Our hiring process for the design team at Auctane

A step-by-step breakdown of our hiring process for the design team

The Auctane hiring process for the design team

1. 30 min phone screen

  • Learn about your career
  • Hear about your approach to design and teamwork
  • Tell you about the company
  • Tell you about the role and career ladder for designers
  • Let you ask questions

2. 60 min portfolio review

  • Outputs — what did you make?
  • Outcomes – what was the impact of your work?
  • Sense making – how do you handle a problem with ambiguity?
  • Presentation – in so many ways confidence and presentation shows your level of experience and seniority

3. Meet with the other members of the product and design team

4. Last round

Hiring and Careers at Auctane

What if we don’t continue the interview process?

We express our team and company values through our hiring process

  • At the moment, all hiring activity is done by the designers themselves
  • We take an curious approach to interviewing to try and minimize anxiety
  • We should be able to clearly articulate the skills required of each role
  • Candidates should know how they’re being evaluated at each stage
  • Candidates should know where they are in the interview process
  • Candidates should get feedback based on their interviews
  • Our process is based in part on Org Design for Design Orgs — it is the closest thing I’ve found to a widely-accepted career framework for the design world

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Director of product design, SXSW speaker and top-rated instructor at General Assembly.

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Director of product design, SXSW speaker and top-rated instructor at General Assembly.

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