ThoughtWorks is not your average company, so don't expect to find
average people working here. As a recruiting Talent Scout (the position
formerly known as Recruiter), it's your job to find the cream of the
crop. So, imagine an executive search firm with the highest possible
standards inside one of the most well respected technology consultancies
in the world. Add a work environment that's designed to make people
happy; lots of natural light, downtown location and a highly
collaborative working environment. Take away monthly targets, suits and
competing against the person sitting next to you. Factor in all the
caffeinated beverages you can manage. Welcome to the recruiting team

Finding the top talent
Unlike many of our
competitors we've in-sourced all of our recruiting, so we rarely use
agencies and it's up to the recruiting team to find the top talent.
We're always looking to improve our hiring; this is your chance to bring
all of your innovative ideas to the table. You will be responsible for
the following:
1. Selling ThoughtWorks to potential ThoughtWorkers;
either through a telephone interview or a face to face meeting, you are
responsible for getting people excited about ThoughtWorks
2. Creating
amazing experiences. You will make sure that potential ThoughtWorkers
are meeting the right interviewers and that we making sure that they are
looked after at every stage of the process. You ensure that candidates
are treated as individuals
3. Articulating the risks and benefits of a
hire. From the first time you speak with a potential ThoughtWorker, you
are assessing their strengths and weaknesses so that we can make
lower-risk hiring decisions. You'll need to get comfortable advising the
MD/Market Principal about hiring decisions
4. Advising around the
uptake of social networking within our recruiting function and helping
ThoughtWorks to capitalize on these tools
5. Reviewing resumes and reading cover letters/applications
Being an ambassador for ThoughtWorks. Very often you'll be the first
person that someone talks to from us, so you need to be great at
understanding their motivators and matching them with the benefits of
working here
7. Feedback to potential ThoughtWorkers. More often than
not, the people who apply directly to us don't get hired. You're
responsible for making sure that they feel more positive about
ThoughtWorks after they have interviewed with us than before.
Representing ThoughtWorks at events and building community. While this
role will often be office based, you will be comfortable building a
pop-up marketing stand and finding ways to have interesting
conversations with potential ThoughtWorkers at conferences, and then
creating and executing a strategy to follow up with them
9. Helping to create compelling marketing material that attracts potential ThoughtWorkers and develops our brand
Making sure that we are creating an inclusive sourcing strategy that
takes extraordinary steps to approach people from diverse backgrounds

You'll have the following experience:
1. Experience in a fast-paced recruiting environment, either in-house or in an agency environment.
2. Strong understanding of Web 2.0/social networking and its impact on recruiting
Track record of innovation in recruiting. While you will be comfortable
advertising roles on job boards, you are interested in the psychology
of attracting potential ThoughtWorkers to us and passionate about
finding new ways to do this
4. Understanding of different roles in the technology world; understands the difference between a developer and an architect

You'll have the following competencies:
Tenacious: Terrier-like in terms of cold-calling and speaking with
people. Unafraid to pick up the phone and call people. Understands that
ThoughtWorks is not right for everyone, but networks with people to seek
out others who may be right for us. Treats finding people as an
adventure game. Fails fast and is resilient to failure
2. Creative: Unafraid to try new things. Adaptable in terms of methods. Innovative in terms of approach.
Team Work: Intuitively collaborative and able to work with all kinds of
people. Spots when others need help. Willing to step in and do what is
needed as necessary. Low ego. Doesn't have to be right. Helps create a
team environment that is about constant improvement.
Customer-service: Goes the extra mile to make a candidate experience the
best it can be. Understands we provide a service to the business. Puts
candidate experience before self-interest. Flexible. Always selling
ThoughtWorks. Gets experience over process . Willing to bend the rules.

like to do things differently here, so we're seeking a creative
approach to recruiting. If you are interested in taking on an
opportunity that offers variety and challenge every day, then we should

Be forewarned: we're very selective. Our hiring process
includes aptitude assessments and challenging interviews. We're going to
question your energy level, your knowledge, your problem solving
ability, and your people skills.

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