Job searching used to be a lot more straightforward. Find openings at your favourite job board, send out your resume, go in for a few interviews, and accept an offer at a company that seems suitable. The world is changing, and so are our expectations for jobs and the companies behind them. We all spend a large part of our time working at a job, and so more and more, we all seek opportunities at workplaces where we can be fully engaged and feel appreciated.
We now look for more than a decent salary, we also want: (1) mission, the why behind the organization and its intent on bettering the world; (2) product, whether the company is building something that we can personally get behind; (3) team and culture, if the people working within the company are who you would enjoy spending time with and learning from; (4) leaders, if they’re people of integrity and ones you would want to follow; and (5) career growth, if the work environment and internal company processes support the advancement you’re looking for.
Here, we aspire to share authentic stories of the people behind GBatteries and a peak behind the scenes of what it’s like to work in a startup. Even if you’re not looking for a new role right now, we hope that some of these stories will inspire you in your journey for discovering meaningful work.