1. Am I ready to take the leap of faith?
Joining a startup is like learning swimming by jumping straight into the deep end. Most of the territory is unknown and you are in most cases the person who has to 'figure it out'. Are you ready?
2. Which top skill do I want to master?
An early stage startup is the best place to learn and master skill(s). And tell you what, you will be paid to learn! Identify the top 2-3 skills you want to acquire in the next 2 years.
3. Which are the top 4-5 startups that I want to join?
Shortlist startups whose product and vision you strongly relate to & more importantly find startups which are known for a culture of freedom & transparency.
4. How to tell them: 'am the candidate you are looking for'?
Tell them how they can improve their product, their marketing campaigns, their design... Tell them that you get what they are doing and why you are one of them
5. What can the startup provide me beyond my role?
A good startup ensures that you get to do more than what you are good at. At our startup, developers were involved in deciding the new name of the Company!
How soon can I join?
Have you found your answers to all previous questions? Don't waste anymore time. Get. Set. Go join.