Careers & Personal Branding Archive

Five Questions to Ask Before Joining that Start-up

This post originally appeared on Harvard Business Review. Mark Zuckerberg reinvigorated an entire generation when he added nine zeroes to the end of his bank account before he was 30 years old. He made start-ups great again. He showed the world that youth is not a preventative factor of success and that work can actually be fun. This theme of wealth creation while doing something you love is why …

Looking for a job?

So is Jamie Varon… “My name is Jamie Varon and I’m living in Danville, CA (if you haven’t heard of it, no worries) right now, hoping to move into San Francisco soonish, rather than laterish. The sole purpose of this site is simple: I want to get hired at Twitter and the only way to stand out in this competitive job market is to do …

Motivated by Money

You want to make a lot of money. Who doesn’t?  You scope out industries, look at the highest paying jobs, somewhat consider the associated quality of life. Ultimately, you want a job that will make you a lot of money. If you did this sort of exercise a year ago, or if you are still doing this exercise now. STOP! The world is completely different …

Business Cards, Contacts and Services

The saying goes, “It’s not about what you know, but who you know”. While I do not completely agree, there is some truth to this saying. Connectedness and networking matters. It matters a lot. The internet has made it easier than ever to enhance your current network of friends, colleagues, or like-minded individuals. Networking can and will increase your chances of success. The business card, …

Are You In College And Thinking About Your Career?

Fred Wilson recently wrote a post about one of his portfolio companies and its search for interns in the NYC area. In the Post… Greg Yardley, founder/CEO of our portfolio company Pinch Media tells the following story about graduating from college and facing the career question: When I finished school, I had a MA in Russian history and absolutely no idea what to do with …

Graduating and the pursuit

Is it happiness? Is it financial security? Is it location? Is it independence? How do we inevitably select a career path? This May, I will be graduating from the University of Wisconsin (Electrical Engineering) and will be working for Lotame, a relatively new online media company. If I were to guess where or what I would be doing a year ago, I would most likely …

Back and Blogging

My first encounter with blogging started off as a place to post anything and everything myself and my friends thought was worth looking at. Whatever it was. Just a place to share cool and interesting articles, pictures, etc. Originally, the blog consisted of two authors, myself, and a buddy of mine who is all about music and new media. Since then, we have both realized …