Sell Yourself: These 5 Companies Will Let You Pitch Your Dream Job
Have you ever found a company that seems absolutely perfect for you… if only you were qualified for one of its job openings?
Still, you peruse their careers page and see nothing fitting your skills.
But what if you could create your own job? Wouldn’t it be awesome to tell those companies what you have to offer and why you’d be a benefit?
Some actually let you do that!
We found five companies -- The Penny Hoarder included! -- that invite you to pitch your dream job. Take a look at what they do -- what could you offer them?
Disqus offers blog comment hosting and other add-on tools for websites to help build community, increase engagement and earn revenue.
The Disqus team is headquartered in downtown San Francisco and committed to living by a set of “community guidelines” -- “We are curious. We are generous. We are colorful. We speak our minds. And we make an impact.”
The company offers flexible hours, paid time off, paid parental leave, daily catered lunches; medical, dental and vision plans; 401(k); and in-office yoga, meditation and massage!
The company lists openings for several engineering and advertising positions -- but maybe you know of a better fit?
If you want to apply outside of its listings, Disqus invites you to submit this application letting it know which departments you’re interested in.
2. Free Range
Free Range is an Oakland, California-based design and innovation firm helping companies grow their brand and audience.
It prides itself on being a company of creatives, inventors, educators, entrepreneurs and thinkers with a mission to make an impact on clients, culture and the world. Team members boast skills in their bios from “dominating at table tennis” to “aura of chill +1.”
Free Range advertises full-time and freelance openings for engineers and designers. If you want to think outside the box, you can pitch your dream job here.
Fearless is a “software shop” that turns complex data into easy-to-follow presentations.
“We are passionate about being surprisingly different by the work we do, problems we solve, and difference we make,” the company boasts.
Fearless employees enjoy an annual tech budget, plus tons of paid time off (including birthdays), an annual education budget, comprehensive health insurance and an employer-matched 401(k) plan.
Most of its current openings are for web development and engineering positions, but the company says, “In our world, things change quickly – you may be perfect for a future role on our team.”
If you want to pitch your own position, fill out the application here to tell Fearless what’s unique about you.
This parts supplier for the classic VW Bus, Vanagon and Eurovan welcomes employees who take these vehicles very seriously.
These vehicles represent a lifestyle to GoWesty, and its employees respect -- and live -- that lifestyle.
The company encourages community among its team members with weekly lunchtime barbecues, Friday drinks, company campouts and “lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth.”
The company currently lists no job openings, but invites you to pitch your dream job here.
5. The Penny Hoarder
Want to join the fastest-growing private media company in the country? Look no further, Penny Hoarders -- you’ve found us!
Our mission is to help put money in our readers’ pockets -- and I can attest that we have a lot of fun doing it.
We make personal finance fun by demystifying the big, complicated stuff. And we share creative ways to make and save money with more than 12 million readers a month.
We’re based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and offer competitive pay and benefits, including a 401(k), flex time, work-from-home days, an annual learning budget and unlimited sick time.
(Your co-workers would be pretty darn cool, too… just sayin’)
Your Turn: If you could pitch your dream job, what would it be?
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).