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Getting to the next level: Tips on how to get the job you love at oneUp

Hello, my name is Sarah, I am Head of People & Culture at oneUp. If you are reading this short article you might be interested in joining the oneUp family. I have a few tips for you to help you rock the application process and figure out if this is a match made in heaven.

So where do you start? Just like in innovation, start with doing some research. I would suggest starting with reading about our job descriptions. Does it fit with what you are looking for? Look at some of your colleagues-to-be profiles and check their interests, conferences they go to, or contributions they have made. Interesting stuff? Do you talk about these topics as well? Conferences you would love to go to? Another option is to check out our oneUp page, we have communicated about some projects and achievements we are very proud of. Do you see yourself working on any of these projects or with any of our clients yourself?

The next step is very simple: Apply for the job at oneUp that you love. You will not have to wait very long, you will hear back from us within a few working days.

Once you decide you are in, it’s time to go to the next level.

So let's get into it:

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Level 1: A (video) call for us to get to know each other.

  • Gain some context about oneUp: Get an idea of who we are, what we do, and what we stand for: read our blogs about our methodology and our ideas on corporate innovation: (of course, there’s a lot more about us you can find on the internet).  
  • Think of questions you want to ask us. This is your time to ask anything you'd like to know about oneUp and the position you're applying to.

Level 2: Time to talk about innovation!

Chat with one or two oneUp team members, aka your potential new colleagues, in person or virtually. This is an opportunity for you to show your enthusiasm for innovation and have some great conversations with them. In this space you can share your way of thinking and learn what theirs is. You can learn and discover from each other about ideas on corporate innovation. Plus, you get to see our office if you join us in person and get a better sense of our culture!

Extra tips:

  • Think about your vision of innovation and your knowledge of different methodologies. What is your opinion on various innovation topics? Which topics do you like to talk about the most?
  • Of course, we want to get to know the real you, so just be yourself and show us your real colors!
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Level 3: Show off your skills and expertise

Now it’s time to show off your skills and your way of thinking. You’ll work on a case at home (you will get around 4-5 hours for it) and present this at the office to two of our team members.

At this stage we will invite you for lunch/coffee at our office so you can experience the day to day at oneUp. For us is super important that  you feel at home at our workplace.

Tips for the case:

  • It doesn’t have to be a huge slide deck or thesis, we’re just very curious to see and hear how you think.
  • Guide us through your way of thinking and approach.
  • Show us some of your (innovation) knowledge and don’t be shy… surprise us!
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You are almost there… If you have gotten this far and all goes well, do you know what's next? It's offer time!

After completing all these levels you’re almost there. Time to agree on the offer and discuss when you’ll be joining the oneUp team.

Congratulations you leveledUp! Welcome to the oneUp team and it's time to get started.

I hope that these tips will help you and we will have you joining the oneUp family very soon.

Want to find the job you love? Go and check our careers page.