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 [...]

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 [...]

Startup interview question: What kind of manager are you?

April 2nd, 2012 by Rleenaerts

Identifying your Management Style By: Jeff Patterson The idiom says “it takes all types,” and this is certainly true in technical environments. Some managers are at their best when on the floor with the staff, getting involved with the workflow. Others are more comfortable behind the scenes, prepping procedures and fine-tuning contingency plans. There is [...]