What I’d wish
I’d known at the start of my career
I am Chloe Nicholls
Startup marketing, PR and growth strategist
You can find me at @thatgirl_chloe
Hindsight is a beautiful thing!
My advice for anyone breaking into their career path today.
Working hard for something we
don’t care about is called stress;
working hard for something we
love is called passion!
Develop your online profile
◉ Use your real identity and build your profile
◉ What makes you tick?
◉ Share interesting links, events and your blogs
◉ Create an About.me or Strikingly page
◉ Join an online community i.e. Github for coders
Learn a digital skill
◉ Technology is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere
◉ Learning to code can set you apart from the pack
◉ Digital skills continue to be in demand
◉ Empower yourself to solve problems
◉ Don’t be the consumer, be the creator!
Why is this important?
Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015
Workshape Developer Survey 2016
People are your best source of
◉ Go to events and meet people
◉ Be curious and ask questions
◉ Find the gatekeeper of your industry
◉ Pick your tribe and immerse yourself in the
Work for a startup
◉ It’s a great way to throw yourself into the deep end
◉ You can take ownership of your career path
◉ Gain as much experience via internships
◉ It’s a collaborative and supportive community