Was finding job in a start-up overwhelming/painful for you as well?
Last month I decided to switch jobs & join a start up. I received a few offers & currently at different stages with some. The whole process was very overwhelming for me & I wanted to see if I can do something else to make my life easier. A typical workflow looked like this for me: - Discover start-ups I am interested in on angel.co, workatstartup.com, triplebyte.com. (Filters help but not enough to narrow the search. Hence it takes a lot of time) - Start conversation with the startups I am interested in & book intro calls. (Startups, particularly at workatstartup.com were very unresponsive. Some startups simply stopped responding in the middle of the process) - Intro calls with the hiring contact. (Each call lasts about 30-45 mins & it becomes very time consuming to talk to multiple start ups) - Call with founders. (Very similar to Intro call. But, coming from the founder) - Assignments. Most start ups involve first step as take away home assignment. The typical duration of each assignment is between 2 - 4 hrs. (This is the most time consuming step) - 2 more technical rounds (each lasts 60 mins) - offer discussion (lasts around 30 mins) - 1-on-1 with team members. Completing the full process with a startup typically took me 8 hrs. Doing this with a full time job was very overwhelming. And I am pretty sure if it would have been overwhelming for the start up as well since they are doing this in parallel with multiple candidates.