Throughout every hiring process, there are certain things that I look for in an applicant. To work at a startup, you need to be scrappy. Typically, startups are small, so an applicant needs to be able to wear multiple hats. Even if your training is in communication, you have to also be willing to work in sales or social media or something else entirely. Also, make it clear in your application and interview that you’re intrinsically motivated. To be successful at a startup, you often have to direct yourself and keep yourself on task. Above all else, educate yourself on the startup before going into the interview. Make sure you know the ins and outs of the company and understand their brand and how you might contribute to it.
Contributors: Andrew Glantz from GiftAMeal