On this thing called The Internet it’s difficult to move for inspirational quotes here and personal mantras there. Now, we’re not saying that Gandhi doesn’t have a lot to offer (peace bro, seriously), but – maybe it’s just us – we prefer to get our practical advice from people succeeding in the here and now. People who, you know, are still alive.
You might be mildly annoyed by the title of this article. You could be gnashing your teeth with indignation, because top entrepreneurs tend to go against the grain by default. You’d be right: nobody ever worked their way to the pinnacle of a multi-million pound empire (or into one of these lists) by going with the grain, hacking away at the same tired old bit of wood as a thousand others and never seeing the wood for the trees.
You may have seen us bang on about our CEO Rajeeb Dey before – he has a tendency to win things like this, this and be honoured for his contribution to UK entrepreneurship by LITERALLY THE QUEEN. So how on earth has he managed all this at the tender age of just 28? Luckily, he’s happy to tell you all.
Applying for an internship, but worried about your lack of experience? It’s that age-old problem: you can’t get a job without experience, but gosh be darned if you’re able to get any experience without a job. Time to break the cycle – and we’re happy to show you how.
So how exactly does one get a job with an entrepreneur? What do they look for in their hires, what floats their boat at interview, how big a bribe are we talking – how exactly can you, mere mortal, hack the employment system?
Sure, we know what you’re thinking: why learn to code? What do I look like, some dude in the shadows who hates the human touch and owns too many t-shirts? First things first. You can never own too many t-shirts.
12,000 people, some of the most inspirational leaders of the technology world and a whole lot of gadgets – we were proud to attend this year’s Telefonica Campus Party, bringing a brand new aspect to the world’s largest entertainment and digital festival. Don’t believe us? Video proof.
It’s Talk Like A Pirate day! In honour of our seafaring pals, we’ve worked out what you, young entrepreneur/jobhunter/blog-reader, can learn from those grizzled old sea-folk- surprisingly, it’s quite a lot. In time honoured fashion, though, we’re going to present that advice in the form of GIFs, and mostly GIFs of Johnny Depp. Because why not? Heave-to, me hearties- and away we go….
So, don’t know if you’ve heard the news, but it’s looking like young job-seekers just have too much damn money. Luckily, there are companies out there willing to trade it for the privilege of Making You Acceptable. Phew.