- On August 22, 2021
Following thought leaders is low effort/high yield. Over the years I have culled a great list of resources, people consistently worth following on LinkedIn or Twitter:
- For law school students or lawyers early in their career, I would check out Nyssa Chopra‘s Mentor in Law. The site is full of useful resources, e.g., QA with a variety of lawyers/former lawyers; tips on your resume, interviewing, and networking; etc. I also recommend Gorick Ng’s book The Unspoken Rules, which breaks down workplace expectations for new grads, including how to manage time with conflicting priorities, build relationships, and ask for help. The book includes great templates and flow charts.
- For anyone looking for a job, I would follow Austin Belcak, a career guru who offers up ideas on how to network, get relevant experience, and approach people (especially cold-emailing people). He is concise and offers concrete tips. See highlights here.
- For people refreshing their resume, I would check out Jessica Hernandez. She breaks down what employers are looking for and what works/does not work on a resume. See sample post.
- For the business-minded, I like Allie Miller. She is Global Head of Machine Learning BD, Startups and Venture Capital at Amazon Web Services. A list of her 2020 LinkedIn posts to check out here. I also like Sahil Bloom, a VC, for interesting startup/business ideas. Sample tweet on the 20 common interview questions, what they really mean, and how to nail them.
- For leadership development and career management, I like Tracy Wilk, a former coach at Google who often posts on what his clients have learned, e.g., developing executive presence, managing up, growing teams, etc. See sample here on developing executive presence.
- For the in-house GC and crypto perspective, follow Paul Grewal, GC of Coinbase. Sample tweet on working with outside counsel.
- For the in-house startup perspective follow Drew Morris; see sample thread on when startups hire their first in-house counsel.