Okay, so if you are on the job search and
you're looking and applying to either many organization at once or to focus on
one organization at a time which strategy is better? Well that's up to you, the
benefit of focusing on a single job at a time is that you can really beat it
up. You can do all of your homework, understand the job, make contacts. Do
everything you can so that you have a best possible chance at landing that job.
And in doing that you basically leave no doubt behind in terms of what you
could have done to land that position. So if you are excited about a position,
I'd really encourage you to focus all of your efforts on that one position.
Now that being said, the downside of only
focusing on one job at a time is that other opportunities may be coming up at
the same time and you missed out on them because you're focus on the first
position and you don't end up getting that first job offer and so miss out on
these others. So if you're not passionate about that first job that you're
working for, you probably want to be reaching out to several at a time, see
what starts to happen and starts to grow into a real likely job offer at least
an interview and then focus your attention on those and widdle your list down
to just a couple or to just one, so by the time you reach the end of the
process you end up being focus on the place you exactly want to be and you end
up getting that job offer from that place.
I would definitely recommend applying to several startups jobs at once - the danger if you don't is it will take a very long time for you to find the right role.
I suggest finding 4-5 companies you really like and applying to them directly. Find a senior person and email them or message them on LinkedIn. Explain what it is you like about the company and how you think you can help them. Startups love a direct approach as it demonstrates a real interest in their business.
You can always keep an eye on job boards too - as has already been pointed out workinstartups.com is a good place to start, and angel.co is another.
Finally you can apply to our jobs platform, RiseHigh, which is dedicated to non-tech startup jobs in London. We actively match candidates with great roles which are right for them!