Trying Out a New Job Before Committing

Job interviews are terribly insufficient for both sides – a candidate only gets to experience their prospective employer through a few select individuals and the hiring manager would actually rather observe interactions in a real job setting as opposed to a series of 45 minute discussions. “Try Before You Buy” is where both parties figure out a way to work on a project together before mutually committing. Well, it seems like “ditching the interview” is growing in popularity. 


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Hunter Walk 

Hunter Walk is a Partner at Homebrew, a seed stage venture fund. Previously, he led consumer product management at YouTube, delivering billions of playbacks a day across computers, phones, tablets and TVs. Hunter joined Google in 2003 managing product and sales efforts for Google’s contextual advertising business. He was a founding member of the product and marketing team at Linden Lab, the creators of the online virtual world Second Life.

Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant and also spent a year at Late Night with Conan O’ Brien. Hunter received a BA in History from Vassar and an MBA from Stanford University. 

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