April 2022 Newsletter

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Hey there,

Need more guidance in your reskilling journey?

Check out our free Data Analyst, Product Manager, and Growth Marketer workbooks to improve your resume and interview skills.

Scroll down for the link to download the PDF.

In the meantime, here are a few updates from our team.

  • Ajay, Caleb and I have created free email course for Data Analysis, Product Management and Product Management so you can start learning straight from your inbox
  • Jennifer has been sharing actionable tips and insights on our growing social media accounts (see bottom of this email to follow our social media)
  • Caleb hosted a Venture Capital Analyst AMA on Twitter Spaces (there’s one more next week 😉 - scroll down for more details)
  • Amelia and Albert keep things up to speed and take care of all your questions
  • Daniel, Alan and Rene work tirelessly behind the scenes to improve your learning experiences on our platforms.

And that’s not all. We have many more exciting things planned this month, so keep on reading if you don’t want to miss anything.

Image Source: Scott Young

Last month, I told you about Daniel Gilbert’s book, Stumbling on Happiness. To recap, he said humans are a poor predictor of their future state of emotions. Before you make a decision, you should try speaking to people who have been in a similar situation or are at a stage in their life where you want to be and ask them questions, instead of blindly following your gut.

To build on that, I introduce you to Scott Young. Scott is the author of the book, Ultralearning and he believes that a typical person, if seriously committed, could make enormous improvements in their life in less than a year. But only if they build from the right foundation

One of his foundational practice is to have ‘One Conversation Per Week with Someone Smarter Than You.’

Why is this important? Keep on reading to know what Scott has to say about this.

⏩ Ask Me Anything Event

We had an overwhelming response to the AMA on the 4th of April with over 500 registrants and lots of positive feedback. We hear you like live events so we’re back with another AMA next week.

In this immersive session, our Head of Programs, Caleb Maru will chat with Giulianna, Lauren, and Emily and share advice on working in VC.

 Meme of Mr. Incredible smiling. Text above this reads: seeing entry-level in job title. Next, there’s a picture of Mr. Incredible frowning. Text above this reads: seeing 5+ years experience in job description.

Date: Monday, April 18, 2022

Time: 5pm PST / 8pm EST / 10am AEST - Tuesday April 19 (time zone converter)

Price: Free (but seats are limited)

NOTE: While seats are limited for the live event, a replay will be shared via email with all registrants.


Note: recap of event here https://twitter.com/EntryLevelNet/status/1516206551685468165

🚀  From Student to Employed

Jennifer recently spoke to Lola from Nigeria about her experience completing our Product Management program and securing a new role.

Learn how Lola became a Product Manager and what advice she has for you - watch here!

Key Takeaways:

  • Study with other people
  • Reach out to experienced mentors
  • Ask and don’t feel ashamed of rejection
  • Don’t let anyone take you off your path
  • Share what you learn

📅 One Conversation Per Week with Someone Smarter Than You

“Learn from fields very different from your own. They each have ways of thinking that can be useful at surprising times.”

— David Chapman

Continued from introduction.

You should make an effort to talk with someone who is ahead of you, in any area of life, at least once per week.

  • If you’re working on your career, chat with someone who is professionally ahead of you.
  • If you’re working on your fitness, speak to a person who has reached peak fitness.
  • If you’re learning something new, talk to someone who has learned it before or teaches it.

The most effective way to practise these methods is to speak to strangers.

Why? We will always be limited in the knowledge that we can gain if we always stick to the same circle of people.

Reaching out to people that are outside your circle is essential to expand our minds and broaden our perspectives.

⏩ Free workbooks (Data Analyst, Product Manager, and Growth Marketer)

Interested in becoming a data analyst, product manager, or growth marketer? Here’s what you need to know.

You'll work on:

  • A skills gap analysis
  • Example projects to get experiences
  • Resume optimisation for impact
  • Interview practice

Get workbooks now

🏢 EntryLevel Digest

In this section, we'll be sharing interesting reads, videos, tips and strange tales related to job search and lifelong learning.  

  • Cool Tool: Instructables
    A great community of people who like to make things. You can also share your own projects and how to make them.
  • Game Time: You Feel Like Shit
    Feeling a little not yourself? This game will help you practice self-help.
  • Fun Stuff: The Evolution of Diet
    Some experts say modern humans should eat from a Stone Age menu. What's on it may surprise you.

That's all folks. Thank you for being a part of our community.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us for any questions regarding our experiences.

Until next time, happy learning.

Ayush Jain

Learning Designer at EntryLevel

Date originally published:
May 10, 2022
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