Don’t let them forget you

Here’s the situation: you’re reaching out to someone in the startup community who you’ve met before but who you’re not particularly close with. You’re looking to reconnect with them – maybe about a job opportunity, or about a new product you’re selling. In short, you need their help. “How do I know her?” When you’re trying […]

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The 4 mistakes I’ve made negotiating startup job offers

Although it’s not quite as hard as negotiating cab fare, negotiating a startup job offer can be pretty tough, too. The good news is that you can learn from 4 of my past negotiating mistakes to help you quickly reach agreement on your startup job offer. Optimizing for cash rather than equity If you’re going […]

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12 point checklist for startup interview prep

  Congrats! That hot startup you’re interesting in working for wants to interview you. What’s next? To help with startup interview prep, I’ve compiled 12 tips based upon my experience having been both a startup hiring manager and someone who’s interviewed at plenty of startups over the years. I hope these tips help you nail […]

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A Linkedin hack to build your startup network

Here’s a cool hack I’ve been using to connect with interesting people on LinkedIn and build my startup network in the process: Look at your ‘People who have viewed your profile‘ page. Ask yourself: “Would this person be interesting to connect with?” I’ll leave it to you to define what interesting means. Maybe it’s a VC or […]

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How I stumbled into a job at VMware before it was “VMware”

12 years ago I had the good fortune of joining a (then) ~300 person software startup. Soon after I came on board, that little company on Porter Drive was acquired for $625 million. 5 years later the acquirer spun them out in a $19 billion IPO. I’d love to be able to say that I […]

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Four Small Steps to Your Next Big One

I’ve spent some time here talking about just how lucky I am to be able to wake up every morning and go to work at a place where I’m continually inspired by the people I find myself working with and humbled by the mission we’re striving toward. Given the enviable position in which I find […]

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Startup Career Advice for 8/17/15

David Jackson, founder of Seeking Alpha, posts key metrics for startups by industry on his blog. Jason M. Lemkin writes for SaaStr about the “Get In Early” startup phenomenon as it relates to SaaS company Entelo.  

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Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 7/27/15

The Springwise blog posts about Free Code Camp, which allows anyone to learn coding for free by completing projects for nonprofits. Decoded Fashion in NYC is hiring for Community, Sales, Marketing, and Business Development positions.  

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Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 7/6/15

Jason M. Lemkin, a partner at Storm Ventures, answers the question “What are telltale signs that you’re working at a ‘sinking ship’ company?” on Quora. Baydin is hiring for a marketing/data analysis position in Mountain View, CA.  

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Startup Career Advice for 7/1/15

Jeffrey Needles writes for Medium about why he left his dream job. The Sales Development Meetup in NYC is hosting ‘A Day in the Life of a Successful SDR’, and event on July 8.  

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