What I looked for during my latest job search

Written by Shanae Chapman

August 3, 2022

Image Credit: Christina Morillo via Pexels

Finding my next role in tech wasn’t easy, although recruiters were blowing up my inbox with offers. I wasn’t looking to accept just any role or take the first one being offered. I stayed the course and had faith that I would find what I was looking for, and I did.

During my job search I was strategically searching for:

  • Smart and kind people working on innovative products and services who practice people centered leadership and accountability.
  • Dedication to action and continuous growth in diversity and inclusion. A must have for me – full stop.
  • Support across the company for growing the user experience research practice and systems.
  • A focus on professional development, learning, sharing knowledge internally and externally, and career growth opportunities.
  • Equitable pay and benefits, including a remote-first culture, and in-person company retreats (following Covid-19 safety protocols).
  • Flexibility and support for my multiple roles as a HashiCorp employee, founder of Nerdy Diva, UX educator, and caregiver to my family.

Each of these items on my must-have list are vital to me creating a life that I love. Learn more about my interviewing journey and more by clicking the button below.

“I wasn’t looking to accept just any role or take the first one being offered. I stayed the course and had faith that I would find what I was looking for, and I did.” – Shanae Chapman

Image Credit: Christina Morillo via Pexels

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