20 ideas how to get a job at a startup to have multiple full-time jobs (become overemployed)

Startups usually frown upon and considered not overemployed-friendly (hard to combine with multiple other jobs). However, it’s much easier to get a job at a startup. Many of them don’t have a formal interview process and it’s more of just getting the founders to like you over 1-2 video calls. The money side of things is not bad either for series B, C and later stage startups because when they raise money they tend to pay well. (It’s a different story when the Venture Capital money rans out.)

Most startups are stressful and require long hours (bad for having multiple jobs). At the same time, most startups are chaotic and disorganized which means employees have to be independent and which also means they won’t have any micromanagement nor close oversight. Needless to say, these things are great for combining multiple jobs (being overemployed).

So overall, startups can be tough but they can be also amazing. It all depends. And because you would still keep the other jobs, you won’t have any risk of trying out this particular new startup.

To sum up, you can get a second (third, fourth) overemployed-friendly job easily and quickly by getting this new job at a startup. To find the startup, try this ideas:

  1. Join a startup-focused meetup group or professional association
  2. Attend startup events and conferences
  3. Follow relevant startups on social media and engage with their content
  4. Connect with alumni or former colleagues who work at startups
  5. Join a startup-specific job board or online community
  6. Volunteer or intern at a startup to gain experience and build relationships
  7. Connect with industry experts and thought leaders in your field
  8. Participate in hackathons or other startup-focused competitions
  9. Ask for introductions from mutual connections in your network
  10. Attend pitch nights or demo days hosted by startup incubators or accelerators
  11. Connect with startup founders or executives on LinkedIn and send a personalized message
  12. Join a startup mentorship or coaching program
  13. Attend networking events specifically for startup professionals
  14. Participate in online courses or webinars focused on startup careers
  15. Connect with startup recruiters or headhunters
  16. Look for opportunities to collaborate with startups on projects or initiatives
  17. Research startups that are actively hiring and tailor your application to their specific needs
  18. Use online tools like AngelList to find and connect with startups in your industry
  19. Follow startup news and trends in your field to stay up-to-date on new opportunities
  20. Join a startup-focused LinkedIn group or discussion forum