How you can land a 6-figure job In tech with no connections — tips that got me job offers from Google and other tech giants

Austin Belcak
Feb 21, 2017 · 22 min read

Referrals Are The Most Effective Way To Get Hired

40% of hires come from referrals (courtesy of

Part 1: How To Get A Job Interview When You Don’t Know A Single Person At The Company

Know Your Role (And Find It)

Locate Potential Influencers

Side Note: A Brief Guide To Company Organizational Structures By Title

Associates, Executives, and Seniors

Obtaining Contact Info


Reverse Lookup

Matching Formats

Research, Research, Research

Sending The Email

Prepare For Your Meeting

The “Million Dollar” Question

Your Homework: Adding Value (In A Big Way)

Following Up With Your Proposal

Part 2: How To Breeze Through The Interview Process

[Insert Company Name] Interview Template

Nailing The Basics: Questions You’ll Get In Every Interview

Tell Me About Yourself

Behavioral Questions

Standard Questions

Company Specific Questions

What Questions Do You Have For Me?

Say Thank You

Part 3 — Following Up & What To Do If They Say No

When Can I Send Them A Reminder?

What Happens If They Say No?

Taking Action

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