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Weekly Brief: Beasts in the East

Everyone’s favourite Silicon Valley giants seem to be dominating the mainstream media headlines again this week. So to freshen up your inbox (and hey, given it’s more important than ever to take a global view) let’s look to the East for an update on a different front. Check out this week’s Weekly Brief for a collection of interesting news articles on what’s going on in Eastern tech, plus a curated selection of our finest startup jobs!

Startup Skills: Firming up your Soft Skills

This is the second in our mini-series on startup skills. What are they? Why are they important? How do you demonstrate them in your next startup or scaleup job application?We’ve collated some of the best resources and tips for building up your portfolio of soft skills so you can perfect your startup CV.

Weekly Brief: All’s fair in love and war… but not marketplaces

Sorry to say we are continuing on a similar vein to last week, with even more bad news for Apple and Google. Check out this week’s Weekly Brief for even MORE interesting news articles on the slap on the wrist Big Tech is getting, plus a curated selection of our finest startup jobs!

Startup Skills: making Hard Skills easy

Welcome to the first of our mini-series on key startup skills for jobseekers. What are they? Why are they important? How do you demonstrate them in your next startup application? We’ve collated some of the best resources and tips for building up your portfolio of hard skills so you can perfect your startup CV.

IWD: Five female founders you can find on Work in Startups

Gender diversity in tech, specifically in startups, has been a hot button issue in the last week or so. The rather depressing bottom line is that women remain under-represented in the field. Rather than letting this dampen our spirits on International Women’s day, at Work in Startups we wanted to showcase some of the high-flying female-founded startups that are flouting the statistics.

Weekly Brief: Awkward Turtle! Some Inconvenient Truths…

In anticipation of International Women’s Day we’ve been championing women at Work in Startups. But there remains an inconvenient truth that we aren’t, as a collective, doing enough to get more women into tech jobs. It is fundamentally very awkward – a sentiment that also resonates (albeit to different degrees) when you hear about misleading claims of “AI” within startups, or of reports that our tech and smart phone addiction is becoming a huge contributor to global warming. Have a flick through our round-up of inconvenient truths!

Hiring for Happiness

Over the last few years the press has reported on the emergence of so-called ‘Chief Happiness Officers’ in Silicon Valley – but has this phenomenon broken the UK Startup market? We think so, but not in quite the same way… At Work in Startups we have noticed a rise in the use of “happiness” as a descriptive term within startup roles and job ads at all levels (not just within management positions).

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