The Airbnb engineer who negotiated a $250,000 starting salary shares his tips on how to land a job interview

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Haseeb Qureshi is an Airbnb engineer who drew a lot of attention last month for his blog post that explained how he negotiated a starting salary from $120,000 to $250,000 in a matter of a few weeks.

Qureshi has an interesting background — he’s a former professional poker player with an English degree. Despite getting rejected by all 20 jobs he initially applied for, Qureshi worked his way up by learning how to code on his own, and ended up landing 8 job offers, including positions at Google, Uber, and Yelp.

Earlier this month, Qureshi updated his blog post with tips on how to nail your interview and find your dream job. 

We’ve put together some of the highlights:

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Job hunting/landing an interview is a numbers game. Meet a lot of people and apply to as many jobs as possible. “Trust in the law of large numbers,” Qureshi says.
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Networking is an easy way to get your foot in the door. If networking sounds intimidating, there’s a simple way to do it: “Just buy everyone coffee,” Qureshi says.
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That means buying “tons and tons” of coffee for everyone you meet in tech. The goal is to meet as many people as possible.
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