At Beat, we are constantly growing our world-class teams across our offices worldwide to shape the future of urban mobility. We’re looking for talented and passionate professionals to join us for the ride! If Beat is a company you would like to explore, it’s no wonder: You are one of the 43.000+ talents that share the same interest yearly. We want to offer a roadmap that will support you in getting the most out of the experience, better navigate the recruitment process and increase your chances of joining the Beat Team! Here, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know before you apply to Beat, from how to wow recruiters to the interview questions you might be asked. Let’s dive in!
The Beat journey:
– Get to know Beat
– Job searching
– Apply online: Your resume
– Game time & Hiring process
– Enjoy the ride!
Beat’s hiring process is primary tool in maintaining and enriching the culture of the company. By setting the right people in the right positions, we are able to rally a group of like-minded, yet diverse, professionals who bond over our core values. We create an enviable working environment that inspires our people to give their best for our customers, our drivers and our cities. In order to truly build for everyone, we know that we need a diversity of perspectives and experiences, and a fair hiring process is the first step in getting there.
Having that in mind, we’ve broken down the process both visually and verbally, to turn these abstract statements into a tangible roadmap for you to follow as you apply.
To best understand what opportunities are worthy of your interest, you should first take a step back to assess what makes you tick. We encourage you to start with an often-overlooked first step by reflecting on the following:
– What type of work environment do you strive to work in?
– Have more of your achievements come as a result of solitary effort or teamwork?
– What is the most rewarding job you’ve ever had? Why?
– Describe the best team you ever worked with. What made that experience stand out?
– What unique characteristics do you bring to a team?
– What unique characteristics allow you to stand out from other candidates?
– Is this the industry to which you want to pivot your career? Why?
Consider all the best, most rewarding elements of your past experience, and let them come together to create a picture of where you want to go next! As you think through, take note of your answers, as you’ll need them for the next phase of this journey.
Get to know us
Now that you have a clearer picture of what you want and who you are, we’ll introduce you to Beat! The Recruitment Process is about getting to know both parties. As a next step, the research begins. Take some time to review your notes from the previous step and keep them front and center while reviewing thebeat.co.
We want you to know us a bit better and that you’ve got enough information to feel like you’re applying for the right role.
– Get to know Beat and have a clear picture of the Beat app
– Meet the Team Beat and our agile way of working.
– Find out how the Life at Beat is.
– Discover Beat’s Culture.
– Visit Beat’s Newsroom and get in touch with our initiatives and daily stories.
Job searching: Which role should I apply for?
Invest the time in reviewing all of our opportunities with the following lens and examine which one triggers the best version of yourself:
– What skills do I have that add value to the role?
– Based on my interests and expertise, what functional areas might be a potential match?
– What excites me and what challenges me?
– Where in the world do I want to live my life?
– Do I have the needed skills to succeed at the role?
– What’s the role that fits me best?
– Shortlist the opportunity that aligns with the answers to the majority of the above questions versus applying to everything you set your eyes on. Demonstrating a high level of self awareness is a trait many of us don’t index on often enough.
Apply online: Your resume
We would like to suggest that you go a little deeper on your resume! We think you’ll feel much better about the hiring process if you do. Take a step back by customizing your resume for the role you are applying by highlighting specific skills. Make sure to:
– Tie your skills and experience directly to the role qualifications.
– Be specific about projects you worked on or led and include tangible results and achievements.
– If you’re a recent university graduate or have limited work experience, include school-related projects or coursework that demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge.
– Keep it short and to the point! 2 pages maximum is the ideal length.
Game time & Hiring process
If our Talent Acquisition team believes you might be a match for the role you applied for, you’ll enter our hiring process. You’ll receive a phone call, email or LinkedIn message that invites you to an interview. Focus on putting your best foot forward! Preparation is key and will be noticed. With the time you have prior to the exciting day, consider the following to position yourself in the best way.
– You’ll be asked behavioral questions, which aim to dig deeper into specific skills and specific situations you’ve likely been through.
– Remember to focus on the question asked and make sure you give a straightforward answer.
– We strongly recommend using the SBI method because it is a structured way of answering those questions by describing the Situation, the objective and the goal you had to accomplish, how you Behaved, what kind of steps and responsibilities you took and what was your Impact and final outcome.
– Be authentic and connect your examples to how you personally see yourself in our mission, culture and core values.
– Be present, show your enthusiasm and further illustrate your interest to join Beat.
Regardless of the outcome, what you take away from the process is up to you. While the process may differ slightly for different roles or teams, the same principles apply whether you’re a candidate for a tech role or a marketing role, an internship or a leadership position. Not all of these may apply for your role, but here are some of the ways we assess candidates in our hiring process:
Recruiter screen: Your first contact with a BEAT employee! Through our conversation you will shape a better picture about Beat as a company, the ride-hailing industry and relevant open roles. We will also dig into your experience and interact with you through questions to evaluate if you would be a good fit to Beat values and the position you are applying for.
Hiring Manager screen: Your interview with the hiring manager will likely be led by your potential manager or someone you would be working closely with.The hiring manager will dig deeper into your technical skills, ask some behavioral questions, and assess your overall fit with the Beat culture.
Technical screen: This stage is only for roles within the engineering domain. Led by two senior engineers, the purpose of the technical screen is to explore more about your technical skills. Depending on the role, this could include delving into software design, DevOps, testing, your willingness to learn, Development process, Architecture, Databases, etc.
Take home assignment / Business case: To make a thorough assessment of your skills, we want to see you in action and observe how you would tackle a new challenge! Show us your analytical and creative problem-solving skills, displayed on a real-life case or assignment you might face.
Team interviews: In this final stage, you will have the opportunity to meet people from different positions in the Beat Team across multiple interviews. This stage gives you the chance to gain more insights regarding Beat’s culture, ways of working and long-term vision. Keep in mind that the people you will meet during Team interviews might redound important stakeholders for you in the future, so be sure to take the most out of it!
Where Next: Enjoy the ride!
After your interviews are done, we’ll bring everything together from your application and interviews and review it. If we decide that you’re the best candidate for the role, your hiring manager will reach out to you with an offer.
The decision phase goes both ways. We interview you and you interview us. Think about your experiences and interactions with the Beat team. They are a reflection of what your day-to-day life will feel like. Thoroughly consider whether or not the opportunity advances your personal and professional aspirations, presents you with an opportunity to learn and grow while surrounding you with people you want to spend your days with.
Once you’ve accepted the offer, the Beat onboarding team will walk you through compensation, benefits, insurance and so on, after which you are on your way to becoming a Beat employee! Put on your hat and enjoy the ride! We’re thrilled to have you.
Last but not least, we encourage you to send follow up notes to those you’ve met with and stay connected even if you don’t join Beat. The world is small and you never know who you might cross paths with in the future!