Welcome to the eleventh episode of the Promote Yourself Podcast (Subscribe on iTunes). It is a weekly show airing every Monday, giving you the best career advice, the latest workplace trends and access to today’s brightest stars in business.
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This weeks show
Segment #1: My top 3 workplace trends of the week
- Engage with your Facebook friends to land a job.
- Co-worker sabotage is on the rise.
- What employees desire in the workplace.
Segment #2: Q&A
This week’s question comes from Ergin Akbas. She asks:
“I often hear in my network that LinkedIn endorsements are worthless and don’t mean much. Do you think there is a future to endorsements or do you think LinkedIn will get rid of it at some point”?
To ask a question for a future show, send me a tweet at @DanSchawbel.
Segment #3: Guest interview
This week I speak to Julia Hartz, who is the Co-Founder & President of Eventbrite.com, a popular platform that gives you all the online tools you need to bring people together for an event and sell tickets. I’ve used Eventbrite for years to run the events for my startup and recommend it to everyone. With Julia’s help, Eventbrite has grown into a multi-million dollar business and was among the Top 5 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area two years in a row according to the San Francisco Business Times. Prior to co-founding Eventbrite with her husband, Kevin Hartz, Julia enjoyed a career in Television Development at MTV Networks and FX Networks where she was a part of shows such as Jackass, Nip/Tuck, The Shield, Rescue Me, and Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days. In this interview, Julia talks about the inspiration for her company, the obstacles she’s faced, how she runs her company along with her husband, how her users have leveraged the platform to create their own jobs, and more.