Monday, February 20th, 2012
SmallBizTrends.com and The Young Entrepreneur Council got together to offer some tips to startup managers in hiring. So if you're hoping to be on the receiving end of a startup gig, this can be great advice for you in terms of what NOT to do. Some problem areas for candidates are:
- Slow communications with prospective employers. Speed in responding to people is an indication of how much you want the job.
- Not knowing why you want to work at the company. Startups want to be convinced that you have such a passion for it that you're willing to commit to hard work towards their vision, daily.
- Forgetting to do your homework. Too many candidates don't know enough about the company they're interviewing at. This is the saddest reason not to get the gig, because most information you'd need is publicly available through simple Google searches, TechCrunch, and the company's own website.
- Being boring. Having side projects, like a personal blog. It shows you're a self-starter.
- Seeming too entrepreneurial. You shouldn't love startups so much that your prospective employer might fear you'd leave to do your own thing in a heartbeat.
Want more of this "inside information" from the minds of startup employers? Check out the full article here.