How Can I Get a Job at a Startup?

How Can I Get a Job at a Startup?

How Can I Get a Job at a Startup? The best teams are built around two things: An idea that matters to the team; and trust. – David Hieatt I’ve worked with startups for almost seven years – long enough to have hired and to have fired people; to have gained and...
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

What would you do if you weren't afraid? Someone asked me this question yesterday. I dodged it about three times. Then I was silent for a long time, my mind blank and my mouth dry, trying to be truthful with myself. Fear People sometimes congratulate me on...
When Is a Good Time to Leave My Job?

When Is a Good Time to Leave My Job?

When Is a Good Time to Leave My Job? The lazy answer is that there is never a good time to leave your job. This is the answer that the “just do it” brigade will give you (trust me, I know, I’m often part of it). The trouble with truisms is that...
How Can I Escape From My Job (Temporarily)?

How Can I Escape From My Job (Temporarily)?

How Can I Escape From My Job (Temporarily)? Most of the stories we hear from escapees begin with “So I quit my job and…” We tend to associate an escape with the dramatic quitting of a job. If you have Office Space-like fantasies about kicking down your cubicle walls,...
From History Graduate to Happy Programmer

From History Graduate to Happy Programmer

Andrea is an Escape member who works for Front Digital as a full-stack developer and project manager.  She changed careers from being an historian and a marketer, after taking General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive course.  She’s now kicking ass and...