Thank you for considering Obvious as a potential workplace -- we're stoked! Hiring procedures make everyone anxious and nervous -- including us -- and we want to make your experience as smooth as possible.
This process is not something that is set in stone. We keep iterating, and the steps tend to be slightly different for everyone -- just like everyone who goes through them!
Most CVs contain information that is prone to bias. For e.g.: photo, demographic information, education history. So when you send us your CV, we want you to send a fairly abbreviated document containing the following...
Your work experience in full detail:
What are the places you have worked at, when, and for how long?
What positions did you hold?
Describe some projects you worked on. Talk about your specific responsibilities and contributions.
Who else was part of those projects? What were their contributions?
Tell us about some misses you've had, and what you learned from them.
Any side projects, related to the position:
These could be hobby projects, open source contributions, or anything else that you think is interesting and you'd like to share with us.
Please do not include any of the following...
Photo, of any type
Demographic information (hometown, date of birth, etc.)
Educational information (schooling, college, university, etc.)
We'll get back to you in 4-5 days, with further instructions.
That's all! We aim to respond to all conversations within 7 days.