In today's episode I talk to Brandon Zhang (@brandonthezhang) who at 19 years old, landed an apprenticeship with Jack Butcher from Visualize Value.
Like a lot of the guests on this show, Brandon didn't just apply to be an apprentice, in fact there was no job opening. It all started when Jack agreed to be interviewed on his podcast...
In this episode, we dive deep into the strategies that Brandon used to convince Jack Butcher to come on his small podcast, but also how he transformed a simple podcast interview into a dream job opportunity.... Brandon even shares the exact DMs and emails he sent.
02:58 How everything started with Twitter
08:29 Sharing the exact DMs and emails he used to get in touch
15:35 Why "Permissionless Apprenticeships" are the future of work
21:00 What does a mentorship style apprenticeship look like
24:03 Biggest lessons from the apprenticeship
29:20 Using his podcast again to land a job at OnDeck
39:20 Starting his own entrepreneurial projects
45:45 Advice for people who want to follow a similar path
52:40 Brandon's plan for the next 10 years
Links and resources from this episode:
Link to Visualize Value program: https://visualizevalue.com/products/the-permissionless-apprentice
Link to Brandon's course: https://makersmark.school
Go follow Brandon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brandonthezhang
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