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CAReer & NETWORKING

Companies don’t do business with companies, people do business with people.
— Simon Sinek

Corporate America...
where do I begin?

The corporate world can be daunting, frustrating, draining or even just questionable. Especially for women, non-technical people in tech, introverts, creatives, you name it. You almost feel like “you’re not cut out for it.” I’ve come to believe that that’s total bullshit. You are, and you can. There were multiple moments when I thought about bailing from my first job and from tech completely. But because I was proactive, liked getting coffee with people, and accrued all kinds of mentors in different capacities, I had a support system to lean on and figure all this stuff out with. If this sounds all too familiar, I’m hoping these resources help you too. If it’s not obvious already – I love meeting people, so reach out if you feel like you’re in the same boat. As it turns out, it’s more like a GIANT cruise ship. You’re not alone.


300
GENERAL GROWTH

301 - CLASSIC READS

302 - ARTICLES

303 - TED TALKS


311 - POMODORO TECHNIQUE (TIME KEEPING)

312 - FEYNMAN TECHNIQUE (MEMORY / LEARNING)

312 - MANAGEMENT COORDINATION TOOLS

  • Calendly - Calendar coordination/scheduling made easy

    • Send a series of open slots/invites that people can reserve/schedule

    • Great for interviews/1-1s, skips the back and forth

  • Doodle Poll - great for group polling/scheduling

310
PRODUCTIVITY


320
THE CAREER WOMAN

321 - WOMEN & TECH

322 - BOOKS


330
NETWORKING & “LOOKING”

331 - MENTORSHIP / NETWORKING

I like to think of “mentors” just as “professional friends.” They are people you trust, people you can share good/tough times with. You don’t need to have an agenda or to “get anything out of them” – it’s just another 2-way relationship where you help each other out. As a practice, you should maintain them like friends. Meeting up regularly, checking in on them, and catching up – not just reaching out in the eleventh hour when you need a favor. That’s my philosophy at least.

  • You Had Me at Hello World  [Dona Sarkar]
    Mentoring Sessions with Industry Leaders at Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Zynga and more!

332 - INTERVIEWING


340
EXISTENTIAL CRISIS


351 - REFLECT & AWARE

  • Johari’s Window [career awareness & personal improvement]
    This is a really interesting quadrant model for self-awareness, on a high level at any given time there are 4 areas

  • Mapping Your Goals - Unblocking the What Next?
    Great exercise to do annually to realign perspectives and what you're trying to achieve.

  • 16 Personalities [Myers Briggs personality test]

352 - PERSONAL BRAND

350
SELF AWARENESS


360
RECRUITING BEST PRACTICES


370
PAY DAY


380
THE BUSINESS,
OF BUSINESS


390
THE SEARCH FOR THE TRIBE


Where to next?