How to Find a Startup Job in St. Louis

Interested in finding a job in the bustling STL Startup scene? Here are five ways to get started now.

1. Check out EQ’s local startup job board

A great first place to look is in EQ’s startup jobs section. If you see a job that interests you, click through and follow the instructions on how to apply.

2. Sign up to job matching services

Two local startups are working to better match individuals to organizations looking for talent. Think of these solutions like a reverse job search engine:

  • Better Weekdays helps students and recent grads discover opportunities relevant to their values, skills, and interests. Sign up with the company’s The Whether application to get started. Companies range from multi-national to small and it’s not startup-specific.
  • PluggedIn is a job matching platform that connects job seekers with opportunities at startups. Sign up to create an online profile. The platform will match you with opportunities at companies looking for people like you. Companies can then reach out to you and you can apply for positions online.

3. Check national job boards, too.

  • Angel.co is a national job board specifically focused on startups. You can apply privately and see salary and benefits upfront. Sign up for their newsletter to receive jobs directly to your inbox.
  • Dice is a national job board focused specifically on opportunities at tech companies. Browse the

  • St. Louis listings and create a job alert so you hear about new opportunities as they open.
  • Hired.com is another national job board specifically on opportunities at tech companies. Their machine-learning algorithms match your skills and interests to real-time hiring needs.

  • LinkedIn is an important tool for your job search. Be sure to check there for opportunities, and use the search filters to look for jobs in your industry or at a specific company.
  • Indeed.com is a national job listing site for all industries and many startups post their opportunities there.
  • 4. Show up to events.

    Events are a great way to find out about current job opportunities in the ecosystem. Every year there are a few startup job fair events to look out for, but there’s also these events happening every week:

    • Venture Café, which happens every Thursday at 4240 on Cortex campus, draws more than 300 people almost every week for the sole purpose of networking, learning and making connections.
    • If you’re in the sciences, check out Venture Café Night at 39 North on the third Tuesday of each month.
    • Or, if you’re a startup founder or independent business, check out Bourbon Friday, every friday at Covo.

    5. Research local startups.

    A good way to start a job search in St. Louis’ startup world is to first get to know the landscape.

    Explore EQ’s St. Louis Startup Ecosystem Map, where you can read about more than 300 startups, entrepreneur support organizations, and venture capital firms in the region. Depending on your skill set, there could be any number of organizations that offer opportunities which are appealing to you.

    Once you discover what types of organizations interest you, and maybe even select a handful you want to check out, take it a step further by checking out their websites. Not all organizations utilize job boards, so looking at their websites first is a good place to start.

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    Jonathan Allen is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of EQ. He is also the President and Co-founder of Longneck & Thunderfoot (L&T), a brand publishing company incubated at the Columbia University Startup Lab in NYC. After winning an Arch Grant, he moved to St Louis in the summer of 2016.

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