Hit Refresh by Skillcrush is a new podcast about changing careers and joining the other tech world—no computer science degree needed. We have new episodes every two weeks. Sign up now to be the first to know when a new episode drops.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 04
LAND THE DAMN JOB
The job search has so many minefields: Where do you even look for jobs? How do you know if you're qualified? What should you put on your resume? And how do you handle the interview? For this episode, we partnered with the biggest name in job hunting—Glassdoor, whose editorial director Amy Elisa Jackson walks us through the nitty-gritty of landing a job. (And, check out our guide with bonus information from Amy Elisa on nailing the job hunt.
And in Act II, we address the part of the job search that nobody likes: networking. The inimitable Jen Dziura of Get Bullish convinces our most stubborn producer that networking isn't just a necessary evil—it's actually fun.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 03
There's an informal movement among tech companies to practice a new brand of radical transparency where they share everything from their revenue, costs, and even salaries, with everyone inside—and at times outside—the company.
The hope is to give employees more information, and a greater sense of control over themselves and their work. In this episode, we cover how we practice transparency at Skillcrush and speak to tech CEOs Josh Pigford and Bea Arthur to find out what it's like to bare your (company's) soul to the world. Bottom line: If you're looking to change careers, you should demand transparency wherever you land next. You deserve it.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 02
THE NEW TECH WORLD
Silicon Valley has some serious issues, so this week, we're talking alternatives. To get a handle on those problems—and creative solutions—we talk to two major players in tech: Ellen Pao and Natalia Oberti Noguera. Ellen's story is riveting—she famously sued a VC firm for gender discrimination after a truly remarkable amount of sexism and backlash she faced for speaking up. She’s inspired scores of women to come forward and take on big name companies to change the face of tech. Finally, Natalia tells us about the future of tech outside of Silicon Valley, and the incredible work she’s doing to make tech a welcoming, supportive industry for all of us.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 01
THE FUTURE IS FLEXIBLE
In our series premiere, we talk about how technology has made it possible to radically restructure what the modern workplace looks like, and how making changes to how we work is one of the most effective ways we can make the tech industry welcoming to more people. We start with Skillcrush’s story of going completely remote as a way to find our balance, and then talk to Annie Dean of Werk to get into the bigger picture around workplace flexibility—especially as it relates to advancing marginalized people in the tech world. Finally, we come back to our own team, who will talk about the reality of remote work, including how they fight its biggest downside.
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