Brian's journey to Skydio
Layoff-Aid for Candidates
Thank you so much for all of your efforts and your chats with me, especially helping me refine my resume. I think those critiques helped me articulate my narrative the best, as well as get it in front of actual human eyes. Thank you for putting together this service - I remember reading about it a few years back on Hacker News and was glad to remember it when I got laid off.
I appreciate the effort you put in to assist with the end to end process of finding a new role. I ended up with offers from 5 companies.
In my experience, my interviewers appreciated that I was honest about my layoff. They understood that downsizing is common in the software industry and is by no means a reflection on my performance. In some cases, it was seen as a positive because I was available to join immediately. Thank you so much for connecting me to different opportunities. You are doing a great job with Layoff-Aid. I'd be happy to recommend the platform.
I made it. Thank you for all the support and guidance that Layoff-Aid offered. I did some informational interviews and it really paid off - made new friends and built a network.
Layoff-Aid for Hiring
VP People, Stride
I’ve loved this concept from the moment I saw it. I remember when Layoff-Aid was just an idea and I’m so excited to see how the community keeps growing. The more this grows, the more you’ll be able to hire great folks for your team, even more importantly, you’ll be contributing to the growing ecosystem of placing all the great people affected by downsizing. Layoff-Aid is certainly more efficient than spreadsheets of recently laid-off employees!
Chief of Staff, Trim
Attracting top talent is one of the most important challenges that SF startups face. Layoff-Aid for Hiring delivers a great pipeline we would otherwise miss, and I love how simple it is to work with them.
Talent Partner, Jyve
Your newsletter was not only instrumental in helping me find people looking for their next role, but it's also a great tool to ease the stress of candidates that have undergone a layoff.