Sign up for an online speed dating event in your target city.
Review the company profiles and spend 10 minutes each with only the ones you like. Hear their pitch and their opportunities - see if it feels right.
If there’s chemistry, move forward. If not, no biggie! Try again at the next event.
Short answer: People who know that specific role first hand. Companies who participate in one of our speed dating events commit to sending a member of their technical hiring team (CTO, VP Engineering, etc.) to the interview, so you’re talking to people who really know the tech stack, the unique challenges the team is tackling, and the opportunity.
Short answer: We look at the whole person – not just resumes. We look for great candidates who are located in (or will relocate to) one of the cities we’re in, and who have the skills that our employer partners are seeking. Additionally, we consider experience and educational background when selecting developers to participate. But so much of success in the job market is dependent on cultural and personal fit. That’s where Happie makes an immediate impact is allowing both sides to get a feel for that fit early on in the process.
Short answer: We select only awesome companies with fascinating, stimulating roles with lots of opportunity for candidates. The companies are also well capitalized and are actively hiring team members.
Short answer: No. We do most of it for you. When you sign up for a specific event we will create a profile for you using information in your resume and other online profiles. You’ll have the opportunity to edit the profile we create if you’d like.
Short answer. Yes. You meet with each of the curated companies during the event in a rapid round-robin style speed dating format. You may be surprised how much you enjoy and benefit from each conversation! Several days before the event we’ll open up an online scheduler so you can see the specific companies and the individuals who will be participating so stay tuned!
Short answer: 24 hours before the event. After you have had the opportunity to see the employer profiles, we’ll show the employers your profile.
You may sign up for as many events as you like, as long as your skills, experience, and location are a match for the event’s focus. Our team will review your profile and determine if you’re a fit before approving you for an event.
Short answer: Prepare. You should prepare by reviewing the profile of the companies and the individuals whom you’re signed up to meet, and come with questions of your own!
An ideal Happie speed dating session should help both sides determine whether there’s a fit on skill, experience, culture, and passion for the opportunity. Employers will typically ask about projects you’ve worked on, accomplishments, what makes an ideal job for you, and what sort of culture you want to be in.
Then you’ve spent 90 minutes and built 10 solid new connections in your professional network who may be able to help you in the future. We run many events – sign up for the next one to widen your search.
If both you and the company like each other, you should arrange to talk again or meet in person. Let us know if you need help facilitating this.