Hootsuite to Hire Another 100, Prepares for Next #HootHire Event

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Vancouver’s Hootsuite, the social media dashboard company that raised the largest round of venture capital in Canadian history last year, is ready to host its third #HootHire event, in which it will seek to hire another 100 heads.

The event will take place August 27 from 5 – 7 PM PST, at Hootsuite’s new office that they call “HQII”, at 111 E. 5th Ave in Vancouver.

“Job-seekers and tech talent rejoice! The semi-annual HootHire event is back. We’re throwing open our new HQ2 doors to applicants for all roles on our careers page, with a focus on hyper-growth in sales and development. Come visit us to learn about joining our rapidly growing team in Vancouver and help keep up our pace of innovation around the globe,” wrote the large Canadian company.

Specifically, the company is looking for sales people “who are passionate about helping brands around the globe use social media and technology to transform everyday social messages into meaningful relationships.” They’re also searching for engineers who can learn about “how we embrace innovation, curiosity, and give you lots of room to create. Talk to our engineers about what it’s like building great product with a lot of trust, a few dogs, and an egoless environment.”

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet members of the Hootsuite team, some of which will be the original engineers and first ever marketers at the company (while others will have been there less than a month).

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Here’s what Hootsuite has provided to potential applicants about how to prepare for the big event:

  • Check out #Hootsuitelife to see what we get up to at work and in play, and be prepared to discuss #WMYU (what makes you unique). And send us a tweet to let us know!
  • Read our blog (you’re off to a great start). But seriously, it will help acquaint you with our culture, our products and the type of thought leadership we advocate here at Hootsuite.
  • Apply online. We have a shiny new careers page full of great opportunities. Even if there’s not a job for you right now, apply in the “awesome” category. It helps us to prepare to meet potential candidates and assists with speedier follow up.
  • Think big, act quick. We’re excited to meet you! Due to the volume of HootHire guests, we’ll likely only have a few minutes to chat with each candidate. It will help if you know what you want, but can fit it into 90 seconds.
Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk previously has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.

  • George Pajari

    I’m a relatively new peep (started early May) and am having the time of my professional life. The work is fascinating and challenging, my co-workers are great, the opportunities to learn and grow are unparalleled, and the culture is refreshingly egoless and dedicated.

    This has to be one of the best tech workplaces in Vancouver, if not the country, and you’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t look at the careers page and come out and meet us Wednesday.

    See you there!