Launching your own startup can be thrilling, but not everyone of us are ready for the risk. Working for a fast-growing startup can give you the same entrepreneurial environment you need to thrive as well as providing a paycheck.
Startups are moving very fast and doing things in less formal ways compared to large firms, including the hiring process. In order to get into a startup, you may want to take some of the following steps:
Networking. It’s not likely for you to find formal postings on LinkedIn or Monster, instead, you’ll hear about these jobs in conversations or startup-centric events. Networking is the No. 1 way to find a job in a startup, because recommendations will come from people who know something about you and the company. Start attending events where startups are, and make your desire and skill set clear to those you meet.
Following up and demonstrate your value. After obtaining the contact information at these events, it’s important to follow up and find a way to demonstrate your value: either by putting together a innovative social-media campaign, or mocking up a product design that they might consider.
Be bold. Startup companies value creativity, entrepreneurship and good work ethic more than traditional companies – how to prove that you own these qualities is the key. Think about your most important strengths, and figure out a creative way to demonstrate these qualities so your target startup company is willing to meet you.
Aside from the steps suggested above, there are also lots of online resources you can use to apply for startup jobs. You can also use local resources such as DeVoreRecruiting.com to learn about companies hiring in healthcare area or companies that just earned funding. For more information, contact De Vore Recruiting at 877-411-4358.