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006: Silicon Valley and What It’s Really Like to Work in Big Tech with Priscilla

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Are you hoping to snag a job in Silicon Valley? Got your eyes on working at Google, Apple, Amazon, or at a top tech company? Get ready for some fierce competition! Good news is that our guest, Priscilla, is here to share insider advice and tips that you won’t find anywhere else. Working at a top tech company can be extremely rewarding, but don’t underestimate the challenges that come with the job! In this episode, you’ll learn what it’s really like to work in ‘big tech,’ what it takes to stand out and succeed, and how to avoid burnout along your journey.

“People told me it was fast-paced and that you’ll feel like you’re on fire – while being thrown into more fires. And I thought they were exaggerating just to make you work harder in school… but NO… they’re totally telling the truth!”

Highlights:
-Learning people-skills and office politics.
-Working in a fast-paced environment.
-Getting used to being thrown into the fire.
-Burnout and wearing multiple hats at once.
-Feeling pressure to know everything.
-How to get your foot in the door in big tech.
-Building relationships with your colleagues.
-Having courage and not being afraid to go for what you want.

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005: Tech and The Future of Work with Cyril Lutterodt

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Curious about the future of work? With today’s tech innovations, rapid changes, and job automations, there are many facets that are likely to impact your career. Good news is that our guest, Cyril, has the scoop! Cyril is an entrepreneur also known on social as @dayinthelifeofatechie and is based out of the UK. He currently leads an advanced AI startup called Neu Robotics Inc. and in this episode, he shares everything you need to know about new career-related shifts and the tech industry. 

“In the next 5 years…25% of all jobs in the U.S. will be replaced by computers.”

Highlights:
-What it’s like to be successful and expectations vs. reality.
-The difference between intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs.
-Why he regrets turning down a job from Google.
-Figuring out the best time to take risks with your career.
-How networking can boost your growth.
-Long-term grit and compounded results.
-Applying technology to your area of work.
-Tips for pitching new ideas to upper management.

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004: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome – Q&A with Cynthia Heisch

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Do you ever feel like a tangled mess of confusion? Or that you’re second guessing whether or not you should or could do something? Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon that high achievers often face, but the last thing you want to happen is for imposter syndrome to slow down your growth! When we are going through “growing pains,” and are stepping way outside of our comfort zone, that’s when imposter syndrome hits the hardest. In this Careerfluencer Q&A, learn how to overcome imposter syndrome, avoid inaction, and instill unshakeable confidence in all of the decisions you make from NOW on!

Special thanks to Omar for sharing your question with the Careerfluencer community!

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003: Confidence and Career Planning with Yasmina Chalhoub

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Can you confidently say that your career is on track? Whether or not you have started seriously planning for the long-term, our guest, Yasmina, is here to help. She’s the founder, owner, and editor-in-chief behind style and travel blog Dress Well Travel Often, a current MBA candidate at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a former Fortune 100 marketing professional at Oracle. As if her resume wasn’t already perfect as-is – this summer she interned in New York as a Global Corporate Strategy Manager at Calvin Klein, and in this episode she shares insider tips about what it takes to get to the top and reach your highest potential as a young professional.

“If you’re confused, that’s okay. But…if you DO have a vision, you need to stick to that! You need to really own it.”

Highlights:
-Thinking backwards about career planning.
-How to create your own opportunities.
-The business of blogging and what goes on behind the scenes.
-Blocking out external noise and developing thick skin.
-Wardrobe tips for the professional workplace.
-Owning your vision and using words of affirmation to keep you on track daily.
-Choosing a career path that’s in line with your priorities and end goal.

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002: Career Growth Hacks and Staying Motivated with Roy Vann

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Craving career growth? Look no further! In this episode, Roy Vann shares a ton of ideas about how to think outside of the box and find time to keep learning… but you might be surprised to find out how he ultimately landed a job as the Director of Brand Partnerships at iHeartMedia while also being an entrepreneur, artist, and overall goal-getter.

“Learn something today.”

Highlights:
-Leveraging your time and weighing opportunity costs.
-Millennial stereotypes and generational differences in the workplace.
-Downsides of being a “focused millennial” or overly-ambitious.
-Tips to use when pitching new ideas to leadership.
-Understanding your company org charts.
-Advice about finding a mentor and adding value for their time.
-What not to do when job-searching.
-Overcoming rejection to reach your goals.

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001: How to Become a Careerfluencer with Cynthia Heisch

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Do you have what it takes to become a Careerfluencer? Find out here! Get the scoop, hear the story behind Careerfluencer, and learn how to become one right now in this brief overview with Cynthia Heisch, the Founder of Careerfluencer.

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”

Connect with Cynthia Heisch:
https://www.instagram.com/cynthiaheisch/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiaheisch/

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Official Trailer for The Careerfluencer Podcast

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Sneak peek and official trailer for The Careerfluencer Podcast! If you’re a go-getter, ambitious professional, or are craving career growth…you won’t want to miss this. Feel inspired, get insider advice, and learn everything you need to reach your potential as a future leader. Follow us on Instagram @careerfluencer or learn more at careerfluencer.com