Guest Post: What Skill Can You Offer a Startup?

December 29th, 2011 by admin

Today we have a guest post from Jenna Smith. Let’s assume that you’re trying to get hired at a given company. You have a good education, a few years of experience, and consider yourself a smart person. You have an understanding of the company’s industry and you believe yourself to interview well. You may not [...]

About That Offer…

December 22nd, 2011 by admin

Tony Wright has an excellent insider’s post on what to expect from that offer you’re considering from a startup. It’s from way back in 2008 (an age on the internet, of course), but it’s still worth reading. He starts with a wakeup call: Employees with decent salaries and options will almost NEVER get rich in [...]

What To Look For

December 20th, 2011 by admin

You’re thinking about joining a startup, or you’ve already taken the plunge and joined one. How do you know if that startup is going to be successful? You don’t, of course, but there are some things you can look for that might give you an indication. Today’s post is about one. Steve Blank writes frequently [...]

So, You Got An Offer…

December 16th, 2011 by admin

As we’ve written about before, there are tradeoffs when working for a startup. You’re trading some security and probably a lower salary for getting in at the ground floor. What exactly that means can vary greatly. Andy Payne writes about equity offers for employees of a startup. It’s complicated, as you might expect. Things start [...]

Leave Mainstream Corporate Life Behind

December 14th, 2011 by admin

EnergySavvy has a very comprehensive guide to getting hired by a startup. They include advice on everything from the search to the interview. Aside from the one thing they missed (check StartUpHire for your next job!), they pretty much hit all the highlights to help you move to a startup. They make the excellent point [...]

Know Your Audience

December 12th, 2011 by admin

The post we’re linking to today is good both for entrepreneurs hiring and for those looking to get hired. If you’re looking to get hired by the a great startup, you should know what advice they’re getting. With that, you can position yourself to be more easily be found. Over at 500startups, Ethan Bloch wrote [...]

Tools for the Tool Builders

December 9th, 2011 by admin

There’s an interesting phenomenon in the computing world, the foundation of which is Moore’s Law. Each iteration of computing infrastructure allows for much more difficult problems to be solved, and makes solving the same old problems faster and easier. There are now more people using this compounding system to make new and better tools for [...]

Startup Hiring: Risk and Reward

December 7th, 2011 by admin

As mentioned in an earlier post, a factor in hiring is the risk to reward ratio for both the company and the prospective employee. There is a perception that there’s potentially more risk for the employee than at an established firm. For the startup, hiring anyone into a small company is a risk because of [...]

How to Become a Product Guy

December 5th, 2011 by admin

We’re following up today on earlier post about making the transition to a startup. Aaron Harris writes in TechCrunch about the right way to transition to being a product developer. Having come from the world of finance himself, he’s got the perspective on the right and wrong ways to do it. The wrong way: If [...]

Trim the Fat

December 2nd, 2011 by admin

Most people know that the fundamental coin of entry to a new job is a resume. Without a resume, you won’t get your foot in the door. However, if you really want that job, you’re going to need a resume that stands out, at the very least. Elizabeth Lowman offers some advice not on what [...]