The Next Step is a personal project run by , , and , to help professionals looking for their next role. Learn more About us below.
The Next Step was created to help early to mid-career professionals looking for their next role with a particular focus on those who’ve been laid off due to COVID-19. It is also a resource for anyone looking to help support others in finding their next job.
We’re working to help you get working, so keep checking back as we update this with new tips and resources. Have something you’d like to contribute? Email us at .
*Note: as a personal project, this has no link to the companies we work for.
The Next Step was born out of a desire to help make transition times (particularly after a layoff) less daunting and overwhelming for those looking to figure out what to do next.
We want to make this as simple as possible for both those looking to define their career trajectory and those keen to help, so we’ve developed resources we thought would be most helpful for both sides.
Although we aren’t “experts” in this space, we’ve had both our own share of trying job hunts and career shifts as job seekers, along with being on the other side as hiring managers. We’re hopeful that you’ll find something here that helps you, regardless of where you’re at in your journey.
After all, we know it takes a village. The Next Step wants to be your village.
Who we are
started out her career in education consulting and international development, before transitioning into tech. When she moved back to the Bay Area from Nairobi for this transition, most folks didn’t know how to make heads or tails of her experience - and she wasn’t entirely sure herself either. Thanks to coaching from a close Nairobi friend, intensive networking, failed interviews, and countless rounds of practice interviews and resume reviews from an exceptionally generous network, she finally found a role. With 10 years of experience navigating transitions, she’s been keen to help others design their career trajectory in ways that make the most of their varied experiences - including through The Next Step. She was a founding Community Leader for the AnitaB.org Silicon Valley Community and has led multiple diversity & inclusion efforts for Uber’s support and operations orgs. Her day job is Head of Business Standards for UberEats in the U.S. & Canada. Her hobbies include baking unnecessarily complicated tarts () and . is originally from Brazil and built her career in Latin America (Brazil and Mexico) before moving to the U.S. last year. She graduated from college when the Brazilian economy was starting to take a downturn, and changing jobs became a constant as companies struggled more and more. In her 10 years of experience in data analytics and strategy, she changed companies and sectors 5 times. The process of finding the next step was always very time consuming, and at occasions emotionally draining, but leveraging former managers as mentors and kind friends, she was able to navigate these changes.
She is a real nerd that loves to spend time coding and discovering new tools, and The Next Step is her way of combining her desire to help job seekers with her love for tools. Her day job is Marketplace Automation Lead for UberEats in the U.S. & Canada.
has been deliberate in looking for and finding roles that align with her goals in her 9 years of experience spanning tech and consulting. She graduated during the 2008-09 recession, and when jobs were hard to come by, she leveraged her network and mentors to find a role in consulting. She's since been able to replicate that playbook to find dream roles in both good and tough times spanning multiples geographies: India, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US.
She is passionate about finding impactful and scalable ways of helping people realize their long term goals. She enjoys mentoring and has helped family and friends navigate tough situations at life and work. She's originally from India and is passionate about coffee, travel, and pictionary. Her day job is leading the Global Product Planning & Support team for Uber’s Community Operations organization.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the many others in our own village who’ve been kind enough to share their knowledge, expertise, and perspectives on what we’ve put together here.
A tremendous thank you to , , , , , , and countless others who’ve fielded our many questions and generously provided their help throughout to make this possible!