Thursday, April 21, 2011

How To Get A Job at a Startup - Advice by A Wise Recent College Grad

Eric Stromberg
Duke University 2010 graduate, Eric Stromberg, gives aspiring entrepreneurs advice on how to land a job at a startup if you aren't a developer, in an April 20th blog post, which you can find on http://estromberg.com/. Stromberg, an economics major who chose to work in a NY startup over Wall Street's Goldman Sachs, works at Hunch Inc. His 7 main points:
(1) Know the landscape better than anyone else. (2) Form an opinion and start a blog. (3) Be familiar with the startup culture. (4) Offer a concrete skill (Stromberg tells about mistakes he made in his first interview). (5) Take an internship. (6) Send cold emails. (7) Understand that most people get non-technical jobs at startups through their network, not job postings.
Take a look at Stromberg's blog. It's also reprinted at http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-get-a-job-at-a-startup-if-you-aren't-a-developer-2011-4 . Think about how you can apply some of these principles to your job search and interview situation. It's sound advice.
Randi Lewis
Founder, Resume Boutique LLC
rlewis@resumeboutique.com | www.resumeboutique.com

1 comment:

Grad said...

Excellent advice. If you limit yourself only to what you love, you may miss opportunities to grow and find other things that you will also love or at least like. I think maybe there’s another pitfall for trying to build a career doing what you love. Many times, when one achieves this goal, the result actually destroys the enjoyment of the activity. Thanks for sharing with us.
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