applying to startups

Land the Job: How to Rock Your Startup Interview

By Jenny Zhang   April 9, 2013

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Interviews at startups are pretty tricky situations if you think about it: how do you present yourself as a professional and qualified candidate when everything you’ve read and heard about startups is that they’re fun, casual and love beer? It’s a dangerous balance–how can you make yourself seem like a serious potential employee, while still coming across as a cool person and someone the company could see themselves hanging out with?

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Cover Letter Dos and Don’ts: Startup Edition

By Jenny Zhang   April 4, 2013

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Remember those classes and tutorials you sat through in college about proper cover letter and resume writing that included everything from using a formal, “To whom it may concern,” to including an “Objective:” section in your resume? Take everything you’ve learned and throw it out the window, because it’s wrong–if you’re applying to a startup, that is.

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Attention Startups: Hire Better Without Sacrificing Culture

By Jenny Zhang   March 21, 2013

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A quick search on Google for “the future of startups” yields an overwhelming amount of articles ranging from “6 Start-ups Defining the Future of Finance” to “Are These New Startups The Future Of Media?” From the optimistic reception online alone, it’s safe to assume that startups could very well be the way of the future. Yet startups entering a growth stage can find themselves facing a monumental problem: how do they expand and hire more aggressively without losing the startup culture that got them where they are in the first place?

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Does Your College Major Matter in the Real World?

By Jenny Zhang   March 4, 2013

The wealth of polarizing literature on the relative importance of the undergraduate degree has increased in recent years, with everyone from Forbes to The New York Times chiming in. The issue is so pressing that last December, Florida Gov. Rick Scott proposed a “$10,000 Degree Challenge” to 28 state colleges by asking them to charge students a frozen $10,000 tuition for three years–but only in majors deemed “job-friendly.” What exactly does that mean? Ultimately, an undergraduate would have to pay more for a degree in the liberal arts than for a degree in math and the sciences.

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