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21: Implement Organized Plans to Get your Next Role in Tech (Eugene Nam – Product Manager, Venuebook)

Do you have to get lucky to get a role role in tech? What if you could create a plan to get from your current job to your next career opportunity in tech and implement it at a pace that you’ve set for yourself, over a time-frame that feels comfortable for you? How would it feel to give your current employer a month’s notice before moving to your next role.

Eugene Nam, today’s featured Empjoyee, shows us a way to navigate our career transition and job changes with a sense of security and organization. In doing so, Eugene highlights ways to minimize a feeling of risk involved with changing paths from a professional, personal, and financial perspective.


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20: How You Tell Your Story is Just as Important as Your Experience (Sumant Yerramilly – Head of Advertising, Edmodo)

Reinventing yourself and your career is not an easy feat. In our pursuit of enjoyment through employment, it can often feel like a daunting and unsurmountable roadblock to overcome. How do you pivot your brand from being an expert in one thing (and quite frankly being exceptional at it) that doesn’t fulfill you to a new brand that positions your unique experiences as your value proposition in a business role in tech.

Luckily, Sumant Yerramilly, our featured Empjoyee, lays out a step by step roadmap based on his experience. He takes it a step further by also sharing the top 2 pillars for successful career transitions into tech and what he looks for when hiring people for his team.

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19: Apply Your Existing Industry Knowledge to Start Your Career in Tech (Liz Sanders – Information Systems Project Manager, New York-Presbyterian Hospital)

Have you thought about how valuable your industry experience can be within the tech world? We’re not just talking for startups and new tech companies, but throughout any type of organization. Often times, a background within a specific industry can prove a great differentiator for you as a candidate, and an immense value-add for employers. The best part is that this can be leveraged with or without technical skills or interest!

Liz Sanders, today’s featured Empjoyee, shares with us how her background as a pharmacist and in healthcare positioned her to play a much needed role driving digital tech projects as an Information Systems project manager for a large healthcare system.

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