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Underdog.io Guide to Landing a Startup Job

September 14, 2022
By
Chris Muir
The ultimate guide to finding startup jobs, nailing the interview process, and securing a great job offer.
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Despite Tech Layoffs, Startups are Still Hiring

September 9, 2022
By
The Underdog.io Team
Hiring is hard, even in the best of times. Record high inflation rates, an economic downturn, and skyrocketing living costs can make it nearly impossible for a startup to find the right people. Despite a few high profile tech companies laying off employees, most tech startups are still hiring. While the news may seem dire for the tech industry, hundreds of newly added jobs across multiple industries tell a very different story about the demand for tech employees.
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What Does an Engineering Hiring Manager Look For?

July 27, 2022
By
The Underdog.io Team
So you're in the job hunt, or at least you've begun thinking about greener pastures elsewhere. Naturally you want to land an excellent gig at a worthy company, working with a great team, and so on. How to prep for the mating dance with these companies? In this series of Ruff Guides from Underdog, we will analyze what engineering hiring managers are actually looking for.
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How Hiring Marketplaces, Job Boards And Social Networks Could Impact Your Job Search

June 28, 2022
By
Emerald Nwanne
The world has seen a major shift in the last few decades. Job searching doesn’t have to still be such a grind. With a million and one ways to apply for jobs today, it's important as ever to understand how hiring marketplaces, job boards and social networks could potentially impact your job search.
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Reimagining the Design Interview with Jay Sylvester, Rockerbox's Newest Product Designer

June 8, 2022
By
Emerald Nwanne
We spoke to an Underdog candidate who was recently hired on our platform to get their take on what makes an effective and empathetic design interview process.
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Picking the Best Startup Job References

November 26, 2019
By
Chris Muir
Picking a good reference for any job deserves some careful thought, but it's extra important when you're up for a job at a startup.
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How to Vet a Startup’s Culture While Interviewing

November 7, 2019
By
Chris Muir
When you're considering a job at a startup, it's important to take their culture (workstyle, values, and environment) into account. Here's what to look into.
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Tracking and Organizing Your Job Search

October 24, 2019
By
Chris Muir
Looking for a new job is a lot of work. How can you organize your in-flight applications and conversations? Here's a guide to tracking your job search, including a helpful tracker tool.
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Startup Equity Basics for Job Seekers

October 17, 2019
By
Josh Goldstein
Most people considering working for a startup understand the idea of equity—you get “shares” and eventually, maybe they make you a millionaire—but might not have a great handle on the specifics. But how does startup equity actually work?
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How to Optimize Your Résumé for Startups

October 15, 2019
By
Chris Muir
How do you write or rewrite your résumé if you want a job at a startup? Here are some tips to make your CV stand out to startup founders and increase your chances of getting the job.
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