Want to land an amazing job at a startup? It’s easier than you think, but you can’t just go through the process like a sheep…
Here’s the deal: Hiring is HARD for businesses. Every interview is time away from the business that’s already low on resources.
So business owners have to figure out a way to learn as much as possible about you as fast as possible.
In my experience I can confidently dismiss 70% of applicants from the first email interaction without even looking at their resume…
How? Because a typical startup is looking for a lot more than just showing up and answering interview questions. In fact, I’d rather NOT talk to you until I have at least an 80% shot you’re a really good fit for the role.
You’re evaluated at EVERY little step. Every email. Every interaction. Every time you’re left hanging waiting for a response. Every single thing you do adds a data point to the process.
These are all opportunities for you to step up, differentiate yourself, and take the job everyone else is waiting to be given.
That may sound hard or overwhelming – it’s not. Trust me. Show up in the hiring process like you would show up to earn a promotion and you’ll be fine. from Facebook