11 | Landing a dream job without the ‘right’ experience + the freedom to ask ‘dumb’ questions with Britt Olson

This episode is all about pursuing your career goals without hesitation.  Britt’s story of landing a coveted tech role without an engineering degree or prior experience is proof that opportunities that might seem out of reach are often more attainable than we might think.

 

In this episode, Britt and I chat about:

 

  • How Britt landed a role in tech without an engineering degree or any prior tech experience
  • How Britt ramped up and built confidence in her new role, despite being less experienced than everyone else on her team
  • Britt’s advice for what to do if you feel like you need to ask a ‘dumb’ question (sidenote: I don’t believe that dumb questions are a real thing)
  • How Britt approaches goal-setting and how she goes after big goals and works through failure or missed opportunities
  • The challenges in building the courage to speak up and believe in our own ideas, goals, and ambitions
  • And LOTS more

 

This conversation is jam packed with honest advice and insights, as well as an answer to a listener question about what to do when you find yourself shrinking away in the presence of more senior coworkers or bosses.

 

I hope you enjoy – and if you’re having any challenges at work, I want to hear from you!! Submit your listener questions to jessica@theartofspeakingup.com or DM @theartofspeakingup on Instagram.

 

Thank you for listening! J

This episode is all about pursuing your career goals without hesitation.  Britt’s story of landing a coveted tech role without an engineering degree or prior experience is proof that opportunities that might seem out of reach are often more attainable than we might think.

 

In this episode, Britt and I chat about:

 

  • How Britt landed a role in tech without an engineering degree or any prior tech experience
  • How Britt ramped up and built confidence in her new role, despite being less experienced than everyone else on her team
  • Britt’s advice for what to do if you feel like you need to ask a ‘dumb’ question (sidenote: I don’t believe that dumb questions are a real thing)
  • How Britt approaches goal-setting and how she goes after big goals and works through failure or missed opportunities
  • The challenges in building the courage to speak up and believe in our own ideas, goals, and ambitions
  • And LOTS more

 

This conversation is jam packed with honest advice and insights, as well as an answer to a listener question about what to do when you find yourself shrinking away in the presence of more senior coworkers or bosses.

 

I hope you enjoy – and if you’re having any challenges at work, I want to hear from you!! Submit your listener questions to jessica@theartofspeakingup.com or DM @theartofspeakingup on Instagram.

 

Thank you for listening! 

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