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 Resume Tips – Take your resume from Good to Great

Today we’re focusing on startup resume tips! The vast majority of resumes most startups see are weak because they describe the roles that the resume writer has worked in, but little about what they accomplished in the role.  I see this over and over again, across the hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes I’ve reviewed […]

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Startup job referrals – always ask!

When you have a good career networking meeting/call while you’re on the hunt for a startup job, don’t be afraid to ask the person you met for startup job referrals or an introduction. You should always ask for a referral if your meeting/call went pretty well and you think you’ve developed a rapport with the person you […]

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3 tips to crush your startup job search

Hiring managers for sales and business development positions at startups are looking for great candidates who are connected and who hustle. Below are 3 tips that will help you show that you’re both of those things. 1) Check in with your friendly neighborhood venture capitalist. VCs are often a great way to find out which […]

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