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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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How To Hire The Perfect Salesperson For Your Company

By Jenny Zhang   February 6, 2013

Sales is the hardest position to hire for, and with good reason–the typical day of a salesperson involves rejection, rebuttals, criticism, overall put offs, and very occasionally, a successful sale. Those who can take all of that and still come away as eager and passionate to do their job–and well–again the next day are a rare find, and few and far between.

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Recent College Grads: How To Get A Job At A Sweet Tech Startup

By Jenny Zhang   January 7, 2013

Hey you. Yeah, I’m talking to you: recent graduate and desperately unemployed. Maybe you’re the guy who was involved in every club in college and graduated with three majors. Or maybe you changed your major in junior year from zoology to nursing. Or maybe you’re like me and spent four years listening to people tell you that your English degree would ultimately amount to nothing.

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