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How to Get Hired
We asked Red Hat 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?
Our recruiters look for people who can quickly learn how to work in our open culture by sharing examples of what makes our culture unique (and sometimes challenging). Working at Red Hat is not the same as working in open source, and it’s a world away from most corporate environments.
Our hiring process is laser-focused on finding people who care about cultivating our unique open culture as much as we do. We look for candidates who believe in our mission, embody our values—freedom, courage, commitment, and accountability—and understand how to live them in balance.
We use a behavior-based interview style to assess candidates against our eight enterprise competencies. All are key to success, but the Red Hat Multiplier is critical to thriving here. It includes the ability to: connect, extend trust, be transparent, collaborate, and promote inclusive meritocracy.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Apply to the role that best fits your skills and experience. Make sure your resume and Linkedin profile reflect your most recent experience and show connections between your prior work and the job’s required skills.
Show us how your experience can be put to use in the job you’re applying for. Help us see why you'd be a fit without us having to ask the obvious questions. Candidates active in open source communities and using open source to build better software are always on our radar.
Have a portfolio of open source contributions. Show us you’re ready to embrace our open culture. Our ideal candidate will be excited by the prospect of intellectual debate and knows that’s how the best solutions are achieved. They are also passionate about decision making. They’re comfortable with receiving feedback. They commit to a decision and iterative improvement using open source’s “fail faster” principle.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We’re a fast-growing company, so teams throughout our organization are always hiring. This year we’re focused on hiring technical consultants or architects in the OpenShift® and OpenStack® arenas. We need technical sales account managers who can create partner relationships, and we’re also looking to hire people for support roles who are both technical and customer savvy and who possess strong client-facing skills.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Check out our open opportunities: www.redhat.com/jobs. New jobs are posted daily, so check back soon if you don’t see one that’s a fit for you.
Join our talent community to stay notified about new job openings and recruiting events through the link at the bottom of our jobs site that says "Stay in touch."
Our candidate info guide can help you on your journey to getting hired at Red Hat: https://www.redhat.com/en/jobs/info-guide.
If you’re interested in applying for a technical role but don’t align with all or most of the required skills, consider a training or certification course: https://www.redhat.com/en/services.
Attend meetups or look into technical events in your area. They’ll bring you up to speed on current technologies and allow you to meet people who are active in upstream communities.