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.
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!
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!
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!)
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.
We want you to know what really makes us tick (hint: cats). So today we're featuring ourselves, Planted!
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!
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.
Travel is the best medicine for the soul...at least according to a super inspirational post we saw on Instagram last week. Unless you are one of those influencers getting paid to travel to exotic places every day, we’re gonna assume you can’t spend all day every day traveling (but if you are one of those influencers DM us. We have questions!). But you can do the next best thing and work for one of these awesome Bay Area travel startups hiring right now.
Like most things, learning isn’t quite what it used to be (remember what it was like to have to look something up in a book at the library?!). Also like most things, learning has gotten even easier than ever before—just think about how many resources we have at our literal fingertips when we want to master a news skill or understand difficult concepts more easily. That’s why education startups (like the five NYC-based ones we’re about to tell you about) need brilliant employees just like you! Check out which education startups are ready to add your name to their attendance sheets.
There’s having a job, and then there’s having a job at a startup. There’s nothing quite like the collaborative, fast-paced, and downright inspiring environment that a startup can provide. While some days are definitely more challenging than others, we can’t help but think about the things we’re so thankful to have at a startup—including the ones below.
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