How we hire
Work on your resume. Highlight your achievements.
- Align your skills and experience with the job description
- Be specific about projects you’ve worked on or managed. What was the outcome? How did you measure success?
- If you’ve had a leadership role, tell us about it. How big was the team? What was the scope of your work?
- If you’re a recent university graduate or have limited work experience, include school-related projects or coursework that demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge
- Keep it short: If there’s additional information (like a portfolio) we need during the hiring process, your recruiter will work with you to collect it
Be ready for your interview.
- Predict the future: You can anticipate 90% of the interview questions you’re going to get. “Why do you want this job?” “What’s a tough problem you’ve solved?” If you can’t think of any, write down what you have in mind when you think of ::projective as a starting point.
- Plan: For every question on your list, write down your answer. That will help them stick in your brain, which is important because you want your answers to be automatic.
- Have a backup plan: Actually, for every question, write down THREE answers. Why three? You need to have a different, equally good answer for every question because the first interviewer might not like your story. You want the next interviewer to hear a different story and become your advocate.
- Be data-driven: Every question should be answered with a story that demonstrates you can do what you’re being asked about. “How do you lead?” should be answered with “I’m a collaborative/decisive/whatever leader. Let me tell you about the time I … ”
- Practice: Everyone gets better with practice. Practice your interview answers—out loud—until you can tell each story clearly and concisely.
After you are done with your interviews, ::projective people from various levels of the company review your candidate packet, which includes your interview feedback, your resume, your references, and any work samples you submitted
If everyone on the executive review committee recommends a hire, the feedback is added to the candidate packet and sent to a senior leader—who will provide another objective evaluation – before the final decision
Once a senior leader approves your application, you get your offer
In most organisations, you join and still have to prove yourself. At ::projective we all go through the same hiring process and know we can trust in each other and new team members from day one.