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Interview Process

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Hello you! ☺️

Hi! 👋 It's a pleasure to meet you! Have you scrolled through our company page and are you ready to start the application process with us? Yay! We are just as excited as you are! We are committed to providing you with the best possible and transparent interview experience.

Our own benchmark is 20 days from your application to offer. We have done it in 72 hours, but usually, it takes us around 3 weeks. In general, we keep a good balance between being thorough and fast.

Our Preparation Tips

📕 Take a Look Into Our Handbook

You can learn (almost) everything you need to know

and our
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Mission & Vision
in our company handbook (which you are currently browsing 😇 ).

Our goal as an organization is to be as open and transparent as possible! A good example is our

page where we publish our company-wide retrospectives survey instead of just telling you how great we are.

Going into an interview process means committing a lot of your time and energy. We want to give you as much authentic insight as possible about us and our culture. If you have any further questions, just let us know!

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We are super curious to hear your feedback to keep improving this handbook! Please share anything during our future chats. From your feedback we can grow! 🌱
⁉️ Bring Your Questions

It’s a 2-way street. We are both new to each other and are curious to learn and experience how it will be working on a daily basis. So please bring all your questions to the table. If we can’t answer them during our conversation, we will make sure to find the answer.

🙌 Bring Your Whole Self

At HelloBetter, we are working hard to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable bringing their whole self. We can not imagine it otherwise. So we invite you to just be yourself!

Your Interview Steps

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Your need to invest around 3-6 hours with us to receive an offer.

☝️ Please keep in mind that for some positions, the steps might differ. We will give you a heads-up on the exact process in the People Chat.

1️⃣ People Chat

30 min

The purpose of the initial conversation is to introduce HelloBetter to you, learn about your goals, wishes, and expectations, and determine if there is a mutual fit. Please share your background and why you are interested in joining us. Don't hesitate to communicate your expectations! (After all, who doesn't want to work remotely from the beach, sipping on a coconut? 🥥🌴)

Topics:

  • Your resume & your matching experiences
  • Expectations, motivations & goals
  • What you can expect from the position: salary, hours, flexibility, team, etc.
  • HelloBetter Culture Guide & Questions
2️⃣ Hiring Manager Interview

45-60 min Personal Feedback call

During the second interview, you will meet your future manager and discuss your expectations for the role, your attributes, and your skills. You will gain a deeper understanding of the role, current projects, and your tasks as a part of the team. Additionally, there will be time for questions.

Topics:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the role
  • Experiences, motivations & expectations
  • Team dynamics
  • For technical roles: technical questions and tech stack
3️⃣ Case Study / Code Challenge

2-3 h 4 days to complete Personal Feedback Call

If your conversation with your future manager went well and you are still interested in the position, it's time for our case study/code challenge. The case study is tailored to the role you are applying for and covers a current topic/challenge the team is facing. It is a great opportunity to determine if the position is the right fit for you.

You will receive your case study with all further instructions via email from the people team.

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Not all positions include a case study in the process. In the people chat, you will get a heads-up for the further process.
4️⃣ E-Meet the Team

30-60 min Personal Feedback Call

What could be more important than meeting your future team? In some cases, this may also involve discussing your case study results. The team will have prepared questions, and you are welcome to ask team-related questions as well.

5️⃣ Founder Talk

15-30 min Personal Feedback Call

As a final step in the interview process, we would like to offer you the opportunity to meet one of our founders. Our founders are approachable and enjoy meeting potential future colleagues.

Topics:

  • Quick introduction
  • Your motivation
  • Your questions about HelloBetter and leadership
  • Just a friendly chat!
🥳 Offer

15 min We are thrilled to offer you a position in our team! 😃 We hope that you feel the same way!

Topics:

After the chat:

We will send you the official offer letter via email and answer any potential questions you may have. Once you accept, we'll request some additional documents (such as ID) and draft the contract.

Our Hiring Stats

Are you wondering how long it takes us to fill a position? Or how long you will have to possibly wait until finally receiving your offer?

Here are some insights into our hiring stats 2022:

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Time to offer: Days between candidate applying and receiving an offer.

Time to hire: Days between candidate applying and accepting the job offer.

Time to fill: Days between opening the position and closing the position.

Updated: May 2022

🎈 Contract signed? What's next?

Yay, we are happy to call you one of us!!!

We catch you right after the signing to arrange a chat to tell you everything about your onboarding experience with us.

For example: