Written by: Josephine Holmström and Pontus Ekholm, Talent Acquisition Specialists at Bontouch
Thinking of joining Bontouch? If you’re reading this, you’re likely curious about what to expect during our recruitment process. We’re here to guide you through each step, showing you how we identify and welcome talented developers, designers, and tech enthusiasts into our fold.
At Bontouch, we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We understand that diverse teams are stronger, more innovative, and produce better outcomes. That’s why we’ve dedicated efforts to foster an inclusive work environment. Learn more about our approach to diversity here. Let’s dive into the heart of our recruitment journey, crafted especially for potential hires like you who are eager to embark on an exciting new career path with us.
Starting your journey with Bontouch is as exciting as it is simple. Whether it’s through a LinkedIn application that tells your professional tale, a CV that showcases your achievements, or an open application via email to [email protected], we’re excited to hear from you.
But what if you don’t see an open role on our career page that fits your profile? That’s where our connect feature comes into play. Think of it as an open invitation to a casual yet meaningful virtual coffee. Where we’re keen to discover your story, understand your passions, and learn what fuels your professional ambitions. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or a rising star in the tech world, this could be the beginning of a remarkable journey together. So, let’s start this conversation and explore where it could lead!
At Bontouch, we believe in the power of personal stories and experiences. Our interview process goes beyond traditional assessments to truly understand who you are and what you bring to the table. Our Competence-Based Interviewing, aligned with the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach, delves deep into your past experiences, focusing on how you’ve navigated challenges, resolved problems, and made impactful decisions.
The rationale behind this technique is grounded in scientific evidence, showing that understanding a candidate’s behavior and thought processes provides a deeper insight into their capabilities and potential. It’s not just about assessing your past achievements; it’s about understanding you as a person in a workplace and your potential beyond your CV.
In summary, in our interviews, it’s not just about the technical expertise or the right buzzwords. We want to uncover how your unique journey and perspectives shape you professionally. How have you applied your strengths in real-world situations? What lessons have you learned along the way? This is a chance for us to learn how your individual experiences and skills resonate with our needs at Bontouch.
So, as you prepare to join us, remember that your story matters. This narrative will help us see beyond your resume and understand your true potential. We’re excited to explore how your professional journey aligns with our dynamic environment and how, together, we can continue to drive innovation and excellence.
At Bontouch, our interview process is more than just a series of meetings; it’s a well-crafted journey designed to explore your potential and fit within our innovative environment. The reason for having these steps is to ensure a thorough process that allows both parties to get to know the company and the candidate properly. This process is about quality assurance for both parties. We employ various types of stages so that we don’t just evaluate one aspect. Instead, you get to showcase who you are in multiple stages, ensuring that we don’t get fixated on how you perform in a single scenario but rather on a comprehensive view of your skills and capabilities. Here’s a detailed roadmap of the steps you can expect:
Your first step into the world of Bontouch is an engaging chat with one of our expert recruiters. This is where you’ll get a taste of the Bontouch culture and learn about our projects, partnerships, and the various paths for growth and development within our company. We’re keen on understanding your professional background and aspirations, as well as sorting out practical details like notice periods.
Expect a warm, conversational atmosphere to set the tone. In some cases, we use Evali, a personality and logic test, to provide a foundation for our discussion, focusing more on who you are as a person and giving every candidate a fair chance, free from bias. This introduction includes both soft skills and competency-based interview questions to gauge your personal fit and individuality.
Next, the voyage becomes more specific to your expertise. You might find yourself solving a coding puzzle if you’re a developer or presenting your creative portfolio if you’re in design. This stage is all about how your unique skills and experiences align with the Bontouch ethos and the specific challenges within your field. It’s important to note that this step varies from role to role. For some roles, we may not include this step, as our processes can differ.
Having shone in the previous stage, you’ll engage in a case interview with potential future colleagues. This interactive session is designed to simulate real-life scenarios and tasks, offering both you and us a glimpse into your potential future role here at Bontouch. It’s an excellent opportunity for mutual assessment and learning the team’s dynamics. This could be a coding assignment, designing some wireframes, testing an app, or any other activity related to the role you’re applying for.
We value a thorough understanding of your professional history. Hence, we conduct a comprehensive reference check, speaking with former colleagues, managers, and subordinates to paint a complete picture of your work style and collaborative approach.
In the final stage, you’ll meet with your potential manager and the CA head, where they will present the offer and discuss salary, benefits, and other pertinent details about the contract. At this point, we’ve already decided we want you; it’s not an interview but an offer. You’ll get to know your future manager, discuss the role and expectations, go through our impact model, talk about development opportunities, and learn about our culture and values. It’s an opportunity for you to ask questions.
Our interview process at Bontouch is designed to be enlightening and fulfilling for both parties. At Bontouch, we celebrate individuality and encourage sharing interests and passions. Seasoned professionals will find a trusting and agile environment, while new talents will be met with opportunities for growth and learning. Our goal is to create an environment where outstanding products and people thrive.
We offer a calm, curious, and secure environment, emphasizing psychological safety and trust. Our products significantly impact society, and we take pride in being a part of people’s everyday lives.
So whether you’re an experienced professional or an emerging talent in the tech world, your journey with Bontouch could be the start of something remarkable. Let’s begin this conversation and see where it takes us!