Keys to finding a job at the right startup for you (career advice - tips and tricks - insider information - job help)

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Discover the keys to finding a job at the right startup for you, from Boston tech insider CareerEncore. We’ll help you land your ideal job. More info: http://www.CareerEncore.com . …

Discover the keys to finding a job at the right startup for you, from Boston tech insider CareerEncore. We’ll help you land your ideal job. More info: http://www.CareerEncore.com .

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  • 1. Boston High-Tech Recruiter Presents… Keys to Finding a Jobat the Right Startup for You Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com
  • 2. Introduction• A job in which you can make a difference at a company is often alluring• Candidates frequently look to job listings from established corporations• More likely, this opportunity exists at a startup• But how do you know which startup is right for you?
  • 3. What It Means to Be a Startup• People use “startup” to describe a range of companies founded on the creative ideas of a small group of founders• By this definition – Twitter is a successful worldwide startup – even Sam Walton’s Walmart is a startup• Settle on what “startup” means to you
  • 4. What It Means to Be a Startup• Determine what stage of a startup is right for your skill set & career goals – Do you have the drive to establish a company that has yet to make a single dollar? – Are you a sales professional that can flourish in a startup undergoing rapid growth? – Is your time to shine leading a company to its IPO or an acquisition?
  • 5. What It Means to Be a Startup• The progression of a startup boils down to four stages: – 1) raising capital – 2) finding product/market fit – 3) growing revenue – 4) turning a profit
  • 6. What It Means to Be a Startup• In a stage 1 or 2 startup – you will perform exploratory roles – the demands of your job will change daily as the company evolves• In a stage 3 or 4 startup – you are less likely to be exposed to different facets of the organization • increasing your ability to specialize • decreasing your overall influence
  • 7. Don’t Be a Square Peg In a Round Hole• Evaluate if the company’s culture is a match – ensure the startup shares you outlook and goals• If you’re a collaborator – make sure the company fosters collaboration• If your focus is innovation – ensure you’re joining a creative company• If your goal is finding a company with a foosball table – make sure you’ll be allowed to take long lunches
  • 8. Don’t Be a Square Peg In a Round Hole• Physical working environment impacts the fit between an employee and a startup• Depending on the stage, a startup could be: – small and modest to save cash reserves – expansive to facilitate production – devoid of walls to foster communication – a beehive of offices to maintain focus
  • 9. When, How, and Can the Company Grow?• When pursuing a startup… – view the process as an investor• Estimate the company’s growth potential• Evaluate the startup’s future prospects – estimate the consumer demand for the product or service
  • 10. When, How, and Can the Company Grow?• It takes more than a great idea to maintain a successful business• If a startup can’t eventually turn a profit, it can’t sustain itself• Startups must execute a solid business plan that focuses on… – long-term growth – identifiable assets – a quality workforce
  • 11. When, How, and Can the Company Grow?• Check out who “follows” a startup’s social media• If you find venture capitalists & analysts as followers… – this can reassure you the startup has a promising future• If you find a string of ranting customers on Facebook… – this can warn you to steer clear• If something doesn’t feel right… – it likely will never feel right – it’s not the right startup for you
  • 12. Growing a Startup Is a Team Sport• A supportive management team is a must – ensure management is set on growing the company and your career• Where would you like to see the startup go? – make sure management is driving the company in that direction – if not, keep looking
  • 13. Growing a Startup Is a Team Sport• Find out why employees have left the company• If people went on to bigger opportunities in the same market… – this is likely a positive sign – the startup could be a great stepping stone• If people left for jobs unrelated to their career goals… – people were driven to leave the startup at all costs – this is a clear warning sign
  • 14. Growing a Startup Is a Team Sport• Find out who is backing the startup – consider where the startup will get money in the future – identify how well available financing matches the growth strategy
  • 15. Do You Have What It Takes?• Will you genuinely enjoy working at your startup? – do you have the passion to succeed?• Can you adapt to the changing needs and direction of your startup?• Will you be able to stay positive in the face of daunting obstacles? – a single employee can sabotage a company’s morale
  • 16. Landing the Job• Once you find the ideal startup for you… – Capture the attention of someone who can get you onto the team – Initial hires are usually made within circles of friends & former colleagues – Use connections to get your foot in the door
  • 17. Sources• Supporting content and materials adapted from: – Forbes Startup Advice, http://onforb.es/GFdu7v – Startup Interview Tips, http://on.mash.to/GEwG5Q – Signing On with a Startup, http://bit.ly/GFoHeI – Choosing the Right Startup, http://bit.ly/GHgTDX
  • 18. Thank You for Viewing Our Presentation Brought to You By: Boston High-Tech Recruiter Connect With Us: www.CareerEncore.com Recruiter@CareerEncore.com (617) 242-4443