The Org’s Guide to Finding a Great Job
Work is changing before our eyes. Teleconferencing, asynchronous collaboration, freelancing, and self-ownership are remaking what jobs look like and who can do them. In this environment of change and uncertainty, figuring out how and where to get a good job is a massive challenge.
In this guide, we’ll run through a wide range of resources to help you through the process of finding a job you’ll love, to provide you with support and exposure to the best jobs, and to help you navigate the ways in which work is currently changing.
Deciding Where to Work
In the 21st century, nothing has so changed the business world and captured the imaginations of human beings as have startups. But working at startups can be risky, demanding, and often comes with lower pay and bigger challenges. These aren’t deal breakers, but they are critical considerations as you go through your job-seeking journey. That’s why we’ve put together guides to the startup world to help you in making this big decision.
First up a comparison between life at startups vs. at established companies, to help you sketch out the major differences:
The reality is that startups aren’t all glory, but they aren’t all sweat and tears either. There are very big pros to the flexibility and agency that comes with a small and fast-growing startup.
Jobs on The Org
The Org set out to solve deep systemic issues in how people search for a new job. There aren’t effective options for great candidates to find high growth companies and the job market hasn’t evolved in decades. As a result, CEOs and hiring managers are forced to choose between the lesser of two evils: expensive recruiters or mega hiring platforms that drown companies in low quality applicants. This makes it difficult for you to find the job you want and, when you do, actually get to talk to a real person about the role.
The problem is none of the recruiting solutions are built for talent first. Billions of dollars have poured into tools to sort candidates like cattle or inundate personal inboxes with poaching emails. It’s gotten so bad that quality applicants abhor well-meaning recruiters and work hard to circumvent the hiring platforms.
The Org has designed a new platform and new approach for job seekers where companies help candidates see where they fit by placing open positions directly in a public organizational chart.
By listing open roles in the interactive organizational structure, you get to see where you’ll fit, your future teammates, and your future direct supervisor. In addition to making the application process more human, we want to turn the job discovery process upside down by empowering you to discover companies and then explore the team and open roles yourself.
Find great job opportunities at transparent companies for free, right here:
Otherwise, scroll down to see more tips and guides for your job-seeking experience, including tailored “How Tos” for getting jobs at the world’s hottest companies, including Apple, Facebook, Tesla, and Amazon.
What it Takes to Get Your Dream Job
Here’s the tough truth: we live in societies which are better-educated and better-networked than at any other time in history. There are millions of talented people out there competing for the best jobs, and it takes a combination of skills, grit, and persistence to land a spot at the most exclusive companies.
That said, there is no reason why anyone who puts their mind to it can’t get a great job. The best positions aren’t just at the brand-name companies, but also at growing startups and in lesser-known industries. What is important is how you showcase your talents and how you present yourself in the job market. A good place to start if you’ve got a job now is joining your current employer’s org chart, to showcase your skills and position within the company:
If you do think the startup world is for you, you’re in for a different kind of job-search than with more traditional companies. Here’s our guide to navigating that search and getting a job at an exciting start-up:
Showcasing your work is a critical part of any application, but just as important is understanding the companies you are applying to and what they are looking for in you. Let’s get into what, exactly, that is.
How to Get a Job at the World’s Hottest Companies
So you made it here. That means you know what you want: a spot at one of the most compelling and dynamic companies in the world, the ones reshaping our lives and disrupting entire industries single-handedly.
It’s not an easy road, but it's an exciting one, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
We’ve written in-depth guides on applying to the top tech companies in the world, with detailed run-downs of:
- How hard the process is
- Where you can find opportunities
- What you need to know before you apply
- What they are looking for in employees
- What the hiring process looks like
- Next steps, regardless of how the process goes
Our guides are based on our extensive research and discussion with current employees and former applicants. If we’re missing a company you’re interested in, let us know.