Emma Bostian joins John, Ward, and Craig to talk about her career in technology, what a career in tech means, what drew her back to tech after trying elsewhere, how to negotiate a salary in tech, working with a good manager, and prepping for a job interview in technology.

Having a Career In Technology

const podcast = { 
  episode: 93,
  title: 'Having a Career In Technology',
  topics: [ 
    'career', 'employment',
  guest: 'Emma Bostian'
  hosts: [
    'Ward Bell', 'John Papa', 'Craig Shoemaker'

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Emma Bostian @EmmaBostian

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  • 01:33 Guest introduction
  • 02:50 Initial thoughts on a career in tech
  • 05:23 What drew you back to tech?
  • 14:18 Sponsor: Nrwl
  • 14:59 Asking for a higher salary and negotiating.
  • 18:48 From the employer's prospective
  • 22:07 Figure out your non-negotiables
  • 23:47 Working with a good manager
  • 26:52 Prepping for a job interview and imposter syndrome
  • 28:53 How do you keep up wtih all the things?
  • 30:32 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 31:19 Cramming and pretending to be something you're not
  • 40:47 Final thoughts