You may think that finding new job opportunities gets easier the further you are on your career path. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. If you’re willing to further develop your expertise it means actively seeking new opportunities yourself, especially in the IT field.
Greg faced the exact same situation.
He’s one of the top IT experts that specializes in AI with 15 years of experience. In Greg’s case his excellent coding skills go hand-in-hand with the managerial skill set. He worked as a dev, C-level and Head. His skills and knowledge have been used across many different projects.
What made Greg want to work with us and change his career path? When we met Greg worked in one of the biggest telecom companies. Despite working as a renowned Enterprise Architect, he felt that it was a good moment to challenge himself.
Having a stable position at his current company, his potential solution was going half-time and dedicating the other half to further develop his skills and search for new job opportunities.
However, at this point Greg ran into an obstacle.
Looking for a half-time job when you have such an impressive career experience and skills as Greg is quite a conundrum. Most of the open positions that seemed interesting to Greg were looking for full-time C-levels. Another hurdle in the process was the fact that Greg is a busy person, which makes taking part in recruitment processes that much harder.
That’s why he needed job offers perfectly tailored to his expectations and skill set. Moreover there was some time pressure because of one company that already presented their offer to Greg with 4 weeks time to decide.
That’s where Skillhunt came in!
Considering the time space that Greg can dedicate to the job-seeking process, we knew that it was necessary to precisely pin down his expectations of the new job. This way we avoided wasting time by presenting job offers that would be declined either way.
We’ve decided to go through the details over a tasty dinner. Greg told us that his dream career opportunity would be a financially stable startup as it poses a unique tech challenge to him. Other important factors were a skilled dev team, some connection with the AI field and working with a lot of data.
Among our Customers we’ve found one that fits Greg’s expectations perfectly. It’s a swedish-american fitness startup that creates a product dedicated to support people’s sport performance as well as help in avoiding injuries. Something that also caught the eye of Greg was the fact that this company only employs people that train on the regular.
At this time our Customer wasn’t hiring but we’ve presented them with Greg’s profile and explained how he would be a perfect fit for the company not only because of his vast experience but culture fit as well.
Fitness startup gladly took a look at Greg’s career profile and decided to hire him after just two meetings – one with the CEO and the other with the dev team. Both Greg and our Customer felt that they were compatible, which led to hiring Greg as half-time Technical Director.
- It took us 3 days since first talking with Greg to arrange a meeting with his future employer.
- Recruitment process in the aforementioned company took 2 weeks.
- Greg started working for his new company 2 weeks after accepting their offer.