by Willy Franzen on April 28, 2011
Check out the latest job postings from Foursquare.
Usually I try to tell you about jobs at cool startups before they get big, but I missed the boat with Foursquare, which is based in New York, NY. I guess I was too busy checking in everywhere to remember to look at their jobs. For a while I was really into the location-based social network. I used it to run into friends who were nearby, get free stuff from restaurants, and even meet some new people. Eventually, though, I got sick of telling my Foursquare friends and Twitter followers where I was no matter how boring the place might be. But for old time’s sake I’ll tell you where I am right now. I’m at Cool Beans in Bellefonte, PA. They don’t have any Foursquare specials, but they have free wi-fi and a nice atmosphere, which is exactly what I was looking for in a pitstop as I drive from Connecticut back to Chicago today. I doubt my check-in today will lead to my meeting someone interesting, but you never know.
Check-in at Foursquare
Since Foursquare really took off, they’ve seen competition from the likes of Facebook, Yelp, and Gowalla. Still, it seems like Foursquare has become the dominant player in location-based social networking. They’re still adding a ton of users, even if they’re losing some of the early adopters like me. My take is that there was a lot of value in the service early on, and there will be a lot of value when more of my friends join, but for now it’s in an awkward stage–at least for my use case. I fully expect Foursquare to get through this, and I’m certain that location-based social networking will be a very significant business. Not only can it be insanely useful for people who are out and about, but it has amazing potential for local marketing and advertising. Foursquare is the leader in a really exciting market space, and it’s going to be fascinating to see where they are in a few years. If you want to be part of that story, then you’ll want to take a look Jobs at Foursquare. Your best bet as a new grad is if you have Software Development skills (there are a number of relevant positions – this one in particular), since the posted positions in Marketing, Product Management, and Business Development all require at least a few years of experience. But if you’re convinced that you’d be a good fit even though there isn’t a position for you, you can apply for an unlisted position.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
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