep dive into Shikhar's job search experiment and gain valuable tips you can apply to your job search to get a better chance at landing your next job. Tune in now!
In This Episode:
00:00 - Introduction
04:20 - Motivation for the experiment
08:18 - Success rate of the experiment
10:20 - How Shikhar got his jobs
16:44 - Being proactive with your search as a young professional
19:52 - Reaching out to companies and individuals
22:21 - What makes a good cold email?
25:54 - How to track down people’s emails
27:08 - Kadima’s approach to job search
29:00 - Combining job search approaches
32:29 - Expediting the job application process
35:25 - What would Shikhar do differently in his next job search