I am a [your role/title] and looking for new work opportunities. Do you have open positions for Talents like me?
BUT, any experienced developer or designer can apply to Talented as we are not here to fill companies’ needs but your career goals and needs. Very often our partner companies don’t have open positions, but they will create one if interested in your profile.
Do I commit to something if I apply?
By applying to Talented you do not commit to anything. You can stop the process at any time and if you find a new job on your own, that’s totally okay! The most important thing for us is that you’ll achieve your career goals and enjoy yourself at work.
What is the application process for job-seekers?
Each member will apply for membership. First, you submit your application. We review your application, and if it looks good, we invite you to a meeting.
The meeting is a one-hour discussion, where we assess the professional skills of the applicant. We talk about how they got started, what’s their job history like and what they would like to do in the future. The personal needs and criteria for the future job are also discussed, as well as the applicant’s career goals. We have some technical questions so we can verify your technical skills. If it’s possible, we would also like to see some of your code.
How hard is it to get accepted?
The baseline for Talented membership is that you are good at what you do, and you have a track record to prove it. We expect you to have at least 5 years of work experience.
Yay, I got accepted! What happens next?
- We build a profile of you. Think of it as a mini-CV. It has a list of your professional skills, and a few paragraph description based on your job history and the meeting.
- You become a member of the Talented community. You get access to our members-only Slack.
- We start matching you with our partner companies that match your preferences and career ambitions. Our partner company representatives have access to our “Talent portal” where all our job-seeking talents are listed. If they find what they like, they can initiate the interview process from there.
What matching process? Explain like I’m five.
Based on your profile and your preferences, we build a list of potentially fitting companies. Then we contact each of those companies and see if your profile is something they are looking for. The companies can use our portal to search the talent they need, but we also actively represent our Talents to our partner companies. (Represent = sales process)
If both parties (the Talent and the partner company) are interested, we start scheduling the first interview. After that, the process follows the recruitment process of the company.
If everything goes smoothly, the Talent finds a job, and the partner company finds an employee. We support our Talents during the whole recruitment process, smoothen the path and provide guidance along the way.
My current employer is your partner, are they able to see my profile?
No, we can hide your profile from a specific company.
We can also put your profile into a “Hidden Matching” mode, which completely hides your profile from all of our partner companies. Even though your profile is hidden, we can do our matching process.
We are very strict about the privacy of our Talents. Switching jobs is a huge personal transformation, and we understand the sensitiveness of the matter.
What about remote work?
The possibility of remote work depends on the partner company. Some of our partner companies are 100% remote, some of our partner companies are open to remote work, and for some companies, the remote work is not an option, for a variety of reasons.
What about other roles in software teams?
In a typical software team, there is a project manager role, a designer, a few QA people, and many software engineers. This is why there is such a high demand for programmers.
Due to the lower demand of roles as designers, QA, product owners and project managers, we keep the bar higher. To get accepted into our community, we expect at least five years of relevant job experience and technical skills with these roles.