<img width="1" height="1" style="display:none;" src="//ib.adnxs.com/pixie?pi=da3765fe-b89e-4d68-a777-4ef35def16e2&amp;e=PageView&amp;script=0">

Skills for a startup employeeIn the beginning stages of any company, the value each team member brings to the table is central to its success. This is particularly true when it comes to startups, where being a team member is not simply a job, but more importantly, a lifestyle. Being part of this lifestyle means having to work long hours and irregular hours, as well as having the ability to constantly innovate and improve upon the business.

So what do you weigh when looking for new employees? What skills does one look for?

Each startup has different needs and subsequently, will look for different qualities in an employee, but there are certain characteristics that every prospective startup employee must have. Here is some insight into what various startup founders believe to be the most important skill that every startup employee should have.

7 Fundamental Skills for Every Prospective Startup Employee

1. Be Resourceful

Resourceful. You simply have to figure certain things out. Sometimes there are no books you can read, and no life lines you can use, so you better be resourceful enough to figure it out.

Monika Rydz, AuctionsByCellular

2. Learn Quickly

The ability to learn new things very quickly.

Adam Ierymenko, ZeroTier

3. Can-do Mentality


The most important skill is a hands-on and can-do mentality. In a startup you never exclusively do what you are hired for. You do what needs to be done, no matter whether this adheres to your skill set or not. Employees who cannot cope with this situation, should avoid startups.

Jorg Fehlinger, Artist Radar

4. Versatility

The most important skill every employee of a startup should have is versatility. All employees must be able to wear many hats and take on tasks outside of their comfort zone, as the manpower is often not present in the early stages of the company. It is important to fulfill one’s role but also take on responsibility elsewhere as needed.

Muneeb Mushtaq, AskforTask

5. Passion

While specific skills are needed, being a passionate team player that believes in the startup’s mission is an absolute must. Employees working for a startup need to be flexible with a thick skin as their specific job description upon being hired will involve a few extra hats that weren’t mention.

Tim Nichols, ExactDrive

6. Adaptability

Adaptability and the ability to learn quickly! You’ll need to wear a lot of hats and learn lots of new skills, especially at the beginning.

Justin Ashurst, AppInstitute

7. Organization

There are multiple skills but perhaps the most critical skill surrounds organisation. In any given startup, there are a tremendous amount of tasks which require completion at any one time. The founder often has overall responsibility for the majority of this work to oversee completion. Without good organisation skills, tasks are often not completed to their full potential. Some tasks actually suffer such major delays that they become irrelevant or require a complete end to end rethink.

Robert Sturt, UK WAN Procurement Expert


Read More: http://www.techiestuffs.com/7-fundamental-skills-for-every-prospective-startup-employee/


Topics: Company News, Entrepreneur, Startups

Tim Nichols

Written by Tim Nichols

Tim Nichols is a founding partner at ExactDrive, a digital media buying agency with white label, reseller and managed service options available. ExactDrive plans, manages, and optimizes online advertising campaigns with the objective of delivering measurable value and empowering clients to find precisely targeted audiences. ExactDrive has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Milwaukee, WI and SouthWest Florida.

Tim Nichols is also a contributing author on Forbes.com.

Gain Control.

Founded in 2011, ExactDrive is a data-driven digital media buying and planning agency. We’re always on the lookout for motivated ad agencies and businesses with a growth and improvement mindset. The more successful you are, the better your business will grow and ExactDrive is here to help.
ExactDrive works best when paired up with an ad agency or business that is looking to optimize and enhance its service offering and campaign performance. It's important to us not just how much you spend, but where your money goes - we love diversifying our efforts across various digital media channels to maximize return on ad spend.
Whether you want to raise awareness, incite action or open new channels, ExactDrive works behind the scene to deliver results so you can focus on operational imperatives. As a result, we become extensions to your daily ad operations and can be trusted with any digital media need because deep knowledge is always at hand.
To get experts on your side and gain control fill out the form.