Want to know the most common interview questions and how to answer them? We’ve got your back.

Every interview is different, but most interview questions are pretty much the same.

Sure, there are unique interview questions related to your unique job. But unless you ace the most common questions, answering unique questions won’t matter much. By then, your potential employer would’ve probably made their decision. Ouch. You don’t want that to happen.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of only five questions. Plus, as a bonus, we’ve included the top five questions to ask your employer at the end of the interview!

So, without further ado…

In this post, you’ll learn how to answer the top five interview questions:

  1. Tell me about yourself
  2. Why are you leaving your current employer?
  3. Why should we hire you?
  4. How do you handle stress?
  5. What are your salary expectations?

BONUS: The top five questions to ask your employer:

  1. How do you help your employees grow?
  2. How do you evaluate success?
  3. What’s your overall compensation package?
  4. What’s your company culture?
  5. What are the biggest challenges of this job?

Let’s get started.

Want to find out how much your prospective employer might pay you? Just enter any company’s name into GrowthAdvisor and watch it crunch the numbers for you.

The top 5 interview questions

It all boils down to the basics: who, what, when, where, why, and how.

There are the basic questions that every story (or every news story) covers. Your interview is a story about YOU, so…

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From your resume (or from your LinkedIn profile—we used ours here as an example), your potential employer has already glimpsed what you can do, and when and where you did it. Now they want to know who you are, why you’re looking for a new job, and how you’ll fit in (or not).

Plus, they’ll be asking for how much you want to get paid. We have a special trick up our sleeve for negotiating salary (more on this later).

1. Tell me about yourself

Who are you? Don’t treat this question lightly. 

Think of yourself as a product. Your potential employer is your buyer. They want to know what they’re buying before they’ll pay for it. What’s in it for them?

Sell yourself. List your past, present, and future accomplishments as assets to the company. Use numbers and facts as much as possible:

  • What specific goals were you able to reach in your past job? 
  • What specific goals are you working on now? 
  • What specific goals do you want to reach in this new job—in the future?

Use numbers for:

  • How much revenue you added
  • How many new clients you added
  • How many problems you solved
  • And so on…

Numbers will not only help you ace the interview. Numbers will help you negotiate a higher salary and more employee stock options (more on this later).

RELATED: How to Negotiate Salary: The Best Tips and Free Resources

2. Why are you leaving your current employer?

This is a tough one to answer. What’s the truth? 

Think of this question as another selling point. Will you show your previous employer in a negative light? Or will you focus on the positive opportunity with your new employer?

Always take the high road. Don’t disclose any unsavory details from the past. Your positive story will tell your recruiter that you are:

  • Professional
  • Optimistic
  • Trustworthy

After all, if you were fired from your new job, what will you say at your next interview? Based on your answer, the recruiter will know if they can trust you. So be careful. And be honest. If you were fired, then simply say, “I was let go of.”

But what if they ask about your boss? And what if your boss was truly awful? Spin a positive note on it. Say, “I’m forever grateful to my previous boss for teaching me X.” Whatever that X maybe, once again, make it positive.

3. Why should we hire you?

Rejoice! If you’re asked this question, you can sell yourself even more.

Remember how we talked about the importance of facts and numbers? Here is where you’ll want to revisit them. 

Show what you can do for the company:

  • What specific results can you deliver?
  • How will you be a great addition to the team?
  • How are you better than other candidates?

Have data prepared for all these points, and you’ll be ahead of the pack. This question is usually the pivotal point in an interview. If you stumble here, you’ll make your recruiter doubt why they should hire you. But if you shine, it’s a huge win!

4. How do you handle stress?

Every job is stressful. That’s the nature of employment. Don’t say you can handle stress swimmingly. There is always a time when stress can overwhelm you.

Instead, show how you deal with stress. Again, use your story to sell yourself as a product. Be specific. To stay productive, do you:

  • Switch to a different task?
  • Go for a run?
  • Meditate?

The more specific you are, the better. It’ll show your potential employer that you have a plan. That you’re prepared. And that you’re experienced when it comes to stress. All big winning points. You don’t want to miss them.

5. What are your salary expectations?

This is the trickiest and the most important question of all. If you’re asked this question, chances are…you almost got the job. How much money you’ll get will depend on how you answer.

So how do you answer? Don’t overprice yourself. And don’t underprice yourself. 

The trick is to price yourself just right.

You can do it in three simple steps:

  1. Google salaries for your prospective position (use sites like PayScale or Glassdoor)
  2. Calculate your overall compensation (salary plus stock options) with GrowthAdvisor’s Compensation Calculator 
  3. Print out your GrowthAdvisor report and bring it with you to the interview

Above is the example of what it might look like.

Why do you need to do this? Because it’s one thing to negotiate blindly. It’s quite another to consult when knowing facts. 

Plus, the recruiter will be impressed. You’ve done your homework. That means you’ll use the same diligence in your new job — another big win for you. 

PRO TIP: Don’t dismiss employee stock options as just some perk on top of salary. When managed right, stock options can make you a lot of money. Use GrowthAdvisor to see how much your stock options will be worth up to 10 years into the future.

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BONUS: The top 5 questions to ask your employer

Now that we’ve got the interview questions out of the way let’s get to the most exciting part.

At the end of the interview, the recruiter will most likely ask you, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is the time to ask the following:

1. How do you help your employees grow?

You want to make sure this company is dedicated to your success. In business terms, it should be a fair trade. You’re a great product for them. They’re a great buy for you.

But, putting money aside…

You’re not a machine. Neither is your employer. You’re people entering into a business deal. 

Your success will depend on the people around you. Can the company demonstrate they will support you all the way?

2. How do you evaluate success?

In other words, you’ve got to cover your bases. To navigate your career, you’ll need to demonstrate success. And to demonstrate success, you’ll need to know how it’s evaluated.

What metrics does your employer use? Can you deliver what they ask for?

3. What’s your overall compensation package?

Here is where GrowthAdvisor can help you the most. When you ask this question, you’ll be prepared. You’ll have the real-world competitive data with you.

Our algorithms have collected data from over 800,000 companies. We’ve analyzed their past performance patterns to predict the valuation and the exit scenarios of any company. 

Research your prospective employer with GrowthAdvisor’s tool, and you’ll know exactly how much to ask for.

4. What’s your company culture?

It’s really important that you do your job well. But it’s even more important you’re part of the culture that can help you do your job well.

Do your own research on the company’s culture, but don’t forget to ask this question at your interview. Watch for the recruiter’s reaction. Body language is very important here. Do they like it? Do they love working here? How have they grown since they’ve started?

Look around. Do you like the office where you’re being interviewed? What about the people? The vibe? Picture yourself coming here every day. Can you do it? And will it make you feel productive and satisfied with your new job?

5. What are the biggest challenges of this job?

Prepare yourself for the hard times. If you ask this question now, you’ll know what’s coming your way before you decide to accept the job. It’s a big decision. It’s years of your life. 

Is it worth it?

If you want to go even deeper, here are more questions to ask your employer:

  • Who is your dream candidate? 
  • What do I need to do to be successful at this job?
  • What specific skills are you looking for?
  • What’s your training program look like?
  • Where will the company be in the next 5 years?
  • What do you like about the company?
  • How do you think the latest industry developments will impact the company?

This is your best sales tactic—ask questions and listen. Let your employer talk. You might find yourself accepting the job offer before your interview ended!

Final Thoughts

Interview questions are nothing to be afraid of. If you take enough time to study as many of them as you can, you’ll remove most of your fear. And if you take the time to prepare your own interview questions, you’ll feel empowered.

Suddenly, the interview will seem like a friendly conversation.

To make yourself feel even better, prepare all the data you can.

Get your salary and stock options numbers from GrowthAdvisor. Remember to print out not only the data for your prospective employer but also for their competitors. You’ll have that much more leverage to negotiate the compensation you deserve.

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Next Steps

Want to get started?

Compare salaries and stock option grants with our FREE tool ⟶

Want to read more?

Check out our post on How to Negotiate Salary: The Best Tips and Free Resources ⟶

Want to keep exploring?

See how you can make money with your employee stock options ⟶

Questions? Email our team at support@growthadvisorhq.com

Want to know if you can make $150,000+ with an Amazon salary? Then this is the resource for you.

The secret is to get an Amazon Software Engineer job and to negotiate for more stock options. 

When managed right, employee stock options can be life-changing:

  • You’ll make money while you sleep
  • You’ll automatically build your long-term wealth
  • You’ll be able to retire 10-20 years early (or even earlier, if you start young)

If you don’t understand the value of stock options, you can miss this opportunity. Because an Amazon salary alone won’t get you there as fast. But an Amazon salary plus Amazon stock options will.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • Which Amazon jobs pay the highest salary
  • How to make you $150,000+ (3 secret ways):
    • Secret 1. Negotiate salary
    • Secret 2. Negotiate stock options
    • Secret 3. Exercise stock options at the right time

PRO TIP: Want to know Amazon stock options’ worth? Use our FREE stock worth calculator.

Which Amazon jobs pay the highest salary?

The foundation of Amazon’s success is its innovation. And the backbone of that innovation is…

Software engineers. 

So of course, the highest Amazon salary gets paid to Amazon’s software engineers. For example:

  • The average Amazon salary for a software engineer is $72,000 to $160,000 per year
  • The average Amazon salary for a warehouse worker is $25,000 to $40,000 per year

Ouch. A huge difference.

Here is a detailed breakdown of the highest paying Amazon jobs (according to Glassdoor):

Senior Manager

You’ll manage multiple teams across multiple disciplines.

Average Amazon Salary: $151,579

Senior Software Development Engineer

You’ll design, develop and install software solutions. You’ll also support and develop software teams—teams responsible for building new and for supporting existing websites.

Average Amazon Salary: $141,921

Senior Technical Program Manager

You’ll streamline, invent and simplify technical processes. You’ll also make the business work more efficiently. 

Average Amazon Salary: $141,479

Software Development Engineer II (SDE2)

You’ll work with large codebases and architectural experiences.

Average Amazon Salary: $127,800

Technical Program Manager II

You’ll work with product management to identify and secure new initiatives. You’ll also set timelines and lead development teams from design to delivery. 

Average Amazon Salary: $124,592

How to make $150,000+ (3 secret ways)

The three secret ways of making $150,000+ aren’t really a secret. But they’re often overlooked in favor of monthly cash—salary. Why? Because:

  • It’s easy to understand the math when the numbers are certain (salary)
  • It’s not easy to understand the math when the numbers are uncertain (stock options)

That’s where GrowthAdvisor can help you. We can show you how in addition to your salary you can get a good chunk of cash. If you play the game right, that is.

Here is how to do it.

RELATED: Do You Know How to Make Money with Your Employee Stock Options?

Secret 1. Negotiate salary

You’ve heard the word “negotiate” many times. And every time you hear it, you cringe. 

Can’t blame you. 

Negotiating makes most people uncomfortable. It’s much easier to just agree. 

But what if you could have data backing up your negotiations? What if all you had to do was to print out the numbers and to set the paper on the table?

We’ve got your back on this one. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter “Amazon” into your GrowthAdvisor account
  2. Search for all current Software Engineer salaries at Amazon
  3. Search for all current Software Engineer salaries at competing local companies
  4. Print out combined salary data
  5. Go to Secret 2

RELATED: How to Negotiate Salary: The Best Tips and Free Resources

Secret 2. Negotiate stock options

The types of stock options you’ll get will depend on the company size. So…

A small pre-funded or funded startup will most likely give you ESOs (Employee Stock Options). But a giant public company like Amazon will most likely give you RSUs (Restricted Stock Units).

RELATED: What are Stock Options? Everything You Need to Know

Now that you’ve got the salary data, you’ll need to get the stock options data.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Enter “Amazon” into your GrowthAdvisor account
  2. See the Amazon stock options’ worth today & in 10 years
  3. See the competing local companies stock options’ worth today & in 10 years
  4. Print out combined salary data

“But wait,” you’re wondering. “How can you predict the stock options’ worth?”

Great question. 

Our algorithms have analyzed the financial performance patterns of over 800,000 companies (including Amazon). And we’re adding new companies every day. 

We’re very proud to say that…

GrowthAdvisor is the world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

With our free tool you can:

  • Predict your Amazon stock options’ worth up to 10 years into the future
  • Predict any company’s stock options’ worth up to 10 years into the future
  • Use the prediction data to negotiate a higher salary
  • Know when to exercise your stock options to make the most cash

Which leads us to the final secret.

Secret 3. Exercise stock options at the right time

Getting a high Amazon salary is not enough. And even knowing the value of your stock options is not enough. 

You’ll need to know when to exercise your stock options to make the most money. 

RELATED: When Is the Best Time to Exercise Employee Stock Options?

But how do you know when to do it?

Most employees simply let it happen on its own. They let their employee stock options exercise automatically at the end of the vesting period. Or when the company goes public.

This works, of course. But by letting it go on autopilot you’ll miss out on getting the most cash value out of your stock options. And that’s the secret to building your long-term wealth.

Think about it in investing terms. If you know when the stock goes up, you’ll sell and make the most money. If you don’t know when the stock goes up, you’re exposed to a huge risk and can lose everything.

Predicting the stock market is impossible.

Predicting the value of any company’s stock options is possible because:

  • It’s a single company
  • The prediction is based on the company’s past performance pattern
  • The prediction is further refined by comparable companies’ past performance patterns

Yes, in the worst-case scenario, your stock options can be worthless. But, in the best-case scenario, your stock options can be worth A LOT.

Plan for the best, and you can win big.

With GrowthAdvisor you’ll know when to exercise your stock options to make the most money. 

Of course, they’re always the risk. 

GrowthAdvisor helps you minimize that risk just as investing in an index fund will help you minimize the same risk. Instead of one single company, you’ll invest in all of them. And with GrowthAdvisor, instead of relying on data from one single company you’ll rely on data from over 800,000 companies.

See how this works? We can show you potential exit scenarios for any company. Not only that, but you’ll see the value of your stock options according to a particular exit. 

With our tool, you can make smarter career decisions.

Where will you make the most money the fastest?

Will it be with an Amazon salary and Amazon stock? Or will it be with a small local startup, even though it offers a lower salary but more stock options?

You’ll be able to make smarter decisions, both short-term and long-term. And your decisions will be based on real-world data.

  Get started. It’s free

Final Thoughts

A high Amazon salary combined with lots of Amazon stock can help you to retire early. And if you play the game right, you can retire super-early. Remember the three secrets:

  1. Negotiate salary
  2. Negotiate stock options
  3. Exercise stock options at the right time

Or, you can do even better.

You can use your Amazon salary and stock to make extra cash, invest, then look for a job at a promising startup. You’ll be able to afford a lower salary. And with GrowthAdvisor’s help, you’ll be able to predict the value of your startup’s equity. You’ll exercise your stock options at just the right time. And you’ll make the most money.

You can map out your whole career with GrowthAdvisor. Even if you decide to stay at Amazon longer than 10 years, give it a try. It’s fun. We think you’ll love it.

  Get started. It’s free

Next Steps

Want to get started?

Compare Amazon salaries with our FREE tool ⟶

Want to read more?

Check out our post on Stock Options Definition: All You Need to Know ⟶

Want to keep exploring?

See how AngelList can help you get the best startup job ⟶

Questions? Email our team at support@growthadvisorhq.com

Searching for Google careers? Then search no further.

Google is the best place to work for, period

No other company can match its reach (over 90% market share), its work-life balance, or its culture.

Plus, Google careers are an amazing chance to build long-term wealth. Think salary, plus RSUs, plus the return on investment from your stock options’ gains.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • Where Google offices are located
  • Which Google careers are the best
  • How Google hires
  • How Google cares

PRO TIP: Want to know how many stock options you can get at Google? Use our FREE tool to calculate your stock options grant.

Where are Google offices located?

Google has offices all over the world. That’s over 70 offices in 50 countries. Wow. Talk about global.

So chances are, no matter where you live, you can snag one of Google jobs.

Right. Easier said than done. Out of over three million job applications, only about 7,000 people get one of the coveted Google jobs. That’s an insane competition.

But don’t let it stop you.

Check out these 5 simple steps to get you started.

Step #1. Research Google careers

It sounds simple, but it’s important.

Know what you want. 

Which one of the many Google careers would make you happiest? Which one will make you the most money? And which one will build you the most wealth? (We’ll talk about incredible wealth-building opportunities at Google later).

Step #2. Learn how Google hires

We’ll talk in more detail about how Google hires later. For now, here are some highlights.

Google hires in three steps:

  1. Application
  2. Interview
  3. Decision

That’s pretty typical, so all you need to do is to study for each step. 

Study on how to apply. Study on how to prepare for an interview. And study how to negotiate salary (that’s part of the decision step).

RELATED: How to Negotiate Salary: The Best Tips and Free Resources

Step #3. Ask Google employees for help

Know someone who works at Google? Great!

Ask them what it takes to get hired. Be specific. Ask about the jobs you want—be it a software engineer or a project manager or a marketing manager. And ask about interview questions, so you can prepare.

Don’t know anyone who works at Google? Not to worry. 

Go to your LinkedIn profile and search for your connections. If there really isn’t anyone at all, connect to someone on LinkedIn and then ask for help. 

When looking for a job at a giant like Google, connections are everything. In other words…

Network. Network. Network.

Get to know people, and people will help you.

Step #4. Get a Google internship

Think of an internship as the first step to getting hired. 

It’s cheaper for Google to hire someone they’ve already invested in.

Better yet, volunteer. Go to your local Google events and volunteer your help. Meet people. Talk to them. Chances are, you’ll meet a recruiter and learn how to land an internship. Or even a job. 

Step #5. Have Googleyness

Googleyness is a quality Google is looking for in every employee.

You must be:

  • Responsible
  • Fun
  • Comfortable with uncertainty
  • Innovative
  • Humble

If you have these qualities, then you’re lucky. Google careers are a great choice for you.

Build Your Long-Term Wealth with Employee Stock Options

Use our FREE Stock-Worth Calculator to calculate your Google stock options’ gains. See how much your stock options’ value will increase 10 years into the future.

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Which Google careers are the best?

In Google’s words, “Google is and always will be an engineering company that thinks big and takes risks.”

Note the words “engineering company.”

Google is a company of engineers. A software engineer position is the foundation of all Google careers. The company was started by engineers, and it’s prospering thanks to engineers.

Which means that…

The best Google careers are those in Engineering & Technology.

There are over 800 software engineer job openings right now at Google.

According to Google, software engineers “are changing the world one technological achievement after another.” And in particular, Google software engineers “revolutionize search.”

You could be one of them.

But before you apply, we recommend you get transparency on how much Google pays its employees.

Sure, you can Google (no pun intended) sites like Glassdoor or Paysa to see the typical Google salaries. But we can offer something better.

Welcome to GrowthAdvisor.

Our FREE tool will show you not only how much any Google position will pay. 

It’ll also show you how much you’ll get in stock options. Exactly how fast (or slow) the value of your stock options will grow. And exactly how much you can expect to get when you exercise your stock options.

Oh, it gets better.

GrowthAdvisor can advise you on when to exercise your stock options to make the most money. It’ll also advise you on whether it’s better to exercise your options now or to hold on to them—to make more money in the future.

In fact, it’ll help you map out your entire career. With dollar signs attached to every position.

No longer do you have to doubt your career decisions!

But how exactly do we do it? Fair question. We have analyzed over 800,000 companies to give you the most accurate real-world data. We’re very proud to say that…

We’re the world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

Our mission is to help employees around the world to get paid fairly. We give transparency to any company’s financial performance and help employees get the compensation they deserve.

  Get started. It’s free

Here are 8 things that ONLY GrowthAdvisor can do (as far as we know—tell us if you know otherwise):

  1. Predict your Employee Stock Options’ value up to 10 years into the future;
  2. Predict your Employee Stock Options’ earnings up to 10 years into the future;
  3. Help you negotiate for more Employee Stock Options;
  4. Help you negotiate a higher salary;
  5. Find you the best companies with the highest compensation;
  6. Tell you when to switch jobs;
  7. Compare any number of companies;
  8. Map out your career;

Go ahead. Give it a try. Search for Google careers.

Now, let’s talk about Google’s hiring process.

How does Google hire?

As mentioned above, Google hires in three steps:

  1. Application
  2. Interview
  3. Decision

It comes down to this.

The more research you do, the better your chances of getting hired by Google.

In Google’s words, they’re looking for “people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our teams. If you’re looking for a place that values your curiosity, passion, and desire to learn, if you’re seeking colleagues who are big thinkers eager to take on fresh challenges as a team, then you’re a future Googler.”

Are you a future Googler?

That’s when your talks with Google employees will come handy. Ask them what it takes to be seen as a Googler.

Think about the hiring process as a business transaction (and it is).

You’re the product. Google is the buyer.

Sell yourself to Google as a future Googler who has the perfect amount of Googleyness, and you got the job.

How does Google care?

Google cares. Really.

Google’s perks and benefits are some of the best in the industry, if not the best. Consider these:

  • Family: parental leave, retirement savings, death benefits;
  • Work-life balance: free healthcare services, flexible vacations, flexible work hours;
  • Philanthropy: donation matching, volunteering, giving to the community;
  • Education: free classes;

Did we mention free food? You can practically live in your Google office if you want to. Everything you need is right there, on-site.

Well then…

The choice is obvious! And you already made it, by searching for Google careers

Don’t forget to calculate exactly how much you can ask for when you get your Google job offer. Just enter your information into GrowthAdvisor, and you’re done!

We wish you all the luck in the world.

Final Thoughts

If you want to work in the best place in the world, then search Google careers for the perfect match. Once you find it—before you do anything else—get transparency on your future pay.

Search GrowthAdvisor for every Google job that you like and compare compensations. 

Even better, compare Google to other companies and see how they fare in terms of salaries, stock grants, and potential exits. Then pick the best company and apply! Who knows, maybe it won’t even be Google…

  Get started. It’s free

Next Steps

Want to get started?

Compare Google to other companies with our FREE tool ⟶

Want to read more?

Check out our post on Google Jobs: How to Get Paid Top Dollar ⟶

Want to keep exploring?

Learn How to Make Big Money with Your Employee Stock Options ⟶

Questions? Email our team at support@growthadvisorhq.com

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Looking for a job on AngelList? You’ve come to the right place.

AngelList is a platform that connects startups with investors and talent. Think of it as your tool to find the best jobs at the best startups with the best salaries and employee stock options. You can search over 5 million companies for over 142,000 jobs. Wow. 

But searching is only the first step. How do you get that job?

Here are 5 easy steps you can use to get your dream startup job (and to build your long-term wealth):

  1. Research the best startup companies
  2. Research the best startup jobs
  3. Track the best startup jobs
  4. Pick your dream startup job
  5. Get your dream startup job
  6. BONUS: Invest in the best startup companies
PRO TIP

Want to know how many Employee Stock Options you can get at any startup? Compare startup equity offers and calculate your total compensation with our FREE tool.

Step #1. Research the best startup companies

AngelList offers to match your profile with over 37,000 startups and tech companies. 

But how do you know which one of these companies is truly the best? Which will offer you the highest salary? The best employee stock options grant? Or the best career opportunity?

You can begin by comparing the compensation with AngelList’s salary tool. It’s a great one, too, except…

Let’s say, it looks like you’ll get a great salary and a great equity offer. Sounds fantastic, right? Not so fast.

You know how risky startups are. What looks good now may not look so good in the future. So how do you predict what will happen in the future? And can you?

With GrowthAdvisor, you can.

You can compare companies with our FREE tool. And you can predict any company’s valuation up to 10 years into the future. This means that you can predict the value of your Employee Stock Options up to 10 years into the future.

Here, try it for yourself.

But wait, there’s more great stuff.

We can also predict any company’s exit scenario. So you’ll know if the startup you want to work for is likely to IPO (go public), get acquired, stay forever profitable, or shut down.

Yikes! 

Don’t you wish you’d know a startup has a high chance of shutting down before you even applied for a job there? We think so too. That’s why we created GrowthAdvisor. We’ll tell you more about how we gather our data later. 

Right now, let’s get back to AngelList.

RELATED: Negotiating Salary: The Best Tips and Free Resources

Step #2. Research the best startup jobs

AngelList has a simple three-step process for you to research the best startup jobs:

  1. Sign up for AngelList (it’s free);
  2. Search jobs by location, role, market, technology or salary;
  3. Click Yes on startups you like, and they’ll be in touch if they click Yes too;

It’s kind of like dating (and in many ways it is). Only…

When you use AngelList to browse for companies (and to click Yes), you’re using limited data. This data doesn’t include potential future scenarios.

Compare AngelList with GrowthAdvisor

You’re better off using both AngelList and GrowthAdvisor to make the smartest career decision you possibly can. 

After all, choosing the wrong job at the wrong company can cost you years of life. And you’ll never get those years back. Ouch.

For example, say you’re looking for a software engineer position. 

GrowthAdvisor can show you how your salary and equity will change based on your career progression. So you begin as a software engineer, then you get promoted to a senior software engineer, then to the software development manager, and finally to the Chief Technology Officer—CTO.

If you use AngelList alone, you can only hope you’ll get promoted. 

If you use AngelList and GrowthAdvisor, you can plan for promotions. And not only that. You can negotiate for promotions. Our data will give you the power to get paid what you deserve. You’ll know the financial performance of any company, at any point during the next 10 years.

We’ll show you how we do it shortly.

Until then, let’s talk about tracking your dream job.

RELATED: Facebook Jobs: How to Get a Job at Facebook in 5 Easy Steps

Step #3. Track the best startup jobs

AngelList offers tracking only for startups—to track the best candidates.

And GrowthAdvisor can help you map out your entire career.

You choose. Either track the best jobs yourself by logging into AngelList daily (or however often you want), or let GrowthAdvisor do the job for you.

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Step #4. Pick the best startup job

After you’ve narrowed down the list of your favorite jobs, it’s time to pick one and to apply for it. And maybe also apply for a few other runner-ups, just in case.

As mentioned above, AngelList makes this process pretty easy. You click Yes on the job you like. If the startup likes you, they click Yes on your profile. You get an automated email notifying you of their interest. Done.

But if you factor in GrowthAdvisor’s predictions about that startup, you’ll be better off down the road. You can have the whole story of your career written out for you, complete with numbers.

Not to mention, you’ll sleep easy knowing you have minimized your risk and maximized your rewards.

Step #5. Get the best startup job

You picked your dream job. There it is. Software Engineer at an Awesome Startup (just as an example). Now what? How do you get it?

We have three great articles full of tips for you (though these companies are not startups any more):

  1. Amazon Jobs: The 10 Easy Steps on How to Get Hired
  2. Google Jobs: How to Get Paid Top Dollar
  3. Apple Jobs: How to Get a Job at Apple—8 Quick & Easy Steps

It all boils down to this:

  • Know what you want;
  • Take time to prepare;
  • Negotiate the compensation you deserve;

And now, one more bonus step.

BONUS Step: Invest in the best startup companies

AngleList is a tool not only for job seekers. You can use AngelList to invest in startups. Investing in the right startups can help you build long-term wealth and retire early.

With GrowthAdvisor, you can do even more.

Our FREE tool will show you the future valuation of any startup. So you’ll know in which startup to invest with the minimum risk and the maximum reward.

So…

How exactly do we do it? That’s a great question. Our algorithms have analyzed over 800,000 companies to give you the most accurate real-world financial data. Actually, we’re proud of the fact that…

We’re the world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

We want to help employees like you to get paid what you’re worth and then some. 

We make any company’s financial performance transparent. 

And we help you make smart career decisions to build your long-term wealth.

Here are 8 things that only GrowthAdvisor can do:

  1. Predict your Employee Stock Options’ worth for the next 10 years;
  2. Predict your Employee Stock Options’ gains for the next 10 years;
  3. Help you negotiate the number of your Employee Stock Options;
  4. Help you negotiate a bigger salary;
  5. Help you find the best companies with the best compensation;
  6. Advise you on when to look for a new job;
  7. Compare companies;
  8. Map your whole career;

So give us a try. Did we mention it’s free? 

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Final Thoughts

AngelList alone will help you find your dream startup job.

AngelList and GrowthAdvisor combined will help you now only find your dream job but also know how much money you’ll make you in 10 years. Plus, GrowthAdvisor will give you data to help you negotiate a higher salary and more equity.

Make sure to use both tools, and you’ll make the most money.

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Next Steps

Want to get started?

Browse startups with our FREE tool ⟶

Want to read more?

Check out our post on Why TOKEN Stock Options Lose You Money (And How to Fix It) ⟶

Want to keep exploring?

See which personal finance software is better for building wealth ⟶

Questions? Email our team at support@growthadvisorhq.com

Want to get one of the coveted Facebook jobs? Below is a simple guide on how to do exactly that.

Facebook is one of the giants like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft—and one of the most desirable places to work. It offers competitive salaries, great perks, and diverse career opportunities. But where it really shines is its culture.

Your hours are flexible—just do a great job.
Your supervision is minimal—you’re your own boss.

And the products you build will help billions of people—literally. You get to see your work in action simply by scrolling through Facebook.

So how do you get a job at Facebook? And not just any job. How do you get a higher-paying position like a software engineer or a project manager?

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  1. How to clean up your Facebook profile;
  2. How to research Facebook jobs and pick the best one;
  3. How to apply for a Facebook job;
  4. How to ace the Facebook interview;
  5. How to negotiate salary and Employee Stock Options;

Let’s get started.

Want to own Facebook stock without the risk? Find out how many Employee Stock Options you can get at Facebook by using our free tool.

Not surprisingly, the first place Facebook recruiters will look at will be…

Your Facebook profile.

So make it shine!

And don’t forget to clean up your other social media profiles, too. Google your name to see what comes up. You might find a few surprises.

For example, here is what comes up if you Google Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark zuckerberg - google search result

Of course, Mark Zuckerberg has a huge online presence.

But what about you? Google your name NOW. What do you see? That’s exactly what your recruiters will see. Are you happy with it? Not so happy? 

Here is how to clean up your online presence:

  • Check your Facebook About page and update ALL your details as needed;
  • Check your LinkedIn profile (if you have it—ideally, you would) and copy/paste the updated information from Facebook like your resume and your work history;
  • Check your Twitter or Instagram profiles (if you have them) and copy/paste the bio line to be consistent with your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles;
  • Check any other online sites and consider deleting those you don’t want your recruiters to see;
  • Google your name, click on images and consider deleting images you don’t want your recruiters to see;
  • If you have a personal website or blog, consider writing a new post;
  • Do the same from your phone to make sure it all looks good, and you didn’t miss anything;
  • Finally, ask your friends to Google your name and see if they dig up something you missed;

Yes, it’ll take time. But it’s worth it. After all, you’re prepping to get a job not just at any company but at a social media giant! 

And now, let’s talk about researching Facebook jobs.

RELATED: Amazon Jobs: The 10 Easy Steps on How to Get Hired

How do you research Facebook jobs? (And how do you pick the best one?)

To get a job at Facebook, you’ve got to know exactly what you want.

Sure, it sounds easy. Yet many applicants don’t do enough research. And so they fail to match their skills (and dreams) to available Facebook jobs.

You don’t want to be one of them.

Do your research!

Here is how:

  • Go to the Facebook Careers page and read EVERYTHING;
  • Go to sites like Glassdoor or Indeed, search for Facebook and read EVERYTHING;
  • Go to Facebook’s LinkedIn page, read EVERYTHING and see if you’re connected to any Facebook employees;
  • Message your LinkedIn Facebook connections and ask what it’s like to work at Facebook (mention that you’re looking to apply for a job there);
  • Create a spreadsheet with available Facebook jobs (we love using Google Sheets);
  • Narrow down your choice of open jobs by position, salary, career growth, and Employee Stock Options amount (we’ll explain later why this is important);

But wait…

How do you narrow down your choice? How do you pick the best job? We’ll talk about a secret way on how to do exactly that later in the article.

For now, here is a quick tip.

Write a list of your goals for the next ten years:

  • What’s your dream career? 
  • What skills do you have now, and what skills do you want to develop in the future?
  • How much money do you want to make?
  • How long do you want to stay on Facebook?
  • And finally, which team excites you the most?

Remember, a huge part of your job is people. Even if you get a nice salary, if you don’t like the people you’re working with, is it worth it?

Exactly.

Now you’re ready to apply.

How do you apply for a Facebook job? (And where do you do it?)

The most surprising thing is…

Now that Facebook rolled out its new feature—Jobs—you can apply for Facebook jobs directly on Facebook. 

Play with it to see what jobs come up for you. It’s fun. But we recommend you apply on the Facebook Jobs site.

The process is pretty simple. 

For example, let’s say you’re applying for a software engineer position. 

Search facebook jobs

You can either:

  • Select the job by Area of Work, Location, Brand, or Employment Type;
  • Or type the exact title of the position you’re looking for (from your spreadsheet);

Then follow the prompts and submit your application. Done! 

The next step is the interview. 

How do you ace the Facebook interview? (And how to prepare for it?)

Facebook has a great guide on how to prepare for an interview. In particular, how to prepare for an interview as a software engineer.

The best practice is to follow Facebook’s guidelines and to do your own research on typical interview questions for your position. Then prepare for both.

For example, you’d want to know what Facebook is looking for in an ideal candidate. 

Here are Facebook’s 5 Core Values:

  1. Be bold.
  2. Focus on impact.
  3. Move fast.
  4. Be open.
  5. Build social value

Do you think you can do all five? How do you understand them? What will they mean to you once you’re an employee? These are great questions to ask someone who already works at Facebook.

Once you gathered all possible interview questions (from researching them online and possibly from asking Facebook employees), print them out and do the following:

  • Answer all interview questions in writing;
  • Read your answers out loud in front of the mirror, or better yet to a friend;
  • Record yourself, then watch the recording to see if anything is amiss;

The time you’ll spend on this will give you an advantage over other applicants as not many people go through this trouble. If you will, you’ll have a higher chance of getting a Facebook job.

RELATED: Top 5 Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

How many Employee Stock Options can you get at Facebook?

Calculate how many Employee Stock Options you can ask for when negotiating salary at Facebook. Use our FREE GrowthAdvisor tool. Try it now!

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How do you negotiate your Facebook salary? (And why are Employee Stock Options so important?)

If only acing your Facebook interview was enough! There is one more very important part to prepare for.

Salary negotiation.

And not only a salary, for that matter. But your entire compensation package, which includes Employee Stock Options (although Facebook is likely to use Restricted Stock Units).

RELATEDWhat are Stock Options? Everything You Need to Know

Employee Stock Options aren’t just a perk on top of your salary. Stock options represent real money. And if you manage your options well, they can earn you a good chunk of cash. In some cases, they can help you get financially independent and retire early.

That’s why they’re an important part of your overall compensation.

And that’s why we started GrowthAdvisor

Our mission is to help employees like you to get the compensation you deserve—actual cash (salary) plus an opportunity to own a piece of the company (stock options) and to share in the company’s future success. 

With our FREE tool, you can calculate the salary you can ask for. And you can calculate the number of stock options you can ask for. 

Here, try it for yourself.

Pretty neat, isn’t it?

But wait, there is more.

Not only can we calculate your compensation.

We can also predict your compensation for up to 10 years into the future. At any company. For any job. Because…

We have developed the world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

So you can enter any number of Facebook jobs into our tool. Or Amazon jobs. Or Google jobs. Or any jobs, for that matter.

RELATED: Google Jobs: How to Get Paid Top Dollar

We’ll gather the data for you in seconds and present you with simple charts and graphs.

Not only can you forget about spending time on doing the research yourself. It’s fun!

We think you’ll love comparing companies the best. See which company will make you more money.

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To give you the most reliable real-world data, we have analyzed over 800,000 companies. And we’re adding more companies every day.

Imagine what you can do with this information in your hands.

You can negotiate a salary. You can negotiate equity. You can negotiate a promotion.

And you don’t have to do it alone. You can collaborate with your colleagues and negotiate together. 

Here are some of the awesome things you can do with GrowthAdvisor:

  • Predict your Employee Stock Options’ worth;
  • Predict your Employee Stock Options’ earnings;
  • Negotiate for more Employee Stock Options;
  • Negotiate for a higher salary;
  • Compare companies;
  • Compare compensations;
  • Decide when to look for a new job (to get paid more);
  • Map out the next 10 years of your career ;
  • Track your Employee Stock Options’ worth with weekly alerts;

With GrowthAdvisor, you can make the smartest career decisions. 

A wrong job could cost you years of your life and thousands (if not millions) in lost income. Or rather, in the income you never got because you didn’t know you could ask for it.

Plus, if, for some reason, you’re unhappy at your new Facebook job, GrowthAdvisor can help you find a better job. And you’ll know exactly when it’s the right time to quit your current job and to apply for a new one.

This information is priceless. Wouldn’t you say?

We think so too.

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Final Thoughts

Facebook jobs are some of the most wanted jobs on the market (as of this writing).

If Facebook hires you, not only do you get to work at a great company with a great culture. A Facebook job on your resume will advance your career. Plus, of course, you get awesome perks and compensation.

An important part of your compensation will be your Employee Stock Options. Use our tool to see how much they’re worth and how much you can ask for. Then make sure to bring this information to your interview.

Good luck!

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Next Steps

Want to get started?

Compare jobs with our FREE tool ⟶

Want to read more?

Check out our post on Amazon Jobs: The 10 Easy Steps on How to Get Hired ⟶

Want to keep exploring?

See How to Negotiate Salary: The Best Tips and Free Resources ⟶

Questions? Email our team at support@growthadvisorhq.com

Dreaming about working at Apple? We can help your dream come true.

The company has just relaunched its Apple jobs page. It’s filled with colorful, animated Apple logos—to draw in new job applicants. And not just any applicants.

Apple is looking for dreamers.

“Those open to daydreams and night dreams and visions and mirages. You’re more powerful than you think…and you are welcome here.”

Try not to stare at the animations for at least a minute. We dare you not to.

The power is clear. Apple is not only one of the best companies to work for (as rated by sites like Glassdoor). Apple jobs are some of the most innovative, collaborative, and fulfilling. This new Apple jobs page is a testament to that.

In Apple’s words, “An open invitation to open minds.”

So how do you get hired by one of the top leading technology innovators?

Here are 8 quick & easy tips to get you started:

  1. Research Apple jobs

  2. Study Apple’s hiring process

  3. Clean up your online presence

  4. Prepare for Apple’s interview questions

  5. Know Apple culture

  6. Get a referral from an Apple employee

  7. Do an Apple internship

  8. Love Apple products

Plus, as a BONUS TIP, you’ll learn how to negotiate for a higher salary and how Apple Employee Stock Options can help you retire early.

Let’s get right to it.

PRO TIP: Want to know how much of an “apple bite” you can get in Apple Employee Stock Options? Learn how to become not just an Apple employee, but an Apple employee-owner with the help of our FREE tool.

Tip #1. Research Apple jobs

Consider this number. Two million.

apple jobs across all 50 states

Apple has created over 2,000,000 jobs in America. Of those 80,000 are Apple jobs.

You can be anyone from software engineer to project manager to marketing manager, designer or scientist or even a teenage customer support representative! Yes, to apply for one of Apple jobs, you have to be only 18 years old.

Talk about opportunities.

But this wealth of jobs can also be overwhelming.

We recommend you read everything you can about the company first on the Apple jobs site, then read Apple’s company profile pages on sites like Glassdoor and Indeed.

  1. Get a feel for what’s out there.

  2. Match your skills to open positions.

  3. Narrow down a list of your dream Apple jobs.

Now you’re ready for the next tip.

Tip #2. Study Apple’s hiring process

Apple is an innovator. And Apple is looking for innovators to help the company grow.

apple jobs growth in US

Are you an innovator? What’s your dream? What’s your innovation story?

Every tech company has its own unique hiring process, and yet at the same time…

Every hiring process is pretty much the same.

Your job is to prepare for the general hiring process and to prepare for anything that’s unique to Apple.

For example, most tech companies will drill you on… But Apple will also ask you for…

Tip #3. Clean up your online presence

Just look at the Apple jobs webpage again. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

Apple jobs

Look at your iPhone. At your iWatch. At your iMac.

Apple is known for its fanatical attention to detail. If you want to work here, they’ll expect the same from you.

Do this NOW…

Google your name, and see what webpages come up. Click on each one. Are they beautiful? Is every little detail in sync with your personal story?

Who are you, and why do you want to work at Apple?

Consider taking a new profile picture and updating it on all your social media profiles. Update and clean up your resume, then post it on your LinkedIn profile. Do the same for all the sites where you’re present.

Now sit back and enjoy the fruit of your labors. You’re ready for the next tip.

How many Employee Stock Options can you get at Apple?

Find out how many Employee Stock Options you can ask for when negotiating salary at an Apple interview. Use our GrowthAdvisor tool. We think you’ll love it.

Tip #4. Prepare for Apple’s interview questions

Ah. Interview questions. The scary part of any job search that you can’t avoid.

The interview itself isn’t that scary if you rehearse it ahead of time.

Stage a realistic interview in your bedroom—complete with you answering questions out loud or doodling answers on paper. Better yet, ask a friend to stand in for the recruiter. And even better, record the whole thing and then watch it.

If you do this enough times, at the actual interview, you’ll be relaxed, which is what you want.

Remember, the interview is not only for Apple to ask you questions, but it’s also for you to ask questions of Apple. And to negotiate the compensation that you’re worth—and the right amount of Employee Stock Options. We’ll get later to a few excellent tips on how to do it.

RELATED: What are Stock Options? Everything You Need to Know

Until then…

Research sites like Glassdoor and CareerCup for the latest Apple interview questions (for your position), then print them out and stage your interview.

If you do this, you’ll be ahead of most of the applicants. Congratulations.

For your interview questions use the STAR answering method. Describe the Situation. Talk about your Task. Describe what action you took. Relay the Results.

Tip #5. Know Apple culture

Apple’s culture is the culture of secrecy. Or should we say, obsession? You can’t tell anyone what you’re working on. Period. End of story.

So think…would you be comfortable holding secrets?

On the other hand, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple is looking for “wicked smart people who have a point of view, and want to debate that point of view, and people that want to change something. People that want to make things better.”

Apple jobs for all- different together

Are you one of those people?

You can figure this out in two ways.

One, you can read articles online on everything from Apple jobs to Apple interview questions to the highest Apple salaries and so on.

Or two, you can experience it first-hand. That’s what we recommend.

Go to an Apple store and spend a day there. Talk to the employees. Note how they communicate, how they dress. Ask questions. By doing this you’ll have a better idea about Apple culture vs. reading a bunch of articles online (even including this one).

Tip #6. Get a referral from an Apple employee

Another important tip that will help you get your foot in the door.

Apple jobs are very competitive. The preference will be given to job seekers who are already familiar with the recruiter. Even better. If you meet a recruiter in person before the interview, you have a better chance!

According to Glassdoor.com, only about half of all applicants who got a job have applied online.

The other half got their interviews through an employee referral or by meeting recruiters at one of the recruiting events.

So…

Network. 

Connect to Apple employees on LinkedIn. Invite them out for lunch. Ask for help.

Tip #7. Do an Apple internship

An internship is an even better way of getting your foot in the door. Quite literally.

Apple has lots of programs where you can apply for an internship:

  • For undergraduate and graduate students;

  • For part-time or full-time interns at Apple stores;

  • And even for positions like software engineer, where although you’re an intern you’ll be treated like a full member of the team.

There is one big difference between an internship at Apple vs. another tech giant like Amazon or Microsoft or Google.

Apple interns say that Apple employees are very loyal. While employees at companies like Facebook or Google often stay only for a few years and then leave to open up their own company (or for another job), Apple employees can stay with Apple for 20 or even 30 years.

And it all begins with internships.

So think before applying for Apple. Do you really want to work at this company for this long?

Tip #8. Love Apple products

Before we get to the tips of how to negotiate salary and Employee Stock Options at companies like Apple (and why it’s important), here is the final tip.

Love Apple products.

Even if you’re not applying for a software engineer position, you’re going to be part of the company. Everyone at Apple is fanatical about Apple products.

You probably are too, since you want a job there. Right?

And now, we’re going to show you something special…

BONUS TIP. Negotiate a higher salary and retire early with Employee Stock Options

At the very end of your interview, you’ll get an offer. (We hope you do.)

How do you know if the salary you’re offered is enough? And how do you know how much to ask for—with confidence?

Welcome to GrowthAdvisor.

Employee stock options made simple

We help employees as you ask for the number of Employee Stock Options that you’re worth (although Apple is probably going to give you Restricted Stock Units), and predict the value of your stock options up to 10 years into the future.

Why?

Because Employee Stock Options aren’t just a nice perk. Stock options represent money and ownership in the company without the risks or capital investment.

So you can be not only an Apple employee but an Apple employee-owner.

And if you plan ahead on how and when to cash out your stock options, you have a very real chance of becoming financially independent and retiring early.

Here is how it works:

  • You enter Apple and your desired job title into GrowthAdvisor;

  • You watch GrowthAdvisor calculate your highest potential compensation, including your salary and the number of your Employee Stock Options;

  • You decide if you still want to interview at Apple;

  • If you do, when interviewing, you bring with you a printout of GrowthAdvisor’s analysis and ask for the salary and the stock options you’re worth;

  • GrowthAdvisor tracks the value of your Employee Stock Options automatically and alerts you to any changes, so you can make smart career decisions;

Sounds too good to be true?

Try it for yourself.

see which company will earn you most ESOs

And if none of the Apple jobs pan out for you, don’t despair.

Use GrowthAdvisor to see who else is hiring in your city, what salaries and how many stock options are they offering, and what their value will be in 10 years.

All of a sudden, hunting for a job became much more fun, wouldn’t you say?

Even if you’re not looking for a job, it’s entertaining to simply browse GrowthAdvisor for companies and compensations.

We’re very proud to say that…

We have developed the world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

Yes, that’s right. You can now predict not only your job compensation but your entire career.

RELATED: When is the Best Time to Exercise Your Stock Options?

Our tool gathers real-world data while you sleep—from over 800,000 companies. (And we add more companies every day.)

When you wake up, you see simple and easy-to-understand reports. No financial lingo required!

Guide fitness-how much will you earn

Imagine how this knowledge can help you.

It’s like traveling into the future to learn the number of the winning lottery ticket.

With GrowthAdvisor, you can:

  • Predict the value of your Employee Stock Options;

  • Predict the gains from your Employee Stock Options;

  • Negotiate for a bigger number of Employee Stock Options;

  • Negotiate for a higher salary;

  • Compare companies and compensations;

  • Look for jobs;

  • Plan your career;

Suddenly, all your career decisions will be informed by data. Facts. Numbers.

And suddenly, you’ll be able to tell if one of the Apple jobs is your dream job after all. Imagine how much time it will save you. Years. Maybe even decades.

But if you’re certain that you want to work at Apple, then go ahead and apply! There is nothing like starting. Make the first step, and let us help you get there—help you make better career decisions.

Final Thoughts

Apple jobs are dream jobs for many people.

But dreaming alone is not enough. Do your homework.

Research. Research. Research.

Use our FREE tool to see how much you can ask for—and how much wealth it will help you grow in the future. We’re here to help.

Good luck!

Next Steps

Want to get started?

Compare Apple jobs and compensations ⟶

Want to read more?

Check out our post on Google Jobs: How to Get Paid Top Dollar ⟶

Want to keep exploring?

Learn How to Retire Early with the Best Robo Advisors (And Make the Most Money) ⟶

Questions? Email our team at support@growthadvisorhq.com

Joyance Partners

Boston > Joyance Partners

With GrowthAdvisorHQ: Grow your COMPANY. Grow your CAREER.

Address: Boston

Email: nicole@joyancepartners.com

About Joyance Partners

Established in the year 2017. Along with Chief Analyst Andrew Nealon, Joyance Partners was founded by venture partner Chris Kurdziel, managing partner Mike Edelhart, founding partner William Lohse and chief operating officer Kevin Dasch. The number of investments Joyance Partners has made till date is 56 and it is actively using 17 technologies for its website. These include Viewport Meta, SPF, and Google Analytics. The Company invests in companies operating in genetics, neurosciences, personal pharmaceuticals, and virtual reality. Joyance Partners serves clients in the United States. Focusing on their 3 C’s, choice, change and coherence, Joyance Partners is a $20Mventure capital partnership investing in companies with the capacity to deliver, or contribute to the delivery of, Delightful Moments.

More About Joyance Partners

Delightful moments are moments that bring joy to humans. Small but powerful, these moments make us stronger, calmer and more in control. This is what Joyance Partners focus on providing but with a more technological approach. Excluding traditional ways of achieving such moments such as, meditation, massage, good music, Joyance Partners use a variety of technologies to deliver such moments.

To replace today’s syndrome-centric approach, with something more personal, more preventative, more predictive and dramatically more powerful, Joyance Partners sees greater long-term human impact and value in the generation of technologies rather than just helping doctors and clinics, health plans and hospitals. Joyance Partners is thus, the first VC health fund focused purely on individual, personal experience, rather than today’s medical industrial complex.

Joyance Partners: Partners

  • William Lohse
  • Kevin Dasch
  • Mike Edelhart
  • Chris Kurdziel

Portfolio

  • Agridata
  • Aromyx
  • Bluwhale
  • Boundless AI

innospark

Boston > Innospark Ventures

With GrowthAdvisorHQ: Grow your COMPANY. Grow your CAREER.

Address: Boston


About Innospark Ventures

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Innospark Ventures typically invests between $0.5 million and $5 million in companies. A venture capital firm specializing in the seed/startup stage investments, it seeks to invest in artificial intelligence, business services, life sciences, education, and cyber security companies based in Boston.

More About Innospark Ventures

Being bold is taking one step further to success. An organization must be able to take bold decisions to achieve its goals. Keeping this factor in mind, Innospark Ventures believes in bold innovation. Investing in the AI-driven economy, Innospark Ventures is a new breed of early-stage venture capital firm.

Serial entrepreneur Venkat Srinivasan established this venture capital with hopes to provide capital and support at all stages of the innovation and entrepreneurship lifecycle.

Innospark Ventures: Partners

Portfolio

Think you have to be a Google executive to get paid top dollar? Think again.

Yes, Google is the behemoth of all tech companies combined. Heck, Google is probably the largest company in any business, period. So getting a job there is hard. Especially a job as a software engineer.

But though you’ve missed the chance to join it early and to make millions with Google stock, you can still join it now and make a nice fortune.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • How to get a job at Google;

  • How to get paid what you’re worth (and more);

  • How to use your Employee Stock Options to build long-term wealth;

PRO TIP: Do you know how many Employee Stock Options you can get at Google? Use our free tool to calculate Google’s stock options grant for any position.

How do you get a job at Google?

The best Google jobs aren’t even advertised—they get filled up that fast. It’s because Google doesn’t need to advertise its jobs to find candidates. Candidates come to Google.

Here are some numbers for you to consider.

Every year Google receives over three million job applications. But only about 7,000 people get hired.

This means the competition is fierce. But it also means that if you’re well-prepared, you can stand out in the pool of competition.

Now, preparation will take time. Yet every hour you spend on it will translate into future dollars.

Here are 5 easy steps to get you started.

Step #1. Research current Google jobs

Adequate company research is a critical part of your preparation. Do you fit the culture? Will you like working there? What particular job will make you the happiest and will make you the most money? And which job will nicely accelerate your career?

Go to Google careers website and read every single page.

Then check out Google’s company page on sites like Glassdoor or PayScale.

Glass door- Google Job

Do you feel like Google’s culture would suit you? Great! Now select a number of jobs you like and start getting ready for applying.

Step #2. Study Google’s hiring process

Google has a neat page where they explain exactly how they go about hiring.

How Google hire?

Google’s hiring process has three stages:

  1. Application

  2. Interview

  3. Decision

Make sure you read all of their tips. And take particular care to study interview questions.

Where do you find Google’s interview questions? There isn’t a list available online, but Google suggests googling (no pun intended) “most common interview questions” and studying the top 20.

For best results, print them out, turn off your phone and do the following:

  • Answer all interview questions in writing;

  • Read your answers to a friend and ask for feedback;

  • Rehearse the interview with a friend as though it were real;

  • Record your rehearsal;

  • Watch the recording and repeat the process again, to correct any mistakes and to practice;

If you do all of the above, you’ll be more prepared than the majority of candidates.

And if you’re applying for a software engineer position, it’s very important that you not only study Google’s technical interview questions but rehearse them with a friend.

Why? Because…

Your best skills are coding. Hone your people skills before your interview, and you’ll have a better chance of beating the competition.

PRO TIP: Use the STAR method when answering interview questions. What was the Situation? What was your Task? What Action did you take? What were the Results?

Step #3. Talk to Google employees

There are over 700 job openings for the software engineer position alone (as of this writing). The total number of open Google jobs is in the thousands.

You stand a much better chance to be noticed if someone who is already working at Google puts in a good word for you. They’ll “vet” you and vouch for you, saving the recruiting manager precious search time.

So…

If you know someone who works at Google, ask them for a meeting and do an informational interview. Basically, ask what it’s like working at Google and mention that you’re looking for a job.

If you don’t know anyone who works at Google, use LinkedIn to find contacts. Update your resume and your profile, then write to a few Google employees asking for an informational interview. While not all of them will respond, some will. And some may even take the time to read your resume and to provide you with a reference.

If you don’t ask, you won’t get it, right? So ask. Don’t be afraid. Every single one of Google employees has been in your shoes before. They’ll relate.

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Step #4. Do a Google internship

Another way of “getting your foot in the door” is to do a Google internship.

Lots of Google jobs get filled with interns. It’s only logical. Interns have already gone through the hiring process and have experience working at Google.

And another point to consider.

If you’re curious about the culture at Google as well as other Google careers, it might be a good idea to do an internship first. Maybe you won’t like working at Google. Maybe you’ll decide to look for Amazon jobs or Microsoft jobs or Facebook jobs.

Amazon and Microsoft and Facebook are giants comparable to Google. They offer comparable careers and salaries.

So try Google first, then decide.

PRO TIP: Take a look at Google’s many programs. You might want to apply to one or a few.

Step #5. Know what it means to have Googleyness

“Wait a moment,” you might think. “What is Googleyness?”

“Googleyness” is a term Google came up with to describe the ideal Google employee.

According to the former Google’s SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock, Googleyness means that:

  • You’re responsible;

  • You enjoy having fun;

  • You’re comfortable with ambiguity;

  • You can bring something new to the mix;

  • You have intellectual humility (you can admit your wrongs);

Do you have these qualities? Then what are you waiting for? Go search Google jobs NOW, find your dream job and apply.

Which leads us to the special BONUS STEP.

PRO TIP: Update and polish your LinkedIn profile. Google recruiters routinely research candidates on LinkedIn.

BONUS STEP. Apply, apply, and apply again

Let’s say you’ve done everything you could. You researched Google as a company. You researched Google jobs. You picked your dream job. You studied at length how to prepare for an interview. You did your best at the interview.

And you got a job offer! Congratulations!

Next, we’ll show you how to negotiate salary and equity at Google to get paid what you’re worth (and more!).

But wait…

What if nothing happened?

What if you did all of the above and still didn’t get the job offer?

Or what if you got so intimidated by the whole hiring process, you never even applied?

Or…

What if you wanted to apply, but you thought you didn’t have what it takes for Google to hire you? Not enough experience. Not enough skills. Not enough Googleyness.

What do you do then?

You apply, apply, and apply again.

Laszlo Bock suggests, “as an applicant, it’s absolutely worth it to take a shot every single time because it doesn’t cost you much.”

Bingo.

So get your ducks in order (resume, LinkedIn profile, and interview questions and answers) and apply as many times as it takes to get a job at Google.

And now, let’s talk about negotiating salary.

PRO TIP: Use job descriptions keywords and key brand names in your job application. Recruiters look for specific companies you worked for. So if you had any number of Microsoft jobs or Amazon jobs or Facebook jobs, make sure you mention Microsoft or Apple or Facebook in bold text.

How do you get paid what you’re worth (and more)?

Researching Google jobs and sweating over your interview questions is in the past. You got the job. You feel good!

Yet you wonder…

How did your job offer compare to others? Is your salary big enough? Did you get enough Employee Stock Options? Can you negotiate for more? And if so, how do you do it?

Enter GrowthAdvisor.

Our mission is to help employees like you to get paid what you’re worth—and then some!

Our FREE tool will show you how much you should be paid at your current Google position—or at any position, at any company.

That’s right. We have analyzed over 800,000 companies to give you the most accurate real-world data.

With this data in hand, you can negotiate salary and equity easily. In fact, you can even collaborate with other employees and negotiate together. Simply answer a few questions, print out our Negotiation Chart, and you’re done!

“But wait,” you think, “how do you do it?”

Fair question. Let us show you.

Our engineering team has developed the world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

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What does this mean, exactly?

It means that by using our tool, you can:

  • Predict the value of your Employee Stock Options (up to 10 years into the future);

  • Predict your Employee Stock Options’ gains (up to 10 years into the future);

  • Increase your Employee Stock Options’ gains by negotiating;

  • Increase your salary by negotiating;

  • Find the best companies that give the best stock grants;

  • Know when to switch jobs (and if it’s a smart move financially);

  • Compare salaries, companies, and careers;

  • Map out your entire career (up to 10 years into the future);

  • Monitor your Employee Stock Options’ value with alerts;

  • Build your long-term wealth in your sleep;

GrowthAdvisor helps you make the right career decisions—and to make them fast.

Forget about uncertainties and worries of researching Google jobs or Amazon jobs, or any jobs, for that matter. You no longer have to.

GrowthAdvisor will do the work for you.

Our tool will show you if it’s a smart career move to interview at Google. It might be that we find a better company for you—with a higher salary and a bigger stock options grant. It could be a small startup. Or it could be a giant like Microsoft or Apple.

The process is simple—just three steps:

  1. Enter any company’s name;

  2. Watch GrowthAdvisor show you the data;

  3. Make a decision;

We help you make the right decision every time. And we help you sleep well.

Because you’ll know that your decisions are informed by real-world data.

But wait, there is more good stuff! Your Employee Stock Options are a secret way to build long-term wealth.

Let’s take a look at how to do it.

How do you use your Employee Stock Options to build wealth?

You’re probably more concerned about your salary than about your stock options (if you get any—and you most likely will at Google). You probably think stock options are a nice perk but they won’t make you millions now that Google’s explosive growth has slowed.

But Employee Stock Options can and will make you a nice fortune if you plan for it the right way— and if you manage them correctly.

Your stock options represent real money. And you can plan to grow this money.

Yes, stock options are often worthless. But quite often they’re not.

It’s a BIG reason why we built GrowthAdvisor.

There simply isn’t any other tool available on the market to help you manage your stock options in such a way that you can add them to your investment portfolio.

With GrowthAdvisor, you can.

Give us a try and send us your thoughts or questions at support@growthadvisorhq.com.

Final Thoughts

Google jobs are some of the best jobs in the market. Google is a great company to work for. Plus, you get great compensation and lots of perks.

But if you don’t get hired by Google, don’t despair.

GrowthAdvisor can help you compare potential job offers, complete with salaries, stock grants, and even potential exit scenarios so you can save time applying to companies that won’t generate you much money down the road.

We think you’ll love our tool!

Next Steps

Want to get started?

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Check out our post on Amazon Jobs: The 10 Easy Steps on How to Get Hired ⟶ 

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Looking for a job at Amazon? Here is exactly how to get it.

Amazon is a giant that employs more than 750,000 people. It’s one of the most desirable places to work at—if not the most desirable place.

But the competition to get hired is stiff. Not only do you have to know how to prepare for an interview—you’ll have to pass it, negotiate salary and equity, and perform above average to stay in your position.

Don’t let this deter you, though. With adequate preparation, you’ll have a solid chance.

In this post, you’ll learn the 10 easy steps on how to get hired at Amazon:

  1. Know which job you want

  2. Research current Amazon jobs

  3. Study Amazon interview questions

  4. Memorize the 14 Amazon leadership principles

  5. Get a referral from an Amazon employee

  6. Do an Amazon internship

  7. Clear out your schedule for 4-8 weeks

  8. Fill out an application

  9. Ace the interview by asking questions

  10. Follow up and get hired!

PRO TIP: Want to know how much equity you can negotiate for at Amazon? Use our free tool to calculate Amazon’s stock worth.

Step #1. Know which job you want

Take time to figure out exactly which job you want. Yes, take time.

It might take you hours, days, or even weeks. Don’t skip this step. After all, there are thousands of jobs out there—Amazon jobs, Google jobs, Apple jobs, Facebook jobs, Microsoft jobs…

We can go on forever.

So why an Amazon job in particular? Make sure you have the answer.

If you’re clear on what you want, it’ll boost your confidence. And it’ll help you speak at your interview with conviction.

Step #2. Research current Amazon jobs

The next step will require quite some time on your part. But without taking the time to do research, you might as well not even try.

Go to Amazon’s “Amazon jobs” site and read the whole thing.

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Now go to sites like Glassdoor and read about Amazon’s culture to get a good feel for it.

Do you think you’d be the right fit? If so, why? Have a clear answer ready. It’ll come handy at your interview.

Step #3. Study Amazon interview questions

You don’t want to come to the interview unprepared. And we don’t mean simply reading the interview questions.

Print them out, turn everything off (yes, your phone too), and do the following:

  • Write down your answers to every interview question;

  • Ask a friend or someone you trust to read them and give you feedback;

  • Make necessary corrections;

  • Ask a friend or someone you trust to rehearse an interview, like in a play (if it feels uncomfortable, think about that nice paycheck and the good chunk of Restricted Stock Units that you’ll get–still feeling uncomfortable?);

  • Research answers to Amazon interview questions online and see how yours stack up;

  • Prepare your own questions–Amazon loves people who are curious;

PRO TIP: Consider using the STAR answering format. Describe the Situation. Describe your Task. Describe the Action you took. Describe the Results.

Step #4. Memorize 14 Amazon leadership principles

We’re guessing it’s been a while since you’ve memorized anything. It’s time to smooth your hair and step on that stool in front of your aunt Mabel to recite a poem.

And we’re sorry if you’ve even been subjected to this torment—but now your experience will come in handy.

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Print out the 14 Amazon leadership principles, turn everything off and do the following:

  • Read the principles at least 10 times;

  • Put the paper away and try reciting the principles by memory;

  • If you stumble, read them another 10 times (as many times as it takes);

  • Stand in front of the mirror and recite the principles by memory;

  • Record yourself reciting;

  • Watch the video and make any needed corrections;

Believe us—this is not an overkill.

You want to see yourself as your recruiters will see you. And you want to correct any mistakes now, before the actual interview.

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Step #5. Get a referral from an Amazon employee

The best Amazon jobs never even reach the job postings. Why? Because…

One of the things Amazon is looking for is credibility. If someone who already works at Amazon can vouch for you, you’ll get a huge point in your favor.

Don’t know anyone who works at Amazon? No problem.

Go to LinkedIn, find someone who does, and ask them for help. You’d be surprised at how many people would be willing to help you. Provided your resume is up to snuff, of course. So make sure it is.

Step #6. Do an Amazon internship

Amazon interns get hired for full-time positions all the time. In fact, Amazon interns get hired more often than candidates from outside. Why? Because interns are already part of the Amazon culture.

Think about it. Once you intern, you have a foot in the door. And once you have a foot in the door, your chances of getting a full-time job will increase dramatically.

Plus, Amazon internships are paid. So you’re not losing anything, only gaining.

PRO TIP: Check out Amazon recruitment programs. Amazon often hires from universities and the military. If you can’t do an internship, you might qualify to be recruited this way.

Step #7. Clear out your schedule for 4-8 weeks

You’re almost there. You can practically taste the excitement of an interview.

But be ready. The entire interviewing process can take weeks, if not months. Imagine how horrible it would be if you had something important coming up—like your best friend’s wedding—and you had to cancel at the last moment.

So…

Clear out your schedule!

You don’t want the added stress of canceling and rescheduling. Interviewing at Amazon is stressful enough. You’ll need all the calm you can get and then some.

Step #8. Fill out an application

It seems easy enough, but it’s an important step, and it must be done right. Because…

You’re now starting the process of getting your dream job. Not only that, you have taken the time to prepare and to put your best foot forward.

You can probably close your eyes and recite by memory every single interview question and every single Amazon leadership principle, plus all your prepared stories and questions. Well done.

However…

Filling out an application is its own beast. It’s not talking—it’s writing.

Make sure to:

  • Follow the application guidelines exactly;

  • Enter all the facts correctly;

  • Double- and triple-check your spelling;

  • Send it in the correct format;

  • Wait for 2-5 days before following up;

PRO TIP: An additional step would be to clean up your social media presence, especially updating your LinkedIn profile. Your recruiter will Google your name. You want to make the best impression, don’t you?

Step #9. Ace the interview by asking questions

An interview is the most exciting and the most terrifying part. Don’t worry.

If you’ve completed the previous eight steps, you’re better prepared than the majority of candidates.

Now, you can ace your interview by doing the following:

  • Print out all your support materials (resume, interview questions, and answers, leadership principles) the night before;

  • Get a good night’s sleep and avoid caffeine just before the interview;

  • Dress appropriately—not to impress but to minimize distractions and to focus the recruiters on your face instead of your clothes;

  • Show up 30 minutes early;

  • Be polite;

  • Listen carefully before speaking;

  • Ask questions!

Amazon likes to think about its interview process as a dialogue. So ask questions. Be curious. And you’ll leave a great impression.

PRO TIP: For your phone interview, sit in a quiet room where you won’t be interrupted. Make sure you have a fast Internet connection. And charge your phone battery!

Step #10. Follow up and get hired!

You’re done!

Breathe, eat, sleep.

Rest.

Wait for 2-5 days before following up. Chances are you’ll get a job offer before the wait is over.

But, if after all this hard you’ve done you don’t get hired, don’t despair.

Remember how we talked about thousands of jobs out there? Amazon jobs aren’t your only bet. Look for Google jobs and Apple jobs and Microsoft jobs, then apply the same steps listed here.

And if you get the Amazon job offer, BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

Now it’s time to negotiate salary and equity. Here is how.

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How do you negotiate for more Amazon stock?

This is what we do at GrowthAdvisor. We help you find out how much you’re worth and how to negotiate the right amount of equity for your position.

How do we do it?

With our world’s first stock-worth predicting platform. 

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You can use our free tool to increase your Employee Stock Options gains by predicting Amazon’s stock value up to 10 years into the future.

And not only Amazon stock.

In fact, we have analyzed the financial performance patterns of over 800,000 companies! And we’re adding new companies every day.

Plus, with our tool, you can find the best jobs that will give you the best stock grants.

Remember how we talked about why you’ve chosen to interview at Amazon?

Well, GrowthAdvisor can help you make this decision faster.

With GrowthAdvisor you can see if it’s a smart career move to interview for Amazon jobs. Maybe it’s better to interview for Microsoft jobs. Or maybe it’s better to interview for an up-and-coming startup.

Simply enter any company’s name and watch GrowthAdvisor present you the data in simple charts and graphs.

You no longer have to worry about making the right decisions.

From now on, all your career decisions will be based on real-world data.

We think you’ll have fun playing with our tool. Give it a try.

What categories of Amazon jobs are there?

And finally…

After we’re covered how to get a job at Amazon, and how GrowthAdvisor can help you negotiate compensation…

Let’s talk about all the different kinds of categories of Amazon jobs that you can apply for.

Jobs by team

There are over 25 teams at Amazon. Pick whatever team you want to work for, then apply for available positions.

Maybe even apply for multiple teams! Why not?

Jobs by job category

There are over 30 job categories at Amazon. Wow, a lot.

You can apply for lots of positions: from a customer service representative to a project manager to a software engineer.

The sky’s the limit.

Jobs by location

Finally, you can sort the jobs by location.

And if some location doesn’t work for you, you can always apply for a remote job. There are plenty of those at Amazon too.

In fact, currently, Amazon is looking to fill over 30,000 jobs. A huge opportunity for you.

Final Thoughts

Amazon jobs are some of the most coveted jobs on the market (as of this writing).

No matter what happens to you—if you get hired or not—look at the upside.

You’ve done a lot of work. It’ll help you interview successfully at other companies.

And for even more help, use GrowthAdvisor to compare potential job offers and to map out your entire career for the next 10 years.