How to best prepare for our Recruiting Process

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Recruiting is one of the key tasks of the People & Organization Team at Alasco. We want to find the best talents, eager to bring in new ideas whilst challenging and changing an entire industry. Recruiting is always an exciting process, not only for the candidate, but also for us.

Hanna and Nina from the P&O Team have compiled an overview of our recruiting process and a  “💡 How to prepare list” below to help you in becoming one of our new team members.

What happens after you applied for one of our open positions at Alasco?

After successfully screening your application, our recruiting process is made up of three parts: Pre-Interview, Main  Interview and Founder Interview (usually in combination with a Team Meet).

Pre-Interview

In this first video call we are looking to get to know you as a person. We will talk about your previous experience and want to find out more about your motivation for working at Alasco. The interview takes about 30 minutes and we will cover questions such as: What is your current role? Why do you want to switch jobs? What is important to you in a workplace? What are you looking for in a new employer? Of course we will also talk about the position you applied for. Finishing the Pre-Interview we are more than happy to answer all your questions and tell you more about the work and life at Alasco!

💡 How to prepare for the Pre-Interview:

  • It sounds like a cliché, but first and foremost: Be yourself. After all, our main goal is to get to know you as the person that you are.
  • Think about what you want to highlight in your CV. What do you want us to know about you?  What had the most impact on your career?
  • Gather information about Alasco. An Interview is always exciting and you might be nervous. We encourage you to write down some questions on things you are curious about.

Task & Main Interview

Once you pass the Pre-Interview stage you will receive an invitation to the next round of the process. Some positions do have an extra stage solely for a task, e.g. a coding challenge for software engineers. But for the majority of positions it is one stage, which means you will be preparing a task for the Main Interview with the hiring manager. While the Pre-Interview focuses on you as an individual, this 60 to 90 minute interview with your potential new team lead serves as a technical and  professionally oriented interview. This is your opportunity to show us your skills, the way you work and how you approach new challenges 📈.

💡 How to prepare for the Main Interview:

  • Prepare the task thoroughly.
  • Think about questions specifically about the position going into more detail than before.
  • Don’t be shy to ask questions about the team, tools or other topics that are not directly related to your task or the position.

Founder Interview & Team Meet

The final stage of our interview process consists of an one hour Founder Interview and a brief Team Meet. Alasco started with our three founders and we want to give you and them the opportunity to get to know each other. This truly gives you the chance to understand the intention and the purpose of Alasco. Our Team Meet aims at getting a glimpse of the people you will be working with. They are also curious about meeting new potential colleagues. Maybe there even is a question you didn’t want to ask in the official interview, feel free to get an even deeper insight into Alasco from your future colleagues.

💡 How to prepare for the Founder Interview & Team Meet:

  • This interview is probably the hardest to prepare for as it is the last step for you to really get to know the company, culture and our founders. Again, we encourage you to think about questions that are interesting or important to you.

Other than that our number one tip for all the interview is:

  • Be yourself! One of our core values is “Appreciation”. Appreciation towards different people, personalities, skill sets and abilities. Thus, with this 3 step process we want to understand who you really are!

Join the team!

You are curious about Alasco, our purpose and our working culture? Check out our open positions here and become part of an industry-changing team. Or get more information about our working culture in this short video from Hanna and Anselm (Alasco co-founder):

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