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Megan TaskRabbit

Meet the Team: Megan L.

As a TaskRabbit Member Services Associate, Megan L. has a soft spot for helping people get things done. A Pennsylvania native, Megan loves singing and playing music, eating good food, and exploring all the awesomeness the Bay Area has to offer. Favorite Book: Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time series. Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead Best Place Ever Visited: “The Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina — an incredibly beautiful part of our country.” Favorite Game: “Pokemon Gold on Gameboy Color.” Favorite Food: “Is bourbon a food? No? Okay, bacon then.” Hobby: “Collecting vintage clothing! I used to have an online vintage store. I’d love to do that again someday soon.” Favorite Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” — Dr. Seuss Best Task She’s Seen Posted: “I always love the ones that surprise a friend or significant other at their place of work with a gift.” Favorite Thing About TaskRabbit: “My coworkers! Everyone is so passionate about what …

Julian R Mobile TaskRabbit

Meet the Team: Julian R.

As a locksport enthusiast, Head of Mobile Development Julian R. can gain entry to just about anywhere. Maybe that’s how TaskRabbit landed a spot on the Apple App Store’s list of Best Disruptive Service Apps of 2012. Julian’s also a sucker for spies, puppies, and the TaskRabbit community. Favorite Book: Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson Beverage of Choice: Pisco Sour Favorite TV Show: “Burn Notice. I’m a sucker for spy shows and movies.” Favorite Place to go in the Bay Area? The Ferry Building Secret Addiction: “I do large quantities of code.” Favorite Joke: “What’s a pirate’s favorite letter? Inevitably, most people pick ‘R,’ but pirates love the ‘C.’” Best Task He’s Seen Posted: “Create a puppy petting pen for the office!” Favorite Thing About TaskRabbit: “The people! The TaskRabbits and people in the office are always so kind, talented, and understanding.”

How to Hire Extraordinary People

The more than 50 people on our team have totally different interests, hobbies, tastes, backgrounds, and skills, but we also have an awful lot in common. For example, it’s no secret that we’re all culture junkies here at TaskRabbit. We’re also obsessed with sharing, learning, and food. Oh, and we’re all totally product and data-driven. What is this, a cult? Nope, it’s just the results of some really fantastic people sourcing. Our founder knows a thing or two about hiring amazing people (if we do say so ourselves), and she decided to share this wisdom in her latest Huffington Post column, “How to Hire Extraordinary People.” Here’s a peek: Hiring’s tough. It’s not just filtering through hundreds of applications and blocking out big chunks of your day for interviews — those are the simple parts. The difficult thing is the nagging feeling that, despite your best efforts, the perfect candidate will somehow fall through the cracks. This feeling is deepened by screening processes designed for efficiently identifying suitable candidates, rather than isolating the absolute best …