I’ve used Miro on a number of development projects over the last few years, however most of the time I was working on a board made by our UX experts or designers who were using the tool to brainstorm with those of us on the product team or externally with our clients.
More recently, I’ve decided to start trying out some of the other templates in Miro to extend my capabilities in the tool. I’m currently in the midst of a fun side project that’s in stealth mode, so while I’m not able to share the Miro-related work I’m doing for that, I’m also using Miro to assist me in my job hunt and am happy to share those details with others.
On Monday night, I applied for a customer experience and program management leadership role which seemed like an incredible fit for my background and skills. To better understand the company, its product line, and the customer entry points (and to prepare for any upcoming interviews), I created a Miro board with the lotus diagram template. It fit my needs perfectly. It allowed me to research the company and gather my thoughts and questions in an organized fashion.
Here’s the gist of what I created:
Before I had the chance to send this as an addendum to my resume, the company reached out to schedule an interview. Unfortunately the salary range for the position was half of my salary requirements (put the salary range in your posts, people… it saves a lot of wasted time on both sides), so I opted not to continue in their process, but I sent along this board as a PDF in case it could help their team in the future.
By researching the company and their products with such structure, I was able to think clearly about my most pressing initial insights and the product-related questions that I wanted to ask during the hiring process. Hopefully this idea is helpful to other job applicants in the midst of the Great Reshuffle, so I’ll plan to post additional hiring/applicant-related Miro boards in the future here as well.