How We Hire
Are you thinking about a career at K15t? We've worked hard to create a hiring process that's easy to follow and transparent for candidates at every stage. There are no secrets in the steps a candidate is going through and we want to help you prepare for your journey in the best way possible. If you’re planning to apply for a career at K15t, here's what you can expect.
Step 1: The Application
Every application we receive is read by at least two people (often more): A future team member as well as a member of our hiring team who is coordinating the process.
You're one of many talented candidates, so here are the ways you can help stand out from the crowd:
- Does your profile fit to the role as it's described? You don’t have to tick all the boxes but the more the better.
- Does your application reference some things we wrote in the job offer?
- Have you mentioned why you want to work for K15t?
- Do we have the impression you want to work for us, specifically, and not just any another company?
These are some of the things we look for as we screen applications and by checking these boxes, you'll be sure to get our attention.
You can expect a response within 2-3 days of submitting your application.
Step 2: The Screening Call
You seem to fit on paper. Great! Next, you'll be invited to a short, informal call (around 20-30 minutes) to chat about yourself, the role, and K15t.
This call is to find out if you’d be a good fit for the role and most importantly, if you’re a good fit for K15t. Don’t get us wrong; we’re not just looking for a culture fit. More a value fit. We want a diverse team with members that challenge the status quo and are aligned with our goals and values.
Step 3: The Sample Project
Depending on your role, you'll then be asked to do a small project as an opportunity to showcase your skills. Don't worry, it's just a sample and nothing we would use in a business manner.
You should expect to spend 2-4 hours on your task. Some people seem like a good fit when speaking about their experiences, but we need to know you can actually do the work. So if you apply for a developer role, we'll ask you to write some code, if you apply for a role in marketing, we'll ask you to write a short article or something similar. This is a chance to demonstrate your style of working and show that you can walk the talk.
Step 4: The Interview(s)
You’ll meet your future teammates during the interviews as well as people from other teams in a similar role as the one you've applied for. We work in self-organized teams at K15t, which means there is no manager making the final call on who to hire. Instead, you should expect to talk to some employees who have experience in hiring for their teams. These interviews can be in-person or through video calls.
You'll present your sample project during the interview and we'll ask you some questions to find out more about your preferred working style, what you've done in the past, how you'd solve problems, and much more. We’re not a huge organization, and we need people who can get stuff done. Don’t be shy to ask us questions about the role, the way we work at K15t, or anything you want to know.
Optional Step 5: Get-To-Know Day
We invite some candidates to meet the team for a day. That’s what we call a “Get-To-Know Day”. A one-hour interview can be very stressful, so we feel that some candidates are super nervous and we would like to meet them in a “relaxed” environment. This way we can see how you interact with the team and you can get a better idea what working at K15t is like. You'll have the opportunity to look over the shoulders of future teammates working on typical tasks or you might try some small tasks yourself. We may do some more interviews, and you can have casual conversations with the team. It’s normally just a few hours or could be a short meeting the team over lunch.
Step 6: The Decision
We believe the decision doesn’t become better or easier the more time we take to think about it, so you can expect to hear from us within a few days. Please also tell us at any step in the hiring process if you're still keen to proceed. We also want to be open with you in case of a rejection. Just reach out to us if you’d like to know the reasons for our decision.
This process is not carved in stone, so we might skip some steps or add additional ones when we think it’s necessary to help us with the decision.
Ready, Set, Apply
There's nothing more to add. No psychology test, no assessment centers. We simply want to find out if you’d be a great addition to the team and can help us drive our vision forward.