Many people in our generation are looking for jobs that have more meaning than just climbing a corporate ladder. So, it’s no surprise that so many are choosing to work for start-up companies.
Start-up companies give employees tremendous opportunity for growth and a lot of that has to do with the high level of responsibility companies will give you. Employees often have opportunities to tackle different tasks as the company grows and evolves, which they might not have at an established company where employees have clearly defined jobs. The breadth of experience start-ups offer translates very positively on a resume.
Start-ups also usually have younger leadership, which can create stronger relationships between the leadership and the employees.
The Daily Muse founder Kathryn Minshew told Fusion's Alicia Menendez during an interview that one tip she can’t stress enough is to make sure you emulate the start-up's mission and vision when applying and interviewing for a position. Often times, start-ups place more value on someone who shares in the same goal and vision, rather than someone with a lot of "skills."
In the video above, Minshew gives more advice for applying and landing that coveted start-up job. She also reveals the start-up companies that are currently hiring aggressively:
"Ampush is a social technology company helping brands and direct response advertisers achieve performance at scale with Facebook Ads."
"imo is an all-in-one communication and social discovery platform. Chat, make calls and discover interesting people and information with imo."
"Handybook is quite simply the easiest way to get stuff done around the house. Within a couple of minutes, you can book a pre-approved cleaner or handyman for whatever time you like."
"Founded in 2001, GolfNow.com offers the best in tee times and course selection through easy and convenient booking methods."
"Get inspired by a fantastic event, pay in two taps, and go tonight. Our curators party tirelessly around the clock to bring you the best events in your chosen city."