💎 What questions to ask as a candidate? Get some tips that’ll help set yourself up for success while interviewing for a position with SeatGeek. Watch the video to learn more about the company and its application process.
📼 What questions to ask as a candidate? The questions you prepare show recruiters how interested you really are in the company, and just how much you want to learn about its culture and values. Alexis Tissian, a technical recruiter at SeatGeek, shares some insights about their interview and application process, and also great tips on how to best prepare.
📼 What questions to ask as a candidate? From his experience in recruiting, Alexis considers it to be super valuable when candidates ask team-specific and company-wide specific questions. For example, some team-specific questions could be: “What teams are you hiring for within the greater engineering or product organization?” “What team am I being considered for?” “What are these teams working on?” “What technical challenges are they facing?” “What is the tech stack?” Anything within that realm is not only valuable information to you, but will also show the recruiter or interviewer your interest in the position.
📼 What questions to ask as a candidate? You now have a pretty good idea about this. So let’s continue with the application process at SeatGeek! First, you will submit your resume and cover letter through their website. Then, if it’s a fit, either a recruiter or hiring manager will reach out to you to know your availability. From there, they'll set up an introductory call. In that conversation, whether it is via Google Meet or phone call, they'll get an understanding of your experience, and also what you're looking for to make sure it's a match on both sides. If all goes well there, you'll move forward to either a take-home assignment or a technical screen. The take-home assignments usually don't take more than 1-3 hours. And for the more technical roles, the live coding session will be somewhere around an hour. If everything goes well from there, the team at SeatGeek will move forward to a final round of interviews. From there on, you’ll be moved forward to the reference stage. If this last stage goes well, you’ll be presented with an offer!
What Questions To Ask As A Candidate? - Apply Now!
One last key tip for anyone who is interested in working at SeatGeek, from Alexis: simply apply! There are so many roles open that could be the perfect fit for you. The recruiting team at SeatGeek is looking for passionate, hardworking individuals to join the company. The best thing you can do is apply to get your name in the system and show them you are interested. And if it's not a fit now, they will absolutely tag your profile for something later down the line.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining SeatGeek? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Alexis Tissian
If you are interested in a career at SeatGeek, you can connect with Alexis Tissian on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About SeatGeek
SeatGeek loves live events because they bring people of all walks together. You see the same things. You feel the same feels. You walk out changed for the better. They strive to bring the same feeling of connectedness into their workplace. Help them help the world experience more live. SeatGeek is the #1 rated ticket marketplace for live events. They are also a global primary ticketing system and our customers include major sports teams and venues such as the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Cowboys, Manchester City Football, and Jujamcyn Theatres (Book of Mormon, Hadestown, Springsteen on Broadway).
💎Want to learn more about the company’s core values and how to align with them? Listen to Nacelle’s team members share some valuable insights. Watch the video to the end to make sure you don’t miss the interview tips that can help you land a job at Nacelle!
📼 Get ready to hear about Nacelle’s culture and the company’s core values, shared by their own team! Meet Madelyn Louipenn, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition at Nacelle; Drew Clements, Front-end Engineer at Nacelle; Courtney True, Product Designer at Nacelle and Elizabeth Harris, Senior Manager of Professional Services Team at Nacelle. Together, they will share everything you need to know to stand out in the interview process.
📼 The first of the company’s core values is continuous learning. The team at Nacelle is formed by curious individuals, who are often encouraging each other to step outside of their comfort zone and learn a new concept. Every Nacelle employee gets access to an online learning platform, whether it's learning a new programming language or expanding your knowledge in product marketing. There are endless opportunities for their employees to learn something new. As Courtney says, she’s worn so many hats at Nacelle that she’s gotten to see the company itself grow, which led her to a career path to also grow in as an individual.
📼To continue with the core values, the company’s team members stress the importance of strong teamwork skills. This is what has allowed the team at Nacelle to move fast, to hit their aggressive goals, and to allow for an extremely collaborative workspace, even while in a remote environment. Another important skill to strengthen teamwork is the ability to give feedback: giving kudos to your fellow teammates, and creating the space to express gratitude to them is a priority at Nacelle.
Ownership And Honesty Are The Company’s Final Core Values
Nacelle often empowers its employees to take ownership over their work, step outside their comfort zone, try something new and build something that they're passionate about.
Everyone at Nacelle brings a high level of honesty and integrity into everything they do. They hold themselves accountable, keep their word, and most importantly, they show up to work as their authentic selves, knowing that they can be honest with one another. During his interview process, Drew said, “I know what I’m doing, I just don’t interview well." He let the interviewers know ahead of time that he was going to be a nervous wreck, and they were very receptive!
Your interviews are a great time to ask more questions about the role and its expectations, and also to learn about your interviewers and their experience working at the company. That will allow you to understand how you fit into the larger Nacelle picture.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Nacelle? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Madelyn, Drew, Courtney, and Elizabeth
With a degree in Psychology, one of Madelyn Louipenn’s biggest passions is helping others develop an understanding of their mental processes and guiding them to overcome blockers. Drew Clements’ passion is his job and he takes every project as an opportunity to learn and grow as creative. Courtney True has crafted websites and brands with visionaries in the social impact spaces such as energy & environment, health & wellness, social justice, scientific progress, arts & culture, education, and philanthropy. If you are interested in a career at Nacelle, you can connect with Madelyn, Drew, Courtney, and Elizabeth on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Nacelle
Nacelle was built for technology-forward merchants drawn to the benefits of a headless architecture but dissatisfied with the costs and complexity associated with adoption. Leaders at FTD.com, Boll & Branch, and Thinx use Nacelle to eliminate the typical maintenance costs and infrastructure complexities related to going headless while accelerating their time-to-market. Unlike traditional commerce solutions, their product is built on event-driven and elastic core technology optimized for flexibility, performance, and customization.
💎 Practicing allyship in the workplace is crucial to help build a diverse and equitable work environment where everyone’s voice is heard. Watch the video to the end to learn some practical ways to accomplish it.
📼 Use these tips to improve your allyship practice in the workplace! To make people feel included and part of the group, you have to know how to become a better ally. Meet Jeffrey Zeldman, Principal Designer at Automattic, who shares his tips to be a better ally to underrepresented coworkers.
📼 Allyship in the Workplace - Tip #1: Research And Listen. Jeffrey starts by bringing up the old saying “you have two ears and one mouth for a reason” which means: you should listen more than you talk. Jeffrey’s advice is to talk to people who are different from you- lots of them! Also: research! You can read articles, watch videos where people talk about diversity, look up inclusion and diversity, and specifically look for ways of making people feel at home. Ask questions and be prepared to continue to learn forever. The good news is you'll benefit from the creativity and insights of people who may think differently from you, be from different cultures from you. Above all, listen, learn, ask questions, and try to learn a little more every day.
📼 Allyship in the Workplace - Tip #2: Use Inclusive Language. Learn how to pronounce people's names: one of the things people love the most is hearing their own names correctly pronounced. When using inclusive language, you'll be going a long way toward making people feel more at home and included. So do the work! Use language that makes everyone feel wanted, accepted, and understood.
Allyship In The Workplace - Tip #3: Opportunity And Visibility
What folks from underrepresented groups want most it's the opportunity that you've had and they haven't. So you have an opportunity to help them up the ladder, to introduce them to people, and to recommend them for projects that come to you. Bring them in! As Jeffrey puts it: “sponsorship over mentorship”. You can do that in your workplace just by inviting your coworkers to meetings, including them in plans and projects, and giving them a helpful push!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Automattic? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Jeffrey Zeldman
Principal Designer, Automattic, Inc. Founder & Publisher, A List Apart “for people who make websites” (founded 1998). Co-founded the multi-city user experience design conference An Event Apart with Eric Meyer. Founder Emeritus of Happy Cog™, an award-winning digital design studio. Publisher and co-founder (with Jason Santa Maria) of A Book Apart—brief books for web and interaction designers. Blogger & web designer since 1995. He has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards, currently in a 3rd Edition co-authored by Ethan Marcotte. It has been translated into 15 languages. Faculty member on the MFA, Interaction Design program at School of Visual Arts, New York. Co-founder and host of the internet radio program The Big Web Show (“Everything Web That Matters”), twice named Podcast of the Year by .net Magazine. Former freelance journalist, The Washington Post & City Paper. Former copywriter & art director (DeVito Verdi, Grey Entertainment, Campbell-Mithun-Esty). Played Casio in DC’s Insect Surfers. Composed & produced electronic scores for Upright Vertebrates Dance Co., and (with Robert Goldstein of Urban Verbs) for PBS. Former design columnist, MacWorld, PDN-Pix, Adobe. In 2012, was the first designer inducted in the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame. If you are interested in a career at Automattic, you can connect with Jeffrey Zeldman on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Automattic
Automattic are the people behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Tumblr, and more. Founded in 2005, and valued at $3 billion, they were one of the first companies to pave the way in remote work culture. The company’s 1,400+ people hail from 79 countries and speak 99 languages. Though the workforce is intellectually and geographically diverse, they’re united by a shared passion to democratize publishing and commerce—so that anyone with a story can tell it, and anyone with a product can sell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or country. And the company is growing rapidly!
💎 Looking for some GameChanger interview tips to help you get ready to apply for a role at the company?. Watch this video till the end to gain insight into what to expect and how to prepare for GameChanger's interview process.
📼 Prepare for your GameChanger interview with these great recruiter tips! Brian Testa, the senior technical recruiter at GameChanger, will review the company’s interview process and share valuable information on every step along the way.
📼 Brian shares some great GameChanger interview tips! He often gets asked what the ideal resume looks like. He says, “That's a tough question, because there's no one right answer to it. Make sure not to have a generic resume; tailor yours to be specific to the job that you are applying for. This will show recruiters that you're thinking critically about the position itself, which will make you stand out.” To prepare for the interview process, Brian recommends two things. First, dissect your resume and think about specific examples in the past that might apply to the role. This way, you'll be able to provide context on a deeper level to the interview team. Second, download the GameChanger app! Go ahead and familiarize yourself with what you're potentially going to be working on, which will add value to your conversations with the team.
📼 Don’t miss these GameChanger interview tips for the interview process! After you've applied, you'll typically hear from the company within 24 to 48 hours, should the resume review go positively. The first step will be a conversation with Brian, who will dive into your background and get a better sense of your experience. This first interview is also a chance for you to learn more about GameChanger and the role. After that, you’ll have a conversation with the hiring manager to truly assess your skills as a fit for the position (and give you the chance to learn more about the role’s expectations from your future manager). After this, you’ll receive a small project to work on at home, which will differ depending upon the type of role you're applying for, followed by three to four virtual conversations with additional team members. If all goes well, congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a GameChanger!
Gamechanger Interview Tips - Learn About the Work Environment
The fact that GameChanger is a mission-driven, customer-obsessed company really defines its culture. As Brian says, “We're only as good as the product we release to our users.” Because of that, they work collaboratively, and every team member plays an impactful role in the product’s success. The work at GameChanger is very fast-paced because they're constantly improving and iterating. They're ambitious in their work, setting a high bar so they can deliver value to their customers.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining GameChanger? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Brian
Brian has over seven years of full life cycle recruiting experience, primarily within the tech space. He has experience working with various organizations and industries, including ad agencies, start-ups, fashion/retail, media, financial, and Fortune 500. He’s adept with all recruiting channels, such as ATS systems (Greenhouse, Avature, iCims, Bullhorn, Microsoft CRM, etc.) LinkedIn Recruiter, Github, Stack Overflow, Monster, Dice, and Facebook. If you are interested in a career at GameChanger, you can connect with Brian on LinkedIn!
More About GameChanger
GameChanger is a dynamic technology company based in New York City with teammates working remotely to solve some of the biggest challenges in tech. The company has more than 550,000 youth sports teams on its app and it delivers live video streaming, scorekeeping, and team communication tools that connect families to the most important game of the week. So if engineering is your sport, or you love traditional sports, GameChanger might be the team for you. At GameChanger, they believe sports are important because they encourage leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and confidence—critical life lessons that have the power to propel our youth toward meaningful futures. GameChanger recognizes that without coaches, parents, and volunteers, organized youth sports could not exist. The company celebrates those dedicated heroes and makes it their mission to help them do what they do best.