How to position yourself to land the job you want (Ep. 547)
The home team talks with Wesley Faulkner, Senior Community Manager at AWS, about what’s going on with this cycle of tech layoffs, how to position yourself for success on the job market, and why it’s worth interviewing for jobs you might not want. Plus: The two things you should do as soon as you get an offer.
Per one count, more than 280,000 people were laid off from tech jobs in 2022 and the first two months of 2023.
What do layoffs have in common with farting at a party? Both are a bad look if you’re the only one doing it.
ICYMI: On a recent episode, we talked about how these layoffs are reshaping the job market and where to find software engineering roles outside of tech.
Just laid off, or worried you might be? Cohost Ryan Donovan has some advice.
Connect with Wesley on LinkedIn.jobs, layoffs, tech jobs, tech layoffs, the stack overflow podcast
Thank you for your clear and coherent discussion around interviewing in the current tech job market. Positioning yourself for success alongside 280K of your closest friends is indeed a bit of a challenge, and I appreciate your going back to fundamentals.