If you want a big salary jump, you're probably looking for a new job. The hiring process is opaque, lonely, and frustrating. No wonder we all default to staying where we are even in toxic workplaces, even in under-titled roles, even in underpaid positions. We can't imagine that a big salary jump is possible for us, especially not after seeing the skyscraper-high list of job requirements on our dream roles (tip: you should be able to do 70% of that and leave room for your own professional growth).
The truth is that how you interview and who you know will take you a LOT farther than just smashing that LinkedIn Easy Apply button over and over.
You need to know how to talk about your key results, you need to be savvy about the hiring process so you are prepared to ask for the salary you deserve, and you need to widen your professional network to find out about the jobs that never even get posted at all.
😫 SIDE RANT: Did you know that 80% of jobs are given to people who have personal or professional connections? Or that up to 70% of jobs are never posted at all? And that many jobs that ARE posted have already been filled internally?
And another thing, the gender and equity gaps in tech are unacceptable. I want more underrepresented people to land valuable roles in tech in 2022. The startup team at LessonsUp is working hard to do that by:
- helping underrepresented people articulate their experience and ability with confidence in interviews
- partnering with companies who want to hire talent from our community (we create opportunities for them to mingle at Hiring Mixers every month)
- providing accountability and tracking for consistent networking growth and job searching progress
📆 If you want to check out a free overview/intro session of the job search strategies we teach in our Job Search Boot Camp, join us Thursday at 11:30 AM PT (2:30 PM ET). We'd love to help you achieve your job goals in 2022!
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