FAQ for Engineers

How long will it take for my profile to be approved?

Once you complete the sign up process you will receive a response in less than 24 hours. It typically takes us much faster.

What skills and abilities are you looking for?

We work with the best start-ups and fast growing businesses in Europe. Engineers with knowledge of iOS / Android / Python / Ruby / PHP / Node.js / Java / front-end development with experience in tech companies or start-ups will generally have the greatest success.

How much experience do I need?

We're looking for engineers with experience in tech companies or funded start-ups who have worked on challenging technical problems. Graduating from great universities and contributing to open-source projects can increase your chances. We also help students find an internship / full time job if they are either in or about to start their last academic year.

In which cities can I find a job through talent.io?

We're looking for people interested in working in Berlin / London / Paris or prepared to work remotely for a company based in one of these areas.

I just want to find out my market salary. Can I sign up?

Unfortunately we cannot accept you to the platform unless you are interested in discovering new job opportunities. If you're not ready for that yet we recommend you wait and sign up when you are. That said, we regularly publish salary data based on skills and experience.

When will companies be able to see my profile?

You can tell us when you want your profile to become visible. If you're approved, your profile will become visible to selected companies for 2 to 4 weeks and you can hide it at any time. Engineers receive an average of 6 job offers in the first week following the approval.

If I accept an offer, will my profile remain visible to other companies?

Yes. Your profile will be visible for 2 to 4 weeks. Accepting an offer does not mean you are committed to one company, and you can always accept requests from other companies.

If I turn down an offer and then change my mind, what can I do?

We recommend to turn down offers only when you are certain you are not interested. If you have questions about salary or your future role in the company, ask the company for more information. If you accidentally turn down an offer, please get in touch with us.

Am I committed to one company if I accept their offer?

No. Accepting an offer is just the start of the hiring process. It's simply a way to tell a company you would like to learn more about job opportunities with them. Once you accept an offer the company will invite you to meet their team for a technical interview. Accepting an offer does not mean you are committed to one company, and you can always accept requests from and interview with other companies.

Are there interviews? Are they technical?

Yes. Accepting an offer means that a company is prepared to make you an appropriate final offer if you pass their interviews. Each company has its own recruitment process, which may include general interviews, technical interviews, coding exercises, or demos of apps you built.

How long will it take to find a job?

Not long, assuming you are committed to taking your next career move fast. We had engineers who signed a new work contract within 2 weeks after being visible on talent.io.

I like a company but the salary they offer is too low. What can I do?

If the offer is close to your expectations (15-20% off) and you find the company interesting, we recommend you accept it. The offers made on the platform are not final. You will still be able to negotiate changes during your conversation. If an offer falls a long way short of your expectations, feel free to let them know and ask them to update their offer before accepting it.

My company uses talent.io. Will they be able to see my profile?

Absolutely not. We hide your profile from your current and past employers. If you want your profile to be invisible to other companies, simply let us know.

Can I make my profile visible for a longer period of time?

Normally we highlight profiles for 2 to 4 weeks. This way we can be sure companies are very active and make offers. If you have special circumstances, let us know and we will assist you.

I'm still a student. When would be the best time for me to join the talent.io?

We help students find an internship / full time job if they are either in or about to start their last academic year.

I'm looking for a short-term or freelance contract. Should I join talent.io?

We started offering some freelance jobs but we mostly have full-time offers at the moment. If you're interested in freelance contracts, please get in touch with us.

FAQ for Companies

Why use talent.io?

To grow faster, you need talented engineers. talent.io gives you access to great candidates who are actively looking for new opportunities and would be very hard to find otherwise.

How much does it cost?

Signing up for the platform and contacting candidates is free. We only charge a success fee when you successfully hired someone you saw on our platform. You have two payments options:

  • Option 1: 15% of the salary on the candidate's job start date. We offer a guarantee for the first 90 calendar-days following the candidate's job start date.
  • Option 2: 2% of the candidate's salary every month for 10 months. Should the candidate leave at any point during the 10 month, we will stop the payment.

How do I get accepted to the platform?

In order to be accepted you should be able to pay market salaries, have an internal tech team, and work on products our candidates will find interesting to contribute to. For startups, this typically means you raised a seed round or are already generating revenue.

What kind of candidates can I find on talent.io?

We have already placed hundreds of great senior engineers, junior engineers, tech leads, CTOs, and interns in high growth companies across all business verticals. We cover many stacks such as Python, Ruby, PHP, Node.js, Java/scala, .net, C, C++, Front-end tech, HTML/CSS, iOS, Android, and others. We also help finding other types of profiles such as security engineers, devops, QA engineers, data scientists, UX/UI designers, growth hackers, product managers, and designers.

Where do you find candidates?

We are the simplest way for software engineers to find their next job. We organize meetups and run online marketing campaigns. A lot of them know us through word of mouth from people who have had a great experience with us.