I'm a recruiter, but I want to help you get the job
Hi there, glad you found this!
In my day job, I work as a startup recruiter. I specialize in building up the talent infrastructure for early stage startups and help them grow from 10 people to 50. In my free time, I work as a job search coach. I bring insider knowledge and concrete strategies to help early career professionals or career changers progress in tech startups. This newsletter covers everything you’ll need to know about job searching, from how recruiters look at resumes, what interviewers are looking for, to tools and resources that help you plan your job search, and how to spot red flags in an employer.
Why am I sharing these industry secrets with you? Three reasons.
First, the worst part of my job is having to reject people. And unfortunately most people get rejected not because they cannot do the job, but they weren’t able to show that they can. Stronger applications will make my job easier, and could significantly reduce the cost and time of hiring.
Secondly, most companies don’t really know how to hire. They draw up arbitrary requirements and hold unrealistic expectations. Meanwhile, early career jobseekers have less bargaining power in the hiring process, so they often struggle to navigate the convoluted interview stages that don’t give them much feedback. I want to make the game fair.
Lastly, I was a jobseeker myself. In 2018, I applied to 70-80 different positions in a few weeks time but didn’t land any interviews. My visa application was almost rejected and I had no Plan B in life. Fortunately there were people that believed in my potential and gave me a chance. No one should ever have to go through what I did. And if it just takes me talking about my job to help change someone’s life, I want to offer all that I can.
Looking forward to your success,