Lifting the lid on how we hire designers(medium.com)

almost 5 years ago from Tom Petty, Head of UX & Design at GoCardless

  • Mario MontoyaMario Montoya, almost 5 years ago

    Someone asked this in the comments but really want to know what feedback you would give to someone who doesn't meet your attributes of “Exciting / interesting to talk to” or “Want to work with / be around them”?

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    • Tom Petty, almost 5 years ago

      It's a great question, and one that I don't yet (and probably never will) have a perfect answer for. Here's how what I responded in the comments:

      I’ve struggled in the past with people who just might not be a great fit — it’s hard. What I’m learning is that most people (especially if they’re pros) really do appreciate honesty. So, for example, if someone doesn’t bring the right amount of enthusiasm, I would let them know.

      I’ve also learned that ‘culture fit’ is as much to do with their satisfaction as ours. If someone just doesn’t click, I think it’s fair to talk to them about how they might find it hard or unsatisfying working with us — it has to run both ways.

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