#Interview with HireFlows Co- Founder Olga Konstantakopoulou

HireFlows’s Co- Founder Olga Konstantakopoulou was interviewed by It’s Possible.gr on her experience as a full- time startupper and providing a viable alternative to the international recruitment problem leveraging the power of automation and AI.

Key points:

To stand out, and this is not just about HR, you have to offer value. True value means you have to make a product that will provide a real solution to your users’ everyday problems and not just something that sounds nice and follows the trend of technology. You also need passion for what you do
Companies to attract new talented workers into the age of digital transformation and the enormous competition between them will have to share more and their needs and demands. These are not just about a good salary but also about the culture and the “climate” of the company

Read the full Interview ( In Greek):


https://goo.gl/eWAqrT

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HireFlows was selected to exhibit at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon Portugal, the biggest technology conference in the world. HireFlows has shined through its presence in its booth with more than 250 contacts and 50 demos in a day!

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 The Business Team

The Business Team

The international community has shown great interest in HireFlows which also justifies the greatest HR digital transformation taking place at the moment globally. Companies acknowledge the current issues that burden their recruitment process and are intrigued by the benefits that automation, Machine Learning and AI have to offer.

The recruitment process is one that every company has to employ multiple times during the year, which makes HireFlows an essential tool to use.

Web Summit closed with a number of memorable and valuable moments for us. From HireFlows's booth to Athens becoming an Innovation Capital, to meeting Fortune 500 companies, it has been an incredible as also a very constructive experience.


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HireFlows for Web Summit 2018!


H ομάδα του HireFlows, επιλέχθηκε ανάμεσα σε χιλιάδες συμμετοχές για να συμμετάσχει και να παρουσιάσει την ιδέα μας στο Web Summit, το μεγαλύτερο συνέδριο τεχνολογίας στον κόσμο με πάνω απο 70.000 επισκέπτες, που θα λάβει χώρα 5-8 Νοεμβρίου στη Λισσαβώνα. #HireFlowsforWebSummit

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Our team has been selected among thousands of entries to participate and present our idea at the Web Summit, the world's largest technology conference with over 70,000 visitors to be held on 5-8 November in Lisbon. #HireFlowsforWebSummit

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Are you an ambitious Web Developer, looking for a position in a VC backed startup ?

We are looking for our next Web Full Stack Developer!

Hireflows, an HR pre-seed funded startup backed by Arise and EIT Europe, is looking for a Web developer for a paid contract position.

Responsibilities:
- Create MVP of SaaS HR project for VC funded startup
- Flexible between front and back-end development
- Initiate and lead the project

Requirements
- Proven working experience in web programming
- Strong with Javascript in MEAN stack or any other
- Hands-on experience with analytics

Project Deadline: July 5

Valued Skills:

→ Experience  in ML

→ Academic Background in ML

To submit your interest, please contact [email protected] and join one of the most fun and challenging experiences of your career!




 

5 Best Interview tips that will get you the job.

Be on time (and that means early)

When preparing for a job interview one of the most important things to consider is how you are going to get there. Make sure you arrive 15 minutes early. Ensure this by knowing the address and if you can, have a trial run a couple of days before. The morning of the interview, check the traffic reports and have a backup route planned just in case. If you are travelling by train or bus, make sure you check the weather report the night before and keep an eye on the public transport websites for any delays.

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Show that you have done your homework

Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions. Potentially mention names of famous campaigns or some interesting fact that you noticed.  Link your expertise with  the company's requirements and thus promote yourself to the interviewer. Be  careful though: Don’t overdo it.  It is very important that you promote your accomplishments in moderation. You dont want to look like you are trying  too hard  or that you are speaking like you have prepared your lines from home. The interviewer can tell  when you have studied too hard, when you are cool and when you are underprepared.

Follow Up

Always follow-up with a thank you email after the interview. The best timeline would be within 24 hours after the interview. You can send a thank you note even after a phone interview. This  is an effective  way of showing  thoughtfullness, effort, and interest for the job.  You can also include any details you may have forgotten to mention during your interview. If you interview with multiple people send each one a personal email, (if you dont have their email address, then probably search that on linkedin, there’s always a way). You could also send a follow up email if you haven’t heard from the hiring manager after a long time. Maybe your CV got lost somewhere in the middle, who knows? An extra email wouldn’t hurt anyone and especially not you.

 

Review the job description

The first step in the preparation process should be to go back and review the job description. Make sure to keep an eye for the following:

  • Job title/Department

  • Duties and tasks

  • Skills required

The job title and department will give you an understanding of the major purpose of the position and where the role fits into the organisation.

Read and review the job description very thoroughly and be sure to align your competencies with the skills required for the job. Then, try to prepare  for questions around your experiences, similar tasks you have performed  in your previous jobs or even duties you have undertaken during your university years.

Research the company

Organisations look to hire people with similar values to those of the company culture. Researching the company before an interview will give you an insight into the organisation's future goals and plans and being able to discuss these points will make you seem like a long-term investment to your future employer.

Always, check the company website. You can uncover a lot of different, interesting facts.  Have they expanded recently? LinkedIn is also a good source of information. Check for the company’s products/ services, its customers basis, culture, or activities.

 

Do you write follow up emails?

Not everyone knows how important Follow up emails are. “A good candidate is a candidate who cares”.

Follow up emails come in different shapes and forms and differ according to content and timing.

 

First of all, we have the “classic”  thank you letter  sent after an interview. By thanking the interviewer for their time, shows good manners and thoughtfulness.

Everyone wants to work next to a person who respects the  time and effort of their co-workers.

 

You can also send a follow up letter to check the status of your application. Doing so demonstrates not only your interest in the position,  but also persistence to succeed. This could help get your resume or application a second look if it was passed over for some reason.

 

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Find the right Timing

Timing is key when it comes to effective follow up emails. Thank you notes following an interview or phone screen should ideally be sent within 24 hours of the contact. If you don't hear back after a few days or a week, you may want to follow up and send a short and polite email asking if there are any updates or if the position has been filled.

 

Tip: This is where it can be helpful if you asked during the interview about the timeline for hiring. (If the company interviewed you in September, but haven’t contacted you until mid October, then send a follow up asking if the position has been filled)

 

The shorter you keep it, the better!

 

You don’t have to write a huge text about how you are suitable for the job. In Follow up emails, the action matters more than the text.

 

Your main goals should be:

  1. Promote your resume

  2. Show persistence and enthusism for the job

  3. Make sure they haven’t forgotten you

  4. Include any details you forgot in the interview

  5. Appreciate the time and effort of your hiring manager


 

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in”  
— Bill Bradley