We’re Hiring…But Not if You’re Looking for a Job

1 Nov

I was inspired to make a flowchart after a conversation with my Co-Founder. John had spoken with a candidate who seemed on the fence about whether he wanted to get a job at an established company or pursue his passion and build something amazing with a small team at an early stage startup. Such different things that I couldn’t even begin to enumerate them all so I decided to make some visuals. Feel free to comment on what I’ve missed.  Add your own.

Bottom line. We’re hiring. But I WILL NOT hire you if you’re simply looking for a job. This is an adventure. It’s a pursuit of passion. It’s a calling to build something that changes how people live. It’s long nights. It’s weekends. It’s what you think about even when you don’t “have to be thinking about it”. It’s a commitment to surprise even yourself with your creativity and ingenuity. And it’s a lot of damn fun working with a wonderful team of tech geeks, biz creators, and awesome investors who love to shake things up. But it sure as hell ain’t a job.

So click on the flow chart and see if you’re cut out to come join us. We’re hiring. Position descriptions here (http://bit.ly/qSdtvL).

So you want to work at a startup?

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5 Responses to “We’re Hiring…But Not if You’re Looking for a Job”

  1. Ty Ahmad-Taylor (@tyahma) November 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    This is a great summary of the pros and cons about joining a startup.

  2. martin November 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    Love it! I would also add as filter questions: Do you wait to be told what to do or see things that need doing and initiate? Do you melt or thrive in stressful situations? How do you feel about getting paid predominantly with good karma until we get funded?

  3. Kingsley Harris November 3, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    This is a great idea Ron. It really shows what it takes to be in a situation where you’re out there on your own (with your co-founders) trying to build a great product.

  4. @GetJobber November 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Hah – I’m in the process of learning some of this. It’s so hard to tell what you’re going to get after just a couple of interviews. If only we could all afford the time to test drive applicants for a couple of months. Oh wouldn’t that be nice.

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