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Unexpectedly Laid Off from Tech? Storytell Founders Share Perspectives for What's Next

This post was machine-written by Storytell, as part of our Using Storytell to Build Storytell series. You can find all Storytell-written posts here. More on how we did it at the bottom of this post.
Storytell.ai Founders holding the mic they used ("mickey") to record the conversation.

The past few weeks have been a tough time for many people in the tech industry, especially those impacted by recent waves of layoffs. One revelation for many people is that big companies are not a safe harbor during downturns. Employees in big companies often have little control over their careers when facing the turbulence of the economic downturn. The layoffs are also forcing function for many people to rethink their career developments.


💡 We used Storytell to generate a summary of the conversation. Below is the machine-generated summary by Storytell. It may not be 100% accurate, but it should give you a good guide for the conversation. We also attached the raw audio below.

TL;DR: The recent layoffs in the tech industry present opportunities for people looking for a change.


There are a number of ways to get back into the tech world, even if you've been laid off. The Storytell Founders brainstorm strategies in the Otter audio below.

  • One to get back into the tech world is to join an existing startup. Startups are often looking for talented workers, and they can provide a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of the tech industry.

  • Another way is to start your own tech company. This may seem like a daunting task, but there are a number of resources available to help you get started.

  • Finally, there are a number of online resources available that can help you find a new job in the tech industry. These websites can connect you with employers who are looking for workers with your skillset.

Story Tiles™

Story Tiles™ are the building blocks we used to generate the blog post above. Storytell.ai uses a machine learning algorithm called Mercury to break the source content into discrete concepts. Each concept is a Story Tile™ with its own unique URL and metadata, listed below.

  • Story Tile™ #1: Describes the experiences of people who have been laid off from tech jobs, and how they can find new opportunities in the startup world.


Audio + Transcript of Discussion

Here is the audio and transcript of the Founders' discussion:


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