💎 Would you like to work at Automattic? Get some valuable tips that will help you ace your interview with the company!
📼 Watch this video to see what it's like to work at Automattic and get some insights into the interview process from Romina Suarez, an Automattic engineer who focuses on engineering hiring.
📼 If you'd like to work at Automattic, the first thing you need to know is they are hiring pragmatic engineers who get things done. They look for engineers who communicate clearly, learn from feedback, design systems, and who will think of the person to come after them. They value an equal mix of effectiveness, positive attitude, and design know-how.
📼 When applying to work at Automattic, make sure you become familiar with the company creed. It's not just a list of things they wrote once and forgot. They actually use it to make decisions, provide feedback, and become better Automatticians. So as you're preparing to apply, think about the creed and how it impacts your experience, insight, and values, and use that information to show the best version of yourself.
Work at Automattic - Interview Process
The first step in the Automattic interview process is a text-based interview, usually done via Slack, where you'll answer a series of questions. After completing this step, you'll be invited to a code test, which will then lead you to the last step: a trial project, where you'll be guided by one of the company's engineers. Make sure to catch Romina's tips for each step of the process!
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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 share a passion for democratizing 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!
Is This Company Right For Me? 3 Must-haves When Choosing Where to Work
💎 So you've come to the final stages of the interview process, but you're still wondering: Is this company right for me? Learn three must-haves that will help you choose the best place to work!
📼 If you find yourself in front of a job offer thinking, "Is this company right for me?" play this video to get three top must-haves from Dionabel Espinola, Customer Success Manager at Veracode.
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Solutions Architect, Channel (remote!) https://bit.ly/VeracodeSolutionsArchitectPTF
Senior Software Engineer (remote!) https://bit.ly/VeracodeSrSoftwareEngineerPTF
Principal Customer Success Manager (remote!) https://bit.ly/VeracodePrincipalCustomerSuccessManagerPTF
📼 Tip #1: Look For Work-life Balance. The first tip that will help you answer "Is this company right for me?" is finding an organization that has a true work-life balance. And what Dionabel means by that is a place that encourages employees to take time off, decompress, disconnect, and do the things they love, whether that's spending time with family or reading a book.
📼 Tip #2: Look For Career Growth. The next tip that will help you answer "Is this company right for me?" is making sure you apply to an organization where you will have career growth. Picture yourself there already. "If I work there, what's my next step? What do I want to do? What do I want to be?" And align yourself with that. And it's totally okay to reach out on LinkedIn to current individuals who have that role and ask, "Hey, what does the career path look like for this specific role?" As Dionabel recalls, it can get a little boring when you have a role that changes over time by title and not responsibility. So for her, it was crucial to continue being challenged, hence the huge career switch she made at Veracode.
Is This Company Right For Me? Last But Not Least Must-Have
The third must-have is diversity and inclusion. Dionabel says, "As a person that identifies as a person of color, I am Dominican, I'm very proud of my roots. I wanted to make sure that where I was going, things like this were being celebrated because I think this is what brings us even closer to each other."
Dionabel knows her must-haves may not be the same for everyone. So she highly encourages you to grab a pen and paper, jot down the top three things you must have at work, and at the end of the day, don't forget that you are your best advocate. Advocate for yourself and the things you want because no one else will do it better than you!
📨 Are you interested in joining Veracode? They have open positions! To learn more, click here: https://bit.ly/VeracodePTF
More About Veracode
Veracode delivers the application security solutions and services today's software-driven world requires. Veracode's unified platform assesses and improves the security of applications from inception through production so that businesses can confidently innovate with the web and mobile applications they build, buy, and assemble as well as the components they integrate into their environments.
Veracode's powerful cloud-based platform, deep security expertise, and systematic, policy-based approach provide enterprises with simpler and more scalable ways to reduce application-layer risk across their software infrastructures. Veracode serves hundreds of customers across various industries, including nearly one-third of the Fortune 100, three of the top 4 U.S. commercial banks, and more than 20 of Forbes' 100 Most Valuable Brands.
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0:09 Introducing Veracode
0:26 Tip 1: Work-life Balance
1:21 Tip 2: Career Growth
2:11 Tip 3: Diversity and Inclusion
2:51 Tip Summary
3:34 Share Your Own Tips!
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💎 "What motivates you?" What's the best way to answer this interview question? See these tips from a recruiter to find out!
📼 Watch this video from SevenFifty and learn how to answer the "what motivates you?" interview question. Nathalie Rodriguez, Director of Recruiting at SevenFifty, shares insight into preparing for their application process.
📼 "Tell us about what motivates you." This is a really common interview question that the company asks regarding motivations and interests. They want to ensure that what you're planning to do in the future aligns with the role you're applying to and the various tasks you will be solving.
📼 When answering what motivates you, a way to stand out in the interview process (especially in front of a recruiter or hiring manager) is to ask great questions. This implies that you are curious, work well with ambiguity, and that you can uncover answers to questions that arise. Curiosity is important and really differentiates you from other candidates. Ask great questions of all the interviewers, and you'll leave a lasting impression on the team!
Talk About What Motivates You - Tips For Interview Questions
SevenFifty is an organization that prides itself on building a true community where team members can bring their authentic selves to work. They want to invite people into the company who are motivated by an inclusive environment. The best way to prepare for a community-fit session for interviews is to visit their website, understand their values, and be prepared to offer examples of ways you've applied those values in your current role or previous roles.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining SevenFifty? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
More About SevenFifty
SevenFifty is an end-to-end supply chain and communications platform connecting alcohol buyers, sellers, and distributors. In 2019, the company acquired two firms, Bridge and Beverage Media, to bring technology to this massive yet antiquated industry with the largest user base in wholesale alcohol and the most complete dataset of products in the U.S. It is a fully remote organization distributed across the United States. A first-of-its-kind communication platform and marketplace, SevenFifty helps tens of thousands of importers, producers, distributors, and retail buyers connect and do business in a modern world. Founded by industry professionals in 2012, SevenFifty now operates in 42 national markets. In 2017, SevenFifty launched SevenFifty Daily, an online magazine about the business and culture of the alcoholic beverage industry.
💎 Preparation for a job interview is surrounded by many myths and misconceptions. Listen to these recruiters' advice to debunk the myths and prepare for landing your dream job!
📼In this video, you'll hear from Trudy Curto, Senior Manager of Talent Marketing at Okta, and Lisa Semerdjian, Senior Recruiter at Auth0, now part of the Okta family, as they reveal the truth around common interview myths.
📼 So what exactly are the most common interview myths and misconceptions? For starters, there's this one that goes "if you don't hear back from a recruiter in a certain amount of time at any stage during the interview, it means you didn't get the job." This is a total myth. Application processes are not the same for every company, so there's not an exact period of time when you'll get your answer. Just be patient!
📼 Another interview myth, or misconception, is that the interview process is a one-way street. If this were true, the interview would only be about the recruiter or interviewer asking questions and gauging if you're a fit for the role. This is a total myth. It's really important to make sure that the role (and company) are the right fit for you. So remember, you're interviewing the company as well.
Interview Myths - Last, but not least
The last myth or misconception is that if you apply for a role and you don't get the job, you can never work at the company in the future. This is a huge myth. Okta has a talent community that you can opt into at any time. Check out their career site and join the community for the latest news, job alerts, events, and ultimately to stay connected with Okta.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Okta? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to know Trudy and Lisa
Trudy is a proactive self-starter by nature and has a proven track record of delivering results in high-pressure situations. She provides leadership with a pragmatic approach while being resourceful and creative. She manages multiple priorities efficiently and has very strong project management and communication skills.
Lisa is a Senior Recruiter at Auth0, Co-founder of LibberX and occasionally takes on clients as a Career Coach on the side. Needless to say, she loves working with people, is passionate about recruiting, building better and more efficient processes, and ensuring a positive experience for all. She thrives on seeing people do well, and it brings her great joy to provide support where needed.
More About Okta
Okta powers identity for the internet. It is a trusted partner to businesses around the world and gives its customers the confidence to reach their full potential. Their vision is, accelerate a world where everyone can safely use any technology. They bring simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere. They promise to not only protect the identities of their customers' workforce and users, but to ask, "what more can we make possible?".