Nowadays, there are many startups that are developing in big cities. Even in some areas, there are also many young people who set up startups to overcome the surrounding problems. Working in a startup is a dream for young people today.
Because of the nuances and rhythm of work, much different from conventional companies. Especially if the startup is engaged in technology.
The startup world continues to grow, meaning that all professions in it are also required to continue to grow. For young people, this is very suitable, because they have a soul that wants to keep learning new things.
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So, so that you can easily be accepted for work at a startup, there are a few tips that you can do from now on.
1. Look At Job Qualifications Carefully
If you get job vacancies, don’t rush to apply. Read first what are the qualifications or requirements for the job vacancy. Don’t just look at what professions are needed, but what kind of people they (companies) need.
For example, they are looking for a Front Officer, and it turns out you are interested. See what they want first.
Maybe they are looking for an FO who can speak English, while you are not fluent. So if you don’t look at it carefully, your application will not be accepted.
The point is to first see what the classification is, then look at yourself, are you sure and in accordance with these criteria?
2. Find Out How The Company Is
Of course, you also need to know what the startup company you are applying for is. You can find out about the field of business, its working philosophy, how big the company is, and much more.
Why should you need to know the background of the company? Because in order to be able to adjust early whether you are suitable to work in such an environment later.
Because working is not only a matter of the profession that you will do but also the work environment will be very supportive.
If you are a lazy person, just looking for an easy job and don’t want to grow, then working in the startup world will make you feel uncomfortable. And in the end, will also make it difficult for the company to grow.
3. Make A Great Resume
A resume or CV ( Curriculum Vitae) is very important, even more, important than the cover letter. The cover letter only tells you that you want to apply for a job at the company.
The rest of the essence of the application is in the Resume. Because the Resume is a representative of yourself before you are invited for an interview. So you have to make a good resume.
What is a good resume? Of course, it must be in accordance with the context of the job you are applying for. The content is also not too wide from the profession you are applying for.
In fact, if the resume is for a startup, it is much simpler and focuses on the field of profession you are applying for. Sometimes classic information such as organizational experience in college is not needed.
So the resume is not like a resume in general, you have to make it good and interesting. So that the company is also interested in seeing your resume in as much detail as possible.
Today, there are many examples of resumes that can be obtained. You can look for references or ask for help with existing CV / Resume design services.
4. Research Before Sending CV
Currently, the majority of startup companies are no longer using the old method of recruiting new employees.
Some of them ordered to send their resume via email, some already have their own recruitment platform. So don’t be surprised if you don’t send it as a hard file.
And make sure, that if you send your CV via email or any existing platform, pay attention to the file size requested.
Sometimes there are those who demand that the CV/resume size is not more than 500 kb or limited to a certain size. This is trivial, but do not pay attention to many applicants.
5. Watch Your Social Media Accounts
In several large startup companies, nowadays, when recruiting new employees, some see it from the applicant’s social media account.
They not only judge from the CV/Resume received, but also the social media accounts of the applicants. For example, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.
Because now the era has become more open, from social media we can see how this person really is. Moreover, if the profession is related to social media, then the assessment of the social media accounts you have will be very meaningful.
For example, you apply for a job in the Social Media Specialist section. Yes, it is natural that the company will see your social media account. They will see how you interact on social media and how to manage it. Because later, you will be assigned the responsibility to manage the social media of the company or brand.
It would be better if you started from now on, activating your LinkedIn social media accounts. If you don’t have one, please create one. LinkedIn is one of the social media that focuses on the world of career and business.
There you can update your profile and work experience professionally. It could be from there that you can find the company you want, or even get a job offer from a company because they found your interesting profile.
If you want to work at a startup, you must have a spirit of passion to keep growing. Because what distinguishes startup companies from companies that have been growing longer is the way they work.
At a startup, you are required to continue to develop yourself and the company. So if you are lazy and don’t want to learn new things, it will be very difficult to adapt to a startup environment.