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The Rocketship: Volume 1

Welcome to Visor’s Talent Community

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from the Visor team! We hope that 2023 brings you lots of new adventures, meaningful connections, and exciting opportunities.

As we come to the end of 2022, our main focus at Visor has been building relationships with our own community, and we are excited to kick off the new year with our own Talent Community Newsletter: The Rocketship.

As a member of our Talent Community, you will get exclusive news about various projects we are working on, industry news, career advice, company hosted networking events, and new job opportunities. I hope you find this newsletter useful, and we look forward to any ideas or feedback you have.

How to Navigate Career Advancement During The Wave of Tech Layoffs

According to Crunchbase News, over 91,000 workers in the US tech space have been laid off so far in 2022. Major tech companies, from Meta to Twitter, are announcing an alarming number of layoffs. We understand that the current economic climate may be challenging for job seekers, and we want to offer some tips and pointers for growing your career during this time.

  • Grow your personal network. Networking plays a huge role in getting ahead in the job search and making connections at potential companies you want to work for. Don’t wait to begin engaging with your network until you need to. A good recruiter can be your friend in uncertain times like these. You may not need their help right now, but those relationships may propel your career in the future.
  • Stay proactive and continue to learn. Consider taking online courses or seeking out additional training opportunities to expand your knowledge and capabilities. Continue to update your resume, portfolio, and LinkedIn. Even if you are not impacted by layoffs and are happy in your current role, you’ll feel comforted knowing that you can make a move at any time.
  • Focus on yourself and what you can control. In times like these, it is important to take care of yourself as we enter into the new year. Sleep, exercise, nutrition, loved ones, and work. While the world seems chaotic, it is important to keep yourself and your well-being top of mind.

If you’ve ever considered joining a startup for career growth, now may be the perfect time. In an odd turn of events, a well-funded early-stage company with traction is probably among the safer bets out there right now for job security. While layoffs in the tech industry will come and go, we still have open positions here at Visor. We are well funded for 24+ months and about to grow our team by about a dozen roles.

The Must-Reads: Top 5 Books To Read In 2023

  1. When Women Lead by Julia Boorstin: Brings together stories of over 60 female leaders and CEO’s and dozens of new studies. The novel combines research and narrative while revealing key commonalities and characteristics that help female leaders thrive in the industry.
  2. The Burnout Challenge by Christina Maslach: Why burnout occurs and how to remedy it. The term “burnout” is often characterized as a personal experience of an employee. However, companies and the workplace environment are often at fault. The authors identify that burnout is due to a mismatch between employee and workplace, and with each mismatch they offer positive processes that organizations should pursue.
  3. The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins: Aims to help leaders no matter where they are in their career to successfully navigate the challenges of starting a new role and setting themselves up for long term success. The author provides guidance for leaders taking on new roles and focuses on the importance of establishing a strong foundation during the first three months in a new position, and provides practical strategies for setting clear goals, building relationships, and quickly adding value to the organization.
  4. The Standout Developer by Randall Kanna: A complete guide for developers on job hunting, acing the technical interview, and landing the job.
  5. The Coding Career Handbook by Shawn Swyx Wang: A guide for those new to the tech industry and senior developers on principles, strategies, and tactics.

‘Tis The Season For New Opportunities

Want a new job for Christmas? Don’t wait for Santa. A new year is upon us, which makes it a perfect time to begin thinking about making a change.

We are hiring for virtually all roles across Marketing, Engineering, Customer Success, Product, and Design. Check out some of our open roles on our careers page.

We recognize that transparency is key to any successful interview process. That’s why our hire humanely initiative is so important.  We are on a mission to create a better candidate experience and provide candidates the same level of transparency that we would want as candidates. This public guide includes candidates journey maps, interview guides, what to expect for each interview, and more.

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Know someone who is a perfect fit for our open roles? We’ve established a referral program to reward and recognize those members of the Visor community who help us build our team. We currently offer a $2,500 cash referral bonus for successfully placed hires.

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