We tend to do things unconventionally — not for the sake of novelty, but because sometimes the most common or popular process doesn’t lead to the best result. As Thomas Edison says: “There’s a better way to do it. Find it.” We’re always looking, Tom.
That includes our hiring model. The normal way: have an opening, put out the call, sort through resumes, interview, cull, hire. Our way: when the most passionate, driven, and talented person crosses your path, start a conversation. Keep it going. And when it becomes clear how you can use their skills to take them and your team to the next level, hire away.
So even if we don’t have a job posting, we’re still interested in hearing from dynamic individuals who get excited by big questions and unsolved problems. Our Associates are people who can work in a fast-paced environment. Who enjoy walking that fine line between taking initiative and taking direction. Oh, and who understand the impact of optimal vs. perfect.
If you think you might be a fit for The Frontier Project, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. (That’s Jess, who got hired in exactly this way.)