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31 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
S2E6: Our engineering recruitment process and workflow
Ever wondered what not to say in an interview? Want to know the top three must-haves for any engineer at GetYourGuide? In this episode of the GetYourGuide Talented podcast, Fábio Oliveira, engineering manager, and Andy Lutz, former technical recruiter, walk us through the recruitment process for engineering roles and provide us with a few tips on how best to get your foot in the door.When it comes to hiring for iOs and engineering, a candidate needs to possess several key qualities. In today's episode of Talented, we'll discuss everything from a good resume to tips on how to impress your recruiter. Our guests will explain a few finer details of the engineering team's workflow and why now is the time to join the company.As an engineering manager, Fábio talks about why understanding mission teams are essential for both the company and individual growth. He also discusses the company's focus and how the foundations are now in place for more effective collaboration between teams. Andy is a former technical recruiter. He looked after recruitment for full-stack iOs and Android engineering. As well as shining a light on specific compatibility indicators, in this podcast he also explains the importance of allowing candidates to express their individual goals early on. Find out how clarity is a big part of our philosophy, and why treading the line between being a start-up and well established company means we can offer candidates the best of both worlds.Subscribe to Talented on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn/Alexa.Hosts: Jane Leung, employer branding copywriter; Mark Serunjogi, former GetYourGuide employee branding specialistGuests: Andy Lutz, former technical recruiter; Fábio Oliveira, engineering manager If you're interested in joining our engineering team, check out our Career page.
33 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S2E5: Understanding the role of a destination manager
In a nutshell, a destination manager’s job is to grow GetYourGuide’s presence around the world. Working closely with suppliers to get their products and services onto our platform, each destination manager owns their destination and represents the brand in their respective locations. Julia Randow, director of sales APAC and GM Dubai, and Iwona Kurczab, a former GetYourGuide business recruiter, provide us with further insight into destination managers’ roles and how they’re recruited into the team.As both Julia and Iwona discuss in this episode of Talented, one of the most important skills for a destination manager is the ability to think like the customer. It’s all about helping people have incredible experiences, so understanding certain needs and embracing change in an incredibly fast-moving market is vital.Based in Dubai, Julia is the director of sales in APAC. She describes the variety of her role and how getting to test the product first-hand injected a lot of fun into her routine. We also discuss some of the necessary and not so necessary skills you’ll need to be a success. And guess what? A lack of travel experience isn’t a deal-breaker.As Iwona explains, if a candidate shows a strong motivation to succeed, they’ll immediately catch the recruiter’s eye. She also recommends being well prepared for the interview as a little extra knowledge always goes a long way (check out our blog Inside GetYourGuide for lots of useful talking points ;)). Subscribe to Talented on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, andTuneIn/Alexa. Hosts: Jane Leung, employer branding copywriter; Mark Serunjogi, former employee branding specialist at GetYourGuideGuests: Julia Randow, director of sales APAC and GM Dubai; Iwona Kurczab, business recruiterCheck out Julia’s article: 3 tough lessons for women in leadership, from a director in the Middle EastFor updates on our open positions, check out our Career page.
33 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
S2E4: Everything you need to know about category management
So what exactly is category management within the tours and experiences industry? How does it differ from category management in other industries? Whether you’re interested in a new career direction or preparing for an interview with us, this deep dive offers everything you need to know. Philipp Krautenbacher, director of category management, and Lisa Hsieh, former senior tech recruiter at GetYourGuide, answer some of the most popular questions and misconceptions about the dynamic field. Day tours, museum visits, transportation services — these are all categories at GetYourGuide. Category management for tours and activities differ from other travel-focused industries. For example, flights typically only have one type of category (flights) while hotels typically have one category:hotels. The beauty of having various categories in tours and activities, as Philipp explains in the episode, is that they are entirely different in how they are managed. There’s a different supplier, technology, logistic, and overall complexity of the purchase. Category management covers those differences and sets each category up for success. The hiring manager and recruiter reveal how candidates can better prepare for their interviews. Lisa reveals what skills and past experiences pique her interest while Philipp walks us through what a typical day in his team looks like, the KPIs they measure, and their big picture goals. Subscribe to Talented on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, andTuneIn/Alexa. Hosts: Jane Leung, employer branding copywriter; Mark Serunjogi, former employee branding specialist at GetYourGuideGuest: Philipp Krautenbacher, director of category management; Lisa Hsieh, former senior business recruiter at GetYourGuideFor updates on our open positions, check out our Career page.
27 minutes | May 5, 2021
S2E3: How the Data Products team drives customer and business impact
How does GetYourGuide use data? What is a full-stack data scientist? Given the multifaceted capabilities of our data product team, there’s always a lot to learn. Thanks to Mathieu Bastian, director of engineering, and Marco Mahrer, senior tech recruiter, we deep dive into our diverse data team’s inner workings in this episode of GetYourGuide’s Talented podcast. Find out what makes them an exciting prospect for candidates to join and the steps it takes to get there.Data science positions are quickly becoming the hottest tickets in town these days, and there are plenty of good reasons why. In this episode of Talented, our guests explain GetYourGuide’s cross-functional approach to building data product teams and the broader role data science plays at the company. We also reveal some of the professional attributes required to join this diverse and driven team, which sits at the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and software engineering.Mathieu leads the Data Products team. It’s their mission to drive customer and business impact with data products using statistics, machine learning, and data science techniques. He explains how data products differ from analytics and what GetYourGuide’s full-stack philosophy involves.Given each role’s cross-functionality, Marco aligns closely with Mathieu to ensure a well-balanced constellation of the teams. From the perspective of our senior tech recruiter, discover the attributes every good data candidate should have, as well as the three steps you’ll take before being hired. Find out about collaborative working cultures and why there’s always potential for creating new data products. We also discuss some exciting visions of the future, including a machine learning platform the team is working on. Subscribe to Talented on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn/Alexa. Hosts: Jane Leung, employer branding copywriter; Mark Serunjogi, former employee branding specialist at GetYourGuide Guests: Mathieu Bastian, director of engineering, and Marco Mahrer, senior tech recruiterYou might also be interested in Matheiu’s article, 15 data science principles we live by.If you’re interested in joining our data team, check out our Career page.
34 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
S2E2: An inside look at the data analytics hiring process
Data analysts help the company take action based on numbers. Besides a technical test, how do you best communicate your skills to a hiring manager and recruiter? Triston Cossette, director of analytics, and Steve Rose, senior tech recruiter, walk us through the interview process for data analyst roles and drop hints on how to ace the interview.For this episode of Talented, our guests take listeners through the technical and soft skills that a candidate needs to shine in an interview and separate themselves from their resume. The key here is business acumen and good communication. Yes, you have to nail the technical test execution, but analytics roles require looking at a business problem, solving it, and explaining those solutions to non-technical people. As a recruiter who does the first screening and walks the candidate throughout the entire experience, Steve uses his air time to answer commonly asked applicant questions. He reveals the three key things he looks for in a screening.The hiring manager and recruiter also give us a candid look inside their working relationship and how they synergize to bring the best possible candidates on board. Triston and Steve speak about how their hiring process has laid the groundwork for a strong team. Learn how their collaborative approach has contributed to the historically low turnover in our engineering and data product teams.Subscribe to Talented on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn/Alexa. Hosts: Jane Leung, employer branding copywriter; Mark Serunjogi, former employee branding specialist at GetYourGuide Guest: Triston Cossette, director of analytics; Steve Rose, senior tech recruiterYou might also be interested in: 15 data science principles we live by If you’re interested in joining our engineering team, check out our Career page.
42 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
S2E1: How we hire for Product & Design at GetYourGuide
Interested in what the essential qualities are for a UX designer? Want to find out what a Product mission team does? Well, strap in because Amanda Mohlenhoff, UX manager, and Angela Giulia Memoli, senior tech recruiter, walk us through it all.If you’re looking to join GetYourGuide in a UX or Product capacity, there couldn’t be a more exciting time to do so. Of course, stepping into adynamic team with strong visions of the future requires a specific candidate type. But if you’re prepared to set your own foundations and be bold about making changes to the product, you’re in the right place. In this episode of Talented, we discuss these topics and much more. Amanda Mohlenhoff is the UX manager for Search & Discovery. Not only does she shine a light on the UX team structure, but she offers some excellent advice for anyone interested in transitioning into UX from another discipline. We also chat about what she looks for on a technical level, customer synchronicity, the importance of a growth mindset, and some of the common misconceptions about her team.As a senior tech recruiter, Angela Giuliaprovides us with insights into the various steps of the product recruitment process. She talks about what GetYourGuide looks for in a designer, the integration process after a successful interview, and why it’s always important to properly read the job description.Subscribe to Talented on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, andTuneIn/Alexa. Hosts: Jane Leung, employer branding copywriter; Mark Serunjogi, former employee branding specialist at GetYourGuideGuest: Amanda Mohlenhoff, UX manager; Angela Giulia Memoli, senior tech recruiter You might also be interested in: Our UX design process and how we adapt to change, How we integrate design into mission teams, and 3 must have skills to elevate you as a UX researcherFor updates on our open positions, check out our Career page.
19 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Episode 7 - Growing an Engineering team
Emily Hart, Employer Brand Consultant, spoke with Simone Basso, Director of Engineering, and Leandro Lages, Engineering Manager, and Andrew Stoe, our interim Director of Talent Acquisition, in Talented’s latest episode on growing an Engineering team. First, Simone and Leandro discuss their role as hiring managers in the effort to build out our tech organization and how they encourage their team to get involved in building our tech brand. Next, they talk about hiring to reach a high-bar in a high-growth phase, when to compromise, and the importance of a cultural vs. technical fit. Finally, they share how they partner with Recruiters to clarify the nuance of different roles.
22 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Episode 6 - Providing a top-notch candidate experience
Emily Hart, Employer Brand Consultant, spoke with Anna Vecher, Recruiting Operations Team Lead, Kate Myronenko, Recruitment Coordinator, and Andrew Stoe, our interim Director of Talent Acquisition, in Talented’s latest episode on candidate experience. First, Anna and Kate discuss their roles, how they interact with candidates, and the partnerships they build with Recruiters and Hiring Managers. Then, we tackle candidate experience, why it’s important, and what companies can do to improve their candidate experience. Finally, we discuss automation and choosing efficiency at the expense of candidate experience.
18 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
Episode 5 - Creating an appealing employer brand
Emily Hart, Employer Brand Consultant, spoke with Mark Serunjogi, Employer Branding Specialist, and Andrew Stoe, our interim Director of Talent Acquisition, in Talented’s 5th episode. First, we discuss how Mark partners with Recruiters to develop a long-term Employer Branding strategy that helps build strong pipelines. Then, how to recruit employees to be brand ambassadors, whether they love public speaking or not. Following that, we discuss how he collaborates with Marketing, Brand, and PR teams to create a consistent brand language. Finally, we talk about how sharing content can help candidates connect to a company's mission and values.
16 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Episode 4 - Partnering with recruiting firms
Emily Hart, Employer Brand Consultant, spoke with Ines Kasper, Senior Tech Recruiter, and Andrew Stoe, our interim Director of Talent Acquisition, in Talented’s fourth episode about partnering with recruiting firms, also called agencies by some recruiters. First, Ines shares the unique value recruiting firms can bring to a hiring process and at what stage in a hiring process she turns to a firm for support. Then she discusses how to build a strong relationship with a firm as an external partner, the knowledge she shares with them, and how to set expectations to get the best results. Finally, she and Andrew discuss how to treat candidates who are brought into the process by an external source and their advice for prospects approached by an agency recruiter or a recruiting firm consultant.
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