Sometime ago I started as a manager at a high-tech startup. It is a busy time with long days, seven days a week. We build a business from scratch, and I spend at least half my time on hiring new team members. The competences we are looking for are scarce, and the market is already very heated. Finding the right people has the highest priority, we can not afford mistakes. Yet I wonder how to build our all-star team. Especially for the managerial roles it is best to attract the right people. What could we improve on our recruitment?
After five years working in the European semiconductor industry, I’m now back in my native country of Indonesia looking for the next step in my career. My last job at a research institute in Ireland ended abruptly: my department was shut down and everyone was out on the street just a few weeks later. Because I wasn’t eligible for unemployment in Ireland and wasn’t able to find a new job there within a month, I bought a ticket to the country where I was born to conduct my job search from there.