Have you ever wanted to know how to break inside Silicon Valley? But never tried due to the belief of needing coding experience, an Ivy League education, or think you’d have to move the West Coast. That’s what I thought…
I’ve watched a whole generation get brainwashed by thinking of starting their own business is the ONLY way to get rich.
In reality, 1 in 4 millionaires has worked “Gateway Jobs” inside of a company before building their fortunes.
I even got caught up in it, and did the cliche “quit my job and become an entrepreneur.” My most successful business venture profited about $72,000….but that took about 7 years to realize. Divided out by 7 years that would put my income below the poverty level! HOORAY STARTING A BUSINESS! ← (insert sarcasm)
Feeling like a failure, I decided to get a “job” to support myself. I had no real skills, so I got a “Gateway Job” as a Sales Development Representative (a fancy title for “meeting setter”), but by doing this I got mentorship, sales training, and shockingly made over $100,000 in my first year. This “Gateway Job” taught me far more than my business ever did (not to mention paid me far more).
This opened my eyes into this highly-paid, highly-in-demand world of technology. I watched these technology “Gateway Jobs” rocket people from:
-Austin started as a marketing intern at Uber, now she’s on the executive team of a $70billion company.
-Jim went from a customer support rep wearing a phone headset all day, to moving up the company ladder, to getting a juicy exit when the company IPO’d.
-Karina went from Macy’s retail, moved up to sales development, and now has a six-figure a year job as a senior renewals account manager.
By the end of this book you will have a solid idea of which “Gateway Job” will be the best way to break into (and have a successful & lucrative career) in industries such as marketing, sales, finance, operations, IT, legal, development, product management, customer support, and HR.
Plus this advice is applicable if you are NOT in Silicon Valley. I break down insider strategies on how to land a tech job regardless of where you are located & INSIDER SECRETS on how to go from blank resume to multiple offers.
Here’s the book in a nutshell:
PART 1: Showing why technology is the best industry to get into, and +20 examples of people who got a small “Gateway Job” then landed their Dream Job. Includes interviews, numbers, and a “Gateway Job Flow Chart” for each career path.
PART 2: We dig up and find 2-8 Gateway Jobs for each industry including marketing, sales, finance, operations, IT, legal, development, product management, customer support, and HR.
PART 3: We then show you HOW to get your first “Gateway Job” with actual scripts, and tips on how to position your resume and skills.
This book is a refreshing career guide for the 21st century and includes compiled industry knowledge and advice from industry leaders like Mark Cuban (Shark Tank), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Eric Schmidt (Google), and much more!
Let’s dive in! -Irwin Ki