#90: Top podcast host, Lenny Rachitsky joins Chris to discuss work-related techniques for success. They talk about finding a job that aligns with your interests, ways to stand out and get noticed, nailing your interview, effectively negotiating your compensation, managing up, and strategies to getting promoted.
Lenny Rachitsky (@lennysan), an engineer turned startup founder and former product manager at Airbnb is the creator of Lenny’s Newsletter and the wildly popular podcast, Lenny’s Podcast. Lenny is well-known as one of the top minds in the world when it comes to building product, driving growth, and helping people accelerate their careers.
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Full Show Notes
Introduction to Lenny Rachitsky (00:00)
Content that’s applicable outside of product management (01:37)
Lenny’s Job Board (04:18)
Reverse job search feature: “spotlight” (07:07)
Four points to focus on when identifying your interests (07:42)
Finding value in a variety of experiences (15:53)
How to stand out and get noticed (17:43)
Advice on how to nail an interview (24:42)
Negotiating your salary and compensation (27:28)
What to optimize for when working for a company (33:28)
Finding the way to make an impact (34:43)
How to get promoted effectively (35:48)
Finding the right balance and value of saying “no” (42:10)
Being effective with your output so you can make the most significant impact (48:24)
Deciding when it’s time to move on (52:11)
Tips for structuring your free time (55:14)
Experimenting with creation (56:53)
Chris’ next steps (1:00:19)
Managing up: keeping your manager aware of what you’re doing (1:00:52)
Lenny and Chris’ California recommendations (1:02:56)
Where to find Lenny Rachitsky online (1:05:21)
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