get unstuck for future workFuture of Work Sherpa Dan Smolen meets a tech career strategist who helps people get unstuck for the future of work.

Raj Subrameyer arrived in the US for graduate study. He was an introverted South Indian student who pursued the lofty career goals that others expected him to follow.

Raj says he applied for over 1,200 jobs and got but a handful of interviews. That’s when he decided to focus on his own happiness; he began a process of discovery which got him unstuck to start his own business.

Now, through his brand ChaiLatte Consulting, Raj helps tech careerists get unstuck for the future of work.

Full interview starts at 3:05

In a wide-ranging discussion, Raj:

  • Provides the unique value proposition of ChaiLatte Consulting, his own name-change, and the importance of having an “immigrant mindset.” Starts at 4:28
  • Recalls how he tapped his “inner extrovert” to help careerists. Starts at 8:20
  • Pushes against the [Southern Indian] cultural tenet of not questioning things. Starts at 13:13
  • Delves into the WHY of personal (career) branding. Starts at 26:15
  • Describes how immigrants to the US can overcome their disadvantages. Starts at 31:11
  • Offers his take on future of work opportunities. Starts at 38:49

Raj also describes his motivation to help others achieve career success:

get unstuck for future work“I wanted to help underdogs like me, who had the skill-sets, but were looking for guidance.”

With great cheer, Raj Subrameyer helps careerists get unstuck for the future of work.

Full interview starts at 3:05

About our guest:

Raj Subrameyer earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Anna University and a Masters of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Raj is the author of the book, Skyrocket Your Career. He lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

EPISODE DATE: September 10, 2021

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