Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Airbnb in August 2014.
I submitted my resume and cover letter online and was then asked to complete a set of 6 questions on video through a website called Hireart. It took much longer to complete than they say it does, so be warned. I felt like my submission was sub-par AT BEST because by the sixth question I was exhausted after so many re-recordings. But apparently the hiring staff saw something in it and asked me to attend a group interview.
There were about 10 candidates and 5 facilitators at the group interview. If you read previous reviews about the group interviews, this one was not any different. We were there for about 2.5 hours total and it was actually an enjoyable time. But beware of people who will try to "take over" and speak over you. And it doesn't matter if you've used Airbnb.com before or not, despite what other reviewers might say. The panel of facilitators is made up of "kids" all under 25, so it's hard not to wonder what qualifications they have for seeking talent. One facilitator admitted she'd been with the company only 3 weeks.
After what I thought was a great interview, I was told 5 days later that I was not a good "fit" for the company, even though I had actually used the website before (which no other candidate had), had 7 years customer experience directly related to the position, and was 100% prepared for the interview. There wasn't one question that stumped me. You would think they would want people who are excited about the company and who care enough to actually USE the website, but that's not the case. This isn't meant to totally bash the interview process (well kind of), but hopefully it will help you if you are thinking of applying. I was pretty disappointed in the whole process. They were impressed by a half-assed video submission but not in person. Makes you wonder.
Even though I really wanted this job, I was definitely concerned about taking a $15,000 pay cut and working on weekends if I got it. This may have been the universe doing me a favor.
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