Determined to receive prestigious job offers from his preferred companies, Harold Pietri was very strategic in the steps he took to get there. Harold finished his undergrad work in Venezuela before moving to the United States to get his MBA. He wasn’t done traveling yet though as he applied to his dream company in Spain to stand out and worked hard to end up back in the states. Now, Harold is an Enterprise Account Executive at Amazon Web Services. In this episode, Harold shares his journey and some strategies he used to get multiple job offers (in multiple fields), and some advice to others working towards their dreams.
In This Episode:
[03:57] Harold shares some of his job background and how he knows Alan
[12:57] Interview tips for people who have a wide range of experiences (multipotentialites)
[16:15] Harold’s story of moving from Venezuela to the United States
[31:56] How Harold went about securing other job offers as leverage
[35:10] How Harold chose AWS over other job offers
[48:40] Advice for students in MBAs to get internships and job offers
You have to spread your net wide and work hard to land a good job. It takes preparation, creativity, networking, and effort in the job search.
Having multiple diverse experiences can be beneficial for your job, but you have to be creative and know how to market yourself to show you are specialized as well.
There is more than one path to get to where you want to be. It can take some creativity and thinking outside the box to get there.
Harold Pietri is currently an Enterprise Account Executive at Amazon Web Services. He recently graduated with his MBA from The University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, where he specialized in Technology Consulting, Strategy & Pricing. He’s owned and operated businesses in e-commerce and retail, and worked as Chief Sales Marketing Officer for a digital marketing agency in LATAM. Harold believes in a breadth of experiences and following your curiosity.