On Tuesday, January 26th, Planted and General Assembly co-hosted a panel of startup experts from Venture Fizz, Better.com, Octave, Hims & Hers, and Mimconnect. We asked them about what life is really like at a fast-growing company, what a perfect fit looks like for them, their secrets to success for interviews and beyond. But if you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry — we’ve compiled all of the most important pieces of advice from the event right here! Check out all of the need-to-know insider tips we gathered from the panel.
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.
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.
Not everyone is a naturally good at interviewing (and for those of you out there who are, we forever envy you). Instead of waltzing into the room, radiating confidence and ready to answer every question thrown your way with utmost poise, sometimes you may find yourself getting caught off guard by a question you aren't prepared for and then start to lose control over what you're even saying at all. No matter how poorly the interview may be going (even if it's all in your head), here are a few things you should absolutely steer clear of saying when you're interviewing.
Congratulations, you’ve made it to an in-person interview! One catch—your point of contact at the company lets you know that you’ll be talking to MULTIPLE people. Cue the nerves.
Whether you’re facing a group interview or speaking to a number of people consecutively, the thought of interviewing with more than one person can make even the most outgoing job seekers shudder. That said, group and consecutive interviews are pretty common these days, and there are some easy ways to take the edge off during these stressful times and straight up crush it.
Do you feel like you've mapped out the blueprint of a perfectly fabulous, successful life, only to feel like you’ve fallen flat on your face when your dream company doesn’t hire you? Or maybe you don’t know what the plan is and you need some help getting on the right track? The good news is that there are so many great career development books out there chock full of amazing advice your college career center never gave you—and we’ve rounded up the five best ones of 2018 below.
Itching to ditch your boring desk job to break into a dynamic, high-growth startup? You’re not the only one: last week, dozens of job seekers joined us at General Assembly’s NYC HQ for the inside scoop from growing startups.
Maybe you're applying for a remote position, or the hiring manager is working out of a coworking space halfway across the world -- whatever the reason, the moment that you're invited to a video interview, you're probably thinking, “no biggie, I've got it in the bag”.
But video interviews should still make you as nervous as any other interview you’d do in-person. The only difference between them is that with video interviews, there's a lot more that could go wrong. So it's your responsibility to not only prepare for the questions thrown at you, but also to get your setup #onfleek so that you’re 100% in control. Check out these 5 tips to help you get your vid interview down to pat.
For as much as we pay to go to college, we don’t always learn everything we need to prepare for post-grad life (aka “the real world”). For those of us who are a few years out of college, we remember the struggle of finding a job -- having to craft just the right resume, answering interviewers’ questions right, making sure you track all your job applications -- admittedly, it’s not fun. But because the job search is something most of us will have to go through in our lives, we’ve put together these three tips for fresh job seekers so that you don’t have to make these mistakes yourselves.
The job hunt is about as tough as it gets. When you’re looking, and I mean really looking for that next opportunity, you have maybe just one chance to woo the hiring manager before your candidacy gets tossed into the digital Recycle Bin.
That means you need to up your game and make sure that you’re gonna give the hiring manager as many reasons to want to hire you, as well as remove all the reasons why they wouldn’t. We’re in a game where a simple typo could cost you a great new job. The misplacement of a single word could leave an unintended negative impression. And we want to help you get that job, so here’s a little something to address those mistakes:
The startup world is a strange and mysterious beast--at least it can seem that way until you get your foot in the door. Whether you’re looking for your first job fresh out of college or you’re looking to make a career jump with a few years of experience under your belt, the thought of jumping into a startup can seem daunting.
It’s easy to see why finding the right job is said to be a lot like dating: first you have to weed out the “right” ones and then search for compatibilities. A good first impression is a first-class ticket to success.
There are many reasons you might be thinking about a new job. Are you fresh out of college and looking for your first “real” job? Do you wake up in the morning, dreading the commute and whatever bullshit life is gonna feed you that day? Maybe you feel ready for the next step in your career but there’s no room for upward movement at your current company.
So you’ve made it through the endless emails and countless phone screenings and have finally been called for an in-person interview at the company of your dreams. You’ve spent time doing your research and preparing for this interview, and are ready to answer whatever questions they throw at you with increasing confidence...until the part where the team looks at you and says, “So, what questions do you have for us?”
We all dread job interviews. They are, after all, intimidating! You’re going to a place you’ve never been before, to meet with someone you don’t know, to try to prove that you’re the right person for the position they’re hiring for.
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