Practice your professional skills. Develop business sense. Broaden your horizon. A start-up company will trust you to take on unfamiliar duties… and expect you to shine. As a student or graduate from a science-, health- or care study programme, what you learn in a start-up will increase your employability. For your entire career. In any size of company
Innovative start-up companies are always looking for talent, but they rarely post job openings.
Find the start-up job of your dreams in Copenhagen Science City.
Turn job-hunting on its head. Follow these six tips.
Start-up employers need enthusiastic staff, so think about where your passion lies. You may care about technology, sustainability or health. Whatever you get excited about; there are employers who share your values. Find a business you would love to join in Copenhagen Science City. Here five start-up communities house more than 500 innovative start-up companies. Go to this portal for direct links to listings of companies.
Instead of posting jobs, many start-ups hire friends, friends of their network or people they meet at events. If you do not have a relevant network, start building one. Start-up communities regularly host events for start-ups and entrepreneurs. These are ideal for meeting your next boss. Find networking events here…
Make yourself visible to your dream employer. Engage with them on social media such as LinkedIn. Share their posts, start conversations in the comments section, advocate for them on industry sites. In short: Show your enthusiasm for the company and its product
Send a sample of your work. A bit of code, a suggestion for improvement or ideas for new customers. You could also connect while still a student. Work as an intern, a student assistant or in a Bachelor or Masters project. Paid or voluntary. Demonstrate your skill and dedication. Make yourself useful.
When your dream employer raises money, maybe they can afford a salary for you. Look for news about investors, customers or expansions. Look out for updates on their company website, social media or keep up with the news stories posted on the Copenhagen Science City website.
Have you followed the five first steps? Now you can tell your dream company that they need you. Show that you understand the challenges they face. Explain how you would solve their problems. Demonstrate that you have the skills they need. If you can do these three things, the company will welcome your unsolicited application. They might even give you a job.