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Picking the Best Startup Job References

November 26, 2019
By
Chris Muir
Picking a good reference for any job deserves some careful thought, but it's extra important when you're up for a job at a startup.
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How to Vet a Startup’s Culture While Interviewing

November 7, 2019
By
Chris Muir
When you're considering a job at a startup, it's important to take their culture (workstyle, values, and environment) into account. Here's what to look into.
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Tracking and Organizing Your Job Search

October 24, 2019
By
Chris Muir
Looking for a new job is a lot of work. How can you organize your in-flight applications and conversations? Here's a guide to tracking your job search, including a helpful tracker tool.
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How to Hire a Laid Off WeWorker

October 22, 2019
By
Josh Goldstein
WeWork may lay off thousands of employees in the next few days or weeks. Here’s what we expect to see happen in the NYC tech hiring market.
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Startup Equity Basics for Job Seekers

October 17, 2019
By
Josh Goldstein
Most people considering working for a startup understand the idea of equity—you get “shares” and eventually, maybe they make you a millionaire—but might not have a great handle on the specifics. But how does startup equity actually work?
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How to Optimize Your Résumé for Startups

October 15, 2019
By
Chris Muir
How do you write or rewrite your résumé if you want a job at a startup? Here are some tips to make your CV stand out to startup founders and increase your chances of getting the job.
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Pros and Cons of Working at a Startup

October 10, 2019
By
Chris Muir
If you’re thinking about working at a startup, be sure to consider all the positives and negatives. Can you handle long hours and risk in exchange for equity and big career advancement opportunities?
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Interviewing a Front-End Developer

October 8, 2019
By
Alex MacCaw
What are the best questions and interview tactics to use when hiring a front-end developer? A former Twitter and Stripe engineer explains his approach to interviewing and vetting engineers for front-end roles.
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Engineer’s Guide to US Visas

October 8, 2019
By
Alex MacCaw
For engineers attempting to move to the United States for work, securing a visa can be challenging and confusing. This guide explains the different types of US work visas available and how to secure one.
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Keeping an Open Mind during Your Job Search

August 22, 2017
By
The Underdog.io Team
Keeping an open mind during a job search can be difficult, especially when you feel the need to focus your priorities to find your dream job. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of writing off companies like …
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