Should designers portfolio?(twitter.com)

almost 6 years ago from Moe Amaya

  • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    That's exactly how we're working on new hires — approaching close people from the industry and inviting them to talk, then requesting a few extra samples of work, in the form of case studies.

    If you're a cold call applying for a job, you should have something to show your work however, at least to get the conversation started.

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    • John PJohn P, almost 6 years ago

      Thats exactly the approach all those companies in tech now accused on only hiring white dudes took.

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      • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

        Thanks for the heads up – we try to venture out there as much as possible to hire without (or with less) bias. It's a work in progress, though, as you can see from our team page :/

        Mind you, we're in Brazil, so while inequality in the workplace still happens and it's something we actively fight against, the market landscape is a whole different story.

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      • Account deleted almost 6 years ago

        There is nothing wrong with going out and hiring the best latent available - regardless of skin color, religious beliefs, etc. Attitude, communications skills, and work ethic are HUGE. If you have an inside track on someone who would gel with the team and get shit done... there is no reason you shouldn't go after them.

        The key is the job should be publicly visible on the website - and a fair period of time must be given to allow people to apply.

        You will need to look over everyone to ensure even your "inside" pick is clearly the better option for your needs. You never know, sometimes you can find great people you never anticipated in the open posting... you bring them in and like them a ton.

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