When considering a job opportunity, you might rely on gut instincts or you might create a spreadsheet and rank 10 different factors. Whatever you do, here are 3 things you should think about that you might not be considering.
There is something in the startup world, and elsewhere, that I see all the time. It seems like the right thing to do, but there is no better way to kill your chances: the generalist pitch. Here is a quote from an email I got recently: “I would be open to any position that would allow …Read more
Product management is a blend of art and science and ultimately requires you to master 4 subjects: your industry, your user, your product, and your team. It also requires you to apply skills at storytelling, engineering, design, analysis, project management, and leadership. Your intro will send key signals about whether or not you have these …Read more
If you are looking for a job and a recruiter or hiring manager says “tell me about yourself,” there are two sentences that you should always lead with. In order to craft those sentences, you need to first realize that hiring managers fundamentally care about two things: 1. Your commitment to a specific industry and …Read more
I talk to a lot of people who are thinking about their career and are considering going to grad school or changing jobs (or looking for their first job). Entrepreneurs are highly opinionated people, so everything I say has to be taken in the context that it’s my particular view of the world. But I …Read more