Always Follow Up and Take Control Of Your Career Path with Greg Edwards

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Greg Edwards

Greg Edwards has been a technology entrepreneur since 1998. Before founding CryptoStopper, he started Axis Backup, a backup and disaster recovery company for the insurance industry. In 2015, Axis backup was acquired by J2 Global, enabling the creation of CryptoStopper which focuses exclusively on cybersecurity. Greg talks about the importance of following up when it comes to the recruitment process. He also discusses the value in taking control of your own career plans.

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Resources

GetCryptoStopper.com – Click on the link to check out Greg’s company website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Always follow up when you’re looking for a company you’d like to work with. Never be afraid to chase your application, or to pursue a hiring manager about vacancies.
2) Determine what you want your career to look like, and plan for the career course that means the most to you.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Greg lost a huge client to a competitor, which drastically hit his company’s revenue. He initially thought it would be catastrophic, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it allowed his company to grow and scale.

Career Highlight

After performing well, early on in his career, Greg was rewarded with a trip, which left a huge impression on him as a youngster.

The Future

The tech sector is exploding with possibilities, including machine learning and the advances it brings are growing exponentially.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Necessity!

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Be your own boss. Take control and accept control of your own career path.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

I’ve always ignored bad advice!

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Focus on cybersecurity much earlier, and learning how to be a hacker, using that knowledge for good.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Growing the company to an annual $10m revenue level as well as find great people.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Being able to identify talent in people.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Mental and physical exercise.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Using his private pilot license to fly planes.

Contact The Guest

Contact Greg Edwards through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptostopper

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gedwardswpd

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