Today we’re talking to Mark Herschberg, an MIT Instructor, Fractional CTO, and the author of the book, The Career Toolkit. And we discuss how to ask the right questions to generate the most value in your role. The value of peer learning groups for leadership development, and how to train recruiters on what to look for when hiring technical roles.
All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
Check out Mark’s book at https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com
About Mark Herschberg:
Mark Herschberg 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. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools. He also works with many non-profits, including Techie Youth and Plant A Million Corals. He was one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the country and now lives in New York City, where he is known for his social gatherings, including his annual Halloween party, as well as his diverse cufflink collection.
About The Career Toolkit:
The book is divided into three sections: Career, Leadership & Management, and Interpersonal Dynamics. Although the topics do reinforce each other each chapter can be read on its own. If you’re facing a particular challenge you can jump ahead to any chapter.
At the end of the book you’ll have developed a wide ranging set of skills for your career. You’ll be able to create a plan to get you to where you want to go, and apply the other skills both strategically and tactically to accelerate your career.