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.
Gone are the days when a healthy stack of business cards counted as due diligence for a young professional. The digital landscape is changing up the whole startup game, and creating a personal brand is central to a flourishing career, business, and personal life. Remember in high school when they told you colleges want students who can get good grades AND be well-rounded? Well, your personal brand is just that! It’s where you get to show off the true you: it’s evidence of the savvy professional you say you are.
When thinking about the hottest startup jobs, healthcare might not jump to mind. After all, with large hospital chains, and even larger insurance companies dominating the field, it’s easy to assume there is no space left for small competitors to squeeze in.
But these startups are doing more than just squeezing into an existing market -- they’re creating their own spaces, and they’d love if you joined them along for the ride!
Steve Jobs had it right when he said, “Your work is going to be a large part of your life.” With many people (especially in the startup space) working more than forty hours a week these days, it’s important to enjoy not only the work you’re doing, but also the environment you’re in.
Think about it -- you wouldn’t be happy if your living situation sucked, so why would you settle for the same at work? Harvard Business Review, citing evidence found in a 2005 survey, says, “Employees who fit well with their organization, coworkers, and supervisor had greater job satisfaction, were more likely to remain with their organization, and showed superior job performance.”
Startups are a foodie’s dream: a chance to dive deep into your passions, get to know a slew of trendy comrades and do really cool work. While Silicon Valley and giants like Google and Apple have put tech startups on the map, there’s no need to be a techie to land your dream job as a young entrepreneur on the rise. If you’ve got a knack for networking, helping others live a healthy lifestyle or transferrable skills, then these roles will be right up your alley! Dust off your CV and browse the list of food heaven opportunities below:
In this busy, digital age where everything is “go, go, go,” keeping yourself healthy is more important, yet more difficult, than ever. While some of us are content lifting weights or going on long runs, others look for new and different ways to get fit. That’s where startups like these come in. Many of these companies help the general public find inspiration, stay motivated, and get healthy in all sorts of unique ways. Check them out: They’re all hiring for non-technical roles and they all include fitness benefits!
Whether you’re a beer snob, a self-described wino, or just a person who knows how to appreciate a well-aged scotch, one thing we can all agree on is that humanity and booze go way, way back. From the Parthenon of Athens to the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia, the alcohol industry has continued to play an important role in how we interact with each other, and with the economy.
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.
Conventional wisdom says the best time to leave a job is when you already have a new one. Easier said than done, right? Searching for a new job is a time-consuming and frustrating process, made all the more complicated when you still have to be in the office every morning at 9 am.
So how do you look for a job while you’re still employed? Well, there are a few things you can do to navigate through the chaos of working and applying. Check out these five tips:
The first thing I do when I’m reviewing a potential candidate for a job I’m recruiting for is check who I might have in common with that person on LinkedIn. It’s a really valuable exercise - especially if I see the candidate is connected to the hiring manager for the open role, for example. I might even reach out to that hiring manager to get an opinion prior to putting that person into the interview process.
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?”
Brick-and-mortar stores are a thing of the past. In the Internet age, the majority of people do their shopping online. After all, it’s quick and easy: click, type, ship. These days you can order just about anything from the comfort of your couch. It’s no surprise then that eCommerce startups are booming. These ten startups sell everything from underwear to concert tickets and better yet, they’re all hiring for non-technical roles. You don’t have to be an engineer to get your startup life on. Check them out.
Candidate experience is a popular buzzword in the recruiting world, with tons of articles and blogs giving tips on how to improve candidate experience, suggesting everything from story boarding the candidate experience to hiring a Candidate Experience Manager. While these tips are mainly good, they make candidate experience seem more complicated than it is. At its core, candidate experience is about making sure your candidates are treated with respect during the interview process.
Luckily, there are many easy fixes that will help you win over candidates, even if you don’t have a ton of resources or time to dedicate.