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15: Hiring a person, not a portfolio

Job interviews, how to get and prepare for them

Show Notes

  • Follow up:

  • How to get an interview?

    • Have a portfolio

    • Be out there! Twitter, Dribbble, Medium, etc.

    • Be involved in community events, meetups

    • Squares Conference

      • Use discount code SQUARES25 for 25% off

    • Ask people to grab a coffee

    • Advice for people fresh out of college

  • Types of interviews

    • General life story

      • Show you're passionate (reference articles, etc)

      • Tell a good story

    • Portfolio review

      • Only show your best stuff

      • Be honest (being critical of your work is good)

      • Be open to feedback

    • Design exercise (whiteboard)

      • How is it like to work with you?

      • What’s your thinking process like?

      • Design Criticism (at Facebook)

  • Sebastian on Twitter asks: “What’s your worst interview experience and what kind of question should the interviewee ask in an interview”