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Jerry Lee is the co-founder of Wonsulting, a company that teaches people the skills they need to go after their dream job. Jerry has a range of clients, from college students trying to land internships to seasoned professionals trying to make the next big step in their career. As a college student Jerry spent hundreds of hours applying to internships without getting a single offer. Until he broke through and became the first at Babson College to intern at Google. He quickly got a full-time offer from Google, and worked there for three years. Now, Jerry has partnered with Jonathan Javier, whose T4C episode you can binge here, to level the playing field for young people who don’t have connections or who need help putting together a great resume. You can follow Jerry on Linkedin, where he has over 200,000 followers. Jerry graduated from Babson College with a B.S. in Business Management. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why networking can lead to “magical encounters” that you never would have expected (5:33)
  • The biggest misconception about tech is that you have to be a tech whiz to get a job in the industry (6:59)
  • Why non-tech jobs (sales, marketing, and design) in the tech industry have a tight application window right after graduation (7:53)
  • Why being a great listener can catapult you ahead of your competitors in your career (10:40)
  • Why right now is the easiest time to earn a six-figure salary (12:12)
  • Why real world experience usually trumps grad school for someone who wants to break into tech (13:36)
  • How important it is to leverage experiences in your life when you persevered, and how to find the silver linings when things get tough at work (18:25)
  • Why you should interview every year, even if you love your job (26:59)
  • Why Jerry recommends the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie (28:15)
  • Why professionals in the tech industry are expected to move positions or even careers every two to three years (29:10)
  • If you want to learn more about what Jerry does as the COO at Wonsulting and how he built his career check out T4C episode #882

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