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Priyank Agrawal
Apr 19, 2019 · 4 min read

Did you think about this:

In our parents’ generation, work was all about earning money to sustain & deliver their responsibilities.

But in a new economic setting, the professionals don’t just work for money, but also seek satisfaction and meaning. They want to progress in their careers and be eventually happy in a holistic way.

Opportunities and challenges in a professional world that is changing extremely fast

Things like globalisation of demand/supply, constant need to upgrade skills, less relevance of experience, lack of job security are leading to stress and unpredictable career paths.

This is not to say that these changes are bad. In fact, they are exciting!

  • The opening of markets is opening more number and variety of jobs
  • The globalisation of talent means for the first time where you work is not dependent on where you live!
  • Focus on skills vs years of experience means anyone can grow fast in their career

Eventually, here is the big problem that is so important to solve:

When people are working below their true potential or not working at all, it has far reaching negative impact on everything — economy, their personal life, health and happiness.

How cutshort wants to help the millions of modern professionals

We believe in a fast changing time like this, it is even more important for professionals to connect with each other easily to grow their careers easily.

Our platform brings many tools and the network to help the professionals to do this.

We started with the jobs use case in 2015. More than 14000 companies have used our platform to hire 3x more people in 1/3rd the time and more than 100,000,000 professionals have gotten a great experience that just works.

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Want to join the mission?

Note these important points

We are not a conventional startup

Being conventional gives you predicability and scale. You can hire an army of people, give them a roadmap and make them execute it.

We have chosen to be not a conventional startup. This means, we want to build a team that is always asking questions, always innovating and along side — scaling what we already know.

A conventional startup will have thinkers (typically founders), leaders (“managers”) and executors (“engineers”).

In a conventional startup, you can be one of these 3 roles and you’d be fine. But then, CutShort isn’t a conventional company. Like Google, we don’t intend to be one.

Hence at CutShort, you need to be ALL of these. Not just 1 or 2.

So what does this mean?

Be a strategic thinker

Always be asking —

Why you’re doing what you’re doing?

What’s the biggest impact you can bring to the lives of your customers

What’s the easiest/fastest way to bring that impact?

We appreciate people who thinking from first principles and stand in the user’s shoe to evaluate things. We don’t look at the no of lines of code or the time spent to find the solution but the degree of problem you solved for the user and how much impact will it have in their experience/lives.

Be an inspiring leader

Take Ownership

Thinking an idea is simple. But getting it done is often hard.

We want people to take ownership of whatever problem they are solving. This empowers individuals to find/create/change the solution for better. Also enforces a greater sense of achievement and satisfaction.

Self-Learning Capabilities

We all know the tech world moves very fast, each day new tools and technologies are built. A lot of time you will come across engineering problems you don't have the answer to. Self-learning capabilities are superpowers in trying times.

Not knowing a technology/tool is ok. But lack of curiosity/will to learn, is not.

Disagree Openly

When you have passionate ambitious smart brains looking for solutions. Disagreements are bound to occur. We appreciate everyone putting up their views with logical reasoning, irrespective of their designation. But once a decision is talking by the team, everyone needs to commit to making it successful.

Execute fast and smart

Keep it Simple

We engineers are obsessed about solving complex problems. Tons of problems have simple solutions. We appreciate simple elegant solutions over complex less effective ones.

No place for egos

A lot of companies/corporate ruin there culture because of ego problems. We believe egos only add negative value and thus are a big NO.

Pedigree is not important

Being from a premier institute is good but it does not give you any precedence. We prefer you to prove your self with skills and projects.


Most of our decisions are driven by data because ‘Data never lies’. In the absence of data, logical thinking takes over.

Productivity > Presence

No of hours at the office is not a metric we look for, if you are done with your work for the day, leave early. At the same time, we expect you to put in extra hours if you are running behind your goals.


We believe failures are always bundled with lessons. It’s ok to make a mistake (and learn from it) until you repeat it.


Build something today you will be proud of a month/year down the line 🚀

Trust and respect will be your currency

We are not just another startup. We like to work smart, hard and enjoy when we find time. It’s not the other way around. :)

We wrote about this on Twitter:

This is a short version of some of the above points:

We are hiring.

Check out our jobs here:

If you don’t see a position, email us at


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