Startup hiring is one of the most interesting and humane part of the whole starting up experience. Not something that companies do very well, though.
I’ve seen startup founders feel very apologetic when discussing career options with an employed person. The discussions go like “We wouldn’t be able to pay your current salary”, etc. etc.
Once you’re apologetic yourself, think of what the other guy thinks of you. I’ve been in such situations myself and can say that they’re not the most comfortable situations to be in.
Let’s change the scene a bit.
I can offer you a “life changing experience” which your current job is not capable of.
What I have to offer is the “thrill, dynamism, new identity” which your current job cannot provide.
Think of an environment “non-bureaucratic, filled with energy, enthusiasm, challenge, camaraderie”.. Think of us.
And guess what.. I’m paying you for all this.
I mean.. yeah.. why should you be apologetic about offering a lifetime opportunity..
Sell the dream.. Pitch the prospects.. not just the job.
Wanna join us at Orbis.. Send me a mail at satyan[at]orbismedia.in with details of yourself (less fluff, more code..) Thanks.