an inside look at how @fitbitdesign hires
Interestingly, they often do pair design (a product + visual), a model which I believe may have come from Cooper.
The short of it:
- make the navigation of your portfolio easy, and your projects accessible. Also, make a connection with someone at the company before you apply.
- To put numbers to this: Jessie received 264 applications last weekend and looked at 81 of them, which took 2 hours. Only 5 were promising, which are the ones she passed on to the hiring manager... and 2 were referrals who had already spoken with the hiring manager.
- the hiring team at fitbit looks for behavior fit, design skills, and experience. They may or may not look at your resume.
- they think it's important to hire for diversity, although they didn't go into specifics concerning how they do so. (Another day, another panel maybe?)
- they're hiring!