Laid off from your corporate job? Looking to get into something different? Work for a startup.
Google, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, MySpace and even Apple all started small. Why not use those years of experience and skills to build the next big thing.
StartUpHire, a new job board and job posting site focused on listing startup jobs, launched yesterday. It's also just implemented an improved search engine allowing users to filter listings by industry, geography, functional area and investor. The site currently lists more than 10,000 jobs from more than 2,000 venture-backed companies.
StartUpHire was created by the venture capital community, for venture backed companies. The site was made possible by DLA Piper, Comerica Bank, Cooley Godward Kronish, Global Logic, Sonnenschein, SIIA, Morrison & Foerster, Calysto, and New Venture Communications.
The interface of the site is quite simple. You can conduct searches based on keywords, job titles, descriptions, industries, and plenty more. Once you find the specific job posting you are looking for, companies are characterized by icons, as seen in image to the left.
Users do not store their resumes on the site. Instead, when a user finds the job they'd like to apply to, the "apply now" button, links directly to the site of the employer, putting the user in direct contact with the company that is hiring.
As of now, the site is a free service for all users including the employers, although employer participation is restricted to venture capital backed companies which are privately held.
StartUpHire plans on making money through incremental value-added services. The company also offers advertising, sponsorships, and partnering for interested parties.
StartUpHire, is self funded and based out of Vienna, Virginia.