Redfin has been hiring like crazy. Actually, we’ve just been interviewing like crazy. Actually, we’ve been going crazy trying to hire people.
Want a job at Redfin? There are a few things we’d like you to know first:
–> We’ve hired a competitive bodybuilder as our recruiter. Do not mess with her.
–> We’ve gone pro: we just edited our auto-reply for resume submission to eliminate phrases like “eager beaver” & “black abyss.” The process now seems perfectly soulless but it isn’t. We’re really glad to hear from you.
–> If you’re an engineering candidate, prepare for a bizarre decathlon of technical challenges.
–> If you fail at all ten challenges, don’t worry! I did too. Switch gears & talk about hiking.
–> Read Guy Kawasaki’s blog on job-hunting before applying. It gives away all the answers (except the part about being plug-and-play; it’s ok to learn a little on the job).
–> Prepare for an entrepreneurial environment: every day, I watch the drug-dealers just outside our office take down big scores. This evening, someone stole Angela’s car. But there’s also a nice bookstore (with doughnuts) around the corner, bridal parties posing for pictures under pergolas, and an amazing, terrifying, faceless memorial of firefighters in a losing battle, which I have to walk by to get to work.
–> Think of a few ways you’d make Redfin better. If nothing comes to mind, click here.
–> Be a little idealistic: it’s always nice to meet people who care about ideas…
–> And don’t worry about thank-you notes: we’re the ones who are thankful to meet new people.