In this week’s placement of the week, Bassan Karame and Edgar Guzman demonstrate how a quick response time, efficient teamwork and having a ‘hot list’ of good quality candidates can result in a very short recruitment process and a very happy client.
Their client is a creator of secure, shared wireless network technology and infrastructure which helps telecommunications service show the potential of 5G. The client originally partnered with First Point Group in the London to recruit into their UK telecoms team. Upon expanding into the United States, the client was referred from our London team to Bassan and Edgar in our Dallas office.
The client was recruiting a Core Engineer as part of its expansion into the open ran US market. Due to our London team’s good relationship with the client, they had no hesitation in asking our Dallas team to help recruit for their open ran jobs. In the initial call, our team discussed and understood the client’s US expansion plans and future projects. With this information, Edgar Guzman felt that he would find the perfect candidate by utilising his existing candidate network. After approaching a specific telecoms engineer that he had in mind for the open ran job (who unfortunately wasn’t available), Edgar was referred by that candidate to one of their peers. The referred telecoms engineers provided Edgar with information about his career ambitions, skillset and experience, and from that conversation Edgar knew he had the perfect person for the job….and the client agreed. The recruitment process was very short, and no other candidates were shortlisted or interviewed for this role.
The success of this placement has resulted in our Dallas team being given a second role to recruit for – a RAN Engineer job.
Edgar Guzman commented “This placement shows how powerful is to have a Hot List and ask for referrals whenever candidates are not the right fit for a particular position. When I engaged with the referred candidate, I knew he was going to be the right candidate, and also his disposition towards the process was great. The next great news is that we are close to filling the second role and hopefully we will make it 2 placements out of 2 roles received.”
First Point Group is a global specialist telecoms recruitment agency with offices in Shenzhen, Dallas, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Dubai, Johannesburg, and Hong Kong. We partner with many of the world’s largest telecommunications organisations helping them to recruit for the most sought-after jobs in telecoms. For more information, contact a member of the First Point Group team in your local region.