NYC Startup Job Fair This Friday, April 8th, 2011
At one large Korean conglomerate, I dutifully pushed paper and submitted reports to headquarters. It was hard to see the impact my efforts were making on the company, but I had decent job security and a steady paycheck. At small, young companies, such as the high-growth NYC-based beauty company I once worked at, my voice was heard by my superiors, and my ideas made real, tangible impact on my team’s success. At the conglomerate, the CEO’s word trumped everyone else’s; at the young company, everyone’s opinions mattered, no matter what your title was.
My experiences working in companies large and small helped me to realize that I enjoy working in smaller, younger companies where there is greater growth potential for the company, and by extension, for me.
And now, knowing what I know about the exciting and ever-evolving tech startup field, I’m very excited for the qualified graduates and jobseekers who can attend this Friday’s NYC Startup Job Fair to connect with the hottest young and nimble companies in NYC. The event will be held at the AOL Ventures office on 770 Broadway (cross street is East 9th St). It will start at 1PM for engineers and 2:30PM for everyone else (don’t be discouraged if you don’t have a Computer Science background. There are abundant opportunities for quick thinkers, innovators, and designers).
Alex Horn started NYC Startup Job Fair last year in an attempt to connect job seekers to new and upcoming startups in the NYC area. He adds, “All the positive feedback we received was inspiring, and the turn-out was far beyond our expectations. This year we are working on bringing the community an even better event, and already 50 startup have applied for booths.”
So if you are a recent graduate or jobseeker jonesing to get in on the startup action, sign up for the Job Fair today!