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TechGuideMay 31, 2023
#14 Job Interview Tips for a Data Analytics Career with Christian Bourdeau
In this episode, Christian Bourdeau shares his journey from working in marketing to pivoting and a data analytics expert through a bootcamp program and landing roles at companies like Playstation, Activision, Nike, Warner Bros, and Netflix. He discusses the challenges he faced during his career transition, the value of bootcamps, and the importance of projects in landing job offers. Christian also provides insights on how to identify a good bootcamp and highlights the role of social proof in career advancement. Key topics covered: - Overcoming challenges and transitioning to data analytics - The significance of bootcamps and the importance of selecting the right one - The benefits of camaraderie and structured learning in a bootcamp environment - Sniffing out bad bootcamps: tips for researching syllabus and teacher credentials - Leveraging social proof and projects to enhance career prospects in data analytics Tune in to gain valuable insights into the world of data analytics, bootcamp experiences, and the power of projects in boosting your career. Check out the full episode here: https://techguide.org/podcast/christian-bourdeau/
#13 Ean Mikale: From Algorithms to Opportunities: Harnessing AI for Career Success
Join Ryan Atkinson and Ean Mikale as they delve into the exciting world of artificial intelligence (AI) and its profound impact on the job market and economy. Discover how AI is revolutionizing industries and learn valuable insights on how fresh graduates can adapt and prepare for the inevitable changes brought about by AI. From embracing creativity and entrepreneurship to exploring non-traditional paths, this podcast offers practical advice and explores small AI projects that anyone can start with. Get ready to unlock the potential of AI and stay ahead in the evolving landscape of work.
Check out the full episode here: https://techguide.org/podcast/ean-mikale/
#12 Mark Pasadilla: Uncover Proven Tactics for Mastering Your Career and Networking
In this episode, join Mark Pasadilla, a professional career coach at General Assembly, shares insights on how to master career growth and networking strategies. Discover the essential soft skills and technical competencies that can propel young professionals towards success in their early careers. Learn practical tips on effective communication, relationship building, and leveraging networking platforms like LinkedIn. Mark's personal experiences and actionable advice will guide you in setting goals, making connections, and navigating the competitive job market. If you're seeking to excel in your professional journey, this episode is a must-listen.
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#11 Brian Fink: Working at Amazon, Twitter, and Apple, The Importance of Curiosity to Break Into Tech
In this podcast, Brian Fink, a seasoned recruiter, shares his insights on how curiosity and side projects can help individuals thrive in their careers. He highlights examples of how enterprise companies such as Amazon and Apple have leveraged curiosity to succeed in their industries. Brian emphasizes the need to be curious, ask questions, and challenge the status quo to be successful in any role. He also shares tips on how individuals can demonstrate their curiosity, build a portfolio, and network to open doors to new opportunities. Whether you are an engineer, a salesperson, or a marketer, Brian's advice will help you grow in your career.
You can check out the full episode here.
#10 Jen Doskow: From Entry-Level to Enterprise Sales Reps, Strategies for Navigating a Sales Career in Tech Startups
Are you considering a sales career in tech startups but feeling overwhelmed with the prospect? In this podcast, we bring you expert insights from Jen Doskow, a seasoned recruiter and sales expert who has helped numerous individuals land their dream jobs in tech startups. From the benefits of working for a SaaS or a startup in a sales role to how to get your foot in the door, Doskow shares practical tips and strategies for navigating a sales career in tech startups. She emphasizes the importance of finding a company with a solid training program and a clear promotion path, and advises against getting stuck in an SDR role for too long. Doskow also takes us into the psyche of a successful salesperson and the key skills that are crucial for success in this field. Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned sales professional, this podcast will equip you with the insights you need to navigate a successful career in tech startups.
#9 Matt Jones: Cybersecurity Career Tips, IT Career Paths, Receiving a Higher Salary
Where should you start if you are wanting a career in cybersecurity? What are the different paths someone can take in IT? These are all questions that Matt Jones, Senior IT Recruiter at VIP Staffing answers on the latest TechGuide podcast. Matt shares with us what some common misconceptions of cybersecurity are, and how you can land your first job in it. He also shares advice for documenting your work, so you can stand out in your next job interview.
Listen to the full episode here: https://techguide.org/podcast/matt-jones/
#8 Nader Mowlaee: How to Reach Out to Recruiters, Salary Negotiation Tips, Job Search Strategies
In this episode, we uncover data-driven job search strategies with career and engineering coach Nader Mowlaee. Discover the most effective hiring techniques and learn how to avoid playing the "job lottery" on online platforms. Nader shares his insights on building meaningful connections with hiring managers through LinkedIn, crafting engaging multi-step messages, and the power of persistence. We also discuss preparing for interviews, sharing your story authentically, and successfully negotiating a higher salary. Tune in for expert advice on taking control of your career trajectory and finding the right opportunities.
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#7 Andrea Logan: Starting a Career in Social Media Marketing, Tips for your Job Search, and Creating a Great Resume
Social media marketing is a fast-paced and dynamic industry that requires a unique set of skills and knowledge. In this podcast episode, Andrea Logan, an experienced content creator with 300K+ followers on TikTok and 40K+ on LinkedIn, shares her insights and tips on breaking into this field. She shares with you how you can change your resume to match the branding of the employer, stand out in the resume process, and advice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in social media marketing. Whether you're a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional looking to make a career change, this episode is full of practical tips and strategies to help you succeed in this exciting and ever-evolving industry.
You can find the full episode here.
#6 Dell Oliver: Pros and Cons of Contract Work and the Path to Getting Hired at Top Companies
Dell Oliver, a seasoned recruiter who worked at Amazon and Buzzfeed, shares insights on the pros and cons of contracting work. He discusses downsides like uncertainty and lack of privileges but emphasizes benefits like betting on oneself and learning opportunities. Dell also gives tips for optimizing resumes and making personal connections with recruiters to increase job opportunities. Whether starting a career or switching things up, Dell's advice will be invaluable for navigating the job market.
#5 Paula Christensen: Mastering the Art of Virtual Interviewing, Tips and Strategies for Job Seekers
In this episode, interview coach Paula Christensen shares practical advice on how jobseekers can excel in virtual interviews. From crafting a strong resume and cover letter to developing an elevator pitch, networking, and enhancing their LinkedIn profiles, Paula offers a comprehensive approach for success. She also shares insights into effective strategies for presenting oneself effectively in an online setting, including tips for body language and your background. In addition, she discusses how to prepare for different types of interviews and leverage storytelling to showcase emotional intelligence and soft skills in responses.
#4 Kevin Apolinario: Mastering the Fundamentals of IT, Certifications, & Tips for a Thriving IT Career
Embarking on a career in IT can be an exciting and rewarding journey, but it can also be challenging for newcomers to navigate the vast landscape of certifications, skills, and fields. That's why on this episode we bring on Kevin Apolinario on the podcast to talk all things IT. Kevin has an extensive background of IT work, and has built a YouTube channel where he helps people break into IT and has surpassed 44,000 subscribers.
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#3 Derek Iannelli: Optimizing your LinkedIn and Understanding what Recruiters Seek in Candidates
Looking to get recruited by top-notch recruiters? Want to make your LinkedIn profile stand out from the rest? Join us as Derek Iannelli, Recruiting Manager at Mission Box, shares the secrets of catching recruiters' attention. Discover how to identify the keywords recruiters use to find you on LinkedIn and optimize your profile, so they can find you. Plus, Derek shares some amazing networking tips that will help you build meaningful connections with recruiters and leave a lasting impression.
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#2 Niraj Jayant: Landing a Role at Microsoft, Managing 45 people at Bolt, AI certification from Stanford, and Characteristics of High-performers
How do you make the jump from being an intern with a company to a full-time role? How do you even manage 45 people? What's the AI certification from Stanford? How can I stand out? These are all questions that Niraj Jayant, Senior Engineering Manager at Bolt, comes on TechGuide to discuss. Niraj shares the framework you can use to get rid of ambiguity in a project, and the characteristics of the highest-performers at Bolt. Niraj also gives advice about when you should want to be accelerating your career, and how you can do that.
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#1 Joy Mbanugo: Breaking into Tech, Working at Google, Personal Branding, and Advice She has for Anyone Wanting to Accelerate their Careers
Everyone is wanting to break into tech and have a great carer. But how do you do it? On this episode, Joy Mbanugo joins TechGuide to talks about how she broke into tech and how she's accelerated her career. She talks about how her experience at EY and BlackRock built the foundation for her to break into Google. We talk about the top characteristics of Googlers, and what made it such a special place. We also discuss how her personal brand and networking experiences have impacted her career, and why you should get started on it as well.
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