Inflow’s Hiring Process

Here at Inflow, we strive for our hiring processes to be as unbiased, equitable, and comprehensive as possible.

We’ve all been where you are today, and we hope this guide helps you better understand the kind of team members we’re looking for — so we can create an efficient experience for all involved.

Have more questions about our hiring processes and policies? Contact us anytime.

What You Can Expect

We know your time is valuable, so we try to move our hiring process along as quickly as possible.
On average, the whole journey takes between two and four weeks.

The actual length of your interviewing process will depend on a few factors, including:

How quickly you
(the candidate) can move

When our staff is available
for interview and project review

When our staff is available
for interview and project review

We do our best to communicate realistic timelines after each step in the process.

Step 1:

Application Review (1 Week)

After submitting your application materials, you can expect to hear from us within one week. However, depending on the time of year and whether or not we’re recruiting for that position, you may wait a little longer for our response.

If you ever have questions about your application status, feel free to contact us here.

During this time, we will evaluate your application using a “blind review” process. When possible, resumes are reviewed by a dedicated Inflower who is not a hiring team decision-maker, to avoid introducing bias during the first interview (if you are selected).

Step 2:

First Interview (15 Minutes)

As mentioned above, our hiring team will typically not see your resume prior to your first interview. All candidates are asked the same questions — to ensure every applicant is on a level playing field.

Of course, we will leave time for you to ask our team a few questions, too.

Step 3:

Short Work Assessment/Project

If our hiring team wants to continue the interview process, you’ll receive a homework assignment to present during an upcoming interview. This assignment will give you a chance to flex your skills in a real-life, actionable situation.

Your exact assignment will vary based on the role you’re applying for. For example, you may be asked to review a given website for SEO opportunities or to audit an old paid search campaign to identify opportunities for improvement.

Every candidate applying to that role will receive the same task. In some cases, we will provide compensation for the work you complete.

Step 4:

Second Interview (1 Hour)

Depending on the role you’re applying for, you may begin this interview by presenting your short work assessment. (With certain roles, we reserve the work assessment for the final interview.) Show us what you’ve got; we love to see passion and excitement flaunted along with technical skills.

We’ll also ask you some follow-up questions from the first interview, to learn more about you, your qualifications, and other areas of interest.

Step 5:

Third Interview

If we’ve both knocked each other’s socks off, we’ll invite you to a third and final interview. Our team will ask you about any outstanding questions we have from earlier interviews and give you an opportunity to ask any final questions you might have for our team, too.

Before we sign off any interview, we’ll always provide a time estimate for our next decision, including our final hiring decision.

Step 6:

Offer or Rejection

Regardless of our final decision, our hiring team will always inform you as soon as possible.

Tips from the Team

Want to stand out among the crowd?

We’ve gathered the most common questions we receive from candidates to help you get there.

What are the top characteristics Inflow looks for in a candidate?

We’re a pretty authentic bunch here at Inflow — and we look for employees who are equally authentic.

Of course, we love working with digital experts. But, more importantly, we love working with people we genuinely like.

Kindness, respect, and a sense of curiosity are all musts. A good sense of humor is a bonus (and will serve you well in our debates over the nation’s best burrito chains).

Do I need to write a cover letter?

We really do read our cover letters. Not attaching one doesn’t disqualify you, but a really good cover letter can save an application that we’re leaning toward rejecting.

For the record, we don’t want a cover letter that looks like a college essay on the works of Shakespeare. Keep it concise, connect with the job and our company, and tell us why you’re awesome.

How should I prepare for an interview?

First off, don’t stress. We’re actually really nice people. We aren’t out to get you with trick questions; we just really want to get to know you.

It’s always a great move if you do your research. Impress us not by reciting lines off our website, but by connecting that clever copy to what it is you’re passionate about.

Finally, be yourself. We value authenticity, and we’ll know if you’re just feeding us answers that you think we want to hear.

Tell us what you really think. Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know,” or “I’ve never done that before.” Work through your thought processes with us; make us laugh.

Where can I receive updates about Inflow’s job postings?

We’re continually growing our expert agency team. For the latest updates on our current job openings, follow our LinkedIn and other social media pages.

Ready to go Inflow? Check out our open positions now.