For example, learning in advance about the company's product, culture, and competitors can give you a huge advantage against other applicants. Being a team player with varied skill sets also helps put you above the rest.
"Startups are looking for talented, versatile people and that affects the hiring process. In a small office, everyone participates in many kinds of projects -- all hands on deck is an everyday practice. So not only will a startup be looking for someone with a varied skillset, but also someone who can be a team player."
Julia O. Test
Support Management and Visual Design
Julia Test (her real, not shortened last name) began helping Jimdo users with their website questions and issues in April 2012, but she's not new to the web world: previously, Julia worked at a company developing and supporting websites for CPAs. She is originally from Russia, but now bikes to work every day in Jimdo's San Francisco office. Julia is a photographer, fine-dining enthusiast, and yogi.