088 | Career Hacking The Tech Industry | Millennial Boss

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Millennial Boss and FIRE Drill podcaster, J talks about becoming a creator, career hacking, and salary negotiation, alongside of pursuing FI, side hustles, and a growing podcast.

  • What challenges did J face when she graduated college without many job options?
  • How did J become a creator, instead of a joiner?
  • What moment gave J the motivation to change her life?
  • What type of job did J first land, while also teaching at the library and managing a study-abroad blog?
  • How did J change her resume to reflect what she wanted to do, to ultimately land an internship with the USOC.
  • “Sometimes it’s more important where you work, not what you get paid.”
  • How did J use her previous experience to over-perform at internship with the USOC?
  • When J decided to pivot toward the tech industry, what did she take into consideration?
  • J earned her master’s degree: would she do that again?
  • What is a hackathon, and how did a hackathon lead to a job offer from Facebook?
  • Did seeking out networking opportunities come natural to J?
  • What is an affinity group?
  • What gave J the confidence to ask for a huge pay increase when applying for a job?
  • Four indicators that you have the power to negotiate your salary:
    • You’re very qualified
    • The business is very interested in hiring you
    • You don’t need the job
    • You’re not asking for that much more
  • J uses Glassdoor to research market-value salaries, or building relationships with someone how has that information.
  • Is it likely that someone will get a big pay increase while working in the same roll?
  • How can someone get on a recruiting list for tech companies?
  • Is coding know-how required to compete in a hackathon?
  • When and why did J adopt the FI mindset?
  • What did J cut from her spending when she jumped into FI?
  • How does having multiple sources of income help J with her job satisfaction?
  • Why does J consider herself to be a highly efficient person?
  • How did J create remote opportunities within her job, to help alleviate some difficulties in her current job?
  • What is an “abundance mentality”, and how does J apply that to her finances?

Listen to Brad and Jonathan explore these concepts further here.

Links:

FIRE Drill Podcast

Mr. Money Mustache

Mad FIentist

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Fiery Millennials

Mr. Money Mustache: The Shockingly Simple Path Behind Early Retirement

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