Jessica Brody, Director of People & Talent at Crunchbase, shares her tips and insights for startup recruiting for MBAs.
Crunchbase is a database spun out from TechCrunch that charts startups, other tech companies, the people who work for them, and those who fund them.
Here's a sneak peak at what Jessica shares in this episode:
1. While there may be a notion that startups do not value MBAs, Jessica disagrees
2. Pretty much all roles are open to MBAs such as Business Development, Marketing, PM, HR etc. There do tend to be more MBAs in Marketing and BD sort of roles that use the MBA skill set more
3. Product roles can also be filled by MBAs - with or without technical backgrounds. Depends on what kind of product you'll be building.
4. Recruiting for startups is not structured at all - candidates need to pursue the startup rather than the other way around.
5. If you don't see a role that's a good fit on the careers page of a startup, don't despair! Still email them and tell them you want to work for them, and they might create something for you.
6. Get a referral for applying. Get to know the employees and use the opportunity to learn more about the company.
7. Don't hesitate from negotiating your offer
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