CAReer & NETWORKING
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.
301 - CLASSIC READS
7 Habits of Highly Effective People [Stephen R. Covey]
The Obstacle is the Way [Ryan Holiday]
Orbiting the Giant Hairball [Gordan MacKenzie] – Highly recommend this one for creatives battling with the feeling of selling out.
302 - ARTICLES
303 - TED TALKS
The Invisible Force - Success/Failure - Dan Lok [TED]
311 - POMODORO TECHNIQUE (TIME KEEPING)
312 - FEYNMAN TECHNIQUE (MEMORY / LEARNING)
How to Study More Effectively - Explain things to 5 year old's
312 - MANAGEMENT COORDINATION TOOLS
THE CAREER WOMAN
321 - WOMEN & TECH
Code Like a Girl - Medium clustering of articles!
Why is Silicon Valley so Awful to Women? [The Atlantic]
Countries with higher gender equality, less women in STEM - World Economic Forum article
The Men Who Mentor Women [HBR]
Project Include – organization women in STEM
Career Contessa - great resource for Women in Tech
Why do women bully each other at work? - The Atlantic
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!
10 Tips for Coffee Meetings [Behance]
Be clear on goals, show up on time, follow up, offer value in return
“You’re probably doing email intros wrong” [Quartz]
Do the double-opt in intro!
332 - INTERVIEWING
50 Most Common Interview Questions [Forbes]
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
The Best Candidate is a LIE [gameindustry.biz]
Textio [verbatim and job description enhancement service]
RECRUITING BEST PRACTICES
Erica Baker’s pay inequality experiment at Google [Business insider]
Buffer’s Startup Salary Formula [Quartz]
THE SEARCH FOR THE TRIBE
Where to next?