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How to find startup jobs in NZ

How to find startup jobs in NZ
Not long after entrepreneur Rowan Simpson launched a directory of Kiwi tech companies, Rabble, Laura Reitel has added to the toolbox of resources for New Zealand startups with startupjobs.co.nz

Not long after entrepreneur Rowan Simpson launched a directory of Kiwi tech companies, RabbleLaura Reitel has added to the toolbox of resources for New Zealand startups with a jobs website.

Reitel has been a mentor and programme director at several offshore accelerators and came to New Zealand to work with our first tech accelerator Lightning Lab in Wellington.

She noticed startups at the Lightning Lab and Wellington incubator Creative HQ were having trouble finding candidates for vacant positions.

"I couldn't really find one central location for startup job postings, nor a site where people who are interested in such opportunities can find them," she says.

"Working for a startup is also very different from working for a big company. Startups are looking for people with a slightly different profile: people who want to make a difference and innovate, who are not afraid of challenges, want to learn and gain a spectrum of experiences and not just work for a paycheck. I think a startup job board makes a lot of sense and could attract the exact crowd startups would be interested in hiring."

Startups can register to create job posts which Reitel then approves. It's currently free to list jobs.

The site lists full and part time roles along with internships and freelance options.

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