Over half of recent college graduates don’t have full-time jobs. I know why.
Those words appeared on one of a hundred resumes I just reviewed while helping a startup client fill an open position. Excellent penmanship.
It was not the resume of a shorthand-proficient grandmother trying to get back into the workforce.
It was the resume of a recent college graduate. A college graduate who had some pretty impressive accomplishments buried lower on his resume.
A college graduate who will never get a full-time job.
Neither will most of the one hundred applicants I just reviewed. Turns out there’s a lot of excellent penmanship on resumes today. That’s not because these Millennials don’t have great backgrounds and pertinent experiences.
It’s because someone is giving college students very bad advice about what should and shouldn’t go in their resumes.
That’s how the Skype call with my client just ended. I work with startups all over the country, so I Skype with clients a lot. This particular client seems to have some kind of phone allergy, so every conversation we have is via Skype.
Today, my client was also allergic to my t-shirt. Read more »
I'm Brennan and I make it look easy, don't I? That's cause it is.
This entrepreneur’s answers to how to get a job, keep a job and know when to run screaming from a job with a startup are so straightforward, so simple, that they make you think. Can it really be that easy?
Startups can be chaotic places. Even more so when they grow as quickly and as successfully as ReTargeter has. But I’ll tell you what, their founder; he’s a cool cucumber.
During our interview, my very large dog (part wooly mammoth, part Muppet) walked across camera. She then walked outside and began barking at what I’m sure was a very serious, if not deadly, threat to the house. Three loud barks. Which is really all you need when you’re part wooly mammoth. Three loud barks, easily heard on camera.
And Arjun Dev Arora, founder and CEO of one of today’s hottest startups, never flinched. He. Didn’t. Miss. A. Beat.
That is the kind of startup founder you want to work for. One that’s not fazed by what’s happening on the periphery. One that can maintain focus on the task at hand. One that can leap tall buildings….wait, I took that too far.
Want to work for this founder? Great, cause he’s hiring. And he’s telling you exactly how to get a job with a startup, how to keep a job with a startup, and the signs that you should run screaming from your startup job. (Part of the Three to Get Ready video series.)
Baskin Robins’ got nothing on these guys. Who wants a boring vanilla, corporate job, when you’ve got 32 flavors of startups right here? From a startup that hosts in-home lingerie parties (a la Tupperware circa 1974) to a startup whose job is to get people jobs. They’re all here.
And they’re telling you exactly how to get the job. Not just their jobs, any startup job.
Because if you want a job with a startup–and why wouldn’t you since that’s where the jobs are–you better not be using the same old, tired tactics your dad used twenty years ago. Cause you know where that will get you? Sitting on the same couch with your old, tired dad. (No offense Dad.)
So grab a big spoon and dig in, cause here’s the definitive scoop on how to get a job with a startup. (♥ Denotes a startup hiring today!) Read more »
Authors Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn co-founder) and Ben Casnocha (entrepreneur and author) might have a few readers looking for a tall building with a slippery ledge with that statement, but they don’t leave them there for long.
Bring the credibility that only comes with having worked through the early days of a startup. Prove that you ‘get it.’ Show that you know things; things that only those who’ve worked at a startup know.
That, my friends, is practically a guaranteed ticket to employment.
Don't think you'll be wearing one of those in any of these jobs.
Looking for a new startup job? I gotcha covered!
What I don’t have are any technical chops when it comes to video. Really, you wouldn’t believe how bad some of the Three to Get Ready video interviews are that I haven’t posted yet. The content is fabulous. The tips from entrepreneurs are great. My technical skills suck.
But, since each one of these videos also mentions startup jobs open now, I don’t want to wait to get that info to you.
So here’s a list of the startup jobs that have come across my Skype in the last two weeks. Go get ‘em. Read more »