Networking sucks.

But... Clubhouse invites inside.

Hi guys,

There was an issue with Luma that caused our last email to go out multiple times. We have already worked with the Luma team to fix the problem and the issue has been resolved. Thank you so, so much for your patience 💙 We genuinely appreciate you.


So… Today we’re discussing the most effective way to get a job in tech:

Networking 😬

We hate to say it, but if you want a tech job in this day and age, networking is what you wish you had mastered. Ask anybody in tech.

  • Chances are, they got [referrals/tips/resources] from someone in their network. You’re gonna want that when you apply.

And you want to know the #1 reason it sucks? People don’t know how to do it right.

Are there people in top companies you really want a coffee chat with but freaking out on how to reach out?

Sign Up for This Event

Sign up for our event and ask your question! C’mon. We know you want those coffee chats. Heck, we do, too 😭 Event happening this Thursday, Feb 4th, @ 5 pm PT. See you there.

Network before you apply! 😉


Business Operations & Strategy Associate @ Coinbase

Marketing Analytics Specialists @ Intel

Business Development Representative @ PagerDuty

Financial Analyst @ ServiceNow


Business Analyst Intern @ Cisco

HR Compensation Intern @ Snowflake

Performance Marketing Associate Intern @ Uber

Business Development Intern @ DocuSign

Okay, so you networked and scheduled a coffee chat. Now what? 🙄

A good conversation can make or break the connection you have with people. After you attended the networking event we're hosting, here’s how to have a good coffee chat.

Here's how to have a great coffee chat:

  1. Start with your mindset. “Networking” sucks, but making friends isn’t 🤗

    • Notice the shift in thinking. Everything that is required of networking is the same as friend-making—’cuz you are! Be sincere, genuine, and build rapport.

    • Be mindful. People can feel it when you're talking to them solely for your career advancement—it’s not a good feeling knowing their only value is seen based on what they can offer you.

    • Don’t just look at what they do for a living, but see who they are as a person. Be curious. Ask questions. Care. Our favorite question starter: “what’s something you’ve been working on that totally excites you?”

  2. Time is of the essence ⏳

    • Be super respectful with their time.

    • If you’re having a fantastic conversation with someone but you guys hit the time limit, ask whether they are free to continue, or set up a call for next time.

  3. But how to achieve that level of flow in a conversation? 🤔

    • [Start the conversation with great, vibrant energy] It’s absolutely contagious.

    • [Laughter is key!] People won’t remember what you say, but how you make them feel. So make them feel delighted and heard. How, you ask?

    • [Listen with acceptance] Make your conversation a safe environment for people to share about themselves. Being vulnerable in the first call can be a good sign of trust. But in order to get to this state of flow…

    • [Lead the conversation] Figure out the goal of the meeting, and strategically map your way there. Also, ask questions to find common ground. This helps you navigate against the silence and awkwardness.

    • [Don’t be afraid to show your true personality] Relax! No one’s perfect —except Tech Pod, we’re just so…unimaginably cool🥴. Seriously, the bar is pretty low, guys.

Like this? Don’t like this? Let us know in a survey! Please, lol.

Because we really want to hear how we can improve this newsletter for YOU, we're raffling 3 Clubhouse invites from those who fill out this survey. Hurry! (before Elon pops in again.)

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P.S. if you don’t want the Clubhouse invite but want to be meet and befriend the cool and lovable newsletter peeps at Tech Pod instead (which we totally get)… Fill it out, too 😗