Getting hired at Nested
Our people are our ultimate competitive advantage. We have a thorough interview process that ensures we're confident in every hire.
We believe in fewer, better people and therefore spend a lot of time trying to find the right people to be successful at Nested. We’ve designed an interview process to ensure when we make a hire we’re confident it’s the right one every time and simultaneously that the candidate has enough info to know if we’re the right company for them. Read on to find out more about the process.
Step 1: Initial Phone Screen (15-20mins)
Typically the process starts with a phone interview with either one of our recruiters or the hiring manager. This will be a 10 - 20 minute call and the goal is for us each to learn a little more about each other to see if there is a potential fit.
We typically cover some basic information like your prior experiences and accomplishments and why you’re interested in the role, as well as what you know about Nested. Plus, we’ll also leave some time for you to ask us some questions.
NB. It’s worth noting engineering interviews will also include some technical questions and your thoughts on current advancements in your given field.
Step 2: In-depth phone screen (45mins)
This is a more technical interview where we hope to see if you have the key skills and knowledge that we believe it takes to be successful in the role you have applied for.
NB. In addition to the above, for some Operational roles, we ask you to prepare a short exercise (1hr max) prior to the call which will then form a significant part of the interview.
Step 3: Onsite working interview (3-4hr)
Our final stage is for you to come in and work with the team for 1/2 a day to a full day (depending on your availability and preference). It's a great way for us both to see what it would be like for you to work at Nested and if it feels right.
You will meet with several people on the hiring team (+ founders) to go even deeper into your relevant skills. We will also cover some of our values here at Nested, so expect some behavioural and situational questioning to help both you and us figure out if this is the right kind of environment for you to flourish. This is typically the final stage, and if it goes well, we would then be ready to make an offer.
NB. We understand it's a big ask to take this much time out and don't believe in unpaid labour, so as a small thank you we pay generous expenses.
Step 4: Review
After all the interviews have been completed, we meet as a team to decide on whether we should hire you or not based on all the feedback that we have collected across the previous four stages. We try to do this as soon after your interview as possible so we can come back to you within 1-3 days of your final interview, however, calendars don’t always permit this.
Step 5: Offer
Once the hiring team has given the thumbs up, we’ll call you to deliver the good news and follow up with your offer details in an email. Welcome to the team!
We know that looking for a new job can be hard work and stressful. To help with this, if your prior experience makes it obvious that you will qualify for a later stage, we will try to skip straight to step 2 or step 3. Similarly, if you already have multiple offers and need us to move quick, let us know and, if possible, we will try to skip steps to work to your timeline.
Nested is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.
At Nested we embrace diversity and see it as a benefit to our company. That’s why we’re committed to hiring top talent regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or status as an individual with a disability.