My Tips on Salary Negotiation

Interviewing for a job is always nerve wracking but the part I honestly find the most nerve wracking is the salary discussions and negotiations because what if you said something wrong or screwed up your future earning potential? Know your worth! No one taught me this but I had to learn and research this on my own as well as attended Shang’s workshop! P.S. she has a course on salary negotiations! Check her out! https://lnkd.in/dXmNYBBh

Here are the three biggest tips I found the most helpful so I wanted to share it for everyone who is going through salary negotiation! It’s a lot of preparation and research ahead of time so you know what you’re working with! You wouldn’t go into an interview blind would you so don’t go into the “salary expectations” or salary negotiation process blind either!

Comment down below on tips you have for others as well! We all can improve!

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Everything About My Accenture Experience as a Technology Consultant

I always get asked if I liked Accenture, what did I do, how was my experience, all those questions, but I never really answered it in a video because it’s always an evolving answer, but now that I left, I give a very detailed and thorough answer! Many people ask me for a coffee chat to talk about my experience at Accenture, so here it is all in one video! Please note that this is just my experience, and I highly recommend you that network around with people at Accenture for the particular office, business unit and even role to really learn how your experience could be like or learn from many different people if you want to get a sense of Accenture as a whole!

My Biggest Issue with Technology Consulting: A Big Reason Why I Left Accenture

The nature of project-based work is unpredictable and sometimes out of your control based off of the many factors that put you in a powerless position. This video will go over my biggest issue with technology consulting and something you should be aware of as well as this can happen to anyone in any consulting firm or field.

I waited for a few months to film this video because I was angry, frustrated, and upset. You may even still hear some anger and frustration in this video because sometimes you’re put in a powerless position, but sometimes you need to take your career in your own hands.

Have you experienced this? What would you do in this situation if this were you?

I’m Officially a Noogler!

I’m officially a Noogler at @google with my lil Noogler hat! It’s been a long time coming, but going into the office the past few weeks in my new role in gTech Professional Services for Shopping Advertising Solutions Architect in the New York Office has been a dream!

Over the past few weeks I went to over 5 offices and met so many of my amazing and talented teammates, and I’m happy to be here to take everything in and learn as much as I can!

P.S. I guess my head is too small because this hat is huge even on its smallest configuration 😂

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Chill, Silent, Short WORK VLOG: First Day at the Google Office! | HUD315, HUD345, 9th Ave Chelsea

I started at Google on Pi Day, March 14, 2022 as an Advertising Solutions Architect in gTech Professional Services for Shopping! While my onboarding the first week was remote, I finally went to the office in my second week! This is a short and sweet vlog of my first day at the office where I went to the HUD315, HUD345 and 9th Ave Chelsea Google offices. Be sure to read the onscreen commentary to learn about my experience so far and how it’s like as a Google employee!

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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TRAVEL VLOG: Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta | Broadway, Hot Chicken, Ruby Falls, & Lookout Mountain

After my last week at Accenture, Addison and I went on a trip to Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta for fun! We explored Downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt University, and Broadway (and eating hot chicken at Hattie B’s!), then we went to Chattanooga for Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, Lookout Mountain, and Point Park! We then went to Atlanta and then headed back home!

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WORK WEEK IN MY LIFE VLOG: My Last Week at Accenture | Rolling Off, Transitioning, Going to Office

I landed a technology consulting job at Accenture when I graduated back in 2018, and I’ve been at Accenture for 3 years, so I’m bittersweet for closing this chapter with this last week vlog! It has been an amazing experience whether it be meeting people (Accenture and clients), amazing experiences and memories, and all of the wealth of knowledge I learned about navigating the workplace, client engagements, and Accenture in general! Here’s a last tribute to my time at Accenture with this vlog from rolling off my last client project, transitioning off with knowledge transfer sessions for the multiple hats I wear, and going to the office and saying goodbye! It’s not a goodbye, but rather a see you later!

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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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