📍 What you missed (Jan-Mar)
NYC events, resume reviews, interview coaching, and landing a tech job.
A quarterly update to highlight what I'm working on, and to share popular articles and fascinating stuff on the internet.
✍️ Life & Newsletter Update
Hi friends - I hope you’ve been well.
The weather in New York City is warming up (with the exception of this week), and the COVID situation is improving, all of which lead to a terrific season of socializing, meeting new people, and being outside.
March is a strange month - a transitionary period between the colder and warmer months. With that comes a shift in focus areas, energy, and prioritization.
I’ve started throwing events or the NYC community again after a long break. Last week, to get back into the rhythm of things, I hosted an industry party for ~160 people. There, I met new people and reconnected with some old ones, and it reminded me of the importance of the in-person experience (though I’m still bullish on the metaverse).
I posted on Twitter to gauge interest in IRL events:
…and I received an overwhelming response: 400,000+ impressions, 1,000+ comments, and 200+ DMs.
Join an upcoming event!
To share the event partnerships I’ve been brewing, I’ve temporarily created a new section of this newsletter dedicated to event updates
To stay informed with upcoming NYC events, take a look here and sign up.
❗️Popular articles you missed
Career Spotlight: Linda Zhang, Founder at Product Lessons — Linda is a product management guru who has led PM teams. She shares some great advice on navigating your career and breaking into product.
The 51-percenter — Danny Meyer turned a hot dog cart into a burger behemoth. The secret to his success? Hiring exceptional talent. He looks for a specific profile called the ‘51-percenter’.
Pre-game jitters — Improve your performance by activating these mental models before a big moment.
🙋🏼♂️ What I’m working on
Helping folks get business strategy jobs in tech via Skillful. If you’re interested in pivoting to a business role in tech, Skillful will help you get there. Reply to learn more.
Resume optimization and interview coaching. I’ve learned a thing or two in the past few years from completing 100+ interviews at the top tech companies. I’m building a crash course to teach (1) Resumes (2) Interview Preparation, to help business folks to get their dream jobs. Sign up here if interested.
Throwing tech + business events in NYC. I’ve got a few cool partnerships lined up with large venues around NY. Sign up here if you haven’t already.
🏄🏽♂️ Internet things worth sharing
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Learn the 5 Ways To Boost Your Career Progression In 2022, written by tech executives and business veterans (VSCO, Tinder, Facebook, Tripadvisor, Fan Duel). Reforge consistently has some of the best career content out there.
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Get smarter by learning about 10 Lessons from Great Businesses. You’ll find tactics from Stripe, FTX, Tiger Global, OpenSea, and other exceptional organizations.
That’s it for now. Take care and stay safe!