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How to Get Hired
We asked DreamHost for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
There's a few: a passion for open source technology, the ability to work effectively with various personalities under sometimes stressful conditions, and a dedication to furthering themselves and the people around them both professionally and personally.
When a candidate has informed themselves about our industry, and more specifically the history and purpose of DreamHost, that is always a positive indicator. We constantly have complex problems to solve (ones that often have no "correct" answer) so when a prospective employee can prove themselves diplomatic, forward thinking, and speak to problem solving experiences, that tells us they may be a good fit. Finally, whenever we run into a candidate who can speak to any of our core values (Empower People, Practice Shameless Honesty, Give Everyone a Voice, Speak Hacker, Embrace Open Source, Practice Flexibility, Provide Superhero Service, Be Irreverent and Fun) that's a great sign.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees should write a thoughtful, clear and concise cover letter to catch our eye. In order to do this, they’ll need to have completely reviewed the job posting and be ready to speak to everything it’s asking for. All of us at DreamHost believe in empowering web users and content creators, so highlighting any experience in the hosting industry or similar realms will get our attention. Bringing to the forefront your exposure to web hosting from a user side, especially as it relates to the position you are applying for, is big for us. Candidates who have been DreamHost customers or currently are typically get further in the process than those without experience.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are very focused on bolstering our Marketing staff across the organization. From Copywriter to Website Manager to Designer, it will be heavy on the creative side of Marketing for the remainder of 2017. We are also always on the lookout for talented software developers.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Start by checking out DreamHost.com, and see what it is that we do that aligns with your interests. Then make your way over to our Careers page and see if we have any openings that fit your experience and skills. If not, poke your head in every now and again, and feel free to pitch yourself via our generic job listing titled "Awesome Job" so that we can keep you informed if any openings arise that may be a match for your skills. If you find that the descriptions are asking for more than you currently have experience with, start spending time on the areas where your skills are lighter on your own, via open source projects, online classes, or other means.