Top Tech Companies of Data Science, Motivation And Tangible Tips


June 10th, 2022

56 mins 31 secs

Season 19

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[00:26:43] " I think one of the best things about the content is that we sort of have seen on LinkedIn, Austin, Balzac as an example, he posts very, very actionable content and that's very much what we sort of like to strive for as well when we talk about job search, making it extremely tangible so that someone who is reading it can take action that very second. So for you, if just content that you really like and enjoy with and enjoyed and you're like, Listen, I'm going to try it. If it takes you less than 5 minutes, do it. Try it. Best case scenario is that you get a job out of it. The worst case scenario, you use 5 minutes."

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[00:00:41] Guests Introduction

[00:03:41] Jerry, talk to us about where you grew up and what it was like there?

[00:05:18] Jonathan Mann, tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up and what it was like there?

[00:06:49] How do you guys know each other? These guys grow up together. You guys go to high school together. You know, what's what's the back story there?

[00:07:55] Talk to us first about the genesis of the company. How did this idea start? How did this idea come about? What were you seeing in the world that was just like I just just couldn't take anymore. You had to do something about it. Like, what was that moment?

[00:10:49] So Jonathan talks about 'what is the definition of an underdog' . Who are the underdogs? And then maybe after that, Jerry, why is it that companies tend to overlook people just because of their "pedigree"?

[00:12:25] What is it about these companies overlooking people just because of their pedigree?

[00:14:50] What's like one of the first few things that you start to do with people? What are the first, I guess, myths you start to debunk or the mindset shift mindset shifts you help people go through or anything like that?

[00:16:11] Jonathan what is the first two steps to getting from that rejection to redirection path?

[00:17:20] When when you go to a LinkedIn profile, what's the immediate thing you go to? Let's start with that, Jerry, and then go to John.

[00:19:12] When it comes to the headlines, what is a common mistake you see people make repeatedly when it comes to their headlines?

[00:22:02] What are some do's and don'ts that you can share?

[00:23:32] What if we just don't feel like we're an expert enough to post content?

[00:25:01] There's the creating content, but then there's the consumption of content. How do you how do you ensure that you're consuming good stuff?

[00:26:12] There are a lot of good content out there as well, right? Once you have the good content filter down to get your feed full of stuff that you actually do want to see, then it becomes, Oh my God, there's so much good stuff and so many good tips, like, how the fuck do I apply this to my life? What am I supposed to do? Do you have like the tips or a framework on, on how you go about doing that.

[00:26:34] In terms of making use of all the wonderful tips that people are sharing because sometimes they just get so many tips, they might just get paralyzed like, oh my God, what do I do? What are your tips on that?

[00:31:31] Let's say you applied for a job. You're in the in the interview and you're showing up to an interview and you don't have much experience. Let's say it's an entry level job. So I just want to get your hot take on entry level jobs requiring experience. What are your thoughts around that? How can we break that need experience to get experience a cycle?

[00:34:27] Should we worry about looking a job hopper in 2022? What are your thoughts on that?

[00:36:52] Before we get to that phase again, job offers and all that stuff, we can't job help them see a job offers. How about those negotiations? That's the critical piece, I think, of the job process. Do you feel that people tend to be afraid to negotiate? And where do you think that fear stems from?

[00:38:44] How do you ask better questions during an interview to get to know more about the culture and environment?

[00:42:28] Is there a right or wrong way to answer to the "tell me about yourself" question. Jonathan, what do you think?

[00:43:25] How should we answer the "what's your biggest weakness" question? Should we actually just say weakness or what's your tips there?

[00:44:57] Talk about being an influencer, LinkedIn influencer, kind of the perils of being a LinkedIn influencers. What responsibility do you think it is? I don't know if I'm counted, I only got like 43,000 followers for whatever I'm influencer or not. But I feel like I have some responsibility towards people who consume my content. What are your views on that? What responsibility do we do we have towards towards those who are following us?

[00:46:59] Have you guys ever gone to any types of bouts of kind of creative burnout? What was that like? How did you overcome it? What were some early warning signs that you're starting to get burnt out?

[00:49:45] What's the right way to ask for a mentor? How do we identify who we want as a mentor?

[00:50:59] How do you go about finding this person might be a good candidate or that that vetting process or what have you?

[00:52:40] It is 100 years in the future. What do you want to be remembered for?

Random Round

[00:54:08] What song do you have on repeat?

[00:54:41] What talent would you like to show off in a talent show?

[00:54:59] What fictional place would you most like to go?

[00:55:18] If you lost all of your possessions but one, what would you want it to be?


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