How to land a job at Canva
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How to land a job at Canva

We're always looking for more talented Canvanauts. Here are some tips and tricks to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for a job at Canva.

If you’re thinking about taking the next step in your career at a new company, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. These might include the practical stuff like, what roles do you have available, and where can I work from? Plus less tangible ones, like how does it actually feel to work at Canva, and would I feel like I truly belong there?

Our new careers website(opens in a new tab or window) aims to bring this all to life in one spot – and ultimately, help you envisage yourself designing your future at Canva.

Canva careers

And because we don’t expect you to just take our word for it, you’ll also see stories from a bunch of different Canvanauts peppered throughout the site in testimonials and on our blog(opens in a new tab or window). So whether you’re in bustling Beijing, sunny Sydney, or further afield, you can hear people just like you share what they value most working at Canva.

In fact, there’s so much great stuff we want to share with you that we can’t fit it all into one website. That’s why we’ve also launched talent communities(opens in a new tab or window), so you can deep-dive into specific areas of our business and receive relevant content to support your job search.

After checking out our new site, if you decide that joining one of the world’s fastest-growing tech companies and doing good at the same time is right for you, we want to set you up for every chance of success. So here are some tips and tricks to help your application for Canva to stand out from the crowd.

1. Get creative with your approach

We love seeing candidates’ personalities and creative thinking show in their applications. Given the high volume of applications we receive, it helps to bring a unique and attention-capturing approach. We’ve had candidates who’ve sent visually captivating resumes(opens in a new tab or window), video resumes and personal websites(opens in a new tab or window) that showcase their work – even hype reels! Small quirks and an original approach can go a long way in helping you stand out.

2. Be yourself!

Canva celebrates individuality and the range of talents and perspectives people bring to our team, so we’d love you to show us your true personality. We’re looking for people who will add new and exciting elements to our culture, who align with our core values(opens in a new tab or window) and are genuinely passionate about our mission to empower the world to design. And because we know capability can be grown through a variety of experiences, we want to hear about any skills you think might be relevant, even if they were previously used in a different context or role.

3. Familiarize yourself with Canva

Get to know the Canva editor. Update your resume using Canva by making use of the thousands of resume templates(opens in a new tab or window) available. If you’re interviewing remotely, consider creating a unique Zoom background for your interview – we have plenty of inspiring Zoom templates(opens in a new tab or window) you can use to highlight your passions and interests and share your pronouns, which we actively encourage to make the interview experience as inclusive as possible.

Canva Zoom background | Canva job interviews

4. An ownership mentality and growth mindset are crucial

It’s always exciting when we meet candidates who are motivated, goal-oriented and display initiative. Being comfortable with change and ambiguity are also a must, given the speed of our growth and the ever-evolving nature of Canva. We look for people who are excited about learning new things and developing new skills – in a hyper-growth environment like Canva, no day is the same and embracing change is key to success.

5. Come prepared to the interview and be ready to ask questions

Being prepared is key. Practice discussing your experience, skills, lessons learned and the achievements you’re proud of. We also love it when you ask us questions during the application process. So whether you’d like to know more about our team structure, the learning and development opportunities available, the ins and outs of how we operate as a global team, or what it’s like working in such a fast-paced environment, we’re all ears and open to answering all your questions. The best interviews should be a two-way conversation and we want to ensure you feel confident Canva is the right company for you to grow your career..

Remember – you don’t need to know everything! We absolutely encourage your curiosity.

We hope these tips help you when applying for your next role. If Canva sounds like the place for you, we’re looking for Canvanauts(opens in a new tab or window) at locations around the world and would love to hear from you.