Startups are always looking for the best talents, so much so that some acquire other companies ... More
Startups are always looking for the best talents, so much so that some acquire other companies just for their staff. Finding the right startup to work for is also difficult for most people looking for startup jobs. College2Startup lets people subscribe to receive job opportunities directly in their inbox free of charge or any hassle. Startups submit any job opportunities they have and these jobs are sent out in a daily newsletter format.
The interesting thing about this model is that College2Startup ask the right questions, if someone is applying for web developer position for example, we ask the applicant questions like: what language(s) do you code in, what is your github profile url? Can we see a sample code you’ve written before? etc. These are things the employers want to know right off the bat before interviewing, and they are specific to startups. By doing this, College2Startup is eliminating a lot of the noise that startups typically find on traditional job sites.
Last updated 27 Oct 2011
Published 27 Oct 2011
This website makes a very pertinent point when it says startups shouldn’t hire like other companies because they are not like other companies. Wise words and this jobsite aims to match talented graduates with a strong desire to get involved with a startup to the perfect partner.
The jobs page itself can be viewed by anyone but if you’re a graduate looking to advertise your talent or a startup with a job to post you need to register and set out the skills you have or the skills you need. Those looking for a job get the luxury of receiving relevant job details straight into their inbox without having to part with any cash.
As a startup you’ll pay $50 to post a job and for that you’re pretty much guaranteed to only get matched with people with the relevant skills as there is a level of verification that goes on such as proving someone can actually code in the way they claim.
The application form attached to all job posts is also very comprehensive and should give any hirer a good insight into what makes a candidate tick. Apart from the obvious qualification and career to date questions there is a section asking for a link to an "about me" video prepared by the job hunter.
If you’re a graduate applying for a job with a startup you’d be advised to do some homework first as you will need to complete a section about why you want to work for them. You also need to be pretty convincing about why you’d rather work at a 3 month startup than at Facebook because they’ll want to know that as well!
Startups need all the help they can get to acquire great staff and this one looks like it homes in on all the relevant areas to help achieve that.