Someone wise once said, ‘If you want to catch a big fish, you’ve got to use the right bait.’ Similarly, if you want to attract top candidates, you’ve got to write a great job description.
Often times, your job posting is the first introduction a candidate has to your company — so it’s important to optimize your writing to ensure you’ll get the right candidates to apply. Back to our fishing analogy: if you want to attract the best talent, you’ve got to lure ‘em in with a job posting that stands out. It may take a little extra time to perfect, but we put together this 5-step guide to help you get started. Sound familiar? We covered this topic back in 2015, but times are a-changin’, so we’re back with an update! Check out these tips for writing an all-star job description to attract the type of candidates you actually want to hire.
We’re excited to announce that our ATS (Applicant Tracking System) lineup just got a lot more inclusive with the integration of JazzHR! Earlier this year, we integrated with Greenhouse, and now we’re expanding our ATS compatibility even further. JazzHR is a powerful, user-friendly recruiting software, built to help growing companies exceed their recruiting goals. JazzHR’s software replaces time-wasting manual hiring tasks with smart software designed to help recruiters and hiring managers recruit and hire top talent, fast.
Regardless of your professional experience, industry background, or undergraduate major, there’s room for everyone in tech — even those of us who don’t code! And although there are plenty of opportunities in the startup scene, breaking in can be tricky, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the ways of the startup world.
On Wednesday, September 18th, Planted and General Assembly co-hosted a panel of startup experts from Billie, DailyPay, and Morty. We asked them about what life is really like at a fast-growing company, what they look for in their best hires, their secrets to success for interviews, and more. But if you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry — we’ve compiled all the highlights from the event! Check them out:
This fall, dozens of industry-disrupting, high-growth NYC companies are looking to expand, so we’re bringing you this list of startup standouts and the roles they’re looking to fill. If you want to snag a fresh startup gig before Thanksgiving, these are the NYC startups hiring this fall:
(You can also check out our Top 20 list from 2018 here!)
This week, we’re featuring insights from our content partner, Fundera! For more content like this, check out the Fundera Ledger.
Contributed by Eric Goldschein, Editor at Fundera.
The number one reason we work where we work is because our jobs give us the salary and benefits we need to live. The second reason? According to the 2018 Hired Global Brand Health Report, it’s company culture. The importance of a vibrant and welcoming company culture is on the rise: in an economy with such a low unemployment rate, the best way for companies to differentiate themselves is by offering cultures that promise positivity, transparency, and opportunities for growth.
As a job seeker, how can you tell whether a company walks the walk or is just talking the talk? What should be on your company culture checklist to ensure you’re not wasting your time somewhere you won’t be a fit? Here are seven ways to tell that a company’s culture is right for you.
There’s a lot of hype around getting into a startup career. Plenty of startup veterans have forged paths to success, but what’s the reality? Although working at a startup may seem appealing, how can you know if it’s right for you? On June 24th, we co-hosted a panel with Stacklist featuring Bilyana Freye, co-founder and CEO of Hoppin, Adrian Ryan, employee #2 at General Assembly, Michelle Suconick, Head of Communications at Ro, and Susan Zheng, co-founder of Planted. They answered tons of questions and shared their advice for navigating challenges when breaking into startups.
Our co-founder Connie Wong sat down with startup leaders from Zocdoc, KeyMe, and The Drone Racing League to gather insights on how to take the best, most decisive actions for maximum growth. Check out their tips on scaling your team for success.
When Catherine Balogun got matched to a temporary Customer Support Representative role at Zola on Planted, she knew right away that she had found "the one." We recently spoke with her about her job search, interview experience, and how she was able to turn her time as a temporary role into a full-time one with the support of her Zola family.
According to Kevin, the best way to celebrate IDOA is to perform a feat of awesomeness, which is completely open to interpretation. “You can do something new that you’ve been meaning to try but keep putting off, something that seems scary, something kind, or celebrate someone else’s awesomeness, just to name a few," he says. "The most important thing is that you have fun doing it!”
Here are some of the awesome things we did this past weekend!
Not all career paths run in straight lines. On Tuesday, January 15th, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we talked to three startup career transitioners about their career trajectories and advice for jobseekers. Read more about how Ted Conbeer, SVP of Strategy at MakeSpace, found his way to startups—and why he hasn’t looked back since.
Dreaming of a startup career, but have no idea how to get there? On Tuesday, January 15th, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we talked to three startup career transitioners about their career trajectories and advice for jobseekers. Here's how panelist Lisa Wang went from former gymnast to founder and CEO of SheWorx.
Dreaming of a startup career, but have no idea how to get there? On Tuesday, January 15th, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we talked to Lisa Wang, Founder and CEO, SheWorx; Ted Conbeer, SVP of Strategy, MakeSpace; and Becky Nathanson, Head of Business Development and Brand Partnerships, TUSHY about their career backgrounds and advice to jobseekers. Here's our recap of key takeaways during the event.
Want to know more about our individual panelist's stories? We'll be spotlighting each of their career backgrounds and job advice on the blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Whether you’ve made resolutions or not, this time of year encourages all of us think about ways that we can be the happiest, best versions of ourselves—and a having crappy, soul-sucking job won’t help.
If finding a new job is your ticket to a happy 2019, we’ve put together a few quick and easy things you can do right now to make sure you’re ready to get the startup gig you’ve been dreaming about. Not looking quite yet? No worries—this is something that every job seeker can use no matter what time of the year they start their search.
You’ve probably heard this a few times already but...it’s the most wonderful time of the year, so we’re hope you’re spending it with friends, family, and Netflix! But sometimes, the fast-paced, get sh*t done startup life can lure you back to work even when you’re on vacation. “Just a bit of catching up” can quickly eat up your time off and, before you know it, you’ve missed out on all that much-needed R&R.
There’s a few ways you can stay away from your work this holiday season, all of which can actually positively affect your performance in the long-term. Read on for a successful 2019!
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