94 | How to Land a Job at a Startup | Find the Right Startup for You, Resume and Interview Tips, Pay Structures, and More!

One of the trendiest places to work is a startup, but how do you know if a startup is actually the right fit for you? In this episode, we’re covering everything you need to know about working at a startup. From the types of experience recruiters expect, to how the pay structure might differ from a traditional company, this episode is packed with the actionable tips you need to land your next job at a startup.

Some key takeaways from this episode include:

  • What matters to you most, and how do you want that represented in the culture of the startup you’re joining? You might value the positive impact of the work you’re doing, or a flexible schedule, or a social working environment, and all those inform the type of startup you might be interested in joining.
  • One of the top skills you need to thrive at a startup is flexibility and adaptability. The priorities at a startup can change on a dime, and recruiters are looking for candidates who are resourceful and solution-oriented to accommodate this.
  • If you’re looking to jump from a larger, more established company to a startup, it’s important to present yourself as someone who is looking for innovation and coming up with fresh ideas, or sharing your experience with starting new teams, initiatives, or departments within a larger organization.

Welcome to the Shine at Work Podcast!  On this show, your co-hosts Karen and Dan will shine a light on your job search so you can land a role that lets you flex your strengths and progress your career in an environment you actually look forward to working in each day. From creating a stand-out resume, to confidently negotiating your salary, to finding your footing as a new manager, you can expect to hear actionable advice to help you shine your brightest in your role.