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How to land a purpose-led job in the tech world

Hatch Team

May 30, 2022
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Not loving your job? It’s time to join a fast growing tech company that matches your vibe and values.

Whether you’re a fresh graduate looking for your first ‘official’ job or a professional looking to switch careers, you’ve got one big thing in common - you both deserve a role that fits your purpose at a workplace that will help you grow and do your best.

We’ve seen an explosion of growth in the tech world in the last decade. This meant that jobseekers had more career options in exciting new areas reshaping the world, and chose to explore work in the modern tech workplace over a corporate environment. And their reasons for doing so go way beyond the cool office setup and pingpong table.

If you think that a tech company isn’t for you, think again.

You don’t have to know how to code to work in tech! Companies like Amazon, Uber, Faire, Canva, and Atlassian aren’t just built on teams of software engineers and developers - they need talented people across all job categories. We’re talking about junior roles in non-tech areas like Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success.

So, now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are a few reasons why you should make your move into the tech world, and how to actually do it.

Why should you apply for a job in tech?

From the supercharged unicorn to the shiny new startup, a career at a purpose-led tech company is for you if you have any of the below priorities.

Work in something you believe in.

There’s more to life than work, but we can’t deny that work takes up a chunk of our lives. So make it worth your while! The great news is that we’ve seen a spike of purpose-led tech companies built by new leaders that are driven to disrupt and change the world in areas like climate, health, education, financial freedom, and more. Here are some purpose-led employers recently featured on Hatch.

How do I find a company that matches my interests and values?

Stop scrolling through soulless job boards and settling for less in your career. When you sign up to Hatch, you’ll get matched to exciting open roles based on your interests and preferences. We’ll help you find something you love at a company you believe in.

Find a team that lets you to be entirely you.

You shouldn’t have to change or hide parts of yourself to get the job. There are a lot of great employers out there that set work arrangements and team cultures that help their employees thrive without disrupting their lives and or challenging their values. This could be in the form of remote or hybrid roles, flexible schedules, parental support, diversity programs, and more.  

How do I find a team that matches my preferences?

When you apply for a role on Hatch, you’ll also complete a Team Culture assessment to share your working style and team values. This helps you to figure out:

  • How you collaborate and approach projects or problems at work.
  • What team culture you prefer to be in to help you stay productive and thrive.

You’ll only have to do the Team Culture assessment once and you can update your preferences any time. When you’ve submitted your application for a role, employers will then see how you match their working style and team culture for the role.

When it comes to your work style and team values, it’s perfectly normal to not have a 100% match with a team. Hatch is here to help employers and candidates like you find out where you match and where you don’t, so if you do get to the interview stage, you’ll know exactly what topics to talk about, to help you figure out whether the role and the team is right for you.

Use your skills and strengths in new challenges.

Success looks different for everyone and there’s no point climbing that ladder if you’re not satisfied, or worse, bored of your work! If you’re looking for a career change, then let your skills and strengths from your current or past roles help you switch into the tech world.

“When I’m interviewing for my next Sales or Marketing team member, it’s nice to know what they’ve done before or who they’ve worked with. But, I care more about how they can use their skills in my team NOW and in the future.

Someone’s resume might lack experience in our industry, but after chatting to them, you realise they’ve got the skills, ability and drive to take on a new challenge.”

- Marketing Manager @ UpGuard

How do I use my current skills to switch into a new role?

Using your current skills to switch into a Sales, Marketing or Customer Success role is easier than you think! These kinds of roles usually look for strengths including:

  • Creative problem solving
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • Relationship building
  • And so many more skills that you might already have up your sleeve!

Hatch works with employers who hire based on a person’s potential, no matter how or where you started. When you apply for a role on Hatch, you’ll create a profile that showcases your strengths and the best part is that they can be from your work, education or life experience. You’ll also have the chance to show your abilities and motivation for the role through a quick video and micro tasks, because you’re more than just your resume and we want to help you put your best foot forward.

Ready to open the door to the tech world?

Some of the fastest growing tech companies in the United States and Australia have used Hatch to hire junior talent for their teams. If you’re interested in getting your foot through the door to make an impact in your career, then sign up today and start doing what you love.

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