Everyone wants to work in tech these days. It’s where a great compensation package could potentially be offered to you. Money, gourmet food, ping-pong tables, comfy chairs to have a siesta, relocation costs, even hardware such as laptops and tablets. Some companies such as Google flex their budgets and push the boat out to the extreme with staff perks — but not everyone wants to work at a Goliath like Google or Microsoft.
Some people like the idea of working for a startup. The salary will be lower and the perks not as flashy, but you earn something else. Going to work each morning knowing that you’re on the ground floor of something, that you’re part of building something, instead of just being another cog in the corporate machine.
But how can you find these “tech start-up jobs”? Leaving aside the big sites such as TechCrunch, and LinkedIn, let’s look at 5 job-hunting sites further down the totem pole.
Hacker News is a lot like Reddit, except it is solely for stories of a tech-related nature, as well as programming and web security. Their jobs section doesn’t stray at all from this area of expertise.
What’s more, there doesn’t seem to be any charge for listing and responding to jobs. Saying that though, listings do tend to slant heavily towards the programming area.
The nice thing about StartUpHire is that it isn’t just for jobs in the United States, as a lot of these sites tend to be. This site covers a lot of different countries in 5 of the continents. Just enter the type of job you’re looking for, the place and country you want to go to, and how far outside that location you are willing to consider. Maybe a relocation would boost your career?
If you would rather just browse the listings, press the “search” button without inputting any details.
According to the graphic on this site, to work in a startup, you either have to have a whole can of shaving foam on your head, enjoy coming to work naked, or have a serious eye squint. Or be a mouse. Those are quite specific requirements.
If you feel that you can strip, squint, squeak, or have shaving foam hair like the best of them, then Startup Jobs probably has a vacancy for you. You can browse the listings or post your resume. But seriously, a simple site with a simple function.
The catchy slogan for this site is “where startups meet rockstar employees“. Just that slogan alone is inspiring enough to whip out the ol’ resume and start applying. Work In Startups offers a weekly newsletter with new vacancies listed, so all the lazy people can just wait for the vacancies to be delivered to them.
However, if you are not lazy (and which rockstar is lazy?), then you can start browsing the slightly more than 11,000 listings (at the time of writing), split into 9 categories.
This site takes a totally different approach. Instead of showing listings on the site, StartupJob.me asks you to submit your resume for free, and then charges startups a fee to view a digest email of the best candidates for each open position (which will hopefully include you).
This kind of site is good, because in tech startups, it’s often a case of “not what you know but who you know”. Networking is key, but you may not be fortunate enough to have the right kind of connections, despite your best efforts. StartupJob.me offers to take over that function for you and send your resume to the right people.
It goes without saying that there are more than these five sites which offer to help you find your next startup job. This post barely scratches the surface, and instead gives you five more job-hunting options to look at.
Which ones have you used in the past? What was your success rate?
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