FAQ for candidates

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Companies on our platform are looking for candidates across Sales, Marketing, Operations, Talent Acquisition, Data Science, Finance and Product roles, from Junior to Executive level. The majority of jobs sit within the 1–7 years of experience range.

Occasionally, we also publish roles across Engineering. You can find all of our live roles on our Live Jobs page.

Here is a snapshot of the most popular company types on our platform:

  •   Growth stage: early-stage, VC-backed startups (series A) and scaleups (series B and C)
  •   Industry: SaaS, Fintech, EdTech, AI, IoT, Blockchain, Health Tech, E-commerce and others
  •   Locations: UK & Europe

Company names: Decoded, Zego, Weengs, Divido, Trouva, Chainalysis, Wirewax, Coconut, Coniq, Airwallex, PayFit, CognAssist, Fidel API and others

As a Kandidate member, you’ll be immediately shortlisted to the relevant decision-maker (unlike other applicants, who typically have to wait for 1–2 weeks before they hear back from the hiring company).

Once you’ve been invited for an interview, our Talent Partners will help you by providing interview prep tips, following up with the company throughout the process and ensuring your application doesn’t get ‘stuck’.

Kandidate is a curated talent-matching platform and not an agency. Here are some key differences:

  1. We offer complete transparency and provide company and salary details upfront. We don’t hide information from you or try to trick you into interviewing for a subpar role.
  2. We have a wider network of partnering startups than agencies, meaning you have a higher chance of getting matched with a job through Kandidate. This is because we charge 2–5 times less than agencies and, therefore, attract startups that do not typically work with agencies.

Currently, most of the Kandidate platform’s roles are full-time, so we’re best suited to match candidates looking for permanent employment.

Yes, absolutely! You can pick ‘Remote Only’ as your preferred location when creating a profile on our platform. We recommend that you choose at least one additional location besides ‘Remote Only’ because this will help connect with companies who offer hybrid job opportunities (combining remote work and some office time).

On our platform, you receive personalised interview invites directly from the hiring company or the Kandidate team. We don’t send automated job matches, so you might not receive an offer in the first week after signing up, but when you do, be sure it’s an offer that’s been selected specifically for you!

Once you’ve been invited to the interview, our team ensures that the process is streamlined and efficient. The actual time until you land a job via Kandidate is 1.5x shorter than with other companies.

To effectively match you with roles, we’ll need to know what you have done until this point of your career and more importantly, what you’d like to do next. As such, our sign-up form will ask you about your background and experience and job, location and salary preferences.

5–10 minutes, and we recommend doing so on a laptop, but mobile is also supported. We’ve put quite a bit of time making our sign-up process as pain-free and easy as possible.

Here is what one of our candidate members told us about our sign-up process:

‘I must say filling the application form at your site was one of the best and smoothest I have seen so far!’

 Sound good? Try it out for yourself!

At this time, we’re not able to offer consultations for non-Kandidate members. Once you’ve signed up for the Kandidate platform, you’ll start receiving interview requests, and our team will be there to help you all the way through the hiring process.

We take candidate privacy seriously; 98% of Kandidate candidates are currently employed. By default, we’ll not share your profile with anyone unless you have received a job match and have indicated an interest in that company specifically. When signing up, you will also have the option of setting up a private profile.

If you’d like to learn more, read our privacy policy or get in touch via [email protected]

When signing up for our platform, you have an option to upload your CV. Please make sure you upload it as a PDF file. If you need any help with uploading your CV, please get in touch via [email protected]

Check out the latest job opportunities on our platform on our Live Jobs page.