You’ve just graduated, or you’re about to graduate, with a degree in the humanities. The media is picking on your degree with increasing intensity. Articles about the least useful degrees for graduates are popping up in your newsfeed, and "big media" is pushing out videos on "How to Scare Humanities Majors". No wonder if you’re feeling nervous about your job prospects and bashful about your choice of study.
Don’t regret your college decisions just yet. While a STEM degree is a must for certain career paths, your humanities major can actually be a very appealing asset to potential employers. It represents a certain set of competencies that uniquely prepare you for the world of work.
You’ve landed an interview with an intriguing startup company. Now you need to focus on the next step: rocking it.
Your resume may be polished, but showing up unprepared can move you back to square one in a heartbeat. The interview is about matching a face and personality to your application, then seeing if the complete package falls short, lines up or (hopefully) exceeds their expectations.
As a soon-to-be or recent grad, you’re chomping at the bit to jump into the workforce. You’ve got a stellar resume and awesome references, but where to begin?
You could take the typical route of college grads and pound the pavement in pursuit of a corporate gig. But maybe you’re looking for a little more excitement and a little less routine, a company that veers off the beaten path and forges its own trail. If you want to be a part of something from the ground up, a startup could be just the place to launch your career.
We are in the midst of the tech revolution. Startups. Innovation. Technologies. These are all buzzwords that you hear nowadays. With the rise of new technologies and changing attitudes about jobs and career paths, startup culture is becoming the new norm. Startups are coming up all around the country, but New York, the city where people have always gone to make it big, has quickly become the hub of startup activity. More and more startups are choosing to be “made in New York.”
We are excited to announce that we will be joining the Techstars class in New York! Techstars NYC is one of the top accelerators in the U.S., and we are thrilled to become part of the Techstars family. We will be undergoing an intensive three-month program which will provide us an unparalleled network of mentors and advisors.
When we founded Planted, we had a simple question: Why is the job search and hiring process so painful? We’ve been on both sides. As a job applicant, how do you get your foot in the door? You apply to dozens of jobs, and never even receive an email or call back. As hiring managers for start-ups, we were frustrated by all the noise and effort that it took to find junior talent.