Working on your own startup is one of the most exciting jobs on the planet. If you fund the entire venture yourself nobody can tell you what to do. It allows you to do anything in order to succeed. Sadly, it doesn’t always work out in the end.
It’s hard to get your life back on track once you’ve failed. Do you think you’ll be attractive to potential employers? The competition for jobs will be extremely tough. We’re going to discuss a few tricks that will help you find a good one.
1. Start By Choosing An Industry
Before you do anything else you’ll need to decide which industry you want to work in. Even if your startup lasted a few years you spent a huge amount of time doing something you loved every single day.
Do you really think you’ll be able to handle working for someone else if you hate the job? It won’t take long before you burn out. If your startup was enjoyable it’s likely you’ll want to get back into the same industry.
2. Contact People In Your Network
Once you’ve spent a few years in business you’ll know a lot of people. If you’ve been nice to them in the past they’ll be happy to help you out. Get in contact with them and ask if they have any openings available.
It doesn’t need to be the people you know hiring you. Maybe they’ll be able to put you in touch with one of their contacts. You won’t know if you don’t ask. Keep going until you’ve contacted every single one of them.
3. Work Hard On A Brilliant Resume
When employers look at your resume they could ignore the fact you started a business. After all, it’s something anyone can make up. They might just see a blank space, which won’t happen to your fellow job seekers.
Use a resume builder and write down everything you’ve learned while running your own startup. You have to show employers how those skills will help them. You have to prove you haven’t been wasting your time.
4. Reach Out To Your Competitors
The companies you competed against in the past will know all about you. They’ll know about your company at the very least, so you won’t have to prove anything to them. It’s possible they’d like to work with you.
Even though your startup disappeared it doesn’t mean you weren’t good at your job. Could you see yourself working for any of them in the future? If so, reach out to ask if they have any positions available.
5. Contact People Through LinkedIn
Everyone seems to be using LinkedIn to find jobs these days. There is no reason why you won’t be able to use the social networking site to your advantage too. If you spend long enough trying you’ll succeed.
Before you start reaching out to people you’ll need to do lots of research. Once you know who to contact you should invite them for a coffee. You’ll only get someone to put in a good word if they know a little about you.
Saving Up For Your Next Startup
It won’t be easy adjusting to life as an employee. You should always remember nothing lasts forever. Tell yourself you only want a good job so you can start saving money for your next startup.