Working for a fast-growth startup will accelerate your career
Lots of people will tell you joining a startup is a risk. An unknown name on your work history. A smaller team with big ambitions. But we believe working for a fast-growth startup is one of the best things you can do for your career.
How to prepare for a startup interview - here's what the best 10% of candidates are doing
I spoke to 40+ candidates who recently had interviews at top startups to learn more about how they prepare. I wanted to summarise some of the best preparation techniques, while also sharing my own advice.
Kate (Nested & Avant Arte)
Kate Tonks is currently running Business Operations at Avant Arte. After a stint in consulting, Kate joined Nested as the fourth employee. After almost three years, she left for new challenges and recently joined Avant Arte, an art discovery marketplace.
Theo Barber-Bany (Site Reliability Engineer, GoCardless)
Theo Barber-Bany recently started working at fintech scale-up GoCardless as a Site Reliability Engineer, a position he found using Otta. We caught up with Theo two months into his role to chat about his experience finding and settling into his new company.
Imogen Watson (Strategic Partnerships Account Manager, Peloton)
Imogen recently started working at sports tech scale-up Peloton as an Account Manager in the Strategic Partnerships team, a position she found using Otta. We caught up with Imogen two months into the role to chat about her experience finding and settling into her new company.
How to think about stock options when you’ve got a job offer from a startup
It’s increasingly common for startups to offer new employees stock options (equity) as part of their compensation package. There’s a lot of misunderstanding around how options work and how you should think about their value. After reading this I hope you’ll have a better understanding.
How to get an internship at a startup
I’ve advised a lot of people on their job applications, but securing an internship requires you to be more entrepreneurial than with standard job applications. I wrote this article to provide some practical advice on securing an internship at a top startup.
Anselm (iwoca & Checkout.com)
Anselm Obi is currently an Operations Manager at Checkout.com. Anselm studied Law at university and started his career at iwoca in the Sales team. During his time there, he held a variety of roles, including managing one of the Operations teams.
In-depth view of London startups — analysis of hundreds of startup jobs
We’re sharing analysis of startups in London. At Otta, we are the advocates for working at fast growing technology companies early in your career. We think this is where learning opportunities and development potential are highest.
Sheri (Tide & Monzo)
Sheri Farsani is currently a Product Marketing Manager at Monzo. Sheri studied Law at university and started her career in management consulting. After 2 years, she joined Tide (a challenger bank for small businesses) as the second employee in the marketing team.
Are you bored of your graduate job?
If you’re bored of your graduate scheme then you’re in good company. A lot of people get fed up with their graduate jobs quickly. A study by the Association of Graduate Recruiters indicated that employers lose 20% of their graduate intake within a year