Startup hiring is hard. Not because there are not enough hiring solutions but because they deliver more noise than actual results. For example, it is not uncommon to get 100+ applications on job posted on say LinkedIn, Naukri or HasJob. But most of these are irrelevant or come from fence-sitters. No wonder that one of the… Continue reading How is CutShort different from LinkedIn or Naukri?
Let’s admit it – startup hiring is tricky, time consuming and not exactly fun. Many of us find it as a huge distraction from the other “more exciting” activities we do at startups. So we tend to keep delaying hiring until it becomes a crying need. And when that happens, we force ourselves to repeat… Continue reading Startup hiring hack: Always be hiring
A bit of context first: Two weeks ago, we heard the unfortunate news that PubMatic was laying off 100+ people. To help the employees affected by this, we started an initiative to connect them with their prospective employers easily on our platform. Here is a brief checkpoint on what has happened since then. 40 companies have… Continue reading Two weeks after the PubMatic layoffs: here is what we have achieved so far
Connect with the people you want. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But it can be deceptively difficult. Take for example big events such as TieConPune and PuneConnect . One of the biggest reasons we go to these events is to meet other interesting people. There are tons of people around, some of which are the ones you most want… Continue reading How we facilitated 150+ meetings in 1 day at PuneConnect 2015
Tell me about yourself. Four words that can fill candidates with dread or joy, depending on how prepared they are. This question is tricky – since it seems too trivial, sort of a small talk before the real thing. As a result, many candidates simply start narrating details from their resume or give back the control… Continue reading How to respond to the question "Tell me about yourself"?
The cycle continues. You find a great candidate, start a hiring thread, schedule a couple calls and then realize the candidate doesn’t quite fit in. You tell this to the candidate (good job!) or simply snap up the communication line. At CutShort, we try to avoid this approach. We try to inform the candidates about… Continue reading Startup hiring advice: Don't cut the chord!
You are cruising along, and then technology changes. You have to adapt. -Marc Andreessen This is true for everyone, but more so for “techies” like us. For us, failing to upgrade our skills can significantly impact our career growth. So what skills you should be working on? To help our users decide, we dug into… Continue reading Top skills startups are hiring for in 2015
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on! -Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook Sheryl Sandberg said this while explaining why did she join a new startup in 2001. Wise choice since that startup went on the rule the world and became a verb in itself – Google! The… Continue reading Join the rocketship: The premium startup hiring event in Pune
Are you looking for a job and need some help from friends? Sure, if you ask them about open jobs they know, chances are they will be as clueless as this guy: With SocialHelpouts, your friends never need to guess. Here’s how. After creating your short profile (a “signal”), just search for friends and send… Continue reading How can friends help you on SocialHelpouts?