Recently, I chatted with Randi Zuckerberg, former director of market development at Facebook. Yes, she is Mark’s older sister, but her career has taken quite a few incredible turns since her time at the social media giant. To wit: Zuckerberg owns her own business now and is the editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated (which is also the name of her book), an “online community aimed at ‘untangling’ our modern, wired lives.”
Zuckerberg broke from her hectic schedule to speak to me about the difference between soft (e.g., communication) and hard (e.g., coding) tech skills and about the importance of finding work in an atmosphere that suits you. You might not get to be so picky as to, say, choose an office with individual work stations as opposed to an open floor plan, but you should have a sense of the environment and culture that’ll work for you. As far as finding work-life balance? Well, that’s a work in progress for all of us, Zuckerberg acknowledges.
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Stacey Lastoe is the Senior Editor/Writer of The Muse. She started writing short stories in the second grade and is immensely grateful to have the opportunity to write and edit professionally. Her work has appeared in YouBeauty, Refinery29, A Practical Wedding, Runner's World online, and The Billfold among other publications. She enjoys running and eating in equal measure and lives with her husband and dog in Brooklyn. All three of them are avid New York Mets fans. Say hello on @stacespeaks.More from this Author