Job hunts are called hunts for good reason. They’re tedious, and when you’ve been at it for a while, stalking for good game and summoning the energy and courage to send your resume… you might still miss. We’re here to make the process a little less painful through this candid guide to getting hired at Konti — and what you can expect once you’re in the team.
Here are the crowdsourced answers I got from badgering everyone on the team for their thoughts on getting hired and working at Konti:
1. What are the qualities we look for in potential hires?
The most important traits are: being humble, curious, and honest. If I were to frame it in terms of Hogwarts houses—a shorthand that we definitely use to judge people ¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯—it’d be a mixture of being a Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. This is outdated data, but in descending order, Konti members belong to Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff (tied with Gryffindor), and Slytherin.
Some more unique traits that wouldn’t hurt: a love for pets, having a cause and/or passion project you care about, a love for food and culture, and lateral thinking.
These traits are pretty much role agnostic, because we learn and get inspired from everyone’s interests. Each role also requires us to consider things from a different discipline, so lateral thinking is a big plus.
Now that you’re familiar with the types of people* we vibe with, let’s move on to the interview stage.
*Don’t be scared off if this doesn’t sound like you—the baseline is just that you have to be a decently good person.
2. How to prepare for and ace your interview
First of all, I have to call out the person who said “be yourself!” here. That’s not very helpful, because what does it even mean? Had I been myself—someone who’s very clumsy and tactless—during the interview, I’d probably not be authoring this article.