As the IT recruitment agency and outsourcing company, we had two long meetings with the IT Director, who told us about the company and its challenges, including the ones in the position. We collected a lot of valuable information, and also showed him some sample blank CVs to check the criteria by which he evaluated them. After this conversation, we came to the conclusion that we must focus only on the best technical universities in Poland and/or the best companies from their sector.
We studied the stories of several current employees of the company, checked where they worked before and on this basis we selected organizations that can employ the people we are currently looking for. This list included the world’s most desirable IT company. We carefully examined all of these organizations, checked the notes in previous interviews with candidates from these organizations and also reviewed entries and Internet forums. Through this we learned the pros and cons of each of these companies.
In the case of candidates from other companies, we were looking for people from the best universities, as well as among the Olympians, people who gained distinction in competitions, award winners or the top users of Stackoverflow and Github.
We went to the Meetup group of Go language programmers – Golang Warsaw.
We were looking for candidates all over Poland, because the offer was so unique (distributed systems, hundreds of millions of users) that it could persuade people from other cities to relocate.