044 : Kathryn Minshew : Tech Entrepreneur

Prologue Profiles

After college Kathryn worked at McKinsey but she quickly knew management consulting wasn’t for her and started looking for something new. Kathryn was frustrated with the available job search tools and realized she wanted to create a career resource of her own.

In September 2010 Kathryn launched her first attempt called PYP with 3 partners including Alex Cavoulacos who she had met at McKinsey. PYP didn’t work out and in August 2011 Kathryn, Alex, and Melissa McCreery, also from McKinsey, launched The Muse a website that gives you a look into the careers and companies you’re curious about.

The Muse now reaches over 1 million users and features video profiles of companies such as Facebook, Gucci, and Pinterest.

You’ll hear Kathryn discuss how she turned her career confusion into a source of clarity, the importance of polite persistence, and that sometimes the best opportunities come from failure.

“Being afraid is part of the job. If you’re not afraid of anything then you’re probably not pushing yourself all that hard.” – Kathryn Minshew

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More on Kathryn:

On Twitter: @kmin

Watch Kathryn talk about The Muse on Bloomberg TV

WSJ’s 2013 Startup of the Year

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