After crafting your perfect resume and crushing a bunch of interviews, you’ve finally landed your dream job. You deserve a celebratory drink (and nap) stat. But keep in mind — not every job offer is going to be perfect, and it’s crucial that you think over your starting salary before signing the dotted line.
Whether you’ve just been offered a position or have been doing well at your job for a while, it’s always important to think about—and ask for—what you deserve. So how do you do it while also remaining polite and flexible with your boss? Don’t worry! We’ve laid out all the steps you need to follow below.
Do you follow more animals than humans on Instagram? Same. These days, it’s not uncommon for an office to be dog-friendly (including our own!), but some people are looking to go one step further and actually be a part of the $100 billion pet industry. If you're one of those people, check out these five NYC pet-focused companies that are hiring for awesome business roles right now.
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.
Fall is finally here and with it comes shorter days and cooler weather. But as the temperature starts to drop, these five San Francisco startups don’t have to worry—they’ve got plenty of cash to keep them warm at night. Their September funding numbers range from $245 million to $17 million, but no matter the figure, these companies have the drive, talent, and innovative ideas to make waves in their respective industries. Check ‘em out below.
Green Day may have been asleep all September long, but these startups were wide awake and preparing for exciting things ahead. Why? Because they’ve all received new funding last month. Involved in everything from healthcare to ridesharing to fitness, these NYC-based companies are creating cutting-edge solutions to make an impact in our everyday lives.
Cannabis is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing industries in the country, as more states have legalized it and people are embracing its potential health and recreational benefits. If you're curious about a career in cannabis, there are many different startups cropping up throughout the industry. This includes the following five companies whose focuses range from the cannabis buying process to a social network for cannabis fans. Find out more about each of them below, including the business roles they're hiring for.
The debate over resume length is age-old. With so many articles but a total lack of objective statistics, it can feel impossible to know if there’s a hard-and-fast rule when it comes to resume length. That’s why the Planted team decided to get to the bottom of this question: we dug into our user data — a sample of 82,000 candidates — to answer the most burning question on job seekers’ minds: should a resume be one page?
So you’ve scored a job at the perfect company. You’ve got awesome co-workers, great benefits, and are working toward a mission you’re passionate about. But there’s one teeny tiny little problem: you don’t love the job you're doing. Okay, we lied — that’s a pretty big problem.
But maybe the company is just so amazing and you loved all of the conversations you had when you interviewed, so you took the job they offered you without really thinking about your day-to-day. Or maybe you actually thought you’d love your current job but now you’re wishing you were doing something else. Whatever the reason, it’s time for a change.
Luckily, growing companies, especially startups, are great places to switch roles. There’s always more work to be done than there are people to do it, so growing into a new role can be easy if you do it right. Follow these steps to your dream job.
At a time when the average American spends 24 hours a week on the Internet (yeah, an entire day), it’s not surprising that blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are gaining popularity. While the concepts behind them seem like foreign languages to many, you don’t have to be a tech or financial expert at all to get in on the action. These five blockchain and cryptocurrency companies are making it easier for people to manage their money, and they’re all hiring for some pretty incredible business roles right now.
As much as hiring managers hate to admit it, ghosting is a natural part of the process. It can be time-consuming and overwhelming to reach out to every single applicant for the roles you’re interviewing for. Not to mention that it can be hard to find the proper words to let someone down gently, especially if they’ve been eager about following up with you throughout the process. It sucks enough to be the bad guy, so why be the bad guy AND directly reject someone on top of it?
But there’s a new phenomenon that’s come about recently: candidates are starting to ghost employers at rapid rates—even after the offer letter is signed, sealed, and delivered. In fact, a recent study conducted by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm, found that a whopping 40% of candidates find it reasonable to ghost employers during the interview process. This statistic begs us to question: should you be changing up your hiring process, or is this a trend that you simply can’t control?
If you’re active on the online dating scene, you know that ghosting is the norm. It completely sucks when that guy or gal you’ve been swapping GIFs with on the regular suddenly leaves you on “read,” but then you realize that you’ve probably done the same thing to someone else when you felt the convo get stale—or when you found someone better to talk to.
We’ve experienced the same ego-bruising feeling when we apply to our “dream jobs” only to never hear from the hiring manager after we send in our applications or even after we’ve interviewed with them. Now, candidates ghosting employers has become an emerging trend, and we want to remind you that, as powerful (and even normal) as it may feel, it’s not okay. There are better and more diplomatic ways to turn down a job without negatively impacting a company or burning bridges with hiring managers, and we’ll tell you how to do it.
Curious about what it's like to work at a startup, but don't know how to go about it?
On Tuesday, we hosted a panel at General Assembly NYC where we had the honor of talking to three badass female leaders who shared their experiences and thoughts on all aspects of startup life, including how to land a job at and grow at one. Our panelists included Kate Furst, SVP of Operations at Zola; Hannah Ma, VP of Business Development at Propel; and Allison Page, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SevenRooms. Take a look at what they had to say below!
The job search can get crazy competitive, and we’re constantly bombarded with advice that urges us to differentiate ourselves from the rest of the candidate pool during the application process. Naturally, one way to do this is to follow-up with the hiring manager as much as possible to show how invested you are in the position you’ve applied for, or else your application may end up getting lost entirely. But how can you do so without driving them insane?
So you’ve decided to find a new job and have immersed yourself in the search. You’re totally in the zone: updating resumes, revising cover letters, the whole shebang...right? Love it or hate it, a key part of the modern-day job search is networking. No matter what kind of job you’re looking for, there are tons of networking events that you could attend. But what if the mere thought of schmoozing makes you reach for the prescription strength deodorant? Take a deep breath and read on, because we’ve rounded up a few easy ways for you to get your resume out there and connect with the right people without having to talk to them in person.
It’s a common dilemma—you want a degree that really puts you ahead professionally, but going to school is a major hit to your wallet. So what’s the perfect solution? Find a job that pays you to learn! These five San Francisco startups cover a wide range of industries, but they all have one thing in common: each understands the importance of education and offers tuition reimbursement and/or educational resources for its employees. Get to know who they are below (they might just have the perfect job for you, too!).