Kimberly’s experience during her interviews and after joining the MuleSoft holds lessons for anyone considering a career in tech.
The Importance of Leadership
Looking back, Kimberly notes that she didn’t recognize the immense importance of leadership in the company one works for.
“After joining MuleSoft and now Salesforce, I realise it’s not just about fast growth, education support, wellness and so forth. It’s very important what team you’ll be a part of and who’s leading that team and who’s leading the company. You want leadership who make you ‘vibrate with enthusiasm’ and who are always looking for ways to coach you to improve.”
Management that Cares
Every company develops its own recruiting process, but Kimberly suggests that a good indicator of a company’s workplace culture is how much time executives and managers spend with applicants and new hires.
“Try to learn how involved managers will be in the recruiting process. When you’re interviewing with them, make sure to ask questions about how they’ll help you be successful. And how they’ll foster a good work environment when the company is growing fast. You want a thoughtful, authentic answer, not just a standard HR response.”
Opportunities to Expand Your Horizons
It’s natural to look for stability and a comfortable status quo after first joining a company. But what about once you’ve established yourself? Of the many things that Kimberly likes about MuleSoft and Salesforce are the opportunities they present for new experiences in new locations.
Kimberly relocated from the Netherlands to London to join MuleSoft and she is excited about the international opportunities Salesforce has to offer.