As a rule of thumb you should reserve at least 4 months for the process. It’s not straightforward to say how long it takes from the point you submit an application to Startuplifers and get accepted, to the point you’re sitting on a plain on your way to SF. As
“You can’t connect the dots beforehand” –How following your intuition can lead you to work with your dream job in California
One needs to be strongly involved in politics, turn tables at high-end consultancy offices or pursue a specific academic degree in order to make an impact and shift the society to next levels. Nope. Our Lifer Katariina Helaniemi believes that in today’s world, there are other, more efficient ways to
We often tell our candidates to tweak their resumes into a form that gives the essential information about them within 6 seconds. That’s right. Six seconds. If you’re lucky. That’s why, whatever it is you decide to focus on, keep in mind that the CV should be easily skimmable. This post
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