Startup Career Archive

Dealing with Voluntary Employee Turnover of Key Talent in Startups

“Hey boss, I wish to leave the team next month.” Employee churn is a nightmare for every organisation, especially early-stage startup. Known for high attrition rate, retaining the best minds to stay on the team has always been major challenge for startup founders. Needless to say, running with short funds and little perks often pose

Fixing the Most Common Mistakes Early-Stage Startups Make

Young vivacious talent, high-levels of energetic team, intelligent, hard-working, and ambitious grit to transform great ideas into reality – these characteristics are common in every startup founded. However, what makes aspiring startup founders lose from established leaders in the competitive race of success? The answer is one but obvious: lack of experience. While getting market

Are Startups Equally Appealing To Veterans And Baby Boomers?

When it comes to the culture of a startup life, there is a widely-held misconception that startups are only for the younger generation, Millennials and Gen Z. Growing up in this era where digital transformation is the norm, these generations are known for being more digital-savvy than the elders. Meanwhile, owing to their late introduction

Fresh Grads vs Experienced Employees: Who Are Startups Looking For?

Entry level job opening: hiring recent college grads. Requirements: 5 years of experience, 6 Olympic gold medals, and superpowers. Have you ever heard of this viral joke? Couple of decades ago, it seems that college grads could easily land their dream job when they graduate. Right out of the college, companies are opening their doors

Looking Beyond the Perks: Why Should You Work for Startups?

What makes you interested in pursuing a career at a startup and getting into the groove of a #startuplife journey? When it comes to the classic battle between startups and corporate, you must have learnt some basic knowledges about the differences between both cultures. Large corporate offers you stable income, bona fide workplace, and fixed

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Negotiating a Startup Job Offer

After rounds of strenuous tests and interviews, the hiring manager calls you back with a good news: “You are selected for the job role and we are sending across the job offer letter.” Finally you take a deep breath, feeling relieved, gratified and this moment does call in for a celebration, but wait! Just before

When Are Partnerships Bad For Your Startup?

Most of the world’s giant companies have started off from partnerships. As an aspiring startup founder, you might have heard about how Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked together and created Google, or how Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard cooperated and invented (well, as the name suggests) Hewlett-Packard. Maybe it is time for you to

5 Growth Hacks Worth Trying for Startups

Congratulations! You have just set up your own startup. Now comes the difficult part: acquiring new customers. Since startups typically do not have much budget for marketing, why don’t you try the growth hacking methods? Starting up a business is not easy. Growing and scaling it up to boost profits, is not easier either. When

Prepping Up for the Startup Job Interview

Congratulations! You have secured a job interview to work for a growing startup, you have always been yearning. Given the call, now you are just a bit closer from your dream job. The next step is, how you should prep yourself to nail the interview? You might have heard that startup offers ground-breaking culture that

How Do Public Speaking Skills Help Boost a Start-up Career?

What makes for a great leader? If you ask this question to executives, the answer will be one: great communication skill. While innovative and exceptional way of thinking is a must-have value, every startup founder should be able to convey their ideas to a wider audience. And the only way they can do this is