B people hire C people and C people hire D people, Only A people hire A+ people.
Never was the above maxim more applicable than in the case of Indiez!
A+ people only want to work with A+ people
Never accept anyone into the community that you would not like to work with!
Cuz Indiez is a community of the TOP talent out there. It's also uber cool ;)
When in doubt- REJECT!
But will it be tough on my schedule?
No- it won't be -just like the freedom we afford to you while working, we afford you the same freedom while interviewing.
Interview as per YOUR convenience- not the candidate's
Take as many interviews per week as you want.
After your confirmation- the interviewer schedules the meeting and sends you the calendar invite- NOT the other way round.
Why do we get the candidate to schedule the meeting?
Just like an Ikea job interview!
- It’s the first test of the candidate's attitude
- We get to check whether he/she is fit for remote work or not in the first place (I'm sure we all agree that remote work is WAY different from co-located work)
- Whether he/she is proactive
- Whether he/she knows how to schedule & send out a calendar invite
- Whether he/she has a Skype account
We'd recommend you do your interviews over Skype. It's the best free tool for VC that we've come across @ Indiez.
We also recommend both the interviewer and interviewee to press "Reply to all" so that the Community Indiez ID is always in cc to step in and help out if required!
What's the process?
EACH candidate completes a small assignment BEFORE the interview; in case the candidate has some work that he can share with us- he may share that instead of the assignment.
This helps us check the candidate's ability- and helps us decide whether the candidate is worth an interview or not!
Once the candidate shares the assignment/prior work, the candidate's application form with his/her Assignment, LinkedIn, GitHub/Dribbble, Resume and other details will be posted on the relevant slack channel.
Choose if you want to interview the candidate based on the assignment and profile. And simply Thumbs Up on the posting!
The first Gatekeeper to claim the candidate gets to interview the candidate :)
We'll share a feedback form with you for you to fill post the interview. That being said- the process is still being finalised and this is just a beta version.
Here's the link to the current beta form> http://tinyurl.com/IndiezInterviewFeedback
What's in it for me?
You get to be a Gatekeeper to the community!
You get to make sure that you don't have to manage or work with B people. Ever.
Your stature within the community increases- Since you're a senior member of the community, you get priority preference when projects are being allocated to community members!
No seriously- what's in it for me?
Well- of course there's a reward as well ;)
Each interview you conduct- fetches you 25 Indie Coins (ICs); irrespective of whether the candidate clears the interview or not.
If you've still not read what ICs are or how they help reward you- read here> tinyurl.com/IndieCoins
You should get a slack notification after you fill the interview feedback form (typically within 12 hours) notifying you about the ICs being credited to you. In case you don't receive the same do reach out to me @archit.
No, no! Seriously! What's in it for me?
Every candidate that you select for the community- and clears probation- earns you a cool INR 5000!
You gotta be kiddin' me- 5k for less than an hour's effort??? In addition to the 25 ICs!
Yep- you heard that right! INR 5000 for each successful applicant that you interview :D
How does someone clear probation? Read here> tinyurl.com/indiezonboarding
This process is still in BETA. Am sure you'll have insanely awesome suggestions to make the process better. So that only candidates with the right Attitude & Ability can enter the community!
For any queries/clarifications/feedback/suggestions- do reach out to @archit on Slack!