Job Hunting Tips

For those trying to get into tech

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Prepare

There are the four things I usually always ask prospective candidates:

  1. Why do you want to work here?
  2. What are you interested in?
  3. How can I be helpful?

Do your research

The best prospective candidates I talk to who are interested in Airbnb have done their research and know about our business, what teams we have, and what team they’d like to join.

  1. They can tell you about the company, the culture, the mission and the hiring process
  2. They can connect you with others at the company who you can talk to
  3. They can put in an internal referral to increase the likelihood your resume gets seen by a recruiter or hiring manager
  4. They can pass your resume/LinkedIn directly to recruiters and hiring managers

Be patient!

Roles are always opening up and closing, so don’t get discouraged if you can’t find anything right now that’s a good fit. I’ve helped several people who found nothing that was a good fit initially, but then, three or four or six months later, something popped up. Like most companies, teams at Airbnb have restrictions on the number of headcount they can open, and have caps placed on this number it by the business.

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