Startup week!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This week, we couldn’t help noticing that so many of our positions are based with “startups” – and by this we mean businesses that appear to be relatively young and still in high-growth mode. They might be innovators in their spaces, or they might be jumping on a trend – either way, these can be some of the most exciting but risky jobs. While you may end up at the next Google, you can also end up at the next Kozmo. (If you don’t remember that one, just let it go – we’re showing our age.) And these can be incredible opportunities to work directly with founding teams. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship yourself one day, listen up.

It makes total sense that we’re seeing a bit of a resurgence in startup hiring:

The costs of starting and running a high tech company are relatively low. As Thomas Friedman eloquently wrote this week in the NYTimes, entrepreneurs are increasingly taking advantage of “all the tools of the flat world — teleconferencing, e-mail, the Internet and faxes — to access the best expertise and low-cost, high-quality manufacturing anywhere.”

As we’ve written in the past, the economy is showing signs of life – jobs are being added, and retail demand and manufacturing output are up. Startups are risk-takers, and they eager to be first in front of the consumer when they start spending again.

But don’t just jump into that startup job – or even into _applying_ for that job – without heeding our tips for getting and staying hired at a startup…READ THE REST HERE!

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