Is it time for a new role?
Make sure you've updated your LinkedIn accordingly! Under Account -> Settings and Privacy you can update your profile visibility and job seeking preferences as desired.
Looking for a role in tech?
AngelList is another site we love for seeking opportunities within tech.
Finally, don't forget to use your network!
Your network is powerful. Don't be bashful about reaching out to friends, family, and past colleagues for intros and recommendations.
Getting in the door...
You should think about proactively reaching out to recruiters and/or hiring managers and employees of businesses you're interested in to learn more and to seek support for your candidacy.
What do we mean by 'Doing Your Research?'
We're big fans of preparation. Make sure you've done your homework and know a bit about the company and role you're applying for. What excites you about the role, product, or team?
Don't anything about the industry upfront? That's fine! Run some google searches, look at Crunchbase for funding information, and LinkedIn company pages. Google their name to see what comes up and read over some articles.
Now what about that $alary?
We LOVE leveling up your voice, professional confidence, and dollars through strategic salary negotiation and offer workshops on the topic often. Listen in to a freebie here and check out our Negotiation Course for further investment in all areas compensation including leveling up your professional confidence.
Sites like Glassdoor are a great way to gain some visibility into market rates so that you know what you can reasonably expect and ask for.
Mentorship & #METOO
He asked me for drinks and it felt uncomfortable. Was this okay? HR isn't often your friend. Unfortunately, HR is there to protect the company.
Even if your company has a mentorship program (most don't), there are a lot of things you likely can't discuss there.
About Natalie Levy, Founder & Mentor
Passionate about pushing boundaries and being independent from a young age, she holds a BSE of Industrial Engineering and minor in Mathematics graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan. She has held roles in derivatives trading at Citigroup, enterprise data sales and operations at numerous technology businesses including Bloomberg and early stage ventures. She led business development efforts for private equity investor Turn/River Capital which was focused around SaaS optimizations and has made a handful of angel investments. She currently resides in Denver with her loving rescue pup Bina and runs revenues in a fractional capacity for several growth tech businesses. Through She's Independent, Natalie offers coaching and mentorship from professional confidence and salary negotiation to business strategy, including go-to-market and fundraising.
Following the loss of her mother to suicide in January 2019, Natalie launched She's Independent while she transitioned from corporate roles to a more entrepreneurial and balanced lifestyle. She grew through the loss and continues on her healing journey to discover what is authentically aligned and enjoys tapping into her professional superpowers that also highlight self-awareness and personal growth.
Feel free to check out our earlier post on improving your Informational Interviews here.