Articles under “career planning”

106 Career-Launching Technology Companies

[Editor’s note: To see this year’s updated list, visit The 2017 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List.] Each year we publish a list of rapidly growing mid-sized private technology companies. In our opinion, these companies are the ideal places for young people to start their careers.

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How to Trade Salary for Equity

These days it’s more important than ever to maximize the financial value you extract from your job. In You Need Equity To Live In Silicon Valley we made the case that it’s very hard for a Silicon Valley based couple who earns $250,000 per year to afford to buy a home and put their kids

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The Impact of Dilution

Most people don’t realize that the percentage of the company they are initially awarded when they start a new job is not  what they will ultimately own. That’s because private companies tend to raise additional capital as they mature and the ownership associated with the additional capital dilutes your ownership.

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The Two Types of Job Offers

In the past we have written numerous posts to help you evaluate specific job offers, but recently we realized we neglected a critical piece of information. There are two distinct job-offer approaches companies take; each can provide you some real insight into how they operate.

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