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Choosing Your Next Job: What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

Posted by Ellie Mirman

Jan 21, 2015

"Choose your non-negotiables." I heard this piece of advice a few times as I was going through my recent job search. I was lucky enough that I had multiple options of companies I could join and I was trying to sort through the different opportunities. As I met with venture capitalists along the way - to get suggestions on companies and other tips - I heard this particular tip on how they think about investing and how I could think about choosing my next role.

There's no perfect opportunity. No perfect role at a perfect company that has the perfect team, perfect market, perfect product. Every opportunity has its winning attributes as well as some things it lacks. The same goes for investments. One startup might have the most experienced and promising team. Another might have a great product with incredible traction and revenue growth. There are a number of different factors by which to evaluate a potential investment.

  1. Team - experience, intelligence, passion, industry insight
  2. Growth - customers/users, revenue
  3. Industry - market size, growing industry, competition
  4. Terms - deal (compensation package for the job seeker, investment/valuation for the investor), role (day-to-day responsibilities for the job seeker, board involvement for the investor)
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Topics: startups, work life, job search

How To Find A Job In A Recession - Use Blogs, Social Media

Posted by Ellie Mirman

Feb 25, 2009

Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe came by our offices to talk to Brian Halligan, HubSpot CEO, to talk about how people can find a job (in or out of a recession, really).

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Topics: work life, social media, video, branding, job search, blogging

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