What students need to know about working at a startup.

February 20th, 2013 by Rleenaerts

We ran across a great article today from Forbes that informs college students on how to land a great job at a startup.  We have over 14,ooo startup jobs on the site today, so this is useful information!  Enjoy the article then come back to search for your dream job.   http://www.forbes.com/sites/danwoods/2013/02/15/what-students-really-need-to-learn-to-get-a-startup-job/

My Experience at Firefly: What It’s Like to Intern at an Early Stage Startup

November 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Nick Kowalski There are a lot of blogs and articles out there about what it’s like to work at a startup, but I don’t feel like any really convey the experience I have had at Firefly.  That’s not to say that they’re not valuable.  Blogs like Danielle Small’s provide great condensed, organized points. Unfortunately, for those [...]

Hiring for Startups: 10 Clear Markers For a Great Fit

November 15th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Sheraan Amod Founder & CEO of  Personera.com Building a strong team is one of the most important directives of a founder. There are many facets to this, but the most obvious and beneficial one is hiring the right people. We’ve recently made some new hires at Personera, and the process made me aware of [...]

Myths And Misconceptions About Working for a Startup

September 18th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Joe Payne As a recruiter specializing in early stage companies (aka startups), candidates give me a lot of reasons they don’t want to work at one. Some of their reasons are valid – most are not. I’d like to dispel some of the misconceptions (and confirm some truths) about early stage companies. Here are [...]

Rockstar only, or will a solid back-up singer work?

August 31st, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Startups are creating jobs. Lots of jobs. They are also having a hard time filling certain positions. Even in this economy, positions can sit vacant for months at a time, and one reason is because a lot of startups think they should only hire “Rockstar” talent.  This thought process isn’t necessarily the right way to [...]

In the Tampa area? Join us for an Entrepreneur Expo

August 29th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

If you’re in the Tampa area please come join us as we partner to present the RNC Entrepreneur Expo with the NBC, Huffington Post and Microsoft. Open to the public. A showcase of startups and distinguished guests to discuss entrepreneurship and job creation.  

Want to solve the hiring crisis? Pivot!

August 8th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

There’s no disputing the irony of having an employment crisis in our country where words like “chronically unemployed” and “talent wars” co-exist in the same story, yet here we are. The fact is there are millions of talented individuals looking for meaningful, fulfilling work while thousands of startups risk failure if they can’t fill the [...]

Ready for a challenge?

July 9th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

It’s that time of the decade again – time for our democratic process to elect leaders to help make this country great, and no doubt one serious topic of discussion will be job creation. Today’s announcement however, isn’t about politics. Today’s announcement is about how you can play a small part of your own with [...]

Silverrail Technologies

June 14th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Summer is underway, and with that comes plans for travel for the majority of people.  There are many ways to get to your favorite destinations, but only one method is truly eco-friendly (not counting walking) and that’s rail travel. This week I learned that rail travel is 90% more environmentally cleaner than air travel – [...]

Who Wants To Play The Hiring Games?

May 30th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Robyn Leenaerts There was a time that “gaming the system” was considered a bad thing, not so true these days. There’s a growing trend that we’ve been watching here within the startup-hiring ecosystem where companies are using contests or gaming as part of their hiring process. I saw this personally at NYC Tech Day [...]