Networking is a learned skill that requires know-how, practice, and dedication. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are found through networking, and in the tight-knit tech community this number is likely much larger. The fastest way to break into the startup scene is to know the right people.
Are you looking for a job at a startup? Most startups don’t hire in a traditional manner. In fact, most open roles will be filled before they ever make their way to a job board. Clearly this poses a challenge when you’re trying to get your foot in the door at a startup company. Savvy job seekers know that at least 70% of jobs aren’t advertised, so they can’t rely on job sites to get the lay of the landscape. Instead, they’re aware of key indicators that signal a startup may be actively searching for talent. We don’t want you to miss an opportunity for a job you’ll love, so below are a few things you should keep an eye out for in your job search to find the startups that are hiring.70% of job openings are never advertised online, says @dacunhac Click To Tweet (more…)
As I tell students in my pitch workshop leading up to their Talent Expo, it’s an incredible opportunity– not an obstacle. During my past job searches, I’ve never had the chance to stand up in front of dozens of employers at once to make my case. Every Startup Institute student gets that chance. (more…)