You Had Me at "Hello, World": Mentoring Sessions with Industry Leaders at Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Zynga and more!

You Had Me at Hello World Mentoring Sessions with Industry Leaders at Microsoft Facebook Google Amazon Zynga and more Would you like the chance to have a mentoring session with a VP Director or other influential leader from Facebook Google Microsoft Rent The Runway Zynga Textio and many others I did So I schedul

  • Title: You Had Me at "Hello, World": Mentoring Sessions with Industry Leaders at Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Zynga and more!
  • Author: Dona Sarkar
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Would you like the chance to have a mentoring session with a VP, Director or other influential leader from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Rent The Runway, Zynga, Textio and many others I did So I scheduled time with these awesome people to pick their brains and share what I learned with my mentees Guess what They did not tell me to write cleaner code or designWould you like the chance to have a mentoring session with a VP, Director or other influential leader from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Rent The Runway, Zynga, Textio and many others I did So I scheduled time with these awesome people to pick their brains and share what I learned with my mentees Guess what They did not tell me to write cleaner code or design elegant architecture Instead they shared with me their career acumen secrets, things they wished they had learned at school, but instead have had to learn the hard way.rough years of experience In this book, you will hear these leaders secrets around Finding and using your superpowers , the qualities that make you completely unique and memorable A script for how to negotiate your salary in a non aggressive way and influence your managers and peers from day one How to do that infamous networking thing everyone talks about, especially if you re not a networking event kind of person How to have professional presence that sets you apart from everyone else How to hit the ground running in the first 100 days and be the rockstar employee everyone talks about and wishes they could hire of I ve had all kinds of adventures during my 10 years of engineering at Microsoft but my absolute favorite thing has been building relationships, speaking to, and mentoring people both in and out of the tech industry on how to achieve their career goals while still being themselves When I interviewed 25 tech leaders for advice on the questions I get over and over, I wanted to share it with than just my mentees This book is full of practical, do today things as well as scripts and email templates that we have all actually used Read the book and let s talk I love reaching and meeting new people and you can now consider me in your network and I hope I can do the same for you My best always, Dona

    One thought on “You Had Me at "Hello, World": Mentoring Sessions with Industry Leaders at Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Zynga and more!”

    1. A book that every person currently working, or hoping to work, in the Tech industry should read! Excellent advice.

    2. I read this book at the right time (3 months as a Software Engineer at Microsoft). It is short, insightful and the set the tone for managing my career.

    3. Dona Sarkar has written an excellent book that will be of great help to people who are looking for a career in the technology industry and elsewhere. The books particular strength is that is is full of concrete examples, actual emails used to approach people as well as tips from people working in industry. Not the usual fluff found in careers for dummies books, but really useful and usable advice. I will definitely recommend the book to my students who always ask questions that are answered in t [...]

    4. Dona's book is cogent, hitting hard one lesson after another, a great crash course for college grads entering tech. I have stumbled into a bunch of her tips through trial and error on my own, but it's wonderful validation to hear the same package of advice from someone who's done it already. Recommended.

    5. Great book by a great author. First met her at MS Ignite NZ 2016 and the next day I ordered her book. This book tells you things that actually work and tells you step by step as to how anyone can do it.

    6. The book gives advice on a bunch of stuff to help one grow in an organization or in general. I like some of the advice but not everything seems applicable to everybody. Most of the advice is from female leaders (for some reason). Very quick read.

    7. Even though this book has great inspirational quotes for increasing your people skills and relationship, I can suggest it only for new grads searching for a job

    8. I met Dona Sarkar at a Microsoft event for college women studying CS in SoCal. She is inspirational, very friendly and wise. I found so much good advice in this book that I've highlighted something almost every page, with sticky notes "TODO"s to remind me of things I now really want to do, such as asking as many questions about everything during my first few months at a new job, actively looking for mentorship and building solid professional relationships, and doing research into my industry oft [...]

    9. Disclaimer: I'm a friend of the author's and was interviewed for this book.Review: I read this on the plane to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to get pumped. I found it incredibly easy to read, with solid advice. The lessons and stories are helpful and the industry leaders - particularly Kate Matsudaira and Camille Fournier, two of my personal favorites - are excellent. I'd recommend this primarily to early career professionals in tech. I think mid-career folks in a slump or w [...]

    10. Do you think you know it all when it comes to work for the tech industry (or others)? Think again!Good for whenever you start on a new job And even if you've been there for a while. Made me rethink about a lot of things that I hadn't considered much as important (but they are) and situations where having the right knowledge and mindset will definitely help going over them in a way more smoother (and even successful) way. Thanks for spreading the knowledge!

    11. May be interesting for college graduates or junior engineers. Haven't found anything new in this book for myself.

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