When looking at information technology positions, it is probably best to not write off the tech startup. The word “startup” can be a major turnoff because startup businesses do not always survive their first two years. Tech startups, on the other hand, have a better survival rate than startups in other industries and they are offering killer salaries.
But how can a tech startup offer highly competitive salaries and survive? Here’s your answer:
Tech startups need everything from administrative positions and IT professionals to account mangers and sales engineers. They need people who can help them develop their businesses, software engineers, and marketing specialists. The list goes on and on. The problem, however, is that individuals with the skills they are looking for are in short supply. To pull professionals out of the woodwork that have the skills they need, they offer them a salary that they may not be able to refuse.
For example, a tech startup has a number of information technology positions open. However, the most skilled within the industry may already be working for other companies. If the startup offers $10K, $20K or more per year, then the IT professionals may leave their current positions to take those with higher pay.
When a company is able to attract highly skilled IT professionals like this, it is those skills that will help them survive and thrive. They are able to secure the best of the best within the field and that gives them an edge over the companies that pay their employees less. This is one of the reasons why we have all seen brand new companies become household names within a short period of time.
In fact, many information technology careers have started through startups looking for individuals with a specific set of skills and some of these individuals have moved up through the ranks to work in higher paying positions.
It should also be noted that you do not necessarily have to be someone who is currently working at another company to land one of these high paying information technology jobs. If you have the skills and you can prove it, you could very well land yourself in a position that pays higher than average.
Just to give you an idea of the numbers that some IT professionals are seeing on their paychecks, there are some companies that are paying upward of $70,000 to their IT professionals. Depending on the company, that number goes as high as $90,000. As the company moves forward and it becomes more profitable, raises are given over time. This results in a very comfortable lifestyle and a satisfying job.
Those who land these jobs ensure they have polished resumes and that they are prepared to further highlight their skills verbally during the interview. Learn everything you can about the company and what they are looking for and make sure your applicable skills are noticeable so they do not pass you by.