After entrepreneurship I am not getting a job what should I do | a failed entrepreneur looking for job

New bkrB11
Nov 5, 2018 19 Comments

I ran a company for more than 7 years and won multiple awards across globe. But unfortunately for funding issues and competitor took all the market, I had to shutdown.

Presently I am not perfect in anything in development, business, product management. I could say that I am jack of all trades but perfect in nothing.

Although I could say I have skills but skills are not polished / less confidence, as big companies expect.

When I apply for Amazon or any other they generally look for your command in specific domain.

After giving multiple interviews my confidence is shattered now, I am depressed.

although I am interested into a development or product management role especially as individual contributor, under someone who could mentor me as well. where I could work with focus but unable to find the way how I could achieve this target.

What things I need to improve, or any other field enterpreneur has gone to the same situation, how I could fetch a job


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TOP 19 Comments
  • New sameena
    Hey... I've found that it helps to build your interviewing skills, pretty much nothing else, to get yourself off the ground. Instead of picking niche function specific roles, pick broader roles. Product Management, Project Management, Sales, Operations, Business Development, etc will help you get more traction. You will still need to build on your interviewing skills for these broader roles too. It's hard to place entrepreneurs/founders in roles that require deep functional or domain expertise because jobs have become very competitive and founders have typically been people responsible for "getting shit done". Companies you have tagged don't care about that. Pick companies that'll appreciate your skills and experience, don't blindly follow big brand names. You'll get your chance to work with big brand names in the future.

    Once you land your first job, you'll need to sharpen your functional skills if you want to remain an employee going ahead. I empathize with you, it's hard, but it's not impossible.
    Nov 5, 2018 0
  • Do more leetcodes + build some side projects?
    Nov 5, 2018 3
  • New roku789
    Go to a startup. They will value your skills.
    Nov 6, 2018 1
    • New / Product

      New Product

      This! Consider the startup that run you out of business. You may not have deep functional experience, but you do have a ton of domain expertise I imagine. Pick a functional area you enjoy and leverage your domain expertise to get that job.
      Nov 6, 2018
  • Microsoft jachi
    Job as an IC for you isn't worth it. Saying this with experience. I had to put a tough fight to climb up the corp ladder in big companies after failed entrepreneurship. Every day you look at inefficiencies all around and pathetic engineers and you hate your self and your fate. Better try and fail in entrepreneurship again.
    Nov 10, 2018 0
  • F5 Networks / Eng 1u2ir8v3f7
    We are working on some innovating products and going through an interesting phase. Join us and help us get to the next stage!
    Nov 5, 2018 4
    • New bkrB11
      Thank you for your response I have send you a personal message.
      Nov 6, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng

      Vertivco Eng

      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      Sent you my resume numerous times over several months. No response.
      Nov 6, 2018
    • F5 Networks / Eng 1u2ir8v3f7
      Hey Vertivco, did you email me? I've referred almost everyone who has emailed me/PMed me.
      Nov 6, 2018
    • F5 Networks / Eng 1u2ir8v3f7
      Looks like I've never had a PM from you?
      Nov 6, 2018
  • Facebook hsodjsosjs
    Message me your LinkedIn. Our partner engineering team need folks like you.
    Nov 6, 2018 3
    • New bkrB11
      Thanks, please check your personal message box
      Nov 6, 2018
    • IBM ytmD74
      What is the difference between Partner Engineer and Solutions Engineer?
      Nov 6, 2018
    • Facebook hsodjsosjs
      Ads vs platforms (media, games, payments, etc.)
      Nov 6, 2018
  • Google isthecoast
    Why dont you start another enterprise?
    Nov 8, 2018 0
  • New / Mgmt beachb0y
    Rather than being a regular employee, try a consulting gig. Either on your own or with a larger consulting firm. Your startup experience is extremely valuable. There might be other funded seed or early stage startups that are willing to pay for your expertise.
    Nov 18, 2018 0


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