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!
This time of year can be quite busy—you know, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and, of course, catching up on sleep. But if you’re home for the holidays this winter, you may want to set aside some time for job searching, especially if you’re looking to make a job change in 2019. Here are a few ways to make sure that your job hunt isn’t hibernating this holiday season.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a moment when we feel stuck, or frustrated, or simply confused about our career choices, which can cause us to second guess what the heck it is we’re actually doing with our lives. Cue the panic about career paths, bank accounts, and…destiny. But before you spiral off into thoughts of the great unknown, let’s walk you through how you can take advantage of the great uncertainty you’re facing.
A recent survey revealed that 50 percent of people who don’t volunteer say it’s because of work commitments. Fortunately, many companies nowadays are making it easier for their employees to stay dedicated to work while also giving back to their communities. Just look at these 10 startups that offer paid volunteer time to their employees! (P.S., they’re all hiring right now!)
Mapping out your 2019 hiring plan is an exciting process, but all of the legal jargon that you have to read through during it? Not quite as thrilling. But fear not: we’ve put together a list of some of the most major labor law and policy changes coming to NYC and San Francisco in 2019 in layman’s terms so you can push your hiring goals forward.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that list is not exhaustive, and it’s important to keep up with all of the labor laws and policy changes that have just taken or will take place that may affect your organization whether you’re in New York City, San Francisco, or beyond. Be sure to reference official government documents for complete descriptions of the current labor laws, policy changes, and rulings described below.
In this interview series, we ask companies we love working with to give us some insight into what they’re all about. They’ll share how the company got started, what it's like to work there, and what makes them different. It’s your inside look to some of the coolest startups.
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Planning out your entire career can be an intimidating task. It’s kinda like asking yourself “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” over and over again, and really, who wants to do that? But that’s where goal setting comes in. It may sound cliche, but setting and working towards goals not only will help progress your career, but it will also give you added benefits along the way. Ready to get started? These tips will help you kickstart your goal planning and put you on the way to success.
Unlimited vacation encourages employees to take a break whenever they need it and come back to work happier and more productive. It’s also, unsurprisingly, one of the perks that job seekers covet the most when searching for their next opportunities. These 10 startups located in NYC and San Francisco all offer unlimited vacation to their employees—and they’re all hiring right now!
Are you the type of person who always wants to make sure people are happy? Then customer success may be your calling. Although the world of customer success is a large one, a typical customer success role has the goal of increasing customer retention and loyalty through excellent service and support skills. We've rounded up seven customer success roles across the country that are all looking for superstar candidates like you. Check them out below!
Most people think December is the time to wind down, reflect, and slowly plan for the year ahead. But if you’re thinking about job searching in January, you may be surprised to learn that now's actually the best time to rev up your job search for a few reasons.
They say an education never goes to waste, but learning can happen both in and out of the classroom. For those pursuing more traditional, familiar paths in banking and consulting, it’s pretty standard to get your Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree after a few years of working in the real world. But where does an MBA fit in if you’re working at a startup, where on-the-job learning can be both unpredictable and pretty darn comprehensive?
Before you drive yourself crazy thinking about what route to go down, consider what you'll get out of more school versus continuing on with a startup career. We’ll go over the most important questions that you should ask yourself before you commit.
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