According to Mark Evans, a principal with ME Consulting, working for a startup company is a great way to make a difference in your community by providing needed products or services, while expanding your skill set in a challenging – but fun – environment:
“Working for a startup offers tremendous professional and personal experience and education. Even if you end up working for a large company, you will bring a different perspective and skill set that will continue to be a huge benefit.”
But despite these major perks, there’s a common misperception that exists that only tech geeks or Silicon Valley insiders are able to land the best positions within these young companies. In fact, the world of startup workers is a lot more varied and diverse than you might expect!
Here’s what you need to know about the people who work for startups and how to best get your foot in the door with the companies that interest you: