The Switch by Ife Taiwo

#027 Mark A Herschberg: Be Intentional About Your Career

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Mark is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia. He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually.  In this episode, we talk about the existing skills gap after leaving school and starting your career and how graduates have to be intentional about your filling those gaps to help improve their career trajectory. having a plan and also how to network. We talk about how to network internally and externally. How to navigate the tricky office politics scenario and how to do networking right. We also spoke about his book: