Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) is an award-winning small business and industry leader in the innovative use of location technology. Location technology helps businesses and individuals answer questions related to "where". Our clients span Federal agencies, State and Local governments, and Private industry.
How to Get Hired
We asked GISinc 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 are two major things we consider when hiring: Best Fit with our culture: Do we have common values? Does your passion align with ours? Best Fit for a role technically: Based on capability, logistics, and what you want to do. When the above considerations line up, then we have the foundation for success! We look for these characteristics in candidates: Collaborative people with excellent communication skills Self-initiative and the ability to excel individually and on teams Intellectually relentless, capable, people who want to use their head People ready to challenge each other respectfully People who are passionate about location technology and solving problems People who want to learn and grow People who believe in providing great customer service And of course it never hurts that you are a hard-core geo geek!
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Tell us in your cover letter or show us through your work why you’ll love coming to work every day with GISi and how you’ll contribute to making our company great. (Also note that our standard reply to resume submissions includes this fine print: Candidates with any combination of the letters G-I-S in their names may be automatically forwarded to hiring managers. Final hiring decisions will be influenced by geospatial models correlating productivity with coffee shop proximity.)
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
For any position that we post, we are looking for passionate, inspired individuals who do what they love and love what they do. These individuals will be great communicators, excel at collaboration and have a fundamental respect for their fellow humans.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Take some time and check out our website, brag book and blog to find out more about us, our clients, our projects, and what we are up to. If you think this could be a great place for you to be, then apply to become a part of our team.