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Hireology's Hiring Process Through the Eyes of a Candidate

Posted by Erin Borgerson on April 18, 2014

After graduating college in May 2013 reality kicked in and like many fellow graduates I realized I didn't have a job. After months of applying and not getting much of a response I decided I wanted to take an internship to spruce up my resume. As my search continued I came across Hireology's PR/Marketing internship. After going through the details of the job I immediately thought to myself that this is the place I want to work. Just by reading the job description I knew the culture at Hireology had to be fun.

Shortly after applying I was surprised to receive an email to set up a phone interview. Normally, it was taking a week or longer to get any sort of response from other companies, so you could imagine when I got the email quickly I was excited. A couple of days later I had a phone interview. The questions were different than what I was used to because I wasn't being asked the normal questions about my experience. I felt like I was telling more of a story about who I was. Two days passed and I snagged an in-person interview. 

When I walked inside the office I got the feeling that this wasn't like the regular offices I've been interviewing at. Everyone seemed happy to the point where I found it was kind of scary.12747742_s The fact that I was interviewing at a ping-pong table verified that everyone was genuinely happy to be here. Hireology was the first place that ever asked me about my high school experience. The interviewers weren't just trying to get a feel for my experience, they were obviously concerned about whether or not I was a good culture fit. The SAME DAY I got the golden call, I was hired. 

About a month and a half into my internship I was bummed because it was half-way done and I didn't want it to be over. Luckily for me, a position opened and immediately, I applied. Just like that I was interviewed and luckily I was hired. 

Overall, what really stood out about the hiring process at Hireology was the speediness and the culture. Unlike other companies, right away I was exposed to the culture at Hireology. A lot of companies don't realize that culture is one of the biggest traits that candidates are looking for. I believe other companies were only looking at my resume, or not even looking it at all. The people at Hireology actually got to know me and they gave me a chance.

This blog was written by Ellyn Rosenthal who started at Hireology as a PR/Marketing intern in February. She has now offically joined our team as Office Manager. 

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Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.