In early 2009, I had just begun a new job at a digital agency. Just 7 short weeks after starting, I was called in to a conference room and laid off.
As I sat, listening to the CEO explain the situation, I looked around the room and noticed something: of the dozen employees being let go, only one of them was a developer. Everyone else was a strategist or a project manager (like myself). One thing was clear: in that tough economic climate, if you didn’t have hard technical skills, you were expendable.
So there I was, laid off, with no real skills to speak of, left staring at a $300 weekly unemployment check and the worst job climate in our nation’s history. I was devastated, but I was determined to find my way out. And that’s why I’m writing to you today!
Since then I have:
- Started two companies that have employed more than 12 people.
- Built websites for companies including MTV, ProPublica, and The New York Times.
- Been named one of the 20 Women to Watch in Media by the Columbia Journalism Review and one of the 30 Most Important Women in Tech by Business Insider, and been featured on the BBC, Fast Company, and Mashable.
- And even been invited to the White House!
So what did I do in order to go from laid off to where I am now?
I started with one teeny tiny small step: I learned digital skills.
It wasn’t easy. Or fast. I didn’t do it in two weeks, or even two years. (I’m still learning new things every day!) But that decision – to gain clear, marketable, digital skills – changed everything. Suddenly, I could execute. If I had an idea, I could make it happen. Every new skill I learned opened up ten new opportunities. And each new opportunity got bigger and better.
You too can transform your career. Guaranteed.
The Skillcrush Career Blueprints are the programs I wish I had. I have taken everything that I have learned, every tip, every trick, every shortcut, every best practice and packed it all into one supercharged three-month online training program. I am so confident that you will love this program that if, within 30 days of starting your Blueprint, you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, I will refund your money. No questions asked!
That’s my promise to you!
Now let me be 100% clear: Skillcrush classes and blueprints will not teach you everything you ever need to learn about technology. But they will give you every tool and resource you need to get started.