Surviving a Layoff in Tech

Sometimes it seems like the tech industry lives in an alternate universe. Despite headlines about how great the economy is doing and how many jobs are being added to it, the tech industry continues to undergo wave after wave of layoffs – mainly driven by investors demanding profitability by any means. A lot of smart, driven, talented people are finding themselves without a job, and it’s hard to imagine a more stressful situation to be in.

If you’re one of those people, I want to help. The most important thing in a job search these days is who you know. I don’t know if my own network on LinkedIn might expose you to new connections, but feel free to connect with my own network there. I’m also in some discussions with recruiting firms who are interested in tapping into my network of past students, as you have skills that are still in demand. More on that as things solidify.

Upskilling and interview preparation are of course important. Here are some courses that might prove especially helpful:

If the jobs you are applying for require AWS certification, we can help you prepare for that as well:

If you are affected by the ongoing wave of tech layoffs, I wish you prosperity and finding a new employer that’s better than the one you left – or maybe this will lead to your own endeavors taking off. Make the best use of the time you have!

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Frank Kane

Frank spent 9 years at Amazon and IMDb, developing and managing the technology that automatically delivers product and movie recommendations to hundreds of millions of customers, all the time. Frank holds 17 issued patents in the fields of distributed computing, data mining, and machine learning. In 2012, Frank left to start his own successful company, Sundog Software, which focuses on virtual reality environment technology, and teaching others about big data analysis.

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