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 lost business partners; to have been...
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 co-starting Escape the City – “well,...
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 they’re usually true. But the...
21st Century Employers – Meet The Adventurists

21st Century Employers – Meet The Adventurists

Escape the City aims to connect smart, talented, ambitious professionals with new opportunities at genuinely exciting organisations. But how to define “exciting organisation”? Introducing “21st Century Employers” 21st Century Employers is...
21st Century Employers – Meet GO Mammoth

21st Century Employers – Meet GO Mammoth

Escape the City aims to connect smart, talented, ambitious professionals with new opportunities at genuinely exciting organisations. But how to define “exciting organisation”? Introducing “21st Century Employers” 21st Century Employers is...
10 things Ed and Lucy have learnt about Kickstarter

10 things Ed and Lucy have learnt about Kickstarter

[Guest post: from Lucy Lynn-Evans, digital marketer, growth hacker, ex-Escape the City team member and all round legend – working with Ed on Veglo – a bike light startup] Ed worked for an African Travel company for 6 years. He enjoyed it but was frustrated...
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, smashing your printer with a baseball bat,...
7 things Sam learnt at the London Coffee Festival

7 things Sam learnt at the London Coffee Festival

[Today’s blog post is written by Sam, a recent escapee from corporate law, currently working with Escape the City and re-styling himself as a content, marketing and overall commercial development specialist. Enjoy!] The London Coffee Festival wrapped up on...
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...
How Do I Change Careers When I Don’t Know Where to Start?

How Do I Change Careers When I Don’t Know Where to Start?

Adrian was 28, on a good salary, and working with a bank that he knew in his heart he eventually wanted to leave. From Monday to Friday, he felt like his soul was dying, but on Saturday afternoon, he would meet up with an entrepreneurially minded friend in a pub down...