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About John Gannon

I have over 15 years of experience working in the trenches at successful startups, high growth companies, and VC firms. During that time, I've managed, interviewed, and coached hundreds of people -- and I've worked in almost every business functional role, including marketing, product management, and business development.

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Startup Career Advice for 12/18/14

Blake Harris writes for OpenView about 10 rules for being a VP of Marketing in a startup. Brendon Cassidy writes on LinkedIn about 10 rules for being a VP of Sales in a startup.

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Startup Career Advice for 12/16/14

Breakout List writes about the reasons for joining a breakout company. Steli Efti writes for Close.io about a sales rep onboarding hack.

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Startup Jobs for 12/10/14

The Skimm is hiring an MBA Business Development intern. Sawhorse Media is hiring a Business Development Associate for Muck Rack in NYC.

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Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 12/8/14

Yours truly writes a letter to his 22 year old self. UserVoice, a software-as-a-service provider of customer support tools, is hiring a Sales Development Representative in San Francisco.

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Startup Jobs and Career Advice for 12/3/14

Mark Suster, a venture capitalist, writes for Both Sides of the Table about investing in yourself. Q, an all-in-one office maintenance service, is hiring a Special Project Manager in NYC.

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How to tell if a startup needs you

Looking for a quick way to see if a startup might need someone like you for their team? The table below shows you the kinds of jobs that are likely to be available at a startup based on the startup’s funding status. Use it as a first filter in your startup job search so that you’re not burning a lot of time […]

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This startup raised a ton of money so it must be doing well

#134027445 / gettyimages.com One of the biggest misconceptions that folks new to the startup world have is that companies that have raised a ton of money are crushing it. There are plenty of examples of “lots of money raised” flops abound in the venture/startup world. For instance: Color ($41MM raised – sold to Apple for probably pennies on […]

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