A Unique Process
Please be aware that BlueCallom has a rather uncommon hiring process. We are serving the most demanding customers in the world. With BlueCallom, enterprise customers can for the first time create groundbreaking innovation in a predictable way. That involves exceptional talents with different profiles compared to ordinary employees.
Some of the major differences may be that we are not interested in your resume, we care less about certificates and graduations, and are not excited about more than 15 years of experience in anything. Humanities’ success is based on its agility, ability to learn new things and adapt, thrive by being curious and courageous. That you learned something and are able to repeat it, get a certificate when you did well, and then get better, is not the most important quality at BlueCallom. We’re looking for creative minds that see new opportunities and think about how it can be applied. We are looking for courageous, intelligent team members who do not fear making mistakes but would fear that they did not try hard enough.
Repeat jobs and step-by-step improvement is the future of robots and artificial intelligence. We want to help our customers to create that future and invent ways to make humans more human, more creative, more autonomous, more self-confident, more intelligent – because we can and need to.
1) Online Application
We are very much looking forward to getting to know you. Please do NOT send us any resumes. Your experience and successes should be on LinkedIn and that is enough for us.
Everything we’d like to know about you in addition to your LinkedIn profile is in a simple form. The questions there will be also for you a little indication of what we are looking for.
Obviously, you can fake any answers but keep in mind that a real fit between your talents and our needs is the only way to real success.
Please, share additional thoughts, questions, or any comments in the application.
Once we received the application we will look through it within about two working days and discuss it with the team. We will notify you typically after three working days.
We are not just looking at your hard skills but also at your talents, what you tell us you are really good at and what your dream job would be. We care less about your degrees or certificates as they only indicate what you learned and repeated in a test. We are very much interested in your soft skills or so-called cognitive abilities. Check out the 8 C’s of Innovation Talents.
You see already here the differences in the way we hire.
2) Interviews (online and onsite)
When the initial application review is positive, we will invite you to a first video interview. Please make sure your video and audio connection works.
We are interested in your skills but mostly in your soft skills. Share times from your past work-life where you can talk about specific moments and how you handled them experienced them and so forth. Tip: avoid rambling on and on. Tell us about the Situation, what was the Task you had, what was the Action you took, and what were the Results you achieved. It’s known as the STAR method.
We have a comprehensive five-round interview process. After each interview, the team will review and you will progress through the process. The last of the interview will be conducted in person in our office in Zürich. Here you will have quality time with the whole team and some team members individually.
Some small tasks or projects
You may get some tasks or projects to complete that help us understand how you think and work.
3) Exploring working together
It helps you and us to see how you are working, thinking, engaging and conducting some tasks. We will ask you some questions which you will answer in a video or writing. We prefer a video to see your communication skills. Depending on the position we may make some tests or give you a task to complete. At that stage, you will also experience how we interact with you and how this may be in the future. None of us at BlueCallom works for a company. We all work for a vision and with people. We want to make sure that working together will be amazing and not really “work”.
4) Decision and offer
Once you and we feel this will be a super successful future for both of us, we will send you an offer, a copy of a plain contract, and some suggestions for the terms. Now it will be up to you to decide. Also here is an interesting difference to other jobs: You determine what is the right and appropriate salary. We do not negotiate. If you are way off, we don’t negotiate you down. We expect that you have a good judgment for your value and what we as a startup can offer.
When you start you will obviously meet the entire team if not done before and you will write down and present your strategy going forward in your position. You will participate in the next upcoming methodology and technology training. You will learn from the sales side all about our customers, from the marketing side how we address the market, and from the technology side how we move forward.
The benefits of a startup are very different from any corporation. The monetary part is a good salary, healthcare as required by the government, and a bonus that is dependent on the overall company success.
Unlike a corporation, we offer stocks to be invested in.
We offer being part of something that is much bigger than any of us alone – making the impossible a reality. 99% of people would consider it impossible to empower a large part of the population creating disruptive innovation, becoming creative above average, solving most problems we have on earth.