GitHub referral

Cmune / Design aDesigner
Aug 16, 2017 14 Comments

Anyone at GitHub that could refer me for a Product Designer role that just went up?

Me: 10+ years UI/UX/Product.

You: At GitHub. Owed a beer by me!

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  • Boeing / Eng
    AlwaysBlue

    Boeing Eng

    BIO
    I've been awakened by his noodly appendage. Join Pastafarianism today!
    AlwaysBluemore
    Is doing stuff for alcohol considered accepting a bribe? Cuz I'd do it.
    Aug 16, 2017 0
  • Salesforce UdbP46
    Why would you refer someone if you don't know him/her? Isn't it a fraud?
    Aug 16, 2017 5
    • Boeing / Eng
      AlwaysBlue

      Boeing Eng

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      I've been awakened by his noodly appendage. Join Pastafarianism today!
      AlwaysBluemore
      What? Clearly we met and know him/her from Blind. Sure I know aDesigner. pffft some people worry about the minutia.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Cmune / Design aDesigner
      OP
      Fraud? What, no.

      Depends entirely on the nature of the referral (in this case, I'd just happy to just get an intro to a hiring manager).

      Also expecting to have a decent chat (and show resume, portfolio, past referrals etc) with whoever gets in touch before they intro. Not asking anyone to lie about anything.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Ridecell / Eng cc🕸🐊
      there's a point here. while fraud is extreme, not knowing who you're referring is risky.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Boeing / Eng
      AlwaysBlue

      Boeing Eng

      BIO
      I've been awakened by his noodly appendage. Join Pastafarianism today!
      AlwaysBluemore
      Well I guess its possible that I might accidentally refer a friend to a butcher thinking they were a surgeon.
      Aug 16, 2017
    • Treez / Design vPaM70
      Sick burn 🔥
      Aug 21, 2017
  • GitHub / Eng Moonwatch
    GitHub doesn't pay referral bonuses to its employees and I've never seen much of a benefit of a referral versus a straight up application. At least in eng the interview process is exactly the same for a referral vs an applicant.
    Aug 19, 2017 2
    • Boeing / Eng
      AlwaysBlue

      Boeing Eng

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      I've been awakened by his noodly appendage. Join Pastafarianism today!
      AlwaysBluemore
      But getting in front of the hiring manager and tech team to actually get the chance to prove you got the skillz is half the battle. A referral significantly helps with that I think because a lot of what they are checking for before the final whiteboard is personality and passion. If you got a person vouching for that it makes it a lot easier for them to pass you along.
      Aug 19, 2017
    • GitHub
      SQL75

      GitHub

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      GitHub
      SQL75more
      Referral don’t get a better advantage at GitHub. Also, we do not allow “white board interviews.” Everything is a take home exercise and a paired programming interview as a follow-up. It’s closer to how we work daily & white board exercises are the worst!
      Aug 19, 2018
  • Deloitte PVaQ48
    Githib does not have many jobs. You are better off looking somewhere else. That whole thing (Github, StackOverFlow) has kinda sailed at this point. Not much growth there.
    Nov 7, 2017 1
    • GitHub / Eng IndieBobby
      Sorry but this is just plain wrong. There are 40+ openings right now on the career page and they are being actively recruited. Keep in mind it's a 700 person company and many of the listings correspond to multiple openings. Getting enough engineers lined up to do all the interviews is the biggest challenge these days.
      Nov 7, 2017
  • Treez / Design vPaM70
    I agree with original poster. This isn't a malicious intent and the recruiter is the ultimate gate keeper. That's what phone screens are for. Good acts raise your karma. Sorry mate, would refer you if I worked there
    Aug 21, 2017 0
  • GitHub xte
    Here's an idea, build a github page, something that you believe could be better. Put your best foot forward, culminate all your skills and perspectives in it and I will put it in front of someone who will be happy to have a look and judge. How does that sound?
    Aug 21, 2017 0