We all hear that 85% of jobs go unadvertised and 73% of companies prefer to hire candidates that are directly referred because they fit better with the culture. That’s precisely what this privately funded Chicago-based mobile application company is doing for their entire team. When I met with the founder and leader of the company, Paul, last week to find out about their openings he opened up about the fact that their efforts to find anyone online were short lived and fruitless.
As I sipped on my coffee at 9a.m. and he opted out, hoping to return home for a nap before starting his real day (he programmed until the wee hours of the morning), he shared with me that the current programming talent was top notch – think Google and Facebook- they’d all gone to school together and when called, they answered. Now they need fresh talent and are looking for it through the WOM (a.k.a friends and family) network; that’s how I got the call. I know Paul from years back when we would BBQ and relax together at a mutual friend’s house. We’ve kept up over the years on none other than Facebook.
If you’re looking for an energetic company, appreciate and embrace a fast-paced culture and thrive in an an entrepreneurial environment focused on growth and client-driven development, check out the list of positions below from C.O.O. to Customer Service Representative. Salary, benefits and, for the right candidate, even relocation is offered.
Chief Operating Officer | Develop CRM processes, establish back office functions including logistics development, play a key role in the forecasting and modeling with sales plans, strategic plans and budgets. Lead HR/Finance/Benefits/Operations/Operations functions and serve as a member of the Executive team. Strong background in establishing new policy/procedures. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PCOO to email@example.com
Controller/Finance Director | Establish compensation plans for sales team and executive team in collaboration with C.O.O.; Manage A/P and A/R in addition to accounting and taxes for the company. Direct all purchase order processing. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PFIN to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Project Manager | Establish deadlines and adhere to set deadlines; fix bugs; organize and prioritize feature set development and deadlines. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PTPM to email@example.com.
Graphic Designer (2) | Visual design of user interface including customer specific icon development; template design(s). Create marketing slicks and presentations. Expert skills in Photoshop/Illustrator/PowerPoint. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PGD to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Level Programmer (2) | Work with Customer Service Reps on product management, collaborate with senior programmers on product bug fixes, etc. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PJLP to email@example.com.
Customer Service Representatives (2) | Manage post-sale relationship with customers, maintain continuous quality assurance of product and handling inbound customer calls with B2B clients. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PFCSR to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile User Experience Engineer | Develop mobile, tablet and desktop product flow, Establish customer requirements through gathering customer needs and analysis. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PMUEE to email@example.com.
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