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Want That Job? It’s All About” Tactical Moves” According To VC Amy Rae

DH Vancouver Staff Jun 10, 2015 2:19 pm

Written by Tarah Ferguson for Vancity Buzz

Everyone knows that in order to have the career you want, you have to go after it and/or create it yourself. But for many of us, determining the one thing we want to do for the rest of our life can be tough, because many of us enjoy so many things.

When our guest today, Amy Rae, graduated University with a degree in Finance, she knew she wanted to work in Venture Capital. However, when she decided she was ready to join the Venture world, job opportunities were less than abundant, as it was right after September 11, 2001. So she started from the ground up, resorting to tactical career moves to get her from where she was to where she wanted to be.

In today’s interview, Amy shares the tactical moves she underwent to get the career she wanted and shares the value of staying focused, keeping your eye on the prize and as Nike likes to say, just doing it!

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What tactical moves have you or are you putting into place to get the job you want?

Head on over to and let me know. And if you want more insights from rad women in tech subscribe to the at YouTube channel.

Tarah Ferguson is the Creator & Founder of the YouTube series, Tarah Talking Tech, an interview series that seeks to tell the stories of women running and founding tech companies. Tarah holds a BA, Honours in Psychology from Carleton University, and was nominated for a 2015 YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her Tarah Talking Tech interview series.  When she is not interviewing, writing or editing, she can be found jammin out to some old school tunes and contemplating her next hair colour.


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