HOW TO LAND A JOB AT ASTARTUP FOR STUDENTSEmma TangorenAssociate, General Assembly
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   2AGENDA‣ Introduction‣ My story‣ Tips‣ Who’s Hiring‣ Q&A
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS                    3DISCLAIMER‣ Working at a startup isn’t for everyone‣ Not a...
INTRODUCTION                      4EMMA TANGORENASSOCIATE, GENERAL ASSEMBLY‣ Boston University‣ Foursquare, Uber, and now ...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   5MEET THE CLASSWho are you?
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS            6MY STORY‣ Worked with Foursquare Summer 2012, Uber Fall 2012‣ Move...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   7TIP #1: CREATE YOUR STORY‣ Concise, clear, and efficient‣ Have a personal b...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS                              8TIP #2: PEOPLE ARE BETTER THAN JOB BOARDS‣ Know ...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS                        9TIP #3: MAKE LASTING CONNECTIONS‣ Go to events and mee...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS          10TIP #4: MEET NEW PEOPLE‣ Twitter & LinkedIn‣Provide value and be in...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   11PRO-TIP: RAPPORTIVE‣ How do you find someone’s email?‣ Two steps: LinkedIn...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   12LINKEDIN
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   13RAPPORTIVE
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS       14TIP #5: INTERVIEW ADVICE‣ Be a power user‣ Come with ideas‣ What would...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   15TIP # 6: FIND YOUR PLACE‣ Envision the role you’d play at a company‣ Deliv...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   16WHO’S HIRING?‣ EVERYONE! (but not for everything)‣ Hailo‣ Stripe‣ GoSquare...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   17CONCLUSION‣ Create your story and find your passion‣ People are important ...
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   18THANK YOU!
HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS   19Q&A
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How to Land a Job At a Startup For Students

  1. 1. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT ASTARTUP FOR STUDENTSEmma TangorenAssociate, General Assembly
  2. 2. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 2AGENDA‣ Introduction‣ My story‣ Tips‣ Who’s Hiring‣ Q&A
  3. 3. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 3DISCLAIMER‣ Working at a startup isn’t for everyone‣ Not all startups are created equally‣ These are personal best practices learned from experiences
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION 4EMMA TANGORENASSOCIATE, GENERAL ASSEMBLY‣ Boston University‣ Foursquare, Uber, and now GA!@emmatangerine@GA_London #GALondone.tangoren@gmail.com
  5. 5. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 5MEET THE CLASSWho are you?
  6. 6. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 6MY STORY‣ Worked with Foursquare Summer 2012, Uber Fall 2012‣ Moved to London in January, started with GA
  7. 7. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 7TIP #1: CREATE YOUR STORY‣ Concise, clear, and efficient‣ Have a personal brand‣ Go to events, make friends, and listen‣ Create your own path and experiences
  8. 8. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 8TIP #2: PEOPLE ARE BETTER THAN JOB BOARDS‣ Know what you want and don’t be afraid to shout it from the rooftops‣ Reach out to friends and family‣ Find mentors
  9. 9. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 9TIP #3: MAKE LASTING CONNECTIONS‣ Go to events and meet new people ‣ Newsletters: The Fetch, Startup Digest, Escape the City, GA‣ Always ask for a business card, keep track of contacts ‣ I use a Google Spreadsheet for work-related emails
  10. 10. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 10TIP #4: MEET NEW PEOPLE‣ Twitter & LinkedIn‣Provide value and be interesting in conversations ‣ Do your research on the company or person ‣ Ask questions that are relevant and important‣ Art of the cold email‣ Pay it forward
  11. 11. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 11PRO-TIP: RAPPORTIVE‣ How do you find someone’s email?‣ Two steps: LinkedIn, Rapportive
  12. 12. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 12LINKEDIN
  13. 13. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 13RAPPORTIVE
  14. 14. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 14TIP #5: INTERVIEW ADVICE‣ Be a power user‣ Come with ideas‣ What would you do in your first day if hired? ‣ First month? First year?‣ Demo your work‣ Offer a free trial‣ Don’t be afraid of rejection
  15. 15. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 15TIP # 6: FIND YOUR PLACE‣ Envision the role you’d play at a company‣ Deliver that value before being asked‣ Be open to new opportunities‣ Trust your instincts
  16. 16. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 16WHO’S HIRING?‣ EVERYONE! (but not for everything)‣ Hailo‣ Stripe‣ GoSquared‣ Last.fm‣ General Assembly
  17. 17. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 17CONCLUSION‣ Create your story and find your passion‣ People are important and valuable‣ 90% listening, 10% talking‣ Make yourself matter‣ Most importantly... have fun!
  18. 18. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 18THANK YOU!
  19. 19. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 19Q&A
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