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How to Land a Job At a Startup For Students

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Here are the slides from my class at GA London on 27th March 2013.

Here are the slides from my class at GA London on 27th March 2013.

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  • 1. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT ASTARTUP FOR STUDENTSEmma TangorenAssociate, General Assembly
  • 2. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 2AGENDA‣ Introduction‣ My story‣ Tips‣ Who’s Hiring‣ Q&A
  • 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. INTRODUCTION 4EMMA TANGORENASSOCIATE, GENERAL ASSEMBLY‣ Boston University‣ Foursquare, Uber, and now GA!@emmatangerine@GA_London #GALondone.tangoren@gmail.com
  • 5. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 5MEET THE CLASSWho are you?
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 12LINKEDIN
  • 13. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 13RAPPORTIVE
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 18THANK YOU!
  • 19. HOW TO LAND A JOB AT A STARTUP FOR STUDENTS 19Q&A

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