FAQ for Talents and Candidates

How does Rekruta work?
Rekruta empowers people to find jobs they love, and makes the process easy and efficient. Sign up for Rekruta that outlines your career experience and skills. From there, we’ll review your profile and if approved, you’ll be invited to join our marketplace where you’ll receive interview requests from exciting, pre-vetted employers. Not only is Rekruta free for all candidates, but we'll actually send you a signing bonus for using Rekruta to find your new job!
Why should I consider using Rekruta?
Unlike traditional job searches, we bring the companies to you, giving greater exposure to a variety of opportunities at high caliber companies than you would have through any other means. You will get unmatched transparency around things like salary and bonuses and are able to compare offers concurrently so you can make your next career move with confidence. What’s more, you’ll be paired with a dedicated Talent Consultant whose sole goal is to help you find the right job, not to make commission or meet quotas.
What kind of jobs are you hiring for?
Companies come to us to help find candidates for hard-to-hire tech and non-tech roles like software engineers, UX/UI designers, sales, business development, and marketing. We place entry level job seekers all the way up to C-level execs, although our sweet spot is in the two to eight years of experience range. We’ll be expanding into a variety of industries and job categories in the future, and hope to ultimately be the place all knowledge workers go to find a job they love.
What markets do you serve?
Rekruta places candidates across Indonesia, including Jakarta. We will also be expanding regionally. If you live outside of our key markets and are willing to relocate, we encourage you to try us out!
If I join Rekruta’s marketplace, what kind of time commitment am I looking at?
For top candidates, participating in our marketplace can be time intensive. We recommend that you hold off on any additional job searching during those 1 - 4 weeks to ensure you have the bandwidth to pursue all relevant opportunities offered on Rekruta. Most of the interest from companies happens during the first week, and for each interview request received, plan for multiple interview rounds. It will involve a non-trivial amount of preparation, phone and programming time to make it through each job process - as well as onsite interviews that sometimes require taking a day off from your current job. If at any point you feel your bandwidth is stretched too thin, speak with your Talent Consultant, and they can help you prioritize and organize your interview schedule to make it more manageable.
I am looking to transition into a development or technical role from a non-technical specialty, can you help me?
We are not a great platform for inexperienced talent. You won’t likely find your first job through us, but you might find your second! Given the competitiveness in our marketplace, candidates must have a defined and proven skill set in one of the job categories we support - tech, sales and/or marketing - in order to be admitted to our marketplace.
How long will it take for my profile to be reviewed?
Once you submit your completed profile, you can expect a response within seven business days if we decide to move forward with you.
What is your approval process for candidates and companies?
Both candidates and companies are vetted before inclusion in the marketplace. Candidates must have a complete profile and demonstrable skills for a high-demand role. Companies must be venture backed or publicly traded, and be willing to provide compensation and role details in the offers they make on our platform.
I wasn’t approved. Why didn’t Rekruta accept my profile?
There are a number of reasons why your profile might not be approved, however, the most common occurrence is we don’t have a large enough demand for jobs that match your skillset. We are continuing to expand into new categories and markets around the world, so in the event you aren’t approved to our marketplace right off the bat, we encourage you to check back down the road.
How does your curation process work?
Our marketplace is built off of a combination of technology and human curation, which determines who gets featured on Rekruta. Our proprietary algorithms help us automatically identify certain individuals for acceptance or rejection from the platform. After that, our curation team, which is largely made up of former university admissions officers, screens each individual's application to determine whether they will be a good fit based on what skillsets are in demand for the companies we work with.
What types of companies can I expect to hear from for interview requests?
In the event there is a job opportunity that fits your skillset, you’ll be hearing from a variety of companies that are either venture backed and/or publicly traded. Each company will provide upfront compensation and role details in the offers they make to you on our platform.
I like the company but the upfront offer is too low, what should I do?
If the offer is in the right ballpark (within 20%) and the company is of interest to you, go ahead and accept the offer. Upfront offers are non-binding and can be negotiated before a final paper offer is presented. Many companies may adjust their final offer based on your skills as revealed throughout the interview process.
After my 1 - 4 weeks are up on Rekruta’s marketplace, can I join again?
Typically, we only allow each candidate to participate in our marketplace once per job search. If there are extenuating circumstances, we will consider including you in a subsequent marketplace round. Rekruta is very active, so if you did not receive a lot of interest the first time around, you may not be a fit for the needs of our marketplace at the current time. Given the highly curated nature of Rekruta’s platform, we only have a limited number of spots for candidates and thus give priority to new candidates that have yet to experience the marketplace.