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93: How To Get an Informational Interview – with Matthew Du Pont


   This month’s podcast is with Matthew Du Pont, author of How to Get First-Round Interviews at Tech Companies, The Unusually Difficult Guide. Most people have an idea about interviewing for a specific job but I spoke with Matt about informational interviews, which are different.   Informational interviews serve the dual purpose of helping […]

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92: How Do I Move from Employee to Entrepreneur? with Steve Glaveski


I spoke with Steve Glaveski, Author and CEO, about being an entrepreneur; something in which it’s safe to say he’s an expert. He made the leap from a comfortable, corporate environment to a start-up of his own about seven years ago and he has no regrets.Lots of people dreaming of doing the same have asked […]

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An informational interview can open opportunities for career change but how do you find the right person to talk to…
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