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Hack To Start
Episode 124

Hailley Griffis

Press Crafter at @Buffer ✨Addicted to podcasts, tea and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Hailley Griffis is a communications specialist at Buffer. Hailley started building her personal brand as a communication strategist while in school. She then launched her own consulting business while travelling before joining Getaround in San Francisco. Hailley then found her dream job at Buffer and has since also helped grow their new podcast - The Science of Social Media. Hailley joins us to share her story, how she approached building her brand, how she launched her own social media consultancy while travelling, how she got into tech startups, what it’s like working at Buffer, how she started writing for sites like Time and Fast Company, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about how Hailley started building her own personal brand
  • Learn more about how Hailley got her writing featured in Time Magazine, Fast Company, and more
  • Learn more about how Hailley got into tech startup
  • Learn more about what it's like working at Buffer
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Hailley Griffis is a communications specialist at Buffer.

Hailley started building her personal brand as a communication strategist while in school. She then launched her own consulting business while travelling before joining Getaround in San Francisco.

Hailley then found her dream job at Buffer and has since also helped grow their new podcast - The Science of Social Media.

Hailley joins us to share her story, how she approached building her brand, how she launched her own social media consultancy while travelling, how she got into tech startups, what it’s like working at Buffer, how she started writing for sites like Time and Fast Company, and much more!


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:23
Where are you from and what did you study?

1:50
How did your passion for tech and entrepreneurship develop?

2:33
So you mentioned that a mentor got you interested in startups and then you met Aydin and the team at Fluidware so how did you start your career and what were some of your first jobs from there?

3:44
As a new grad, how did you approach building your brand?

6:05
You launched your own communications consulting firm, taking on several clients. What was it like starting your own thing?

8:50
You then joined the team at Getaround. For those who may not know, can you tell us what Getaround is and how you created the opportunity to work there?

13:07
You’ve recently joined the team at Buffer. What was that process like? What’s the team and culture like?

16:18
So what does your day-to-day role look like? What are some of the things you’ve had a chance to do since joining?

24:03
Your writing has been featured in places like Time Magazine, Fast Company, the Huffington Post and more. How did you start your writing career and land these awesome opportunities?

25:59
How has travel shaped you as a person and young professional? What have been some of your favorite spots to visit?

28:33
What’s are some of the most recent apps you’ve downloaded or used?

31:13
Any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

32:26
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Hailley Griffis on Twitter
Hailley Griffis on the Web
Buffer on Twitter
Buffer on the Web
The Science of Social Media Podcast
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

Todoist
OmniFocus
Asana
Revisionist History
Being Boss
James Clear's Book Summaries
Harnessing Happiness to Build Your Career — Advice from an Uber Product Leader
Marie Forleo
Paul Jarvis
Leo Babauta

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