If advancing in the process, the next interview steps vary based on the role you're applying for. Be prepared to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications of the job by sharing specific examples from your past or ideas about how you would accomplish a specific task. Be sure to share how skills you have gained throughout your career will translate to the role for which you are interviewing. For some of our openings you may be asked to write code, share a creative portfolio, or provide examples of your work in other ways. You’ll meet with a few people—some potential teammates and some cross-functional colleagues—for up to an hour each. The hiring team gets a chance to get to know you—and you get a chance to get to know the team. Post-interview, your recruiter can help you understand the specific timeline of when you can expect to hear back regarding the hiring decision.
Don't stop at understanding the position you’re interviewing for. Learn about Scout as a business and how the position contributes to helping us achieve our mission. You should understand what's happening in the tech industry, what Scout is doing well, and how we can make ourselves stand out from the competition. Learn about the organization and team you’re interviewing with, understand what they do, and reflect on how and why you want to be a part of it. This is also a chance for you to make sure that the opportunity is what you are looking for. Make sure to prepare questions to ask during your interview.
The interviews will include competency-based questions, as well as questions about your resume. Keep the core competencies in mind. Think of examples you can share or incorporate into your conversation. These are our core competencies:
At Scout, we believe that living our culture is key to achieving our mission. Selecting people who have the right skills and mindset is important, not only for the company we are today, but also for the company we aspire to be.
Our growth-mindset culture is designed to drive innovation and collaboration. Being a learn-it-all instead of a know-it-all fosters curiosity and prompts us to be inclusive and seek new and diverse perspectives.
For our interview process, we focus on these key aspects of our culture:
Learn more about the Scout Company Culture.
We encourage you to have a vision beyond the role you’re applying for. At Scout, you can build a career across a variety of teams and disciplines. Go to Scout's Corporate Social Responsibility to learn more about how Scout has helped make a social impact.
We value authenticity and unique perspectives. We invite you to come as you are. So, you don’t need to dress up to impress us. Wear whatever makes you most comfortable.
Situation: Describe the context within which you performed a job or faced a challenge at work. Be as specific as possible.
Task: Next, describe your responsibility in that situation. Perhaps you had to help your group complete a project within a tight deadline, resolve a conflict with a coworker, or hit a sales target.
Action: You then describe how you completed the task or endeavored to meet the challenge. Focus on what you did, rather than what your team, boss, or coworker did. (Tip: Instead of saying, "We did xyx," say "I did xyz.")
Result: Explain the outcomes or results generated by the action taken. It may be helpful to emphasize what you accomplished, or what you learned.
Reflection: Finally, what did you learn? To know where you're heading, you've got to know where you've been. Be sure to conduct regular root-cause analysis on all aspects of your work product.
Your Recruiter will follow up with you about the outcome of your interviews as soon as a hiring decision is made. Feel free to send a thank you email to the Recruiter, who will forward it to the Hiring Manager and interviewers.