Hundreds have applied, but only two will make it through.
You may have seen our postings a few weeks back about MerchantOS hiring for a couple of positions, the first being an office administrator to help streamline things back at headquarters, and the other a new customer support person to join the best damn support team in the galaxy.
Both positions are tall orders at such a dynamic and fast growing point of sale company, and the hiring team of Luke, Christina, and Justin are looking for just the right people.
For the office admin position, we received 203 applications via our online process, and 86 of those were selected for phone interviews. The support position brought 117 applications, 47 of which will get phone interviews. That’s a whopping 133 phone interviews that the team will be conducting this week!
It shows how important we feel hiring is – we cast a wide net, and want to hear from as many folks as possible in order to hire the exact right person for the job.
Like all things at MerchantOS, hiring is a healthy mix of fun and professionalism. That many phone interviews requires some silliness to break it up and keep it fresh. Intense table tennis matches, reality shows, and just bouts of hysterical laughter are known to break up the intense telephone sessions.
“I’m looking for the best attitude. Skills can be learned, but attitude is often hard to change.”
- CEO Ivan Stanojevic
MerchantOS founder and CEO Ivan Stanojevic said about the process, “My favorite thing about hiring is when we come across good candidates. You can tell pretty quickly if they might work out. Once I have that impression, I love to find out more about them and determine how well they could fit in the company.”
This round of hiring, we’ll be adding two more people to the company, that will make six new team members this year, bringing the company to a total of 14. That’s a lot of growth, and the most in one year by far for MerchantOS. “It’s fascinating more than anything else.” said Ivan, “Of course, this is what I wanted for the company, but seeing it actually materialize can be unbelievable at times. I’m excited, and trying to adapt to the different stages in our company as they come and pass. Nothing stays the same long now.”
The Bottom Line
The biggest message to applicants for these – or any positions we hire for: be yourself, NOTHING you do or say will get you hired on the spot, the process is a proving ground, and we take it seriously. There ARE things that can get you immediately crossed off of the list, the most important of which is not knowing anything about MerchantOS or point of sale. So, use your googles, study our website, learn a little about us – or don’t and keep up that job search.
Well, that’s it for now, we’ve got another few days of phone interviews and then we’ll be moving on to the daunting in-person interview process. Stay tuned!