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Startup job advice

There’s some good chatter over on Quora on a question called “How To Evaluate Whether To Work For A Startup?”

My favorite 5 tips from Quora are:

1) Your manager is vital (source: Keith Rabois, COO of Square in San Francisco)

2) Ask yourself: “What can I learn” from working for this startup and “will I enjoy learning it?” (startup advisor Adam Rifkin)

3) The CEO is always critical (self-proclaimed “know-it-all” Andrew Gumperz).

4) It all comes down to people & culture (a bunch of people mentioned this).

5) Trust your gut (a few people mentioned this).

#1 is so important to Ongig that we mandate that every one of our job postings shows the name and picture or video of the hiring manager.

Here’s the full Quora Q&A on working for a startup.

If you’re interested in sizing up a startup job, you might also consider reading The ‘5 C’s’ On Why An A-Player Switches Jobs – they are Career Development, Culture, Creativity, Convenience & Compensation).

Thanks, Quora!

Rob Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO at Ongig
Ongig is the video job description platform that helps you attract the best talent faster. Ongig supercharges your job descriptions through video, images, and other media along with live chat, social sharing, and careers microsite creation. Early clients of Ongig include Yelp, GoDaddy, Verizon Digital and Autodesk.

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