At Jobspring Partners, we steer away from throwing candidates into every available position, but rather, take the time to get to know our candidates and find matches that will work best for everyone involved.
In May, Silicon Valley Lead Recruiter Viet Nguyen, placed candidate Ashkan (Alex) Shirazi in a Junior User Experience role!
Viet first met with Alex back in November of 2011. He had just graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and was looking for a Junior User Experience role. Viet and his team showed Alex a few different opportunities back then but none of them really worked out. Alex ended up finding a company on his own that he began doing contract work for outside of California.
Fast forward to April of this year...Viet was hosting an event in our office that he called "UX Palooza". He had a few different clients come into the office to conduct first round interviews for User Experience roles. Looking through his network of User Experience Designers, Alex came to mind. Viet called Alex to get an update, and to his surprise he was back in California at the time visiting family. Alex was excited enough about UX Palooza to drive to Silicon Valley for the event. The interview with the client went really well and Alex joined their team a month later!
Alex even sat down with us after the placement and told us how we were different than other recruiters he had met with. Check it out!
Alex's story just goes to show that even if we can't place a candidate right away, it's always important to us to build a relationship with them because we never know what can come in a month, six months or a year. Congrats to Viet and Alex!
We had a great candidate named Josh come to our Jobspring Game Night last month and through working with us he also wrote us a really awesome review!
Notice the last sentence "Remember, when working with Jobspring, do not trade them any ore", he is hilariously referencing an intense game of Settlers of Catan which was played at our Game Night. We had a lot of fun and have enjoyed helping Josh find a new job!
Samantha Rosner, Lead Recruiter for the Open Source Development Team, just placed Bret with a New York City startup company.
Yesterday morning, Samantha's client called her in a panic because they needed a Front End Engineer to start IMMEDIATELY. Within four hours, Samantha had created a match made in heaven; the company loved Bret, and Bret loved the company.
Kathleen Nealon, a Lead Recruiter on the Open Source Development team, just placed Austin into a Java Developer position in less than a week! Austin is extremely excited to start working at his new company in New York City; he couldn't stop raving about how great Jobspring New York is!
Brief Review from Austin:
JPNY: How was your interview with our staff?
Austin: Wonderful, it felt good to get practice selling myself.
JPNY: How was the feedback we provided you on your interviews?
Austin: I needed the help! It was good. A literature package on how to interview would be a great addition to the wonderful interactions with recruiters!
Interested in finding a job in Open Source Development? Contact Kathleen Nealon!
Ellinor and Hugh!
Hugh is excited to start his new job, and we're excited we could help him find his new job. Congrats Hugh!