What are your top tips for a job interview?

I have a job interview later this week for a small start up business as a Community Manager (Social Media and Marketing).

I've only ever worked for large businesses or for myself so not sure if a start-up environment would be different.

As small business owners, what tips could you give to someone like me as I prepare for my interview?


1 Answer

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown

Startups are vastly different than large enterprise business. They move very quickly and they typically try to squeeze as much as possible from a dollar (if they are bootstrapping) if they have funding that may not be the case.

However, they may need shorter-horizon time lines for seeing measurable results. This may sound like quite a bit of pressure and it very well may be.

But the positive side of startups is that they are more open to innovation and experimentation to find what works quickly. You will likely have greater access to your customer (less bureaucracy) and there tends to be a lot of excitement. Your role at a startup may also bleed into other areas that would be covered by other people at a larger enterprise so be flexible and don't cling to past expectations of what your "role" is or will be. Always be open to learning and trying things out of your comfort zone.