I’m Kim Wilkes and I am the Sr Manager of Talent Attraction at Zapier, where we’re on a mission to make automation work for everyone. We are a no-code automation platform that enables you to connect over 5,000 apps to automate the tedious parts of your work so that you can focus more on the creative and more human aspects of what you do. We are a fully distributed team of 800+ across 35+ countries, and we are hiring!
Before Zapier, I worked for a few larger tech organizations, including Amazon, Uber, and Palo Alto Networks. I’ve led full lifecycle recruiting teams and global sourcing orgs. I have also led brand initiatives, built onboarding programs, and partnered closely with organizations dedicated to fostering diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity in the workplace.
I joined Zapier almost one year ago and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career. When I think about my transition from big tech to Zapier, the word that comes to mind is “refreshing.” Zapier has a people-focused culture that lives its values. I’ve never worked with a more supportive, kind, transparent, and empathetic group of people. I receive thoughtful feedback that helps me grow and I feel valued and appreciated for my work. I also value the flexibility Zapier offers, from unlimited PTO to flexibility in when and how we work.
Outside of the workplace, I enjoy being in nature and taking nature photography. I live in the PNW and spend a lot of my time on the water and in the mountains with my partner and our dog. I’ve been a Meetup organizer in several different cities over the past 10 years, with events centered around art and live music. I also enjoy traveling, experiencing different cultures, and meeting new people.
I care deeply about connecting people from all backgrounds to opportunities, coaching/mentoring others, and getting involved in the creative aspects of employer brand.
Ask me anything about talent attraction (sourcing/recruiting), job search and interview tips, leading fully remote and distributed teams, talent brand strategies, or anything else!