You’ve just submitted what feels like your hundredth job application. You clicked “submit” and bid adieu, crossing your fingers that someone will get back to you. If all you’re getting is radio silence from the other end, it’s time to try something different. You know that networking can help you get a job—you’ve even heard it may be the best way to get a job—but just the thought of it makes you cringe. (more…)
You may think that Olympic lugers and early-stage angel investors have nothing in common, until you meet someone who’s done both, and he tells you that Olympic luging and startup networking are basically the same thing. When I was a student at Startup Institute, Ty Danco, founder of eSecLending and BuysideFX, and former Director of Techstars Boston stopped by to explain. (more…)
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.