Curious about what it's like to work at a startup, but don't know how to go about it?
On Tuesday, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we had the honor of talking to three badass female leaders who shared their experiences and thoughts on all aspects of startup life, including how to land a job at and grow at one. Our panelists included Kate Furst, SVP of Operations at Zola; Hannah Ma, VP of Business Development at Propel; and Allison Page, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SevenRooms. Take a look at what they had to say below!
The job search can get crazy competitive, and we’re constantly bombarded with advice that urges us to differentiate ourselves from the rest of the candidate pool during the application process. Naturally, one way to do this is to follow-up with the hiring manager as much as possible to show how invested you are in the position you’ve applied for, or else your application may end up getting lost entirely. But how can you do so without driving them insane?
So you’ve decided to find a new job and have immersed yourself in the search. You’re totally in the zone: updating resumes, revising cover letters, the whole shebang...right? Love it or hate it, a key part of the modern-day job search is networking. No matter what kind of job you’re looking for, there are tons of networking events that you could attend. But what if the mere thought of schmoozing makes you reach for the prescription strength deodorant? Take a deep breath and read on, because we’ve rounded up a few easy ways for you to get your resume out there and connect with the right people without having to talk to them in person.
It’s a common dilemma—you want a degree that really puts you ahead professionally, but going to school is a major hit to your wallet. So what’s the perfect solution? Find a job that pays you to learn! These five San Francisco startups cover a wide range of industries, but they all have one thing in common: each understands the importance of education and offers tuition reimbursement and/or educational resources for its employees. Get to know who they are below (they might just have the perfect job for you, too!).
Just because you’re close to or totally out of college doesn’t mean you may not entertain the idea of going to grad school at some point, or completing a certificate to expand your on-the-job knowledge. The problem is that many of us don’t have the funds to back those dreams up (we have bills, people!).
Close your eyes for a few seconds and imagine landing a job that pays for you to go to school. Actually, you don’t need an active imagination to picture that happening, because—surprise!—many startups have added tuition reimbursement to their employee perk packages to keep their knowledge-seeking employees happy. Here’s a list of five New York City startups ready to cough up the cash so you can go back to class.
You’ve mastered the art of reaching out to your growing network after work and during weekends, stealthily filling out job applications during lunch breaks, and coming up with the perfect excuses to duck out of the office for interviews. All is going really well, until the hiring manager asks you that dreaded question: “Can you provide us with 2-3 references?”
Getting references can be pretty tough, especially if you’re early on in your career or don’t want to let your boss know you’re job hunting. There are tons of reasons why you would not want to ask your boss for a reference—maybe they don’t actually work with you that often, or maybe you just don’t see eye to eye. Many companies understand this and will not contact your current boss if you ask them not to, but then who does that leave you with?
No matter what type of job you’re applying for, here are some of the people you can reach out to when you want to keep your job search on the DL.
While some of us are mourning the end of summer (goodbye, rosé season), others are just starting to celebrate. Just ask these five NYC startups: they all raised between $2 million to $32 million in funds this past August. They range from a mapping company for driverless cars to a tool that helps match students with colleges, and, best of all, they’re all rapidly expanding! Find out what they’re all about and what they plan on doing with their funds.
Rare disease research. Pilotless helicopters. A connection to every e-mail service provider in the world. These are just some of the innovations of five San Francisco startups that made it big this August. They’ve raised a collective $71 million and are ready to put each and every one of them to good use—like expanding their teams with top talent! Read on to find out who they are and who they want to hire.
Whether we like it or not, most of us tend to think of businesses as greedy and unapproachable. But these five NYC startups, ranging from a tampon subscription service to a global location tech company, are squashing that stereotype and strive to make customers their focus. This July, their hard work paid off as they all received sizable funding (up to $34 million!). Oh, and another thing: they’re all hiring for a ton of non-technical roles right now.
For many of us, summer is a slower time filled with vacation days spent at the beach. But for these five San Francisco startups, this summer has been all about the dolla dolla bills. Work hard, play hard, right?! These companies have been working diligently to drive their missions forward and investors have rewarded them for their hard work. From product management to elderly medical care assistance, these businesses all received series funding this July—and they’re hiring!
Let’s face it: we don’t look at work the way we used to. Companies are rapidly ditching cubicles for collaborative open offices and awkward water cooler conversations for lively happy hours, and are overall creating environments that foster a sense of responsibility, respect, and fun.
One of the increasingly popular company benefits we’ve heard more about is unlimited vacation, which companies offer so that employees don’t have to feel like they’re walking on eggshells when they need an extra couple days off. After all, even people who work in the City That Never Sleeps need their zzz’s! Here are five NYC-based companies that don’t put a number on PTO.
Unlimited vacation: It sounds like something full-time employees can only dream about. But in a world more focused on work-life balance, it’s become a trend, especially among startups. In San Francisco, these five companies are ahead of the curve. The best part? Unlimited vacation is just one of the many perks these progressive companies have to offer.
From building homes for displaced people to helping homeless animals meet their forever families, volunteering is good for you and the greater community you’re serving. Unfortunately, many of us feel that it takes a lot of time and effort to devote to volunteer work.
But what if we told you that you could help those in need while honing your job skills? Check out our tips below to find out how you can donate your abilities and time to those in need!
In the age of fast (and we mean like, the WiFi-has-been-down-for-two-seconds-so-let’s-panic fast), the advertising industry has changed dramatically. With consumer attention spans dwindling to less than that of goldfish, advertisers have had to find new and innovative ways to appeal to customers. Enter: Advertising technology companies. Ad tech businesses, which have grown exponentially in recent years, work with clients and advertisers to use data and software to find the right ways for them to interact with users. In the Big Apple, these five nimble and inventive startups are doing just that.
If you like crunching numbers the way that we like crunching chips, then these San Francisco-based big data companies should definitely be on your radar. They’ve helped a range of businesses from pizzerias to media brands improve customer engagement, visualize data, and make their businesses more efficient and see revenue growth.
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