Culture & Jobs at Purpose Jobs

We connect top talent with purpose-driven companies based on values, experience and culture contribution.

Working at Purpose Jobs

Join the Midwest’s largest startup & tech community. We connect top talent with purpose-driven companies based on values, experience and culture contribution.

The process of finding a new job can feel frustrating, time-consuming, and not very human. So our founder, Ryan Landau, wanted to create a platform that centered around community, education, culture, and purpose. A platform that empowers people to find fulfillment in their career and help them realize their potential—do what they're meant to do.

We started in Detroit because Detroit is our home, and it’s one of the best cities for startup jobs. What’s even better? It’s surrounded by other amazing cities in the Midwest that are at the top of the startup game. A lot people have their eyes on the Midwest now—it's a great place to live and work. We've always believed this about the region, and we're excited to see even more growth and opportunity coming to the Midwest.

And that's what this community is all about—purpose, growth and opportunity, both professionally and personally. We love to celebrate wins, cool technology, and good humans. 


About Purpose Jobs

Purpose Jobs is the largest startup and tech community in the Midwest, building a community of purpose-driven people who share values and ideas about how we live, work and play. We tell authentic stories and match people and workplaces based on culture contribution. 

As a bootstrapped, profitable company, we're always thoughtful about our growth. We only open a few positions a year, and we're always focused on long-term growth—not the quick wins. We believe in a person's potential more than experience and degrees.

Why work at Purpose Jobs

Professional Growth

  • Ownership
  • Safe Environment to Fail
  • Empowered to Pursue Passions
  • Innovation
  • Leadership Opportunities

Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging

  • Practices Inclusion
  • DEI Education & Resources
  • Partners with DEI Groups

Culture & Climate

  • Results Oriented
  • Communication
  • Fast-paced
  • Thoughtful
  • Autonomy
  • Continuous Feedback
  • Empathetic
  • Transparent
  • Humble
  • Optimistic
  • Passionate

Expectations

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Remote Friendly
  • Cross-Department Collaboration
  • Engages with Community
  • Start-To-Finish Ownership
  • Wears Many Hats

Relationships

  • Team Events/Retreats
  • Team Support
  • Friendly

Benefits

  • Parental Leave
  • Physical Wellness
  • Mental Wellness
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401k
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Days

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The Midwest is rapidly becoming home to some of the best fintech startups in the country. 

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When it comes to finding the right job — and staying there — candidates are looking for a lot, especially in a virtual setting. Gone are the days where foosball tables and free snacks constituted benefits. Of course, we still love them, but there has to be more that matters. 

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The latest startup and tech news from Ohio

The Ohio startup and tech scene continues to grow. New funding, big tech expansion, and always lots of hiring. 

Modern Recruiting Tools for Hiring Local and Remote Talent Faster

Introducing a suite of new & improved recruiting tools — the best part, it’s free

Purpose Jobs is growing—again! Meet the newest team members.

This has been a big year for Purpose Jobs so far. On top of growing our community in emerging tech hubs across the country, we’re also growing our team!

8 Purpose-Driven Tech Companies Hiring Now

Health insurance, remote flexibility and team retreats are great when it comes to benefits, but there's something even stronger: purpose.

Founder Q&A: Akava CEO on new Olive partnership, remote working

Akava, a leading Silicon Valley-based technology transformation consultancy founded by an Ohio State alum, this week announced a major partnership with Olive, the Columbus, Ohio-based automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare.

SXSW collaboration celebrates innovation, opportunity in Midwest

Last week, after two years of disruption, the South by Southwest Conference & Festival returned to Austin, TX. We partnered with our friends to bring a coalition of more than 30 Midwestern organizations to represent the region at the first ever “Midwest House.”

BrandXR partners with UC Davis using AR to show climate change impact

The Sierra snow pack is rapidly declining to the point where there could be low to no snow within in the next 80 years. Purpose Jobs member BrandXR is bringing awareness to this one example of climate change using augmented reality. 

The Midwest is Going to South by Southwest

After two years of disruption, the South by Southwest Conference & Festival returns to Austin, TX this March, and a coalition of more than 30 Midwestern organizations are working together to make sure the region is represented with the first ever “Midwest House.”

Meet Provide, the people-first fintech company

On a mission to help healthcare providers achieve their practice ownership dreams, Provide isn’t your typical finance company. 

Meet Matt, Purpose Jobs' new Head of Growth

The Purpose Jobs community is rapidly growing, which means the Purpose Jobs fam is growing, too!

Purpose Jobs is hiring— come join us!

As a bootstrapped, profitable company, we're always thoughtful about our growth. We only open a few positions a year, and we're always focused on sustainable growth. We believe in a person's potential more than experience and degrees.

Meet the media titan helping people through life’s tough decisions

You may not have heard of them, but they’re the company behind some of the country’s biggest advice outlets. 

Michigan’s Startup & Tech Leaders on Emerging Tech Trends for 2022

The last two years changed a lot about business, particularly in the tech and startup space. In the Midwest, things are changing even more rapidly. We caught up with just a few of many Midwest tech leaders based in Michigan to ask them for their insights on the emerging trends in Midwest tech.

Quitting Your Job: The Complete Guide

It’s not always easy letting your manager know you’re moving on to a new job. It’s a natural part of everyone’s careers, but still, it can be a difficult, or even daunting thing to do.

Need a career map? This community gives people “directions to their dream job”

Landing your first role in tech is a huge milestone, and it usually takes longer than people expect. Whether you’re a new grad or a career changer, the process of getting an interview alone can be daunting. 

Lineage Logistics announces $1.7B to fuel supply chain innovation

Lineage Logistics, based in Novi, Mich., is the world's leading provider in innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions. This month, the company announced it raised $1.7 billion in equity. Participating investors include BentallGreenOak, CenterSquare Investment Management, Cohen & Steers, D1 Capital Partners, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), NYSTRS, OP Trust, Oxford Properties, QuadReal Property Group, Rabobank, StepStone, and others.

Top Hiring Strategies for Startups in 2022

If people are your greatest asset, then finding the right people early on should be your number one goal as you start the year. 

Top Midwest Startup Funding Rounds in 2021

The Midwest had a banner year in startup funding, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic continuing through 2021.

Expert tips for career pivots, virtual job hunts, and remote work

Making Moves: What Comes After Your Best Job Ever, our final event for 2021,  took place on December 7th and featured two experts, Will Post and Macy Tanking. 

Benzinga’s 2nd Inning: Why Now is the Time to Join the Team

Detroit tech company Benzinga has been acquired by Beringer Capital, a private equity firm focused on the media, marketing services, and technology sectors. Beringer acquired a majority stake in the stock market site in a deal valued at $300 million. 

Top Ann Arbor Tech Companies & Startups to Watch in 2022

Ann Arbor continues to be one of the top growing tech ecosystems around the country with some of the best startups to watch. A combination of university talent pipelines, top-rated quality of life, growing startup ecosystem, and growing VC funding has Tree Town topping lists as one of the best places to start a tech company or find a top tech job. 

Non-technical jobs at top hiring tech companies in the Midwest

You don't have to be technical to work at a tech company. While top startups seem to always have open jobs for engineers, there are tons of great roles open to non-technical candidates, too. 

How the Midwest is becoming the leaders in climate tech

The Midwest is poised to become leaders in the climate tech space. Why? Not only has the awareness of the urgency of climate change shifted the landscapes around the viability of climate-focused businesses, but many business investment firms are seeing a tipping point where climate technology is becoming as profitable as it is essential to the future of the planet.

The New Era of Benefits: Work/Life Balance, Flexibility, and Purpose

A lot is changing about how we live and work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. 

2022 Chicago Companies With The Best Benefits

Chicago has minted eight unicorn startups valued at over $1 billion just in the first half of 2021 alone. The Windy City is on track for explosive growth in the tech sector as Big Tech moves more headquarters to the Midwest and startups bloom around them. 

2022 Cincinnati Companies with the Best Benefits

Did you know that Cincinnati has a growing tech scene? Cincy is a great place to live, affordable, and is home to some great emerging tech startups. 

2022 Indianapolis Companies with the Best Benefits

Indianapolis has a growing tech and startup scene. And many Indianapolis tech startups are hiring.

2022 Milwaukee Companies with the Best Benefits

Many tech workers are choosing to live and work in Milwaukee. That’s because Milwaukee has an affordable cost of living matched with a growing tech and startup scene, and wonderful things to do in the city. 

2022 Pittsburgh Companies with the Best Benefits

Pittsburgh, like many other Midwest cities, has a growing tech and startup scene. There is a rising number of robotics and AI startups in Pittsburgh, and growing by the year. 

2022 Remote Companies with the Best Benefits

Tech and startup workers are looking for the best startup opportunities in livable (aka affordable) communities, and many are looking for completely remote jobs. 

'State of Columbus Startups' event celebrates growth in tech ecosystem

On October 12th, our Purpose Jobs crew teamed up with OhioX, One Columbus, Drive Capital, TechLife Columbus, Pride Fund 1 and Ohio Impact Fund to virtually host the State of the Columbus Startup Community. And it was an incredible afternoon! 

50+ Midwest and remote software engineering jobs

It's no secret that software engineers are in high demand. There are plenty of open software engineering jobs, but if you're looking for a new gig, it can be overwhelming to see all the companies hiring software engineers. 

Columbus Venture Capital Firms You Need to Know

There’s an undeniable momentum to Columbus’ startup scene. 

UnifiHealth Raises $5.4M to Provide Health Benefits to Small Businesses

Columbus startup UnifiHealth has raised $5.4 million in seed funding to provide digital-first health benefits to small businesses.

A Guide to Midwest Tech Events — Fall 2021

This fall, the calendar is loaded with tech events around the Midwest, and we are so excited about what's to come. 

Ohio Tech Day launches this week: Q&A with OhioX President Chris Berry

Ready to talk tech in Ohio? Mark your calendar for this one.

Local Favorites: Best Places in Ann Arbor & Detroit

Ann Arbor and Detroit are growing startup hubs with a record number of new businesses being founded here and hundreds of open startup and tech jobs. And one of the reasons why these communities are on the rise as top places to live and work is because they’re full of fun things to do and cool places to hang out. We’ve been collecting some favorite hangout spots from our Purpose Jobs community along the Road Trip with Purpose, and here are some ideas for the best places in Ann Arbor and best places in

We’re launching a Slack community!

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Virtual Road Trip Shows Strength of Detroit & Ann Arbor Tech Hubs

This week, the Purpose Jobs crew made our first stops on our virtual road trip, landing in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Cities in the Midwest, like Detroit and Ann Arbor, are taking off as emerging tech hubs. They're proving themselves to be amazing places to work, live, find fulfilling careers and enjoy life. So we partnered with our friends at Detroit Venture Partners to showcase all things living, working & tech in the Detroit and Ann Arbor communities. After the panels, we hosted a virtual startup and tech

Employee Engagement Tips for Retaining Great Talent

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26 Fast-Growing Midwest Tech Companies Now Hiring Software Engineers

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There are many ways to celebrate Black History Month. Learning about amazing Black figures in American history. Discussing solutions to problems in diversity, equity and inclusion at the office. Reading stories written by great Black authors. The list goes on. 

Candidates Should Ask These 6 Questions About Diversity and Inclusion

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Ask a Recruiter: Job Hunting Advice, Interview Tips & Resume Help

On January 26th, we hosted a virtual AMA with top recruiter Jamie Koblinski. She answered questions from the community about writing a good resume, prepping for remote interviews, asking the right questions about a company's culture, and more. Check out a recap of some of her advice, or watch the recording of the full conversation. 

The Top Columbus Startups and Tech Companies To Watch in 2021

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Welcome to Purpose Jobs

Three years ago, I started re:purpose because I wanted to help people find jobs they loved. 

Why Purpose Jobs?

Why Purpose Jobs? There’s never really one reason someone starts a company. As much as we love the romance of great lightbulb moments and dramatic founding stories, it’s rarely one particular itch or one specific opportunity that sets the entrepreneurial wheels in motion.