How we hired our
first US employee
in two weeks?
Text
www.mention.com: 50%of our clients
in the US (GitHub, MIT, Microsoft, ...)
How to source, select and
hire the best candidate to join our team
ASAP?
We spent as little time as we could on the
job description (we’re looking for a
rockstar, not just a position to fill)
We posted offers on
AngelList - best place to
find awesome candidates!
We exchanged emails with the
100most awesome candidates
We called the 30most
awesome candidates once
We called the 10most
awesome candidates twice
We met the 5
most awesome candidates in person
(c’mon, NewYork is only 8 hours away from Paris)
We sent an offer to the 1
most awesome candidate
(just two days later.The faster, the better!)
Lessons learned:
	

 * Don’t spend too much time on	

job descriptions
	

 * Leverage AngelList for sourcing
	

 * Intervi...
Questions? @clementdelangue
Job? https://angel.co/mention/jobs
Curious? www.mention.com
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How We Hired Our First US Employee In Two Weeks

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How We Hired Our First US Employee In Two Weeks

  1. 1. How we hired our first US employee in two weeks? Text
  2. 2. www.mention.com: 50%of our clients in the US (GitHub, MIT, Microsoft, ...)
  3. 3. How to source, select and hire the best candidate to join our team ASAP?
  4. 4. We spent as little time as we could on the job description (we’re looking for a rockstar, not just a position to fill)
  5. 5. We posted offers on AngelList - best place to find awesome candidates!
  6. 6. We exchanged emails with the 100most awesome candidates
  7. 7. We called the 30most awesome candidates once
  8. 8. We called the 10most awesome candidates twice
  9. 9. We met the 5 most awesome candidates in person (c’mon, NewYork is only 8 hours away from Paris)
  10. 10. We sent an offer to the 1 most awesome candidate (just two days later.The faster, the better!)
  11. 11. Lessons learned: * Don’t spend too much time on job descriptions * Leverage AngelList for sourcing * Interview by phone a lot * Meet just a couple of candidates in person * Move fast * ... (coming soon!)
  12. 12. Questions? @clementdelangue Job? https://angel.co/mention/jobs Curious? www.mention.com

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