LinkedIn, the professional network platform, recently released the 2023 LinkedIn Top 25 Indian Startups List. The Top Startups list helps professionals discover emerging companies across a wide range of industries, and arms them with the information they need to know before applying for their next job.
According to LinkedIn, the list is an annual ranking of the emerging companies where professionals want to work, globally, based on LinkedIn data.
The Top Startups provide a career growth opportunity for professionals.
Here are some tips from Nirajita Banerjee, head of editorial & career expert, LinkedIn India, on how to land a job at a LinkedIn Top Startup:
- Think like a founder: Many of this year’s Top Startups are looking for candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit who have the grit and determination to spot and seize opportunities to make an impact on the business. They are keen to hear from candidates about what they could be doing better. In an interview, candidates need to demonstrate how they think strategically, make decisions and come up with innovative ideas.
- Be a diverse team player: The majority of Top Startups mentioned teamwork and collaboration as top priority soft skills that they’re currently hiring for, in addition to the specific hard skills required for that particular work. They are looking for candidates who can share ideas, support their colleagues, listen actively, and contribute to group projects. They want people who demonstrate enthusiasm to collaborate cross-functionally and among diverse teams.
- Demonstrate a growth mindset: Startups want people who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and are eager to learn so they can grow with the organisation. They want to know how candidates approach challenges, bounce back from setbacks, and learn from their mistakes. They are keen to hear from candidates when they tried something that maybe didn’t work out, and the collaboration and teamwork skills they used to fix when something has gone wrong, and the discipline and courage to own a mistake and apologise.
The Top Startups list is fuelled by LinkedIn data based on billions of actions taken by the 950+ million members on LinkedIn across four core areas: employee growth, jobseeker interest, member engagement within the company and its employees, and how well these startups have pulled talent from the flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list.