Testimonials | Life In Tech by Bessy Tam

Testimonials

Marketing/PR in Traditional Media/Publishing turned Customer Service Rep in Music Startup
HONG KONG TO SINGAPORE

"Because Bessy knows the tech industry well and she also knew the roles that my experiences were leaning towards, Bessy was able to give really good and specific advice on the things that I needed regarding skills, how to build up those skills, what specifically to ask for or work towards in a role or expanding the role… I landed a job interview and I used Bessy’s outreach strategy and reached out to a hundred people… And that helped me land the job because by the time I got to the interview with the CEO, it was very apparent that I knew what I was talking about."

"Generalist" Associate in Startup turned Senior Strategy & Business Operations in Hospitech
NEW YORK TO CALIFORNIA

"I just found it very challenging to translate what I had accomplished at work. My resume ended up being 5-6 pages because I was just writing down everything that I did, and it was really hard to pick.

Having someone who is: in the industry , really familiar with tech, and experienced in helping a lot of other people looking to transition into tech was important to me.  Not only did Bessy help me with my resume, but she also guided and directed me into roles that really fit what I was looking for.

I landed a good amount of interviews; places that I wanted to work for using her resume, roles that she distilled, outreaching, and networking strategies. It was a great foot in the door that eventually landed me two offers! One was a hospitality real estate startup. Another was a food and beverage tech startup.

I can’t thank Bessy enough in helping me get to that point. Not only that, I was actually able to find a job within a month after enlisting her help!"

Media Sales Ops in Traditional Media turned Product Operations in Rideshare Tech
NEW YORK TO CALIFORNIA (CLOSER TO FAMILY)

"I became frustrated that I had recently reached the final rounds of 5 interviews, but had never received the offer nor feedback to improve. I wasn’t sure where I was going wrong or what I could be doing differently.

I found Bessy on Youtube through other testimonial success stories, and eventually came to her after having tried another popular interview prep service and not receiving the service or results I wanted. I believe what sets Bessy apart from other services is her thoughtful and tailored approach to each client. 

Bessy’s emphasis on informal chats, and the strategic information to pull from those chats, were a game-changer; this tactic was instrumental in me landing my current role. Despite COVID, I was able to take Bessy’s learnings and land 2 offers from 2 tech companies within Sales Operations and Product Operations.

I was lost and frustrated before Bessy, but walked away with an instilled confidence I never thought I could have."

Analyst in Traditional Finance turned Product Manager
NEW YORK TO WFH IN CONNECTICUT  (CLOSER TO FAMILY)

"I didn't know what jobs to apply to because I wasn't aware of what roles would align best with my experience. I also didn't know how to approach the job search. So I decided to reach out to Bessy because I had tried all of these different methods, hiring a coach, networking, interviewing, but it wasn't leading me anywhere. I was getting really frustrated .

Bessy was helpful in terms of the whole spectrum of support that was offered. The weekly coaching calls and resources weren't just a one-time thing. I could actually use these tools in the future when I'm job searching again.

After working with Bessy, I was able to land two interviews for product management, which I didn't think I would be able to get because of my background in Finance. In our thorough interview prep, We managed to predict all the questions.. I didn't get any curve ball questions. I was able to land an offer in product management from my initial role in an Analyst position. And I could not have been able to do it without Bessy’s help

Project Manager in Consulting turned Program Manager at Facebook
WASHINGTON, DC TO AUSTIN, TX

"I tried to solve this previously through attempting to network and talking to the right people, but I was continuously falling short of getting through the final rounds in interviews. 

I had been thinking of working with a career coach or interview prep, but I was just having a difficult time having someone with the right experience that can helped me.

Bessy's background really stood out to me because she had successfully made a career transition into tech. And I really liked that she offered so many resources and training materials upfront.

I was able to feel a lot more confident in my interviews, have very succinct answers that were tailored to the job and the role, and ended up landing the job within one week!"

Data Analyst at Real Estate Firm turned Data Engineer at Facebook/Netflix
NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO

"Bessy really took the time to get to know my background and stories and my goals. This is unlike other people I've talked to, they just provide the very generic solution for your problem.

 I ended up getting an offer for one of the companies and getting 2x in my overall pay. I was finally able to work in a company I like, a FAANG company , and one I've been dreaming of working at for so many years!

Marketing at a Bank turned Account Executive in LinkedIn
HONG KONG TO HONG KONG/TAIWAN/CHINA

"The overall process was very strategic. It helped me know more about myself - what I’m interested, what really fits me, and where I wanted to go.

I learned so much Bessy, and this coaching program is definitely something I recommend for people who want to land a job in tech, for people who are thinking of making a career change, if you need any help with the interviews or if you need any help with the resume."

Associate Market Manager to Tech Startup then Salesforce

TORONTO TO TORONTO/MICHIGAN

"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Bessy. Bessy is extremely knowledgeable in her craft and is an expert in helping clients navigate all of the intricacies and obstacles associated with the job search. Prior to working with Bessy, I found the job search process incredibly daunting. I had casually sent out close to a hundred resumes with little to no response.

Bessy guided me in identifying exactly what was important to me in my next role, helped me shape my resume to become much more focused and robust and encouraged me to tap into by network and learn about the careers and responsibilities of those around me. 

With Bessy’s expert guidance, I received responses on my updated resumes almost immediately and was able to secure job offers with every company I interviewed with. I have recently started a new position in ad tech. This company is the #2 revenue generating exchange partner after Google and I am really excited to be in such a fast growing startup. I absolutely love it and I am so grateful to Bessy for helping get me here."

Operations Coordinator Resume Revamp for Recruiting Coordinator
SEATTLE

"Bessy's criteria for career success helped me suss my life out..While having an updated resume has been immensely helpful (!) - I have gained clarity regarding my strengths and how I want to leverage them in my future career - the true value of Bessy's time is her genuine curiosity in getting to know you better as a person and dedication to helping you set & meet your goals. She'll help keep you accountable.

Working with Bessy was worth every penny - you don't meet people who are in your corner and eager to share everything they know with you very often. She's effortlessly friendly,  has a great sense of humor, AND is intimidating in the best way possible - she truly knows what she's doing, and will call you out when needed, with a whole lot of love.

I lovingly refer to her as my career coach, but most of the time, I think of her as my career whisperer (how cheesy). I'd 100% recommend working with Bessy, you won't regret it." 

AMAZON INTERVIEW IN 2 WEEKS!

Associate Digital Marketing Manager turned Representative at Marketing Research/Consulting Firm

NEW YORK

“Bessy was really helpful with editing and customizing my resume to fit the tech industry! She was also extremely supportive over the past 3 months with interview prep and just the overall stress of job hunting. Through her help I was able to get interviews with Amazon within 1 month and Lyft in two weeks!” — Amy*

Facebook and Alibaba interviews In 2 weeks

Assistant E-commerce & CRM Manager to Final Interviews at Google

HONG KONG

“Bessy’s training in interview skills is extremely well-planned and detailed. I am a lot clearer about my own strengths and weaknesses by following her advice when we prepared for my interview step by step. Also, she is an expert in tech company’s hiring requirements, she gives a lot of insight that an outsider couldn’t tell. Personality wise, she is caring and very encouraging - making me feel super confident after the whole preparation process.

With her help I got interviews for Facebook and Alibaba interviews In 2 weeks, final rounds at Google, and got to speak to a director at Emarsys, another global tech company. I wouldn’t be able to do this without her!"

FROM TRADITIONAL RECRUITMENT TO RECRUITMENT IN TECH

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Client Relationships in  Traditional Staffing/Recruitment Firm to Recruiter at Facebook

CHICAGO

FROM TRADITIONAL MEDIA TO MOBILE MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

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Marketing Manager to Product Marketing Manager in Mobile Entertainment Tech

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

FROM TRADITIONAL FINANCE TO LUXURY E-COMMERCE

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Business Analyst in Traditional Finance to Business & Strategy Operations in E-Commerce

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

TRADITIONAL MEDIA TO GOOGLE PARTNERSHIPs

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Marketing in Traditional Media & Entertainment to Product Partnerships at Google

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

TRADITIONAL FURNITURE SALES TO BRAND PARTNERSHIPS IN MEDIA TECH

Account Manager for WayFair turned Brand Partnership Manager at TikTok

BOSTON TO NEW YORK

"Bessy is a combination of a career and life coach, which is not something you come across frequently. I reached out to Bessy in the midst of my interview process with Google and TikTok. Given her expertise in the industry, I knew she would be a great person to connect with and give me clarity on what role/company would be best to pursue. During our phone call, I expected her to ask me about the total comp and role, yet she surprised me by asking me questions I never thought to consider "Tell me where you see yourself in 5-10-years. What kind of life are you living? What do you see doing for work?" Through this conversation, we were able to pinpoint exactly what my dream job would be, which is to lead Brand/Creator Partnerships and have a conversation about which of the roles/companies would help me get there. What I also admired about Bessy is that she never told me which company/role made most sense for me - she guided me to make the decision myself. In the end, I decided to take a leap of faith (during COVID!) and pursue a career in Brand Partnerships with TikTok knowing that it was the closest to my "dream job" that I had lined up and the opportunity to learn at such an explosive/young company doesn't come too often. Thank you Bessy for your mentorship and friendship"

GOOGLE AND AIRTABLE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT AS A "CREATIVE"

Communications Intern turned Account Manager at Google then Airtable

SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG

"Bessy has support my career growth by helping me stay focused on answering the right questions. I have a tendency to think about the long term future but not the short term changes I can consider making. With her help, I was able to stay grounded and transform my career one step at a time. One of the steps towards pursuing a career in the arts was to pursue a "20% project" with designing infographics, decks, and other external-facing communication materials for Google Hong Kong.

THINKING LONG TERM

Project Manager

UK/HONG KONG

"I found my meeting with Bessy really useful and often come back to it to reset my mindset in my approach to the job hunt. I also found Bessy's frank approach to advice as well as the fact that she's clearly done a lot of work herself on her own personal career path journey really useful"

CONTACT

bessy@bessytam.com

Chicago, Illinois

TESTIMONIALS

  • Laurie
  • LUCY - Facebook
  • EBONY - LINKEDIN

“If I stayed with my initial approach, I would 100% still be at my old job because I would still just be in the same cycle of passively trying and then thinking, “This isn’t working. No one wants to hire me! But with your help, I was able to land my ideal job on my first try!”

- Laurie 

 Travel > Startup > Account Exec, SalesForce

ABOUT BESSY TAM

Bessy Tam is a career coach who helps busy professionals (like you!) get your dream non-tech job in tech. She’s helped dozens of clients get interviews and offers from companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Lyft, Amazon, Alibaba, Startups, & more.

She currently works at Google and plans to helps as many people as possible to get their dream job in tech.

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