If you’re a Harry Potter fan at all, then you must love Daniel Radcliffe, who portrayed the young wizard. But who knew he was a fan of rap and has developed this skill. A must watch video on YouTube is of Daniel rapping on the Jimmy Fallon show; if you haven’t seen it, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKdV5FvXLuI
Last night on the Jimmy Fallon Show, a young man, named Jake, sent in a video of him rapping to a pitch he created, in the rap style, to become an intern on Jimmy’s show; he imposed himself in the video with Jimmy. At the end of the clip, he asked Jimmy Fallon to consider hiring him as an intern for him, to which Jimmy said “YES!”
It shows how creative and bold some people can be to get their dream job; I think of this young man’s idea, and technical skills, to create the video; then I think that his desire was greater than any worry of rejection he might receive. When it’s that big, what have you got to lose?
If you’re looking to land your dream job, what risks will you take to land it? What barriers will you push through to make it happen? Often, it just takes making a decision and determination to do so. It also takes having the belief in yourself and what you are bringing to that job/organization; without it, your toast. The old ‘fake it till you make it’ won’t apply. I’m sure Jake is a sponge and will thrive, since he’s been given the chance. If you’re a job seeker, be like Jake and go for it. If you’re a hiring manager, take the chance and nurture. This would go a long way to having high performers doing work your way, while enhancing the culture of the organization.
Bottom line – be like Jake!