Interviewing with Clevertech
So you found Clevertech while browsing for jobs and you’re thinking about applying. We’re fans of making sure you have work and life balance, all while making sure you don’t have to sacrifice growth in your career. When people join Clevertech they’re excited by the projects they’ll work on, the community we’ve created, and the ability to work from anywhere. Sold? Great. We’re sharing our hiring process with you because we believe in transparency, and want you to enjoy getting to know our team.
Because we’re remote, all our first, and second interviews are done via Zoom. Video calls are an integral part of our remote success. Because we’re all over the world, it’s important for us to connect face to face. Pro-Tip: Just like you would put your best foot forward in person, make sure you present yourself professionally. Have a clean backdrop for your interview, dress professionally, and ensure you have a solid internet connection. Grabbing the interview from your iPhone in your car, or while doing laundry is probably not the best way to get started.
Step 1: Applying with Clevertech
We’ve made this a simple process that doesn’t require a resume or cover letter. We honestly just want to get to you. Here’s what you can expect in our initial process: Where can we learn more about you? What technology are you great with? What technology do you love? What are some impressive work accomplishments? Why is remote important to you? What are your salary requirements, and when can you start? Another important one is, what flexibility do you have to work in EST/PST time zones?
The time zone question is important to us because we all work at least a six-hour overlap within the EST timezone. We get asked why a lot. For us, it’s important that our team is able to work together and with our clients on projects no matter where they are in the world. When our team isn’t working they’re enjoying their cities, hanging out with their families, or even learning new hobbies. Wait until you see our amazing Slack channels, there’s something for everyone!
Technical Skills Assessment
If your application stands out to us and we see a good fit through the information you’ve provided us, we’ll be sending you a technical skills assessment. Our clients come to us because we are the experts. It’s important for us to have a deeper understanding of your real-world technical abilities so we can ensure we’re providing the highest quality of work on each and every project. Our team is stacked with talented programmers that are excited to talk about their projects (from both their professional experiences and skilled hobbies)"; we want you, and them, to thrive working alongside each other.
This assessment will challenge you and provide you with the opportunity to show us where you shine!
Step 2: First interview with our talent team
During your first interview, we want you to be prepared to showcase your best self! To set yourself up for success, educate yourself on What We Do, How We Work, Who We Are, and HIGH FIVE, you’ve already started off on the right foot by reading this blog!
You can expect to hear questions like:
You’re looking for a new company, what drew you to Clevertech in particular?
Be honest with us! Let’s start this journey off with 100% transparency - it’s best for both parties if we’re honest about our motivations and aspirations to ensure we’re a great match. We want you to be happy for years to come. And why wouldn’t you be if it’s a true match? At Clevertech, the products you’ll be building will impact the entire tech industry moving forward, make an impact on real users lives (millions of them, btw), and challenge you with growth opportunities that can’t be matched.
What have you been doing (professionally) for the last few years?
Chronologically, please! We love to follow along on your resume/LinkedIn/Stack/Github/examples of work (btw, we love when you load us up with links. Our application is not your average application - when we ask “where can we learn more about you?”, this is your time to drop all the links!). What do we want to hear about? How about the most exciting projects you’ve worked on and your role in those projects.
Held an impressive tenure in one company? Great, we’re excited you’re exploring Clevertech for your next career home! We’d love to hear about where you started in that organization, a few of the projects you’re most proud of (and your role in them), and how you plan to use this experience in your next role.
One of the most exciting joys of working at Clevertech is that you’ll have the opportunity to use the right tools for the job. We want to hear what you’re strongest in (how long you’ve worked with those languages), what you’ve dabbled in/used on personal projects, and what you’re interested in learning in the future. This information helps us determine your best fit within the organization!
This is a two-sided conversation! We’ll have plenty of questions to ask you, but please come prepared with a few of your own. We want you to leave this interview feeling confident in your understanding of what it’s like to be a CleverPerson, the opportunity you’re being considered for, and anything else that is highly important to you in your search for your next career home.
Step 3: Second interview with Kuty
Kuty is our CEO. He’ll dive more into your background, ask more technical questions, and get a better understanding of who you are. Before talking with Kuty, we highly recommend watching this series of videos. We put together FAQ’s on Clevertech for you to have a better idea and keep you feeling informed during your interview process.
Step 4- Final interview with Michael
Michael is our President, and you’ll be doing this interview via phone. Michael will ask a series of his own technical questions, learning more about you, and will also confirm any outstanding questions. Depending on the role, this may or may not include a free-form technical exercise or whiteboarding session as well!
It’s important for us to keep you in the loop during the interview process. No matter what, we’ll always maintain communication with you. We know applying, interviewing, and taking technical assessments are time consuming and we appreciate it.
Even more interested in applying with Clevertech? Check out our open roles!