I spoke with Kasturi and Jas, they were both very nice and friendly but also very professional.
With their questions, they helped me understand what I really wanted and needed in order to pick the best job for me.
Kalina Trifunova, QA Automation Engineer
From adapting my CV to fully preparing me for the interview, my dealings with Talent Point have been first class and I have already recommended them to my colleagues.
Paul, Lead Application Support
Bethany Price's help was vital along the way. She knew when she had to intervene and when to let us discuss some details directly, which made the communication between the different parties very easy.
Her tips for the different interviews were also key to the success of the entire process.
Definitely, providing much more value than what I have experienced with other recruiters.
Diego Rivas, Product Manager
This was such a positive experience for me because of the invaluable support from the recruiter throughout the process and the thorough information and knowledge of the company.
Pre-interview questions were asked in preparation and my strengths and weaknesses were called out in advance.
There was a professional and communicative approach. Thank you Duncan!
Diane Prempeh, PMO Analyst
James and Victoria helped me a lot. James explained to me exactly what the process involved and what the role was, and the steps that were going to follow.
Victoria was really helpful in preparing me for the interviews and being so friendly and relaxed.
I believe that Talent Point knows the perfect person for a perfect position.
Mariana Ferraria, Service Desk Engineer
I’ve had an incredibly positive experience with Talent Point, who have helped me secure my next role. I was very pleased right from the start of the process and got a sense of excitement for the role I had applied for.
Kasturi and Sam have been very supportive throughout the process providing me with great detail on the role and the company. Furthermore, they always kept me in the loop and I felt well informed.
Their attention to detail and the emphasis they placed on ensuring the right fit is made both for the company as well as the job applicant is commendable.
Zainab, QA Engineer
Every full stack .NET engineer who knows React and can build deployment pipelines for Azure, didn’t know these things in the not too distant past. When recruiting, it’s critical that we acknowledge this and build it into the career goals of those we wish to hire. To do this successfully though, we must screen on something recruiters don’t – potential. Potential in engineering terms is usually measured by proactive learning or involvement in communities.
In Part 1, we spoke about some of the extravagant interview processes tech giants go through to secure top talent. It works, they still have great engineers knocking at their door. However, are lesser known companies always going to lose out to the “Big Boys” for the best tech talent?
Rapidly scaling start-ups can sometimes be (mis)guided by following the mentality of hiring like the big tech giants – think Facebook, Google, Amazon. Their convoluted, seemingly cunning and lengthy interview process can be a real inhibitor to scaling and growing a company.
The only way technology start-ups can scale teams ahead of the competition is by creating their own unicorns and learning from the experience of failing to do so. Obsessive interview processes around an impossible to fill requirement will either kill most technology start-ups dead or at least ensure they fail to compete for talent.
Make your Technical test an enabler to show off a developer’s talent, not an inhibitor! A growing number of companies are using technical coding tests as a key part of interviewing new developers. However, in our experience the number of developers that fail these tests greatly outweigh the number who pass them... but does this make them bad developers?
Ruby on Rails was never marketed as a performance-first framework, it was marketed as a framework you chose when you wanted to get shit done and as quickly as possible. There is no denying that Rails delivered on that promise.