Start-ups are the new rage of the present day just like internet companies were over a decade ago. So much so that in the past few years, the start-up industry has even seemed to explode. Each day, a new start-up emerges, creating a myriad of job opportunities for the very talented bunch of candidates that are out there. While there are an array of positions in these start-ups waiting to be filled, it is often a big deal to land an interview with any of the start-ups. Mostly because these companies may or may not hire through conventional channels.
At more prominent and well-established firms, it may be easier to get an interview by getting in touch with the HR of the company. Here however, you need to be creative to be noticed. Your first and foremost contact person could even be the CEO or one of the busy co-founders of the company. Since your resume doesn’t go through a lot of screening process and goes directly to the person concerned, it has to speak volumes. Also because funded startups throw in a lot of perks and provide high salaries, they ensure only the right bunch gets through to the interview stages, so less time is wasted.
While you may have heard many birds chirping as to resumes being a cliché in startups, a resume does define your seriousness and skill set and it stays the first step to hiring you.