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29 Jan 2021 Austin Belcak

#AAA: Ask Austin Anything – January 2021 | Ep #30

Ask Austin Anything! In this episode Austin answers questions from listeners just like you. Get your question answered on a future Ask Austin Anything episode by submitting it to the link below.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

[0:25] – A message from Austin

[1:30] – “You mentioned you were promoted three times at Microsoft in the (I think) 5 years you worked there. How did you manage to do that? Any tips for people looking to climb the ladder?”

[7:00] – “What do you do in your daily life to keep your mental health healthy?”

[14:08] – “How do you get around the issue of ageism in the job search? I am 58 – a young, fit and enthusiastic 58.  I am up-to-date with digital trends and have so much experience to offer on a senior management level, but I can't escape the feeling that my (many) applications are overlooked because of age.”

[19:39] – “How do you prepare a VVP that avoids rubbing them the wrong way or making them think that you don't know the business well enough if you suggest the wrong thing? To avoid thoughts like: We already tried that, and it didn't work, We just spent $100,000 (or I worked tirelessly) on what you are recommending could be improved, How presumptuous/condescending of you to provide insight without having enough context.”

[23:23] – “What should I write in a cold email when there is no job opening at the moment but I want to introduce myself politely and professionally?”

[26:38] – “How did you make the choices for the stylistic parts of your brand? The blue color, the Cultivated Culture logo, etc.?”

[30:11] – “If you had to start a business from scratch, what are a few of the major steps you’d take to get started?”

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Austin Belcak

Austin is the founder of Cultivated Culture where he helps people land jobs without connections, without traditional experience, and without applying online. His strategies have been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, & Fast Company and has helped people just like you land jobs at Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, & more.



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