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Apr 20, 2018 - 10:05am

If you want insights and guides on how to break in, you HAVE to check https://johngannonblog.com

This site is free and also aggregates VC job postings from various sources. In reality, in terms of good guidance, this website should be enough. If you feel like breaking in VC seems so opaque, mysterious, and vague, that's ok because it should feel that way. There is no real path in VC and to many people this lack of structure is unbelievably frustrating because you don't know where to start.

The only value I can see from spending money on those programs is to have some help setting up some structure in approaching the job search. That said, be prepared to follow every step of the program and still end up with nothing because recruiting can be that tough if you don't have networks or good work experience to tap into.

All this said, if you network like a monster and really put the work in, it's absolutely possible. Just a matter of time (can be 6 months to several years)

Check out my blog EjAhead.wordpress.com
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Apr 20, 2018 - 2:02pm

Thanks a lot for your advice! I'm definitely a follower of johngannonblog.com. GoingVC is actually John Gannon's service. That's how I came across this coaching service. Just wondering if it makes sense to go through the 16-week program with him.

 
Apr 20, 2018 - 6:53pm

It can help depending on your circumstances. If you have no connections to the VC world and are starting completely from scratch, it might be worthwhile

Check out my blog EjAhead.wordpress.com
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