Hi friends!

During your job search, companies can start to blur together and look the same. It's as if your eyes glaze over scanning a long catalog of potential employers. 😵

My solution? Focus on depth, not breadth. There are far too many companies hiring right now than you have time to explore, so spend more time learning about a smaller number of options. 

Finding a job is like dating and my advice is the same for both: make fewer connections, but make each one more meaningful. You can't just scratch the surface when you're looking for a new home because when you commit yourself to one company, you'll be saying "yes" to all of it: the style of work, the values, and above all, the people. And if you believe people are all unique (I certainly do!), then you can only imagine how unique the dynamics are for a group of individuals. Every team is so unique!

Hopefully, Key Values helps you "dig a little deeper." I spend hours of my time making it easier for you to spend minutes getting to know who you'll be working with and how you'll be working together. 👍

And with that, I'm pleased to introduce you to the newest member of the Key Values family: Dark! 👇

Dark (profile) 📍 San Francisco, CA
Provides relocation support. Does not sponsor work authorizations.
Dark is a holistic programming language, editor, and infrastructure. Even as a small team, they are incredibly committed to diversity and inclusion. They rely heavily on feedback not only internally, but also from customers. They even encourage developers to visit their office and often take developers in residence

In many ways, they started Dark to solve their own problems. They believe the speed of developer iteration is the single most important factor in how quickly a technology company can move, and they're so passionate about this that in Dark, deploys take fifty milliseconds! 👏

Credit Sesame (profile) 📍 Mountain View, CA or San Francisco, CA
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations.
Credit Sesame is a financial wellness company that helps people take charge of their credit and loans. They're a ~100-person company that values EQ over IQ, rarely exceeding 40-hour workweeks, and is so data-driven that every engineer works with at least one data analyst. Employees love working there and some of their current engineers joined Credit Sesame when it started in 2009. 😮 That says something.

Honor (profile) 📍 San Francisco, CA or Austin, TX
Does not provide relocation support. Does not sponsor work authorizations.
Honor provides in-home senior care in a time when the number of people reaching the age of 65 is exploding. They're on a mission to take care of our parents as they age, and unlike a typical SV company, their team members have backgrounds spanning healthcare, non-profits, government relations, social work, and tech. Women make up 30% of their eng team and more than 60% of the company.

BetterUp (profile) 📍 Remote (US)
No need for relocation support – they're remote! Sponsors work authorizations.
BetterUp is a development platform helping people realize their full potential. Their mission is to drive personal growth and they start with themselves. Everyone at BetterUp gets their own personalized coaching and has access to the same resources and training they provide their customers. Read more about their unique "inner work" days benefit and exactly what to expect in the interview process here.

Custora (profile) 📍 New York, NY
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations.
Custora is customer analytics software that helps retail organizations drive revenue with data. They're a people-first company and have thoughtfully grown over the last 7 years. Now at ~65 employees, they've scaled their high-EQ, inclusive culture: expecting parents have an ease-in/ease-out program, "Queer-storians" are celebrated, and everyone is encouraged to work the schedule of their choice.

Lever (profile) 📍 San Francisco, CA or Toronto, ON
Provides relocation support. Sponsors work authorizations on case-by-case basis.
Lever builds modern recruiting software for teams to source, interview, and hire top talent. If there’s one thing that’s abundantly clear at Lever, it’s that they do not have a hero culture: no dinners at the offices, no pull requests after 7pm, only daytime deploys. Almost half of the companies on Key Values use Lever as an applicant tracking system, and many more look up to Lever as a truly inclusive company. 

If you're actively looking for new opportunities, but no one on Key Values is speaking to you, try browsing the hundreds of companies that posted on Hacker News' "Who is hiring?" September 2019 thread!

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, know you've got someone rootin' for you! 

Lynne (@lynnetye and @keyvaluesio)
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