Image for post
Image for post

Thinking about creating a job board for your niche? Or have you identified a field you think could use with some help for increased employment? A survey by Allegis reported that the internet is where people are most commonly looking for jobs so if you’re reading this, you’re already off on the right foot.

Now, figuring out how to build your own job board can be overwhelming when giants like Indeed, Glassdoor and Seek exists, but let’s start small. You can build your own with using our job template made with Airtable.

This article will teach you

  • how to create your own…

This year is a special year for Shooting Unicorns because we finally have a solid roadmap to smash through since our inception. We started Shooting Unicorns in 2017 as a playground for learning and shipping apps for fun (as our name may imply), but as we grew as iOS Software Developers, so did our ambitions. By 2018, we switched our focus to web and had hopes for our passion projects to become something more.

The issues? We didn’t have a problem we were both passionate about solving, nor did we have the industry experience and knowledge needed to execute it. 2018 then became the year we used hackathons as an outlet for networking, finding problems worth solving and rapidly testing out ideas. We ended up making $9,384.02 …

Balance ambition with critical reflection of your actual and not perceived abilities.

Where it began (2012–2013)

I am a wantrepreneur. I’ve been breathing and talking entrepreneurship for the last 6 years, but I still don’t have my own startup. I came across the term “startup” for the very first time and have since witnessed the startup ecosystem in Melbourne boom. I’ve also watched many ships sail off to return with people skipping all the way to the bank. Yet, 6 years later, I am still working for someone else.

“I was just not ready yet.”

Running a startup is hard work and more than 90% of startups fail. That was what I was told when I was still in university learning about entrepreneurship. That was 6 years ago and the statistics still stands strong today. …

Dreams don’t work unless you do

In 2015, I was stuck in a job that was unfulfilling. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work on all things innovative, but instead I found myself on the opposite side of the spectrum. I was going to work each day doing repetitive tasks because I had to and not because I wanted to. That was not the way I wanted to live my early 20’s, so I was determined to make my dreams happen.

My Aha! Moment

During that dark period, it was also a time of discovery. I knew exactly what I didn’t like doing, but I wasn’t exactly sure what I liked either. It took many weeks of lunch time “career therapy” sessions with colleagues to nut out what it was I was passionate about. I discovered that the missing link between my entrepreneurial spirit and the opportunity to work on innovative things was the ability to create them. In a world that is currently being re-written in code and actually working in the IT industry myself, it didn’t take much convincing for me to decide that I had to learn how to code. …


Shooting Unicorns

We’re building a no-code algorithmic trading platform called Porysays. Follow our journey on: 🦄

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store