Text and pictures: Pauliina Alanen, @palan3n If technology, future, startups, blockchain or AI interest you, but you’re not a huge tech nerd, don’t worry. You can still come to Silicon Valley. It just might be a bit more challenging (read: not advertised) to find out about the “open positions” as they’re
So Aapo left for his own adventures and we needed to find someone awesome to make sure the opportunities for the ambitious were to grow even after him. Not only did we get someone awesome. We scored a jackpot! So let’s make a sneak peek into Joni’s thoughts… Hey Joni!
During the last seven months, I’ve learned quite a bit about sales, recruitment and business in general, in the tech capital of the world. Here are my biggest learnings from having way too many late night conversations from Finland, and spending almost 2 months in the San Francisco Bay Area,
Homeless people in the streets, and startups are picking up dog poop – what’s happening in San Francisco?
As I walk through the border control and I’m officially accepted to The Land of the Free for the second time in my life, I feel a certain ease that was definitely not there during my first time. Okay, the first time I had to wait for 1,5 hours in
Ivan hangs up the call, makes a stunned gaze in front of him, and starts to scream. Roommate Nikita hears it and opens the door. “You got the job right?!”. Just like Nikita himself (who just earlier had been offered a job through Startuplifers the week before), an absurd feeling
One typical question when moving to a new city is how to find local friends. In San Francisco meeting people is easy. The atmosphere encourages people to talk to each other — I think nice weather and American extrovert culture are main vectors behind this atmosphere. For example, I had
The long and rocky road towards San Francisco and other destinations is eventually starting to see light in the other end. I’m having a video call with one of the first hires, Filippo. This young fellow joins the conversation with a slight smile on his face. Everything feels yet a
A well-prepared interview is like setting one foot in the door already. The key points vary a bit depending on the position you’re applying. We conducted the best tips for you to prepare. Be aware of the time difference. The time difference in San Francisco is –10 hours. So 6–9
Text by Juuso Haavisto Disclaimer: The following article is written for the participants of Startuplifers, a Finnish internship program, thus the advice might not be generally applicable for J1 transfers. For Startuplifers anything is possible. Sometimes you see a happy kitten looking at you while commuting, sometimes you run into
Let’s face the facts. 80% of the positions offered at Startuplifers cycle around tech jobs – coders, data scientists, developers. That’s the sector where Finland mainly competes internationally. For business students, hence, it is recommended to look for positions independently, too. As the competition for business positions such as marketing, sales,