🙏🏾 Thank you and sorry

👋🏾 Hello!

If you are reading this by way of me sending it to you, then you probably reached out because you want to work with me. 🎉

Firstly, I want to say thank you. It's not lost on me how insanely lucky I am to have made it to a point in life where someone ambitious and smart like you wants to work with me in any capacity. I am so grateful for that, and I am grateful for people like you who hustle. It's what's gotten me to where I am today, and it's what's going to provide you the agency to do whatever you want down the road. 🌸

Secondly, I want to say sorry. I know it might be annoying to get a templated response like this, but I assure you it's me trying to accelerate us to a place where I can tell you yes or no and we can work together faster. I get 100's of these types of requests every month. If I don't field for information and quickly get to a place where I can make a decision, your message ends up sitting in limbo and my anxiety spikes and I never get back to you. I am a broken human, and this document is my attempt to work around my inadequacies so I can hopefully work with as many awesome people as possible.

🪨 The bar is high because my word carries weight

If you want to work with me at Loom, please keep in mind that my word to the company carries a disproportionate amount of weight. If I tell an executive or leader at the company that I want to push someone into the interview panel, it happens. Because of that, I only advocate for people who I think show a lot of promise to make it through and it's very hard for me to glean that online unless you have a significant amount of work to show for it.

📜 Things I need from you

In general, I need information from you that helps me be your advocate! This is what I'm looking for:

  1. Why do you want to work at Loom? Be honest. Be authentic. I love authenticity! I need to know you want to be here, and any number of reasons (learning, mission, people, etc.) is a good one. If you feel like you don't have enough information to be stoked about Loom, I want to know that - that's great feedback for us to put on our careers page!
  2. What position are you interested in? Please take a look at our job board and be specific about which position you want to aim for. Being more generic makes it difficult for me to advocate on your behalf to the proper hiring manager internally.
  3. What have you done? I want to know what you've done, why it was hard, and what the impact was. If your resume doesn't have this information, it's difficult for me to advocate on your behalf and highlight your application to our talent team.
  4. Any uncertainties upfront. What are you uncertain about? Even if I can't answer these questions, I want to make sure our recruiting team understands what you'd be looking for us to answer as soon as possible so we don't waste your time.

❓ If you are not sure you have the credentials

If you are looking at a job posting and are not sure you have the credentials to do the job, I do not want to waste your time. Just let me know your concerns upfront, and, hopefully, I can help you understand the real odds of you landing the role! As always, impact, character, and progress are the things I'm looking for above all else (read below).