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On January 1st, 2020, Adam and I are launching Candidate Planet! We’ll be sharing tips and scripts for candidates, everything from talking with recruiters, to acing interviews, and negotiating offers. Our advice is a mix of general tech company advice, as well as specifics for engineers and tech-adjacent roles.

We’re starting with Youtube videos, and plan to share this content as a podcast, blog and newsletter, too. We want everyone to benefit from what we’ve been learning.

We've started recording already and I can't wait to share these fun advice videos with all of you. I’m hoping y’all will send us feedback, as well as more candidate questions for us to answer.

We have a couple short promo videos coming out this month, but the core content won’t get started until January 1st. Please subscribe so you're ready to go with the New Year.

I’m feeling excited. I love performing and I love the creative work of brainstorming and producing videos and podcasts. I’m looking forward to building a community of candidates who will give us feedback, ask questions and cheer each other on.

This is also a totally new venture for Adam and I, and I’m anticipating some vulnerability. Will we be entertaining enough? Will anyone want to follow us?

I don’t doubt we’ll get there in the end, but there will be some incremental steps along the way. I rather like the nostalgia of looking back on one’s journey, but it can feel daunting while it's happening. One of my Candidate Planet goals is to build a compassionate audience so we can make mistakes and learn together... especially for the first few months!

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There are a few ways to subscribe to Candidate Planet content:

  • Youtube: subscribe and turn on notifications
  • Podcast: hosted by SimpleCast (coming soon to iTunes, Spotify and more)
  • Newsletter: sign up at top of blog
  • Twitter

If you want to do us a huge favor, share Candidate Planet with your friends and professional network. It means a lot to us that you would help us get this beautiful beast off the ground.

Lastly, if you have a question or scenario you want us to give advice about, send us an email:

When you email us, share your name, pronouns and relevant work/candidate/company details. The context will help us create a great answer. Rest assured that we’ll leave out the details on air and keep you completely anonymous in our answer.

See you next Wednesday for a spoiler, and in 2020 for weekly advice for candidates.

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