Show us your work

There’s a mythology around people with famous resumes. Folks who have worked for brands we’ve heard of and on projects that have been successful.

We give the benefit of the doubt to someone who did “app development at Slack” or “sales at Google.” But what this generally means is that they were patient and pretty good at going to meetings.

Show us the code you wrote. Show us the difficult presentations you were able to produce. Most of all, show us the work you did when no one asked you to do the work. When you’re on your own, what is important enough to you to ship?

We need teamwork. But we also need people who can master their tools and ship the work.