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  • As a generalist, I could never find my place in any startup communities. So I built one.

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  • Margaret

    July 12, 2022 at 6:18 am

    Hey! I’m Milly. I’ve worked exclusively in startups for the past 8+ years, always wearing many hats (my current role is the Director of Misc 😅). As a generalist, I absolutely dreaded searching job boards – everything was so specialised and didn’t appeal to my skillset (which is pretty varied!). I wanted to find a place where wearing many hats was an asset, not a fault. It got me thinking.. I can’t be the only person out there who works like this. But if that’s true, why don’t I know anyone else? And so, I started digging. And here’s what’s happened next: 1: I networked the shit outta LinkedIn, honing in on everyone who looked like they fit the bill. I was met with intrigue, questions, excitement and in some cases – a ridiculous amount of passion. This signalled one thing – keep going. 2: Bought the domain Built a basic MVP on + airtable. Created a new community on Slack. 3: Got myself on Twitter – started spreading the word, & speaking to lots of people to understand their experiences. 4: Scoured job boards, company career sites, stalked cool companies that were ‘hiring’. Exemplifying the ‘do things that don’t scale’ – if someone needed a job, I’d go out and hunt one down for them. I’ve built a community of 150+ generalists from all walks of life, interests and businesses in one place. We have 30+ generalist jobs (+ more in our community), & made my first $1000 in revenue. We have weekly events, a very active community and some ridiculously exciting partnerships on the table (more to come on this..) Generalist World is a community + opportunity hub just for generalists (finally). If this resonates, I’d love to meet you! 🙂 – by /hq/dancebarefootagain – –

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