Application 101

  • Start by “Dear hiring manager” or “Dear sir/madam”. We are a 30 people company, it’s very easy to find the CEO or HR person’s name.
  • Put your resume as a .doc, it should be a .pdf
  • Put a cover letter. Just say what you need to say in your email body.
  • Have a shitty email address (kikoolol email, or with numbers in it, or an email domain like hotmail). Every little counts, and not having a clean or modern email reflects poorly on your professionalism. Think about your email address as being real estate on the internet.
  • Not be on twitter if applying for a social media role.
  • Have a generic copy and paste email not mentioning my actual company once.
  • Tell me you want to join my company because you want to move to NY. Even if that’s the case, just don’t tell me. I want you to be interested in my company, not the city we operate from.
  • Send your application in batch in bcc…
  • Explain why you are genuinely interested by the company’s mission, and why you’d be a fit for this specific role, as part of this mission.
  • Do your homework: show you understand the company’s mission and challenges. Ideally you’ve already identified specific areas that matter to the mission where you could help.
  • Icing on the cake: provide some value within your application. Fun story: someone who applied for an internship at Sketchfab mentioned as part of his application for a digital marketing role that our domain name sketchfab.com was expiring in a few weeks. We had somehow missed the notification about it. This was both highly valuable to the company and relevant to the role! He got the internship, and just joined the team as a full time employee.
  • Make sure your linkedin has your correct email address tied to it so I can navigator you.
  • Update your linkedin profile url to a beauty url (eg linkedin.com/in/albandenoyel)
  • Go the extra mile with a 3D resume :)

French entrepreneur 🇫🇷. Craftsman. Co-founder & CEO of Sketchfab, the largest platform to publish & find 3D content online.

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French entrepreneur 🇫🇷. Craftsman. Co-founder & CEO of Sketchfab, the largest platform to publish & find 3D content online.

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