Text by Emma Lundin I am currently at a place I’ve dreamed of for a long time. I’ve always loved to travel and experience new places, cities and cultures. When I visited California for the first time when I was a teenager I fell in love right away. To live
Interviews are like sales calls – situations where you can sell the best possible product: yourself. And just like you would never go to a customer call without some preparation, you really shouldn’t go to an interview either. Quite the opposite. We at Startuplifers pulled out some tips to help
In order to succeed in a technical interview, you need practice, practice, practice (and a dash of good luck). We at Startuplifers want you to be as well equipped for your technical interview as possible. To succeed in an interview, you must practice with real interview questions and solve real
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