Why I’m Joining Hired

Why I’m Joining Hired

A little over one year ago, I accepted an offer to come work at betaworks. Today, it feels bittersweet to say that I’m leaving.


It’s been an incredible year — one of the most exciting times of my life. Betaworks’ model for building companies is great; I’ve learned so much about building products from scratch, about design and data, and about empowering creatives and creators. All of these experiences have helped me figure out what I want to do: to help people discover and acquire their dream jobs by harnessing the power of the internet.

Starting Monday, I’m joining Hired, the first truly transparent, candidate-centric recruiting marketplace as their NYC Talent Advocate. After passionately using the product to hire multiple engineers at betaworks, I’ve decided that Hired is the most useful (and philosophically interesting) technology product I’ve tried in the recruiting space, and will be very disruptive over the next few years.


I want to help people discover and acquire their dream jobs by harnessing the power of the internet.


 We live in a world where if you’re smart and passionate, your career path is in your control. And yet modern industries in the space — recruiting agencies, professional social networks and job boards — are ignoring that shift, and only focusing on the client experience. Hired, in my opinion, is the only product that offers top engineers, designers and product managers what they want: multiple, transparent offers.

This model is ideal for the entire spectrum of job seekers and companies for a few reasons. It lets candidates source and explore their options seamlessly — and then pick the one most aligned with their preferences, desires, and goals. It draws top candidates who are looking for interesting, challenging and relevant job opportunities (and who also happen to be, unsurprisingly, the in-demand talent companies want). And it creates an intent-driven marketplace that, with the right companies and talent, will become more useful and ubiquitous over time.


 I can’t wait to help build the job-seeker experience that I know the world needs — one that I hope you all adopt and love. I know not everyone has found their perfect job yet — so if you ever need my help finding your way, or figuring out what to do next, or hiring people for your company, shoot me an email at lexilewtan@gmail.com.

Reblogged from https://medium.com/ice-breaking/d49b1bd0c7b3