The Secret SAUCE for Interview Success

Picture this: It’s nearing the end of your interview; you reaffirm your passion and desire to work at for the company, shake hands with the interviewer, and bid goodbye. You walk out with a smile on your face and a spring in your step, feeling more confident than ever. This may sound like some sweet fantasy, but as Yelp recruiters, we strive to make this a reality for you. A part of how we do that is by setting you up for success. On behalf of the Yelp General & Administrative Recruiting team, I proudly present our secret “S.A.U.C.E.” for interview success. Keep scrolling to read tips and get the scoop on how to shine during your interview.


They say that knowledge is power and when it comes to interviews, it can’t be more true. Show us that you’ve done your homework on the role and the team by making mentions of some of the research you’ve done. Impress us with your newfound knowledge (we won’t be overwhelmed, trust us).


Nowadays, being on time really means arriving early. Make sure to be at the office at least 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to account for unexpected delays and ensure a smooth check-in process, especially during peak commute hours. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on a fun tour of the office, do you?


You know when companies say “be yourself” during interviews? Well, we really mean it here! One of our Yelp values is “Be Unboring”, so don’t be afraid to show the true you. The you that’s not afraid to proudly express yourself to other people. The you that will make us fall head over heels.


Diversity, inclusiveness and authenticity, oh my! Check out our Yelp Values to get a sneak peek into our core values and beliefs. With a number of resource and affinity groups available, there’s no shortage of uniqueness here at Yelp. See a group or value that you identify with and are excited about? Let us know. We’re all ears.


We love when candidates come to their interviews with a sense of intellectual curiosity. Asking questions allows you to do a deep dive, gain perspective, and confirm alignment with your personal vision, goals, and expectations. After all, an interview is the best opportunity to gauge whether that role, team, or company is a fit for you. Make every moment count!

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