Over the past year, we have seen a dramatic change in the mindsets of Indians towards startups. The time to make the jump from the big corporate to growing startups, is right now. The result, Fridays won’t be the golden child of the weekdays (generally startups have a Saturday working).
Starting from parents, employees in MNC’s to graduating students very few wanted to be a part of growing startups. Slowly, the funding stories of startups to the salaries they offer at IIT’s & IIM’s is changing the perspective. As a result, we see a lot of freshers, experienced developers & senior people in the corporate world switching to the everyday challenging roles at startups & growing product companies.
Companies like Capillary Technologies, Freshdesk are already offering salaries north of a crore to talented guys at the senior roles. With a brand name & comparable or better salaries, getting talent is never tough. Also, the smaller companies that are growing offer equity along with a decent salary & try to elude talent away from the big tech companies.
Bangalore, NCR, Mumbai & Chennai are places which are a lot vibrant with startup hiring. They are looking for UI/UX designers, developers, brand managers, data engineers & sales guys. The traits these startups look for in a candidate are their passion for technology & an attitude to learn fast. But the problem these product companies face is to hire the right talent.
The big problem here is hiring the right guy for a startup could take months. Although many hiring platforms help in the process of recruitment, none caters to the mid & senior level roles in the growing startups - definitely a pain point that needs to be solved. Recently, NextBigWhat in its job platform is trying to connect product companies with talent via NextBigJobs. The sole purpose behind this was to highlight the great, challenging work culture of some product companies & then attract people to their job openings. The response was great & the open positions generated a lot of attention as this sort of online job campaign for startups looking for senior & mid level roles was done by somebody for the 1st time in India.
This problem of providing the platform to connect startups looking to hire with good guys, will be a big challenge from the talent side as it needs the mindsets of people to change. Maybe these work culture articles could help with the process.Hopefully in some years, colleges will have a Day Zero placement slot for growing product startups.
So, with the booming startup eco-system in India & the size of funds flowing into these growing companies, it has never been a better time to join a startup. A chance to interact and learn from super talented people, work in an environment where your effort is reflected in the results & casual dress codes could all be your perks. Not enough?
You can get to know more by joining the startup communities like Bangalore Startups, Hyderabad Startups, etc. (Every big city has a startup community actively present on social networking websites)