One of the most important qualities that an applicant needs to have in a startup environment is a lab mindset or in other words a desire to build or optimize processes. If you want to apply for a role in a startup, but you haven’t had this experience professionally don’t let that stop you! You can also demonstrate that you have this quality through your hobbies or interests outside of the work place.
Perhaps you were responsible for project managing a new festival in your fraternity, or you volunteered your time to lead a fundraising group? Be creative with your rationale in cover letter and demonstrate your ability to think outside of the box.
Contributors: Annelies Den Boer from Speakap