On November 3rd, 2016, we hosted Mitchell Reichgut, the founder and CEO of ad tech company Jun Group. Here's his advice about landing a job at your dream start-up:
How do you get your foot in the door?
"Read everything you can get your hands on, ask for advice (and then ignore most of it, and go out and meet people - attend conferences, ask friends for introductions, join clubs and meet-ups and go on informational interviews. If you're interested in the creative side, take classes at SVA, Code Academy and The New School. The faculty here are working professionals at the top of their field and they teach partly to meet new talent."
How do you differentiate yourself from everyone else?
"You can separate yourself from a thousand other people by doing a little research and writing something a little clever."
How do you interview for your dream job?
"Do your research, be personal, be brief, use proper grammar, be responsive, be persistent, BE ON TIME, follow-up and stand-out."