Are you looking for something more productive than TikTok compilations to watch during your summer break? Check out these five YouTubers we’ve curated below to see a day in the life of a Spotify employee, what it's like to work at one of the world’s largest investment banks and top interview tips from a HR Recruiter.
With 6 years experience working for Silicon Valley tech companies (including the likes of Patreon and Netflix) Mayuko Innoue is great watch for genuine, first-hand insights on building a career in tech. She discusses topics such as preparing for your first day at a new tech job, to broader professional advice on how to ‘get stuff done’ (while minimizing burn out). There’s also fun but informative content like critiquing her resume that helped her land her role at Netflix!
2. Nicole Young
Self-taught software engineer, Nicole Young is another fantastic watch for all you aspiring tech professionals out there. From tips on how to get a job in tech with no experience to bringing more diversity and accessibility to the tech world, Nicole shows how with the right strategy and perseverance, young people (like yourself!) can build a thriving career.
3. Self Made Millennial
For all your interview, resume and cover letter essentials, Madeline Mann of Self Made Millennial is the way to go! A HR Recruiter, (also formerly featured in Forbes and Business Insider) Madeline gets straight to the point on how to answer some of the most commonly asked questions such as, “Tell me about yourself,” “Where do you see yourself in 5 years” and “What are your salary expectations?" Plus, her enthusiastic energy is perfect to get you hyped for the recruitment process!
4. Afzal Hussein
Calling all aspiring investment analysts – Afzal Hussein gives the unfiltered look at what it’s like to work at a one of the world’s largest investment banks. Find out how you can ace your summer internship as well as what NOT to do, plus how to decide on internship/graduate offers - if you’re fortunate enough to get multiple!
5. Lillian Chiu
What’s it like working at one of the world’s largest music streaming providers? Find out through ‘day in the life’ style videos with Lillian Chiu, a Business Analyst at Spotify! Follow along her journey of navigating your career in your early 20s in the heart of the tech industry.