As the Director of Global Expansion for Event Technology Platform Eventbrite, Elsita Sanya knows a thing or two about hiring startup staff. The San Francisco-based businesswoman made time in her hectic flying-around-the world-schedule to share some essential tips and tricks on how to apply for a job at a startup. Steffie Meuter, Eventbrite’s new Account Manager for the Netherlands, joins in to explain how she landed a job that lots of candidates applied for.
1) Fast-paced and flexible team-players required
Elsita points out there are specific qualities that people who wish to work at a startup should display in their cover letter and resume: “Technology companies are generally very fast-paced, so when we look for talent we look for really fast thinkers, who are also very flexible. Startups tend to go through lots of changes, so we need people who embrace change. Each time we start in a new market we start off with a small team, so we also need to have real collaborators; people that really thrive when they work closely with others”.