Re-organizations (more commonly called “re-orgs”) are a common occurrence in tech companies as they grow and adapt to accomplish better meet product and market fit. These reorgs may result in a shift in team structure, priorities, and often the day to day roles.
Knowing how to navigate the ambiguity and ultimately continue to make the most of your time at a company for both you and your employer is an important skill to strengthen in the tech world.
Angela walks us through her journey in tech which more or less starts with a re-org (see Empjoyment glossary) and the steps that she’s taken since to progress in her career and add value. So much value in fact, that she has been able to work remotely between two cities throughout her career.
Listen now to learn Angela’s:
- Top strategies for growing through reorgs and changes to your role
- Highest criteria when she hires new team members
- Method of dealing with a lot rejection while looking for a new job and her universal recommendations to get through that as quickly as possible
TL;DL (Too long; Didn’t Listen): 3 Actionable Takeaways
- Act with purpose towards the career opportunities of your choice rather than with desperation when things aren’t working out
- Demonstrate your ability to seek growth outside on your own without being told to do it [that includes this takeaway -> don’t force something as that’s easily seen through.]
- Prepare yourself for “re-orgs” and act in a manner that will continue to move your forward in your career rather than wallowing in frustration
But wait there’s more! Share your #1 takeaway with today’s featured Empjoyee and other Empjoyees in the Empjoyment community!
From Insight to Action
“Do the thing and you will have the power” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Angela stressed the importance of demonstrated self-motivation and growth without required to do so for people she hires. Let’s explore the various ways we can accomplish that as a community.
Your Joyney: Share one thing you do outside of work that shows your commitment to self-motivated growth and learning within the Empjoyment Community.
Additional Resources to Accelerate your Growth
- Code Academy: Free platform to learn to code (Angela used this to get the basics of CSS and HTML)
- Find out more about Angela’s company: VenueBook
- Check out the Empjoyment Glossary for our interpretation of the tech-specific words used today
Getting to Know Today’s Featured Empjoyee: Angela Christian!
Angela Christian graduated from Georgetown University in 2011 with a degree in Finance.
Angela spent the first 5 years of her career at Google focusing on sales and marketing, working with small mom and pop shops all the way to Fortune 500 companies.
About a year and a half ago, Angela switched things up and joined an events based start-up called VenueBook to lead their acquisition efforts.
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