The coolest startup jobs aren’t advertised. In Finding Startup Jobs John Gannon gives you the passwords you need to crack into them.
- Amol Sarva, Co-founder Virgin Mobile USA and Founder of Knotable
Finding Startup Jobs is the definitive resource for anyone looking to begin building an exciting career in high-growth startup companies. It breaks down your startup job search end to end: all the way from building one's network in the startup community to actually negotiating your final offer. It's hard to imagine any resource that would be more complete and more informed than Finding Startup Jobs.
- Rob Go, Founding Partner, NextView Ventures
Becoming a cherished employee for a high-growth company can fundamentally change your career and life. Anyone considering joining this world should pick up Finding Startup Jobs immediately.
- Aaron O'Hearn, CoFounder of Startup Institute
Finding a job at a startup is not easy. Finding Startup Jobs guides you from the first step in identifying if this is the right path for you - to the final part of the process deciding to join a company. With the majority of jobs out there following traditional rules and processes Finding Startup Jobs provides a much needed map to figuring out how to get a job at a startup.
- Eric Friedman - Revenue at Foursquare
Startups are a firm part of the new American Dream. In Finding Startup Jobs, entrepreneur and startup CEO John Gannon opens the playbook to job seekers on how to land a dream job in a startup and features some of the leading investors, entrepreneurs, and flat out hustlers in the industry.
Gannon starts at the beginning and challenges readers to examine the harsh realities of whether or not they are a good candidate to work in a startup environment. A good bit of the first few chapters is dedicated to educating readers and startup job seekers as to the potential roles available for a variety of skill sets including sales, marketing, product management, and more.
For most people, getting a great startup job hinges on networking and Gannon explains step by step how to develop and cultivate a fruitful startup network. Choosing a company, interviewing, and negotiating a job offer are covered in detail as more advanced steps for a successful potential employee. The harsh realities of potentially being fired from a startup are discussed, as is the climate for MBAs in startups.
Regardless of your experience level, Finding Startup Jobs will ask you hard questions to determine your motivation, skill set, and preparedness for launching a startup career.