Austin BElcak

Teaching You How To Get A Great Job

 
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Published Date: 6/26/19

Resources:

1) Austin’s LinkedIn contact information where he posts regularly

2) Austin’s company, Cultivated Culture, to teach you how to get a job

3) Austin’s viral blog post on how to get a job

Episode Notes (by minute):

-0:10: How getting a referral is effectively table-stakes at most companies

-2:00: An overview on the work Austin does with his side-hustle, Cultivated Culture. He has helped people get jobs at Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, to name a few.

-5:00: “What is the biggest challenge your company is facing?” Austin encourages people to answer this question especially when talking to friends and contacts at roles that you may be interested in having.

-6:00: If you don’t know what you want to do next, talking to people about their challenges and goals could help open up possibilities, especially when you feel like you could help solve problems.

-7:00: Austin provides a blueprint on how to go about a search and how to be able to have friends coach you on the process and be able to influence the hiring decision makers on your behalf.

-8:30: Why referrals are so important. The number of resumes and applications at the large companies is astronomical. What Austin learned when he studied and talked to the people that had the roles that he was interested in at the major tech companies.

-12:00: “It’s all about getting good at understanding what the company needs and aligning your value.

-15:00: Value Validation Projects — what they are, why they are important, and why free work is OK.

-20:00: “big believer that everybody should have a side hustle of some kind.”

-25:00: How to find people to start talking to on LinkedIn.

-26:00: “But the biggest thing you can control is the amount of emails you send. Taking the leap and reaching out to a stranger. Somebody who may be able to help you and just being vulnerable.”

(Note: these are quick notes and takeaways by David. Please see the episode for more accurate information)