I finally “leveraged” my network and have a call scheduled with a manager at amazon! I knew him when I was an intern at another company and I reached out to him via LinkedIn. I’m SO nervous. I’ve never done anything like this before. What to expect? Advice?

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Have him/her tell you about their team and what they do. Unless you specifically asked for a role, treat the first conversation as a coffee chat and learn what they do and then you can find relevant experience to build your stories.

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Good point. Thank you.

I’m a “generalist” tech consultant so I feel like I don’t have any “solid” skills. Idk how to sell myself 😭

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Thank you so so much!

Stay strong,go in with what you know and be confident...I know several non technical folks make got hired as program managers...you’ve got this

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Thank you for the encouragement!

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