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Hiring

Lessons from Hiring Software Engineers

I’ve been a jack of all trades web developer for nearly 15 years and moved to working full-time in hiring in September 2020. At Automattic, we’re hiring as fast as we can. This has given me a chance to work with and evaluate hundreds of software engineers over the past eight months. The Day-to-Day: A […]

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Hiring

Tips for Text-based Interviews

Since joining the hiring team at Automattic in the fall of 2019, I’ve noticed different patterns and preferences on text-based interviews. Some of these are also general interviewing tips. Send shorter messages The pacing of the conversation is improved when you send multiple shorter messages instead of one multi-paragraph message. Answer as you go along. […]

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Getting Hired at Automattic

I started at Automattic on November 20, 2019, and it’s an incredible place to work. I’m constantly impressed by my coworkers kindness, intelligence, and compassion. If you’re looking for a rewarding remote job that you can work from anywhere in the world, definitely apply. I’m still overjoyed and amazed I was hired. While going through […]