Omna Search: March (recruiting) Madness
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March (recruiting) Madness
March Madness is here! Is your team still in it? Or more like… whomp, whomp, bracket busted, wait till next year?
It’s a distracting time for many. According to analysis from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., a work outplacement firm, U.S. employers stood to lose about $13 billion in productivity during 2019’s tournament (...and that was for 2019, imagine that with the latest inflation factored in 🤯).
Naturally here at Omna, we’re always thinking about “recruiting.” But wait… March Madness + Recruiting 🤔. This got us wondering: What can we learn from the Big Dance when it comes to recruiting?
3 Takeaways 🏀 🏀 🏀
Don’t count out the underdog: Every year a top seed gets knocked out by an unknown team and this year was no different - St. Peter's Stuns No. 2 Kentucky. So it’s important to remember that once you’re in the tournament (interview process), don’t worry about what you may be lacking (if you’re competing against a #1 seed), but instead, focus on your strengths and what it takes to win (get the job).
You may be down but you’re not out: Late into the third quarter, your team is down 43 to 61, so you change the channel, but flip back just in time to see them come back for the win. You’re 15 minutes into the interview, a bit nervous, went off on a tangent, and the interviewer looks bored. Don’t give up. Stay focused. It’s never too late for a comeback.
Winning begins with preparation: Much like a team in the tournament, you’ll only have one chance to advance to the next round. Like a well-coached team, spend time preparing by watching films (researching the company) and practicing drills (mock interviews). As your coach, we can’t emphasize this enough: practice, practice, practice!
Now that we’re hyped up, let’s jump into this week’s highlights.
February Startup Funding Dips As Investors Show New Caution, But Is Still Way Up Year Over Year (Crunchbase)
Crypto Investor Katie Haun Raises $1.5 Billion, the Largest Debut Fund Ever by a Female VC (CNBC)
Reforge Raises $60M to Power The Expertise Economy (Reforge)
This Company Will Pay You for a Job Interview (CTV News)
Spot & Tango Raises $51.75M in Funding to Expand Its Pet Health Brand (Businesswire)
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Interview with Joseph Brennan, CEO / Co-Founder
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Featured Startup and Tech Jobs:
If you are interested in any of these roles (AND you fit the profile as indicated), please respond back to us and a member of our team can tell you more, and get you into the relevant processes if there is a fit. You can also find a full list of opportunities via our Omna job board here.
Sales Strategy & Operations Manager @ KeepTruckin, pre-IPO AI-based startup in the Logistics space | 6-10 years experience across both consulting and startups / tech
Sr Manager, Biz Ops & Strategy @ Papa, Series C Healthtech Startup | 7-10 years of consulting experience, startup experience a plus
Strategic Ops & Partnerships Associates @ Zoba, Series A SaaS Micromobility Startup | 1 - 4 years in consulting, banking, or startup / tech
Strategy & Pricing Manager @ Abnormal Security, Series B AI SaaS Startup | 4+ years in consulting or startup / tech
Business Operations Lead @ Point, Series B Real Estate FinTech Startup | 1-2 years post-MBA consulting experience OR 4-6 years pre-MBA consulting + startup / tech experience
Business Operations Associate @ Altana, Series A AI startup | 1-4 years in ops at a startup / tech, or in banking / consulting
Product Manager @ Stubhub, Leading Entertainment Marketplace | 2-5 years experience in consulting, banking, product or biz ops, STEM degree a plus
Strategy & Operations Principal @ Torch, Series B Healthtech Startup | 7+ years experience in consulting, banking, high growth tech, or other, comparable roles; leadership experience required
Finance Strategy Analyst/Associate @ Project Canary, Series B Mission-Driven Climatetech Startup | 2-5 years experience in banking, private equity, venture capital, or consulting
Strategy & Growth Manager/Analyst @ Elevate K-12, Series B Edtech Startup | 2 - 5+ years in consulting, banking, or startup / tech
See you next time,