How Max Pete got into community management by helping communities he was already a part of

Beginner Maps

Sep 8 2022 • 46 mins

Max is the Community and Customer Support Lead at SuperHi - a startup that teaches people code, design and project management skills.

What's most interesting about Max is that if you visit his personal LinkedIn, you’ll find that the experience section is a smorgasbord of careers. He has done everything from project management, website design, business coaching, freelancing and community management.

In this episode, we dive into:

  • What a typical week at work looks like for Max
  • How he got his first Community Manager job without knowing what community management is
  • How being an active community member made him the number one candidate for a new job posting
  • How he learnt the ropes of community building on his first job
  • Why he is so active in the Community Club Slack
  • How Max created opportunities for himself by reaching out to the CEOs of companies he knew
  • Max's journey from a Web Design Freelancer to a Community Professional
  • Dealing with Imposter Syndrome by creating a "wins" folder
  • Working with a Community Coach for professional development
  • Max's strategies for creating work-life balance

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