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Laundrize is an on-demand online laundry service based out of Pune. Shubham Jha, founder and CEO of the startup, tells TechGig about the qualities they want in candidates who want to work for them and help the company scale up.


“One of the key aspects of any startup is the team. As such it’s abundantly important to hire people who share a common vision, and passion to realise the potential of their ideas. We look for domain expertise along with a willingness to contribute in other facets of business as well. Laundrize has a culture of inviting ideas for betterment of the company as a whole and as such people who take an initiative are much more valuable to us. Here are some key qualities we feel are essentially important that we look in a candidate in the process of expanding our team:

1. Passion for the solution: Entrepreneurs want to find someone who loves their company almost as much as they do. They are hungry to find the perfect solution to the problem which company is trying to solve. So, do your homework and make sure you share the same passion about the product as they do. Do as much as research possible about their product and how you see it growing in the future.


2. Roll-up-your-sleeves mentally: Startups look for a mentally strong person who is an expert in a field along with openness to contribute to other areas as well given the small team size. They want people who have the ability to wear multiple hats. “That’s not my job,” or "I need results quick or I'll quit" can never be in your glossary if you are interested to make your mark in a fast-paced growing business. This forms to be one of the most key essentials skill set to get hired in a startup. You need to know the knack of switching gears quickly, with no complaining


3. Digital acumen: It is hard to find any startup brand that is not striving hard to make big in digital. In a world that's so heavenly inclined by social media influence, it's quite a mandate for an applicant to be well-versed with the basics of digital. You should understand the nature of the product and know the right social platform which can pull out maximum engagement. Demonstrate that you are always thinking ahead to uncover opportunities on digital media and technologies growing in the market.


As told to Kanchana Dwarakanath, TechGig.com