How to Win at Hiring Against Big Companies ⚔️
A few strategies you can apply based on your strengths as a startup.
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As a former founder I often speak with other founders to discuss our respective experiences. One of the most common topics is hiring — especially engineering hiring.
A popular complaint is that it's hard for startups to compete against big companies, who have deep pockets and enticing career paths.
I believe this is not necessarily true.
When it comes to hiring, both types of companies have their strengths and weaknesses. As a startup, you can win by playing to your strengths.
There are at least three major strengths you can leverage:
🃏 You can look outside the box
📣 You can do incredible selling
⚡ You can be really fast
Let's see them one by one 👇