First of all, thank you for showing interest in joining us and even more importantly, reading this post.
In this post, let us candidly answer a few things we typically discuss with most people in our first call. We hope it will help you decide if you really want to join our team.
Is CutShort a job board?
No. CutShort is one single place for your professional growth. We let you find jobs, attend relevant online events, discover recommended services, find mentors and so on. All of this have one common thread – we cut out all the noise to give you the right results.
What’s our secret sauce? Well, we use Aritficial Intelligence, gamification techniques and network intelligence AND tons of unconvential creativity other startups just can’t copy.
Like LinkedIn, SocialHelpouts is open and free for everyone to use.
Our current status (aka traction)
We have users from 1600+ companies from across 10+ cities who are hiring on our platform. These include bigger companies such as Microsoft, Paytm, Veritas, Time and MakeMyTrip and premium startups such as HackerRank, BrowserStack, Amazon, NowFloats & so on. Our current network size is close to 1mn and user growth rate is really exploding with $0 spend on advertising and marketing.
We are proudly bootstrapped. That means we have deliberately not raised funds. Why? We explained it here. In a nutshell, we have focused on just one thing – making a winning product that solves the problems of our users. It also has made us work smarter and avoid throwing cheap money at every possible problem.
And this seems to be paying off. of Nov’16, we are close to becoming profitable and plan to put all the profits back in the user growth and R&D.
Kind of people we look for
We are very selective about people we hire. In fact, we have only hired 2 out of well over 200+ people we have talked to.
Beyond your job specific skills, we look for people who are ambitious and fearless. People who may not be from IITs, but think they are just as good as them. People who aspire to build successful products and globally recognized companies.
What will CutShort offer me?
We are a small but highly creative & productive team. With us you will:
- Get 10 times better in your interest area: Get to do everything on your own. Brainstorm with the team and get complete freedom to implement your ideas.
- Learn how to build a kickass product and a solid startup: We are a lean startup and routinely hack together side projects that solve a specific problem. See an example here. You will learn how to validate, build upon and scale new product ideas.
- Unmatched compensation: We have decided to cap salaries of all our team members to 30K per month. To compensate for the risk, we offer unmatched stock options to all our employees. This is a simple calculation to calculate your stock options:
Your current market salary: 8 Lacs
Your salary at SocialHelpouts: 3 Lacs
Salary cut per year: 5 Lacs
Salary cut over 4 years (assuming 10% increment each year): 5 + 5.5 + 6.05 + 8.64 = 27 Lacs
Minimum stock options value: 27 Lacs
Multiplier to adjust for "startup risk": 4
Stock option to be given worth: 27 * 4 = 1.08 Crore
ESOPs are highly risky but we believe our “profit first” approach along reduces the risk in realizing this amount enormously.
What is your tech stack?
As a fast growing startup, our tech stack will rapidly evolve as we gain scale and add more capabilities. Currently, we use Node.js, Express, Python, Angular.js, nginx, MongoDB/Redis and host everything on Amazon EC2 cloud. In near future, we expect to invest heavily in data science and machine learning technologies.
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Interested? See all our open jobs on this page: https://socialhelpouts.com/company/socialhelpouts