I never say this, but I will today: I sure wish I invented a smart doorbell maker!
Oh and also AngelList says that First Round Capital says the future is women. From AngelList:
In the first two months of 2018, First Round Capital had 3 billion-dollar+ exits. It’s only March. As early investors in Uber, the venture capital firm was able to sell 40% of their shares to SoftBank back in January (netting approximately $800M). Last month, it was announced that pharmaceutical giant Roche is acquiring Flatiron Health for $1.9B, and less than two weeks after, Amazon acquired the smart doorbell maker Ring for $1.2B. First Round was an early investor in both.
First Search, First Round’s search engine for the best tactical startup advice, was also nominated for the Product of the Year Golden Kitty Award a few weeks back. It’s been a good start of the year for First Round.
The first thing you see when walking into First Round’s San Francisco office is a poster on the wall: The future is female founders.
Yet still less than 2.19% of all venture capital funding goes to female-led startups. In honor of International Women’s Day, here are 20 Female Founded Startups to Join in 2018 that are growing quickly and hiring. For more, we created an ever-growing list of over 1,300 startups founded by female founders. Check it out.
CareersWiki has named Mary Elizabeth Bradford’s blog a “Best Career Blog to Follow in 2018 and Beyond” for its “great actionable advice that will help us take the next step in our career, solve career problems and make positive lifestyle choices!”
Read more here: Best Career Blogs to Follow in 2018
Glossier just got $52M in fresh funding and is one of the hottest startups to work at right now.
Affirm is hiring like crazy, and is one of the most loved startups around.
Quartet raised a $45M Series C round from Google Ventures last month.
Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education.
Pinterest just hired its first COO as it eyes an initial public offering.
AmazonFresh and Instacart are growing, well-funded … and hiring!
Coinbase and Skydio are both part of AngelList’s Launches of the Week list. Get the full list here.
90% of positions are never formally advertised. Are you an executive who wants to know more about how to approach companies in the hidden job market? Learn how to make rain here.
Here is a really interesting article I wanted to share with you outlining a successful track to the CEO seat. Some great insight here on adopting turnarounds, taking risks and stepping sideways. Check out HBR’s, The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study.
Want to work remotely or at least find potential companies that are open to it? Here is a list of 23 remote-friendly companies that are hiring.
Grove is AngelList’s Startup of the Week. They are in the financial planning space and are hiring. Learn more about Grove here.
TIP: A rise in hiring for lower level roles often indicates need at the executive level as well. Learn how to go direct with energy, confidence, and aplomb and tap into the hidden job market here.
There is a scam currently circulating on the internet.
Clients, please be cautious if you are approached by a “recruiting” firm and told you are being considered for an executive job. Here is what they will do:
- They will ask you to send your resume (and most likely, sign a non-disclosure agreement).
- You’ll get back an email stating that although they were able to open your resume, it could not be loaded properly into their ATS.
- They will send you a link to “score” your resume (or straight to a site to “fix” your resume for a fee).
- You’ll load your resume (with NO job announcement) to be scored. It will fail.
- You are sent to a website that will “fix” your resume for a fee.
This company changes names often to evade authorities.
“The faster pace of wage gains indicates that the labor market is tightening, with employers having to pay higher wages to get the workers they want.” For more, read NPR article, U.S. Economy Added 200,000 Jobs In January; Wages Rose.
As the economy gains momentum in 2018, employment in the services sector reaches a record high. For more, read Reuters article, U.S. Services Sector Activity Jumps to 12½-Year High.
For the second year in a row, Mary Elizabeth Bradford has been appointed to serve as a Top Tier Finalist Judge for Career Director International’s 2018 TORI Awards.
The CDI Toast of the Resume Industry Awards are regarded as the gold standard for best content/visual resume representation the industry has to offer. Top resume writers from all over the world compete for first, second or third place in their respective categories ranging from Executive to Healthcare, Finance, Sales, and Entry-Level.
According to CDI President, Laura DeCarlo, “The Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) award winners represent the epitome of excellence for job seekers to stand out from the competition for the 60-80% of all jobs that are found through networking and the hidden job market.” TORI award winners are considered to be the top resume writers in the resume writing/careers industry.
Check out past TORI winners here.