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Airwallex Melbourne VIC, Australia
Feb 17, 2020
Who we are: Airwallex is one of the most exciting Fintech start-ups in Australia. We have built an end-to-end cross-border payments platform that allows businesses of all sizes to scale in the increasingly global marketplace. Our solutions enable businesses to manage their cross-border flows programmatically at the lowest costs possible.   We started Airwallex because we knew there was a better way to make global payments. Since 2015 we’ve been driven by a simple goal – to simplify and enhance the lives of the people and the businesses we serve by connecting them through smart cross-border payment technology.   With offices currently in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, London and San Francisco, we offer a truly global experience for all employees. The role: Our Customer Support and Compliance Operations teams are 2 of the most critical teams at Airwallex. As the first point of contact with our customers, this role will see you interacting with many existing and potential Airwallex customers everyday. You’ll be responsible for end-to-end management of small business leads who want to sign up for platform.  Your duties will include contacting customers leads, collecting key information we need and closing the sale.   Additionally, you will handle customer support queries and ensure follow-through with global operations teams to ensure great customer experience.  Little experience is required, but as we expand this function globally, we are looking for dedicated, proactive, high-energy individuals who have a passion for great customer experience and want to work at Australia’s new tech unicorn.  Please note: The hours in this role will be varied as the global team aim to provide 24/7 support. You Will: You love to talk to customers –  you must be passionate about talking to customers directly, listening to what they want, explaining the benefits of Airwallex and articulating how we can help them You love sales  – while you don’t need much sales experience, you need to be driven to achieve KPIs You are focused on great customer experience –  when you get a support inquiry, you will want to get it resolved as soon as possible in the best way to ensure a great customer experience You are a great communicator on the phone and via email –  you can provide information verbally and in a collaborative fashion with great customer rapport You are a great team player  – you’ll be working with people across diverse global offices and will need to work collaboratively with them Skill and Experience You Will Bring: 1-2+ years’ experience in inside sales and/or customer supportStart-up & fintech experience preferred Chinese speaking is plusHigh education preferred (bachelor’s degree or other)
Appsflyer Herzliya, Israel
Feb 17, 2020
Do you find numbers so easy that you crunch them in your sleep? Do you have a knack for balancing the FS and income statement? We are looking for you, an out-of-the-box thinker who can deliver on-demand. We are looking for a high-motivated, skilled, independent, and responsible Headquarter Controller to join our growing finance team. AppsFlyer’s headquarters is our largest office with over 300 staff members and growing. This explosive growth has spawned the need for better financial control here. If you’re detail-oriented and love numbers this is the role for you. Responsibilities: Assist with AppsFlyer Group Month-end/quarter-end/year-end close process  Responsible for overall Global Consolidation, including subsidiaries reporting package review, inter-company settlement compliance  Managing financial reporting to investors and management. Prepare comparative financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP) on a quarterly and annual basis in a timely manner Work with colleagues and finance team members to ensure consistency and accuracy of the company's global financial information Perform and prepare in-depth variance analysis, analytic analysis, and various financial reports  Improve and optimize cross-functional Finance flows and processes Assist with special projects and ad-hoc requests, as necessary. Requirements: Minimum of 3 years in accounting/financial position at an international or fast-growing company Previous internship at one of the big 4” accounting firms” high-tech departments Experience working with high-tech companies, under US GAAP Proven ability to execute on-demand projects Independent, detail-oriented, a team player, fast data learning ability, detail-oriented, and a good multitasker Solid organisational skills with the ability to manage priorities and execute in a dynamic environment with attention to detail Advanced proficiency in spoken and written English Strong analytical skills Preferred Requirements: Familiar with NetSuite – a significant advantage Previous experience in financial reporting Being introduced by an AppsFlyer employee
Tanium Washington, DC
Feb 17, 2020
The Basics: As  the Director of Strategic Accounts (DSA) on the Tanium Federal sales team, you will be responsible for generating opportunities to position the Tanium platform within the DoD. You’ll be equally as comfortable with the CIO, CISO or VP Ops as you would hosting a room of Red Team members; from talking business benefits to bits and bytes. The successful DSA drives a superior customer experience by delivering technology solutions tailored to customer needs and is able to exceed their assigned quota. What you’ll do: Articulate the value of the Tanium platform to decision makers and expertly manage the complex sales cycle within DoD accounts Nurture and develop relationships within the assigned territory and/or accounts, presenting to the C-suite the value of the Tanium platform Work with the Partner and Marketing teams to define and support prospecting efforts within assigned territory and/or accounts Generate appropriate sales development activity to ensure healthy pipeline management Accurately forecast, maintaining excellent SFDC hygiene Conduct online webinars or in-person presentations to generate qualified leads Travel as needed We’re looking for someone with: 2-4 years of enterprise software sales experience, generating and closing complex software transactions A strong understanding of Navy account territory Prior experience selling endpoint security technology to the DOD is preferred A strong team mentality - selling is a team sport at Tanium, where managing and using virtual resources to tackle large and complex sales cycles is a must have skill Proven track record of exceeding quota Experience calling on and presenting to C-Suite level contacts The ability to evangelize and build new business opportunities within an assigned territory and/or accounts. Excellent communication and presentation skills About Tanium: At Tanium, we empower the world’s largest organizations to manage and protect their mission-critical networks. There’s a reason why 6 of the top 10 retailers, 12 of the top 15 US banks, and 4 of the US Armed Forces use Tanium. We provide lightning-fast capabilities at their fingertips to see everything and do anything across their computer networks – with unparalleled scale. We pride ourselves on being unstoppable in the pursuit of our mission. We are diverse problem solvers driven to do the right thing and win as a team. Join our team at tanium.com/careers/. 
Grab Indonesia
Feb 17, 2020
Get to know our Team   When you're an engineer at Grab, you are part of the heart and soul of the company. Our passion is anchored in the work that we do, and this is reflected in the impact we make on millions of lives on a daily basis. Our team is empowered by creating amazing services and tools that serve millions of passengers, driving partners, and fellow grabbers. The day-to-day activities: Testing should be performed in collaboration with the scrum team by applying the right and adept testing techniques, tools and communication skills. Work with the QA and engineers to understand how the new features should be tested, and also engage in contributing automated tests Coordinate with QA and engineers to debug and resolve the issues found during the automation test Automation test script update reflecting the changes  Expand the existing test automation framework and the test coverage. Develop new automation tests and tools for our frontend, backend APIs and services, Performance and the CI/CD. Identify and drive the adoption of best practices in code health, testing, testability, and maintainability.  Configure automated tests to execute reliably and efficiently in CI/CD environments. Track and communicate test results in a timely, effective, and automated manner.   ​​The must-haves: Relevant work experience in software development and/or test automation Understanding of test automation tools and frameworks like robot framework, Selenium, Appium, UIAutomator, Postman or any relevant test automation tools is a plus Experience in scripting or any programming language like Python, Golang, Java, etc. Understanding of database concepts and queries (Mysql, PostgreSQL, etc) Knowledge of code versioning control tools and shell script Experience with Continuous Integration systems (Jenkins, Travis or GitLab) Excellent communication skills - very good at inter and intra-team communication Team player who endorses collaborative work style Inquisitive and hungry to learn more
Grab Philippines
Feb 17, 2020
GET TO KNOW THE ROLE: This role covers full spectrum of HR and manages the day-to-day People Operations function in Philippines. Primary scope includes on boarding, employee relations, compensation & benefit, retention, performance management, learning & development. Though not directly responsible for talent acquisition, you are expected to collaborate with talent acquisition team to ensure the best talent is identified and retained to meet the business requirements. This role is a member of the Philippines leadership team. THE DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES: People Strategy development and deployment • Expected to work with regional People Operations team to develop and deploy the broader People strategy • Responsible for guiding and implementing strategic and tactical people initiatives aligned to business’s objectives – including and not limited to integrating Workday implementation with existing people operations, implementing Payroll outsourcing, and other people systems/projects   Deliver effective People Operations services • Actively provide advance level support and internal consulting to country management team • Build relationships with managers at all levels and ensure responsive People services are provided • Deliver efficient and effective on boarding experience for new hires • Manage the payroll and benefits administration to ensure accurate payroll and timely payment • Manage salary review and bonus review and payout cycles with the Regional Rewards team   Policies, Procedures and legislation • Maintain the employee handbook through regular reviews and update where necessary, especially where there are legislation changes • Update and prepare Region People Operations and Country management team on key people related legislation changes • Regular review to simplify processes and communicate changes in a timely and transparent manner to stakeholders   Performance Management • Manage and collaborate with Business Partners and Regional Organizational Development team in bi-annual Performance Management cycles • Drive and provide guidance, advice and training to managers on managing performance issues at all levels   Talent Management and Retention • Deploy onboarding & assimilation programs and obtain necessary work visas for diverse workforce • Develop and deploy employee engagement and culture building initiatives, and implement retention strategies • Identify learning needs and assist managers with the selection and contracting of relevant external training programs   Employee Relations • Manage disputes and grievances effectively • Management of exits, including conducting of exit interviews to reduce regret attrition   People Manager • Coach, mentor and manage a small team of dedicated HR professionals • Drive and manage people related projects as required WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS • A comprehensive and proven HR experience in fast paced, collaborative working environment • At least 10 years of experience • Solid knowledge of employment law in Philippines • Technologically savvy with SaaS (Software as a Service) business applications • Minimum Bachelor Degree   KEY ATTRIBUTES / SKILL SETS • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and team effectively at all levels • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions • Results oriented and ‘hands on’ • Highly organized, able to work independently and lead a team • Able to thrive in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environment • Able to manage own resilience and innovate to manage ambiguity and change • Self motivated, self confident, stress resistant • Able to work under pressure • Good English communication skills
Grab Singapore
Feb 17, 2020
Get to know our Team: Grab’s lending business (GFSA – Grab Financial Services Asia) is a recent addition to Grab’s array of product and service offerings focused on providing financing services to drivers and merchants in Grab’s ecosystem. GFSA team is a combination of strong talent pool in its Regional Hub (Singapore) and deep local market operators across its focus markets. We are incredibly excited about the opportunity ahead of us. We are looking to put together the best possible combination of business build drive, industry expertise and local market depth as part of our team. GFSA team is responsible for end to end conceptualisation, design, development, execution and ongoing management of all lending activities in its focus markets and segments.- The day-to-day activities: Compliance: Carry out all compliance related activities and ensure compliance with the applicable local laws, rules, regulations and standards pertaining to Lending; Maintain records and conduct regular reviews on internal and regulatory requirements on AML/CFT standards; Conduct periodic compliance checks, tests and audits, including preparing preliminary reports on findings and ensure proper implementation of recommendation; Conduct investigation and file suspicious transaction reports (STRs) as appropriate; Regulatory: Advising the business on regulatory requirements and updates, if any; Record and update policies and procedures reflecting regulatory developments; Assist to investigate and report any breach of law or regulations where appropriate and follow up on resolutions; Support regulatory reporting; Others: Support developmental projects with focus on procedures development, process improvement initiative and enhancing existing controls; Perform any other duties as assigned The must haves: At least 5 years’ working experience with exposure to internal control framework (e.g. audit, regulatory inspectors) 5 - 8 years relevant experience in regulatory compliance/internal audit in a financial institution. Highly qualified candidates with experience working for/with a financial regulator will be prioritised for assessment.  Experience in implementing and enforcing policies, procedures, and manuals. Experience in liaising with financial regulators, responding to regulatory inquiries and surveys and managing inspections. Experience in stakeholder management at all levels, particularly senior stakeholders. This individual should be willing to be very hands on when working with the wider teams, and able to coordinate and work with different stakeholders to implement compliance requirements; Ability to work independently, make decisions and lead compliance initiatives should also be included; Proactive, objective and possess an aptitude for risks and control; Proficient in English Good written and verbal communications skills; Team player Welcome individuals with experience working with startups, fintech's with relevant skills
Next-insurance Palo Alto, California
Feb 17, 2020
Palo Alto, California Lead Product Manager, Partnerships Next Insurance is an insurtech startup experiencing hockey-stick growth and funded by top tier investors. We’re on a mission to disrupt the small business insurance space by leveraging modern technology to build a completely new kind of customer-first insurance company. In the process, we’re helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Backed by Redpoint Ventures and founded by a team of highly successful entrepreneurs, we’ve raised over $380M to help us achieve our mission. Small business insurance is a $130 billion industry in the US, but more than 90% of small businesses purchase insurance offline through insurance agents, which can take several weeks and be outrageously overpriced. We’re disrupting a traditionally offline industry by going direct to the customer and 100% online. We’re looking for an experienced Product Manager to own a rapidly growing area for us. The person in this role will own our production vision related to partners. Responsibilities: Own our partnerships product team and strategy end-to-end Work with our partnerships team and partners to prioritize and execute on the biggest opportunities Prioritize the product roadmap and backlog for partnership features Drive product development from conception to launch for greenfield products Write product requirements for design and engineering Work cross-functionally with design, engineering, marketing, business intelligence, insurance operations, customer support, senior management, and external partners Test and measure results, then iterate based on what you’ve learned Perform user research and competitive analysis as needed Desired Skills and Experience: 5+ years of product management experience at a tech company Experience working with external partners or marketplaces is a plus Strong technical competency BA/BS degree Apply For This Position Upload
Traveloka Jakarta, Indonesia
Feb 17, 2020
Company Description Traveloka is a technology company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Founded in 2012 by ex-Silicon Valley engineers and aims to revolutionize human mobility with technology. Today Traveloka is expanding its reach by operating in seven countries and experimenting with new endeavors that will create large impact in the markets and industries we touch. Job Description This annual program is made for undergraduate students who seek an interesting real-life working experience. In this 3-month program, you will get the opportunity to be involved in challenging projects with extensive coaching and mentor support. Grow with Traveloka into the role you want to have in an environment that celebrates openness, embraces challenges, and values autonomy. Software Engineer - Backend Intern : Get involved in real projects where you will deliver the best in class technology products for our customers, innovate & optimize any effort and solve real-world problems to give meaningful value for the business and users. Backend Engineer takes the vital role of designing, building, improving, and/or maintaining our products and systems. You will learn how Traveloka software engineering implements our best practices and have fun while you’re at it! Preferred Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology Quality Engineer Intern : You will be involved in the quality improvement of our products by building and improving our testing process and better integrate it with the overall engineering process. Learn on how Quality Engineers in Traveloka implement our best practices in managing the quality of our released products. Preferred Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information System Data Analyst Intern:  You will be supporting internal data team and stakeholders to drive the company, its products, and operations forward through data analytics. You will learn how Traveloka data team influences product strategy and decisions through impactful insights and actionable recommendations. Preferred Majors: Mathematics, Statistics Product Management Intern : You will be collaborating with seasoned Traveloka product managers to work on exciting product features/projects which including the management of the planning, forecasting, production and performance life-cycle of Traveloka products. We will drive you to the concept and shape new experiences for our users and expose you to our product management fundamental techniques.  Preferred Majors: Technology, Engineering, Economics, Business Management Revenue and Growth Analyst Intern : You will be supporting the Revenue Management team to grow and optimize the business from the revenue perspective in terms of financial modeling, analysis, and project management, through various initiatives.  Preferred Majors: Finance, Business Management Product Marketing Intern : At Traveloka, Product Marketing role is at the heart of our company's growth. You will be given an exclusive opportunity to learn data-driven marketing including developing growth strategy, marketing optimization and executing it. Preferred Majors: Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Product Marketing, Economics, Business Management Qualifications Third year Bachelor Degree student from reputable University Available to join Traveloka internship timeline from June - August 2020 Preferably students who are participating in technology, product, business or any relevant competitions Additional Information
Babylon Health London, UK
Feb 17, 2020
We are a team on a mission, to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every person on earth. Our mission is bold and ambitious, and it’s one that’s shared by our team who shares our values, to dream big, build fast and be brilliant. To achieve this, we’ve brought together one of the largest teams of scientists, clinicians, mathematicians and engineers to focus on combining the ever-growing computing power of machines, with the best medical expertise of humans, to create a comprehensive, immediate and personalized health service and make it universally available. At Babylon our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We’re a vibrant community of creative thinkers and doers, forging the way for a new generation of healthcare. We’re only as good as our people. So, finding the best people is everything to us. We serve millions, but we choose our people one at a time… Babylon is recruiting an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) to work in our London Clinics.   Reporting to the Clinical Lead for ANPs you will be working as ANP in our clinics across London. It is expected you will be autonomous independent practitioner. You will be an integral role in our digital first NHS service offerings. You will work in our physical clinics has a part of multidisciplinary team well supported by a team of experienced clinicians both onsite and remotely from our head office.   This is ideally a full-time role, but part time will be considered for the right flexible candidate. Strong preference will be given to those who can work across multiple clinics and have some weekend availability.   Highly competitive and in addition, indemnity will be provided.   As our ideal candidate, you will be a fully qualified ANP with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the NHS. Experience in primary care would be advantageous.   What to expect:   ·       You will report to the Clinical Lead for ANPs ·       You will assist with both the day to day functioning and the future development of our UK clinical service. ·       You will be a leader in our clinics across London. ·       You will be confident in seeing a wide range of patients. ·       You will be able to prescribe a wide range of medications across a number of different conditions and presents ·       You will be working an exciting digital first healthcare environment that is rapidly growing     What you receive:   ·       Highly competitive  ·       Full  indemnity cover for all Babylon work ·       Generous pension scheme ·       BUPA health and life insurance for you and your family ·       Annual and sickness leave allowance ·       Maternity/Paternity benefits allowance. ·       CPD-qualified training sessions on digital healthcare ·       Strong clinical leadership and a fantastic support team ·       Free subscription to Babylon for you and your family ·       Regular team social events   We are at the forefront of Digital Health and this is an incredible, but rare opportunity to work within an organisation who is determined to provide easy and affordable healthcare to every person on the planet so why not join us on this journey?   Want to know more?   -       Check out our  website -       Learn more about what it means to join us  here -       Download and check out our  mobile app -       Check us out in the media ( Business Insiders ,  BBC  and  Pulse ) -       Ali Parsa, our CEO’s  TED talk -        Podcast  with Ali    
Slack San Francisco, CA, USA
Feb 17, 2020
Manager, Revenue Recognition Reporting to the Senior Director of Revenue Accounting Operations, our Manager, Revenue Recognition will be part of the Revenue team that promotes consistent revenue recognition practices and ensures that Slack reports revenue in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and internal accounting policies. As part of this team, you will be a key stakeholder in the deal desk team, which consists of other stakeholders from Sales Ops, Order Management and Legal. This team establishes standard contract structures for both existing & new products and work cross-functionally to maintain a scalable quote-to-cash process.  You will be a technical lead and help maintain the company's compliance with revenue standard (ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers) as well as any other related accounting guidance.  You will also train business partners while working closely with them to ensure consistency in the application of Revenue policies and practices. You will also lead the implementation of a few key systems. They include a contract review tool as well as Workday Revenue Management to automate the allocation of revenue to its respective performance obligations.  In addition to this, you will coach and mentor revenue analysts to support contract negotiation, contract reviews, and revenue accounting’s monthly close.  We're looking for a team player who is hands-on, process-driven, highly detail-oriented, and cares about continuous improvement. Sound interesting? Come work at Slack, we’re nice! What you will be doing Author whitepaper or accounting memos to support Slacks contractual structures Own contract review process Participate in contract negotiation in collaboration with Sales, Legal and Sales  Ops teams Identify contracts that have adverse revenue recognition impact and/or contracts that require high manual touch during order processing. Profile and work with deal desk team to keep these non-standard contracts to a minimum Train business partners while working closely with them to ensure consistency in application of Revenue policies and practices Help establish Standalone Selling Price for Slack’s product Ensure Revenue is accurately recorded, including appropriate revenue allocation to respective performance obligations  Review sales and marketing material to ensure roadmap information, if any, is not disclosed in a manner that may impact revenue recognition Participate in monthly accounting close, revenue accounting audit and assist with revenue financial disclosures   What you should have Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting or similar degree required CPA preferred At least 7 years of relevant accounting, finance or revenue recognition experience  Advance knowledge in applying ASC 606 Revenue from Contracts with Customers  Advanced Excel skills (vLookup, pivot tables, etc.) Experience with revenue automation tools (Workday, RevPro, Rev Stream, Netsuite Revenue Management, etc.) Experience in Slack platform a plus Experience with Workday Financials a plus Excel in working across various cross-functional teams   Slack is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Slack will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.   Slack is a layer of the business technology stack that brings together people, data, and applications – a single place where people can effectively work together, find important information, and access hundreds of thousands of critical applications and services to do their best work. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of all kinds use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information. Slack is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and has ten offices around the world. For more information on how Slack makes teams better connected, visit slack.com. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.


Salary is one of the most talked about, thought about and important aspects when it comes to working with any company. Sometimes, and very often, salary discrepancies are one of the make or break parts of obtaining, retaining and securing a job opportunity – and working for less than one feels they deserve, or more hours than they feel the salary is worth, is sometimes a major issue.  The issue of whether one is willing to work a salary job and or hourly is pretty personal and individual to each person. Maybe you feel as though it’s a much fairer situation to be paid hourly so that each hour you actually work is properly compensated.  Then, there are some who really enjoy working for a set amount every week, where they know they won’t earn any less because of a shortage of hours. Whatever works for you and pertains to your individual situation is what’s best.  How Startups Differ in Terms of Salary Negotiation The great thing about working with a startup is that usually, despite your fears, frustrations and desires, your higher-ups will be more than willing to work with you and give you the proper compensation you deserve.  UnicornBoard.com is a great place to look for startup employment that you can receive the best possible benefits package and wages possible through. The companies listed on the site treat their employees properly, and will always properly compensate their employees. There used to be a stigma that working with a startup would earn you far less money, and that they pay unfairly – but that’s usually not the case. Most startups pay very competitively, with the exception of some newer startups that are unable to pay competitive wages due to lack of funding at the beginning, and or the newness of the company.  Startups are also usually pretty flexible on pay, which is super helpful in times where unforeseen things arise. Some are willing to pay via direct deposit, while others give people the option to utilize PayPal, Venmo, or other means where they are able to receive funds online.  Many times, they are even willing to work on a case per case basis, where employees are able to be paid either salary and or hourly. This can be negotiated during the interview and or potentially hiring process.  The most important thing one can do is make their requests known, so that the employer or potential employer is able to accommodate the requests of the employee, or at least address the issues up front and allow you to be aware of policy, company practices, or current pay scale and schedule.  Some Tactics One Can Use When Working with a Startup One of the wisest things you can do when accepting a position with a startup is to review the compensation offered and compare it with other jobs of the same in your local area to review whether or not you are happy with what is being offered. If you feel it’s a safe bet, and think it’s fair, go with it. If not, present a counteroffer to your employer and give them a few reasons why they should pay you that dollar or two more per hour. Make what you say count and give them good reasons as to why. If you are being offered equity with the job, that’s always a major plus. If you aren’t being offered any equity, asking whether or not that is a future possibility and how realistic that premise actually is is a safe bet. Depending upon what the answer is, you know whether or not it may be worth accepting a bit less of a pay scale.  Educate yourself and do a bit of research on how their deals were made in the first place. What do they invest in? Where is the company in terms of funding? How did they even get there? Ask questions. Not only does it show initiative, it also shows you are smart enough to ask the hard questions and show an interest in the company, to boot. If you’re going to negotiate anything within your contract, such as pay, vacation time, benefits, or the like, it’s best to do that up front – and choose to negotiate for things that truly matter. Fighting for frivolous things is usually a waste of everyone’s time. Be sure to ask for the things that truly matter – like medical benefits, and if you don’t need vision, say so. Be honest about your needs, desires and requests, and give your employer a reason to grant you your requests.  There are many different things you can do to negotiate your employment contract so that you will be happy and your employer will be happy as well. Another great thing about working for/with a startup is that they understand happy employees = better results for the company. It’s a no-brainer, but believe it or not, some employees – especially in larger companies – don’t quite understand that concept, or care as much as they should. Some other points to consider when negotiating your salary are whether or not you need to relocate from your current location to the general area of the job location. Will travel and relocation expenses be covered? That’s an important aspect to ponder and discuss at your interview.  Another great negotiation point is to ask whether you can have a pay review after a set amount of time. Perhaps 6 – 12 months is a great place to do a pay review. Ask how often pay could be increased after that point, and find out if and when bonuses may be a possibility. Last but not least, be prepared to give statistics if needed. For example, you can show data based upon how many people in your particular position are earning x amount of dollars and what their experience level is like. Websites like Glassdoor.com allow you to research this type of information and you can then save/print that data, presenting it to potential employers when you are negotiating your pay package.  One final point to make is that you shouldn’t just accept the first offer or first numbers thrown out there at you simply because they exist. You owe yourself to fight for the best salary, hourly, and benefits package possible – and one way to do that is by negotiating. Statistics show that women are far more likely to take the first offer that comes their way – and this can pose an   incredible issue for women’s fair pay rights globally due to the fact that women aren’t fighting back against the stigma that we can and should accept less than what a man would, because we just aren’t worth fighting for.  Do your due diligence, do your research, present your facts and negotiate like hell and chances are likely you will come out on top with a wonderful salary you can be proud of, a benefits package and bonuses to look forward to.  You are capable, and you can make it happen. If you are in the process of looking for startup employment but don’t quite know where to start, check out UniCornBoard.com where you will find incredible startup opportunities daily. 
When you stay at a job for any given amount of time, you will quickly come to realize that you earn many privileges within your position. Some of those privileges are incredibly lucrative, and come in various forms such as bonuses, pay increases, trips, and other lavish luxuries. But, what about the times where you find yourself in the in-between? What if you realized that there things you won’t be able to feel any better about in your job, in your position, or in the place where you currently find yourself? Today’s article deals directly with that in-between, and how you no longer have to be ashamed, afraid or awkward about job hopping in 2020’s job market – especially when it comes to working with a startup. The Stigma Surrounding Job Hopping It used to be that when someone couldn’t or wasn’t able to continue with a job for whatever reason and quit within less than a year of staying put, it appeared as somewhat of a stain of character on the employee or job seeker. People in days gone by have always sort of had it in their minds that job security, longevity, and responsibility showed marks of character. Companies back in the day and even up until a mere few years ago would simply pass these types of job candidates up because they couldn’t offer the stable, long-lasting employee status they were looking for. My, my…how things have changed It would appear that in 2020, it’s becoming more and more normal for employees to quit jobs for various reasons or another, without really giving it a second thought, worrying about job security, losing 401K, benefits and more. Further, it appears that now more than ever, more employers are viewing these types of employees as more valuable, because they couldn’t be too concerned with all of the bells, whistles and frills that the company can offer them. They also find it a bit exhilarating to find employees that can bring much more diversity, experience and freshness to the table than can their counterparts. Employers seem to enjoy working with fresh, new talent these days who are very energetic, interested in expanding their knowledge base, and giving them a chance to grow and thrive in a new company setting for various reasons -- but chastising them for their decision to move on quickly doesn’t seem to be something many bosses are holding in high regard these days for one reason or another. Now that we understand how and why the stigma surrounding job hopping has become a bit less of an issue, let’s take a look at why it’s especially true for those looking for employment within startup positions. Why There’s Not a Stigma Surrounding Job Hopping in a Startup With startup opportunities, many of these companies hire individuals who share the understanding that, despite having a particular job title, that won’t be all they do. Most startups are fresh, new, and are run by those who are a bit inexperienced themselves, and or don’t possess a big wealth of knowledge or potential based upon their lack of employment skills. Welcoming new employees who are fresh-minded, experienced in various facets, and ready and willing to work as a team is imperative for a startup – the more experience, the better. Many individuals are even hired straight out of high school or college, or work with a startup while still in college, enabling them to work part time or with flexible hours of their choosing. The important thing to take away from this portion of the article is this: simply being inexperienced, or experienced in various facets and self-identifying as a sort of, ‘Jack of all trades’ doesn’t disqualify you for a startup position – in fact, it might even help you to succeed in your position, grow with your company, and teach a thing or to to others who might be completely clueless about how to do something you just might be skilled enough to do. If you go into employment with a startup fully expecting to stay for a couple months or so, just be up front and honest with your employer and say so. Chances are, they will be thankful for the help – although temporary – and have adequate time to locate a replacement. Who knows? You might end up falling in love with your position within the company and choose to stay put and plant some roots. Nobody knows what the future holds, or so they say! It’s important to mention though, some companies do prefer the reasons as to why someone job hops to be valid and hold merit, however. If you just decide one day you don’t feel like going in to work anymore because you don’t like the color of the walls, that probably won’t go over too well. If, however, you decide to leave your position with the company because, for example, your actual job duties are vastly different from how they were explained to you either in the job description or during your interview, that would probably be a lot more acceptable and understandable. Additionally, it’s also important to note that quitting and job hopping consistently so you don’t get fired so you quit-before-they-can-fire-you because of faults of your own probably won’t go over well, either. Perhaps you really expected to receive benefits and you just don’t have that option in your current position – most employers will understand that as a reason for having left. Just try to keep your reasoning legitimate and realize that your story will probably be corroborated and fact-checked with former employers to ensure what you’re saying is true. Age is Nothing But a Number Remember this as well: when it comes to securing employment within a startup, it doesn’t matter if you’re 65 or 22. The age factor really isn’t a factor for most companies. In fact, hiring a diverse group of individuals with vast differences in age, race, sex, and ability is not only the legal way of doing business, but it adds to the environment in the workplace, keeps things interesting, and allows for people from all walks with various experience levels to collaborate on projects, providing opportunities for everyone to grow, learn and support one another in their positions. Everyone wins. Once we step out of our comfort zones, it becomes increasingly clear that opportunities abound – and there’s pretty much nothing we can’t do. That’s the beauty of working with a Startup. Startups offer us the ability to experience new job roles which may or may not be in an area of something we have ever done before – but there is always some form of experience that we can bring to the table to offer in the position – and that’s incredibly exhilarating, if we do say so ourselves. Looking for a startup job with UnicornBoard is simple, quick, and easy. All you need to do is get the initiative to search for positions you are interested in, and you can even sign up to receive a newsletter with new job postings. Don’t allow your lack of experience limit your possibilities. Go for the gold, and you will realize the sky’s the limit.
There’s a lot of information out there in this big, wide world. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Believe none of what you read, half of what you see, and none of what you hear,” more than a time or two. That phrase couldn’t ring any truer than it does for today’s article. Today, we are going to discuss some of the common misconceptions people hear about startups, and separate fact from fiction.  Without further ado, let’s jump on in. Myth 1: You Won’t Get Paid Well Working with a Startup We are going to kick this article off with one of the most common myths about working with a startup: the pay rate. Contrary to popular belief, most startups pay quite well. Whoever said they didn’t pay great probably never worked for one and simply developed this opinion on their own.  Honestly, most startups pay well above minimum wage, and offer competitive rates to their employees and contractors. We say contractors because many startups offer positions remotely to independent contractors who don’t work directly for the company, but rather, for themselves as freelancers from home. The rates are sometimes even better for contractors, due to the fact that they need to pay their own taxes so the extra helps to make up for that.  Most startup employers realize it’s completely unfair to shorthand the ones who are helping to get and keep their company running – and they want to properly compensate them for a job well done. Myth 2: 90% of all Startups Shut Down within the First Year Again, there is a lot of information out there on the internet. Many websites will tell you that 90% of Startups will fail. While it’s true that many can and will fail, there is a great many startups that succeed more than there are startups that fail.  Startups aren’t about being the first to do something. They are simply the ones who choose to do that thing bigger and better than the original. Think of them as a well-polished, refined copy of the original. They exist to provide better solutions to pre-existing problems, and if they are able to offer that solution in an innovative, better way, they can definitely succeed.  Many startups shut down because of a lack of funding – but with crowdsourcing platforms and other investment opportunities that are available in 2020, there are more helps than ever for small startups and more opportunity for these companies to thrive, succeed, and grow as they should – as long as those in charge are willing to put in the work that it takes, their employees and contractors are doing their due diligence, and things are moving along on an upward trend rather than downward or even staying the same. Myth 3: Working for a Startup Isn’t a Real Job Say what? Working for a startup is about as real as it gets – and as awesome as it gets, to boot! Startup life requires going in to work, putting in effort in whatever department you work in, and doing it well, just like any other job.  On the plus side, working with a startup is generally much more relaxed and enjoyable, and it can almost feel like you’re being paid to have fun! Many startup environments are extremely casual, friendly, creative and filled with personality. They feel more like a hangout rather than an office. And most people who work for them highly appreciate these things about the workplace, and generally love their jobs. So, while it’s definitely real work, it can quite honestly feel like a whole lot of fun in between. And, we don’t hear anyone complaining about that. Myth 4: All Startups Are Owned and Operated by Young College Kids While it’s true that many startups are owned and operated by young minds, it’s also very true that many startups were founded by people far older than college aged. A study completed by the US Census Bureau and 2 professors at MIT show that the best age to found and begin a startup is 59 years old. A 59-year-old founder is 4.5 times as likely to create a successful startup than is someone in their 20’s. How’s that for motivation and food for thought? There are all sorts of people on a startup team, and their ages and experience levels vary greatly. It’s like working anywhere else. You never see just young high-school aged kids working in a grocery store, do you? There is always a decent mix of older and younger and somewhere in between. The same goes for pretty much every job – including startups – worldwide.  The more experienced someone is, the more life they’ve lived, the more lessons they’ve learned, the better capable they are to run successful companies – which is why it makes sense that the older you are, the more successful your startup will be. Myth 5: Your Job Isn’t Secure Here at Unicornboard, we have heard this one more than a time or two. Do you know how incredibly untrue this is? There is so much job security within startups – and rest assured that the jobs you see posted on our website are from reputable companies that we know have been around and will continue to be around for a long while to come. Your employment is safe with these companies.  Myth 6: You Work Far More Hours Than You Would in a ‘Regular’ Office While it can be true that you may work long hours in a startup position, chances are very likely you won’t be working any more than you do in any regular office job anywhere else. The reason why people seem to believe this is, startups actually offer more of a flexible schedule, allowing people to come into work far later than the norm, and leaving far later as well.  Many people have odd hours while working with startups. Some people might even work overnight – but that’s only because they choose those hours. Some contractors who work from home and are employed via startup companies are happy to work late hours into the evening. Many of these contractors are stay-at-home-moms, or college students looking to make some part-time income. They relish in the opportunity to work at 9:00 at night after their kids have gone to bed, or after just having gotten home from class.  Startups provide some really unique opportunities for people that most people just can’t find anywhere else. Myth 7: It’s Scary and the Expectations Are Too Great This one is laughable. The fact that someone could think or assume a startup is a scary place to work is downright silly in and of itself, but the fact that people think the expectations are too great is nearly hilarious. The only reason a startup is scary to some is that it’s a newer concept. Some people don’t like change, and they don’t like new ways of doing things. Due to that, it could certainly appear to some to be daunting and fearsome, but rest assured, it’s all good.  As for the expectations being too great: the expectations are actually far less than those you’d experience while working in a large corporation or normal office setting. Most of the founders are super friendly, understanding, and don’t want to overwhelm their employees and staff. They hire plenty of help to keep the workload light, and keep things fair for all.  Trust us when we say, the expectations are light and it’s a great environment to work for all.  What are some of the crazy myths you’ve heard about working for a startup? Do you have any assumptions or questions you’d like to discuss regarding working with a startup? We would love to hear all about it! Feel free to leave us a comment and we will do our best to respond!  
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