Ruika Lin - “ A New Job and a New Home”


 Ruika Lin

Ruika graduated from the University of Virgina in the Class of 2011. Originating from China she’s travelled from coast to coast in the US and is currently exploring the world of crowdfunding and self publishing.

In January 2013, I applied for a position I was interested in at the crowdfunding company Indiegogo in San Francisco. I vividly remember being scheduled for my first phone interview with the recruiter in late February. I was on a business trip in snowy Columbus, Ohio for a client project, and had to rush back to my hotel room during lunch hour to take the call. Thankfully, the call went smoothly and I got a second interview.


“… I got a second interview.”

New Job

The whole interview process took about 3 months before I received the job offer in mid May 2013. I interviewed with at least ten individuals from the company, both one on one and in a group setting, via phone call and Google+ hangout, due to the fact that I was living on the East Coast at the time and Indiegogo HQ is located in California. But I managed to go through that period while working full time and traveling around for my job. When I received the offer call from the recruiter, I was relieved that after months of effort, I finally could see myself leaving Virginia, the state I have lived in for six years, and moving on to a new chapter in life.


“... moving on to a new chapter in life.”