Ways to Learn and Upskill in Tech

For some reason when people ask me what they can do to learn and upskill in tech, most of the times the paid courses and training or higher education is the first thing that comes to mind. However, look at this list! MOST of this is free and accessible to anyone that has access to a device that has Internet connection!

When I try to learn and upskill in tech, I resort to YouTube for crowdsourced information (watching many different videos), cross reference Google, YouTube, Quora, or Reddit for answers on targeted questions, network with professionals in areas of interest on what they have done to get to where they are, and do a lot of personal projects and research. Google search and YouTube were my go to for troubleshooting, researching, and getting questions answered. All are free! Plus, you get to grow your network with amazing people!

How about you?

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Even though I’m no longer in a consulting firm, there will still be tech consulting content (and I can be a little more candid now with no conflict of interest) as well and this time more content about my experience and time in a FAANG (or is it MANGA now?) company!

I’m all about transparency to allow others to make informed decisions about their careers and for people who didn’t know such careers and paths are available to them to start their journey!

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How Covid affected consulting

The pandemic has changed the landscape of how we see work of the world. Consulting is no different! A lot of what consulting was known for was traveling to the client and sometimes spending more time sleeping in a hotel than in your own home. Pandemic has shifted firms and clients to realize you can do a lot virtually or at least reduce the travel. It also shifted priorities around from clients to prioritize moving to the cloud!

Some have even reevaluated their priorities and can’t handle the grind and travel anymore and left! Or even their firm or client travel has changed to reduce travel and that becomes a reason to stay! It’s different for everyone.

Thoughts? How has Covid affect you in consulting or do you have any hesitations entering into consulting because of these changes? Let me know!

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Testimony

A question I often get asked is usually a question I can’t answer! I can only really speak for my experience at Accenture, but I can’t really speak for everyone’s experience at other firms and even different roles or parts of Accenture! Make sure to join the Technology Consulting Community so you can meet other ambitious individuals on their own journeys networking with others as well as learn from others and contribute back to the community as well!

Join now! https://www.facebook.com/groups/techconsulting/

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How to Advance Your Career

Are you trying to level up your career, but don’t know what are your options? There are so many ways! I think a lot of people only think about getting promoted or just changing jobs, but here are a lot of the options broken down.

There’s a lot of reasons why someone would want a change of pace! What are yours?

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This person got his McKinsey offer after he did a mock case interview with me! Practice really makes perfect and a lot have told me that mock interviews with me helped them become more confident and ultimately land the job!

Would you like to be on the next FREE career coaching session for anything from general career advice, mock interviews, resume and cover letter interviews, and job success advice? We’re doing this on the YouTube channel so more people can follow along!

Apply here: https://forms.gle/nTAynaVRWxVPS9hHA

Why I Pursued Consulting

Here are the reasons why I pursued consulting and this could be the reason why you should too! Consulting can provide a wealth of experience and some can argue that one year in consulting would provide more experience than one year in a non-consulting role. Would you agree?

Why are you pursuing consulting? Would you consider consulting after seeing why I pursued consulting?

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Happy One Year Adoptiversary/Gotcha Day, Charlotte

Omg it’s been a year since we adopted Charlotte, and we absolutely love her! 😻 Swipe right for the three cutest (and funniest) photos of her from exactly one year ago!

When I started fostering cats, I planted the seed in Addison Chen that if I find a playful and cute cat that gets along with both my cats and loves both of us that I will want to adopt her. I try not to get too attached because the point is for her to be adopted by others through Best Friends New York. When they called saying someone would like to do a virtual meet and greet, I said sure but when I was waiting for the call, a feeling of dread and the thought of losing my girl dawned on me. The person who almost adopted Charlotte never showed up to the call, and I thought that was fate because it was calling to me that I should be the one to adopt Charlotte instead! I convinced Add, and I don’t regret it a single bit! When adopting, it’s easy to say the cat is lucky to have me, but really, we are lucky to have Charlotte! ❤️

We love you so much, Charlotte, CharChar, Charlavere, Charlabear!

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This is a success story of how a practice case interview through my free career coaching program actually helped someone land the job!

Apply here: https://forms.gle/nTAynaVRWxVPS9hHA

If you’re trying to land that internship or still on that job hunt, please apply!

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2022 10 Best Top Entry-Level Tech Jobs

With 2022 already here, I thought this would be fitting! After crossreferencing and triangulating many sources, these were the ones that were mentioned the most!

If your goal is to break into tech out of college or from a non-tech background, look into these! They can be achieved through bootcamps, projects, building portfolios, apprenticeship/internships/co-ops!

Are you interested in any of them? Why? Is there another role here you think should be on the list?

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