In my role at YC, I also do a lot of career advising & resume/LinkedIn review. I’ve seen thousands of resumes (and probably spoken to as many candidates!) throughout my career, and I want to share a few tips on how to make you a stronger candidate for your next role.
YC is hosting a small mixer in SF to meet startups that are actively hiring. Come meet teams from Mutiny, Glide and others and ask them about their YC experience, starting a company and open positions.
If you’re an ambitious undergrad or graduate student with an engineering background, YC can help you get an internship at a YC-backed company. You apply once, and your profile will be sent to over 50 YC startups that are looking for summer interns.
Justin Kan is the CEO of Atrium. Before cofounding Atrium, Justin was a Partner at YC and cofounder of Justin.tv/Twitch and Exec. Justin gave this talk on working at startups to our 500+ attendees at YC’s Work at a Startup Expo.
Are you a software engineer interested in joining a startup? This July 28, come to Y Combinator HQ for our Work at a Startup Expo. You can meet the founders of 35 rapidly growing YC companies and figure out the right startup for you.
Jared Friedman is a partner at YC and before that cofounded Scribd (YC S06). Matt Long a software engineer at YC and before that cofounded Crocodoc (YC W10). They share YC’s newest project: Work at a Startup.
Work at a Startup is like a common application for engineers to apply to many YC companies simultaneously. About 400 YC companies are currently hiring engineers. If you’re an engineer looking for the right company, that’s a pretty overwhelming number to sort through and write cover letters for. With Work at a Startup, engineers fill out one application, and interested companies will just reach out to them. They can also browse a list of all companies hiring for roles that fit their interests.
Cassie Marketos was the first employee at Kickstarter.
In this conversation, she discusses Meeting Yancey, Setting Kickstarter’s early tone of community management, and learning how to manage up.
Aston Motes was the first employee at Dropbox. He’s now a startup advisor and investor, and he currently is focused on multiple projects at the intersection of music and technology.