Consider Zigging Instead of Zagging and Set Clear Career Goals with Austin Belcak

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Austin Belcak

Austin Belcak teaches people how to land jobs they love in today’s market without traditional ‘experience’ and without applying online. His strategies have been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., Fast Company, and USA Today. His clients have landed job offers at Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook to name but a few.

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Resources

Cultivated Culture – Check out Austin’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) If you see everybody else recommending something, take a step back and ask if that is truly the best way to do things. Ask yourself why people are doing it that way. Are they getting results? If not, in all likelihood you will be able to come up with a better approach. Often, being different is a good thing. It can help you to get noticed.
2) You need to be clear about what you want to do. It is important to choose one of the things you are interested in and focus on mastering that. Speak to other people who work in those fields and roles to help you to narrow down your options. Then try Austin’s 30-day pilot method, which he talks about in the podcast.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

For Austin realizing that graduating from university was not enough to get him a decent job was a bad moment. He ended up in an awful job that paid poorly. Worse, he had a bad boss. Yet, even after applying for hundreds of jobs online, he could not get out of the situation.

In the podcast, he explains, in quite some depth, how he managed to break this negative cycle and find success

Career Highlight

Landing his current job with Microsoft is Austin´s career highlight. For him, it has been life changing. During this section, he explains why that has been the case and what steps he has taken to ensure that he gets the most out of being in that position.

The Future

The emergence of more flexibility in the workplace is exciting. It opens up all kinds of opportunities. Working from home has many potential benefits for the planet as well as for individuals and companies.

The Reveal

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

The fact that working online and in IT offers the best lifestyle.

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

Only take advice from people who already have what you want.

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

Go through the traditional job application process.

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

Austin would prioritize working on his storytelling and copywriting skills, so he could be a more effective communicator and marketer.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Doing well at Microsoft and helping as many job seekers as possible.

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

Being a good copywriter, in particular, being able to write a persuasive resume or email.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Austin works on projects and hobbies outside of his work life.

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

Austin and his wife make their own hot source and are home brewers too.

Contact The Guest

Contact Austin Belcak through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abelcak

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

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