In this guide, we're going to break down the 6-step job application process at Tilious. The aim is to provide clarity on what to expect so you can prepare effectively.
1. Culture Check
Technically, this isn't part of the application process. We ask that anyone interested in working at Tilious first take a look at our Culture. The more this sounds like you, the more likely you're going to enjoy working at Tilious.
Some key points to consider before you apply:
Remote Work: All positions at Tilious are remote and will suit someone who enjoys working independently. We have weekly team meetings and a few other times when we get together (virtually) during the month but the majority of the time you'll be working solo. If you're someone who enjoys working in a team environment and interacting with colleagues daily, working at Tilious isn't for you. This is just us being honest.
Time Management: On the flip side, if you enjoy the freedom and responsibility of setting your own schedule and are effective at managing your own time then you'll be well suited to a career at Tilious.
Responsibility: We'll get you up to speed, for sure, but ultimately you'll be expected to step up and take responsibility for managing your client accounts and workload independently. If this sounds like a lot of pressure then you're unlikely to be happy working at Tilious. Equally, if this sounds like the kind of responsibility you're used to or you've been waiting for then Tilious can be a great place to progress your career.
2. Application Form
Alright, so this is where you apply for real. The first step is to fill out the application form, which will look something like this. Nothing crazy here, just note resumes have to be in PDF format.
3. Video Questions
The next step in the application process is to answer 9 questions via recorded video response. You'll have up to 1 minute for each question.
It's worth pointing out that after you click Start Now you'll be sent to an instructions page before actually getting to the questions.
Once you hit the instructions page we'll email you a link to your current application. This allows you to stop at this point and come back to complete the video portion of the application at a later date, useful if you need to move to a quieter setting for example.
Once you click Proceed, perhaps a bit counterintuitively, you'll be presented with the following question which requires a text response. This isn't one of the 9 questions.
Top tip, as well as introducing yourself, this is where you'll include the answer to our "little test" included in the job description.
The first video question is a practice question to make sure your video and audio are working.
After this, you'll have the option to start the video questions for real. For each question, you'll have 45 seconds to prepare and up to 1 minute to answer. If you don't need the full minute to answer a question, simply click Done at the top of the page when you're finished with your answer.
At the end, you'll be able to review all of your video responses before you submit them. You will also have the option to record your video responses again, although please note this will require that you answer all 9 questions again.
In terms of what to expect with the questions, here are a few tips to point you in the right direction:
Why you're interested in the role and what you want to get out of it.
Your work style.
Your current/previous role and what you've learnt.
Your career goals and ambitions.
4. Mini Assignment
Once we've taken a few days to review your resume and video questions, we'll email you with a small assignment. This shouldn't take more than an hour to complete.
5. Main Interview
The main interview is a 90 minute video call where we'll get to know each other a bit better. We'll start with a brief introduction to the role and then cover the following areas:
Your Background: This is your chance to talk about your previous role(s), what you've learnt and your SEO experience.
Assignment Review: This is an opportunity to run through your assignment task and provide any additional details you'd like to add.
Your Approach: The questions in this section are all about understanding your approach to SEO, how you problem solve and challenge assumptions.
Your Questions: This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Feel free to ask us anything (related to the job 😀).
When thinking about your previous SEO experience, consider using the STAR method. This can help provide a more detailed response to behavioural questions about your past roles.
6. Paid Project
The last step is a paid project. We'll agree on an hourly rate and a realistic timeline with you beforehand. This project is all about getting some "on the job" feedback, so we can get a sense of how you work. It's also a chance to showcase how you think about and approach SEO.