Guide: Getting A Startup Job in Boston

With The Boston Startup School Expose today and friends that are recent graduates asking about employment any advice on how best to navigate the Boston tech job market would be really appreciated by them. So I outlined a process that worked for me after being suggested to it by local entrepreneurs and hiring managers.

Joe Faris: How to Negotiate your Equity Compensation in VC-Backed Startups

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In our work at venture-backed startups, we are amazed at how hard new employees will negotiate pay, benefits, workspace, duties, titles, etc. and just totally accept their equity compensation.
So, we have prepared six questions that will make you look really smart and help you understand your equity compensation. It may also make you a lot richer when your Company is acquired.

Everything I needed to know about Entrepreneurship I learned from a Comedy Troupe: Hiring

I consider The Callbacks, the comedy group I founded at BU to be my first successful startup.The following posts is a series of lessons I learned while leading them:

Hiring (3 of 3)

Finding the right talent in a start up is a very hot topic right now and one that most companies struggle with. Finding the right talent for The Callbacks was no exception and something we really struggled with in our first two years. We were fortunate enough to have a great group of founding members, but when we started bringing on new people we ran into a lot of problems.

The 3 C's of Team Building

In startups, it's all about the team. Ideas change, business models change and even roles can change, but the hope is that you can build a core team that is lasting. From the first step of finding a good co-founder to adding key members to your early team, it's a good idea to have a framework for what you're looking for.  What I look for are the 3 C's: Chemistry, Competence and Customer Focus.

Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

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Mark Suster
Only Hire A+ People Who Punch Above Their Weight Class

Want an Unpaid Internship So You Can Get Valuable Experience ? – Screw You !

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Mark Cuban
Unpaid internships are common, but completely illegal. Mark Cuban examines the issue presented by our friends at the US govt.

Netflix's Corporate Culture Presentation

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Guide to Netflix's very successful and innovative corporate culture.

Why Startups Should ALWAYS Compromise When Hiring

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Dharmesh Shah, CTO of Hubspot
Everyone you hire at your company is a compromise. The trick is to compromise on the right things.

The ABCs of interviews (and the DEFs)

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Eric Ries
When I train someone to conduct a technical interview, the primary topic is what to look for in a good candidate. The six key attributes, in a convenient-yet-gimmicky mnemonic, spell ABCDEF.
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