I’m very excited to have Anyel Albury as our guest on the SYCK podcast! Anyel is here to share about her 8-month long job search and transition from financial services into a strategy role at Meta (formerly Facebook)! We chat about the importance of employee referrals and what the interview and negotiation phases look like at top companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Salesforce. Don’t miss this peek into what it takes to make the leap into big tech!
In This Episode:
[07:10] Introduction to Anyel and how she chose her location and target companies
[13:36] Being a Black women in leadership positions and the purpose of Employee Resource Groups
[21:08] Job search length, referrals and using LinkedIn for job searching
[22:13] Interview, negotiation phase and how to address compensation questions
[45:24] Types of questions to ask as a candidate
[50:21] Reflecting on the process and what motivates and inspires Anyel
Employee Resource Groups are great for creating communal spaces for underrepresented groups and opportunities for allies of those groups to spend time learning with them.
When a recruiter asks you what your compensation expectations are, rather than tell them your number, ask what the budget is for the position. Then you’ll know if it meets your expectations without showing your cards and potentially underselling yourself.
About 30% of people selected for first round phone screens are employee referrals, so be sure to utilize your network when looking at big tech jobs.
Anyel Albury is a Growth Leader with experience in a variety of areas from Finance/Sales at a Fortune 100 Company, Management Consultant, and now in Tech. While she grew up in the Bahamas, today she resides in Austin, TX where she leads global, cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, data science, and product to build program strategies and drive business growth at Meta (formerly Facebook). She holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and is skilled in leadership, team building, strategic planning, and building collaboration. Her hobbies include trying new restaurants and traveling!