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Startupers

Online Startup Job Search


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Published 10/21/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Startupers is a website that helps users find start up jobs or find people to work for their startup companies. The site lists jobs by date posted on the homepage. Each listing includes the name of the job, company hiring for it and where it is located. The job listing provides more detail, with a description, responsibilities and list of requirements to be considered for employment. Social network sharing tools are built into each job page and allow the user to share it through LinkedIn, Twitter or Google Plus. Users can also toggle the view to display startup recruiters or resumes rather than job listings. The site also contains a humorous “if your boss is coming click here” panic button that transform the screen into a plain Outlook calendar.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Startuper was founded in June of 2006. The website has an inviting appeal to it that draws in some personalities while possibly deterring others. Many jobs are listed, however some users may find the search capabilities to be lacking. The site works more like a message board for jobs, startup recruiters and resumes. Each list can be accessed, however the user only has two sort options: by location and by date posted.

What are the differences to other apps?

The main differences between Startuper and other job hunting websites include the site’s unique personality as well as its focus on startup companies. While other websites present all job options (which could cause small businesses and startups to be lost in the mix), Startupers is intended entirely for new startups. The site has an entertaining style to it that can make the act of looking for a job or employee far more fun that it should be.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Startupers uses a unique hand drawn lettering style with various links and buttons positioned along either side of the site. The center presents the list the users selected (with job postings being the default when the user first arrives on the site). The information is kept clean and organized into simple columns. Users can easily scroll down or find the basic search tool at the top of the page. Even though Startuper does not offer any intensive job search features, it provides an upbeat, practical interface that can help job candidates and startups find one another.

How does the registration process work?

New users can join the Startupers community by clicking the “Post a Job!” link along the right hand side (at the top of the column). The user can find the new account creation form at the bottom of the following page, under the log in area. The form asks for an email address, password and Captcha code entry. The user must also check the small box at the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the site’s terms of use. The user is automatically logged in and can begin filling out their profile details.

What does it cost to use the application?

Job seekers can use Startupers for free. There are no subscription fees for creating an account and the user can browse jobs as often as they like. The site does not limit access to each list. Startups can post job openings by paying a $15 fee. This is to cover the cost of maintaining the website. The site lists conflicting information because the FAQ page states $10 while the sign up button lists $15. Users should expect to pay the higher amount (which is what appears on the actual billing page after setting up a job listing).

Who would you recommend the application to?

Startupers.com is a great resource for new startups that need to find employees. Job seekers can also find unique employment opportunities through Startupers, although the website is better suited as a supplemental job hunt resource. The atmosphere is very upbeat and entertaining, with a number of humorous elements incorporated within it. Despite the playful nature of Startupers, the site is very easy to use and is a budget friendly alternative to some of the pricier job listing websites.

  • Job seekers can look for employment for free
  • Built in boss panic button hides the user's job search while at work
  • Each job listing is presented with a description and requirements
  • Startups pay one low, flat fee to list a new job opening
  • Lists can be toggled to show resumes or recruiter information


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