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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Announcing the IdeaMensch road show

June 19th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Every day at StartUpHire we get the privilege of working with companies and organizations that are bringing their ideas to life and to market. Every startup, every product, every disruptive process began as an idea, [...]

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 [...]

What Can Facebook & HP Teach Us About Working For A Startup?

May 21st, 2012 by Rleenaerts

By: Robyn Leenaerts There was an interesting course of events the end of last week. On Thursday, we heard news that HP was planning to announce the layoff of as many as 30,000 employees in order to protect their stock price and prop up disappointing earnings.  This unfortunate news seemed a bit of a wet [...]

First hand insight to working at a startup

April 10th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We came across this great article on Nextgen Journal today. Author Lynne Guey interviewed employees at startup Fracture and asked their personal thoughts on working at a startup. Solid insight and definite themes of the need to be flexible and accountable. Just a few of reasons we think working for a startup is one of [...]

100 Days At A Startup

April 9th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We’re re-blogging a great post from Lock, Stock, and Barrel today. Great insight into what working at a startup offers, besides just a paycheck. One quote mentioned from Steve Jobs sums it up particularly well: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today? [...]

The art of the startup pivot

April 4th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

We have a great guest blog from Karan Jain today. Karan recently participated in the Lean Startup Machine‘s Dc workshop March 23-25, and came out with a new appreciation for the power of the pivot. We thought this would be great insight for you- enjoy!   Pivots are everywhere or how I learned from my [...]

Who’s creating jobs? Startups can show you!

March 28th, 2012 by Rleenaerts

StartUpHire, with support from the National Venture Capital Association, is releasing a new infographic today depicting 2011 hiring data for startups.  What’s the biggest take away? While most of the country is still sluggish on job creation, startups face the opposite problem- a glut of open technical jobs. 36 percent of all open jobs at [...]