Check out this great post in the Wired Innovation Insights blog by Melissa Megginson with Oklahoma City’s Tailwind. Melissa talks about what she’s learned from working at a startup.
Here’s the lead to her post:
“While graduating from college is an exciting time, trying to figure out what you want to do with your life is absolutely terrifying. Back in 2012, I, like any petrified graduate-to-be, began my search for the perfect job. Or, let’s be honest, any job. Hiding among the insurance companies and the telemarketing jobs was a listing for PinLeague, the Pinterest marketing site now known as Tailwind. Being an Advertising major and a lover of all things social, I decided to apply. I’ll be honest — at that time, PinLeague did not have the most professional-looking website. In fact, my friends joked that I was applying to work at the “We Sell Your Stuff On eBay” store from 40 Year Old Virgin. After talking with our co-founders, Danny and Alex, I decided to take the job. Although it was scary deciding to begin my career at a startup, my time at Tailwind has taught me some incredibly important life lessons.”