We’ve chosen a winner for our iPad giveaway! Today we are hearing a little bit about our winner, Roxana from San Francisco, CA.
We started off by asking her a few questions about her professional career:
Growing up in Silicon Valley, I was fortunate to have a number of good contacts when it came time to finish college and join the workforce. My first “real job” after college was with a tech start-up in Sunnyvale, CA. To this day, it is one of my greatest professional experiences. After two years at start-ups, I began working in Banking. I promoted up through 3 different Banks and managed a portfolio of clients including high-tech start-ups and venture capital firms. Following my 7 years in Banking, I moved into Management Consulting for entrepreneurs and small business in San Francisco, CA. I’m currently looking for new professional opportunities – especially in the East Coast and Europe.
Roxana also provided some insight for those looking to work for a startup company.
My recommendation for job seekers, though it may be cliché, is to continuously network. Don’t be afraid to be aggressive about following up with the employers, as well – particularly if you’re applying for a sales, business development or management role. The company wants to be sure you’ll “get it done” once you come on board, so why not show them how persistent you really are. Additionally, I recommend interviewing the employer, while they interview you. You want to make sure the start-up you join has dedicated investors and is well-capitalized. You want to make sure your manager, team and company culture are a good fit for you, too.
How does Roxana plan to use her iPad?
I plan to use my iPad the same way everyone else does… explore all of its features and then brag about how awesome it is!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our iPad giveaway! Keep following StartUpHire for more exciting updates throughout the summer and fall.