How we work: Insights into IT Recruitment Workflow — the Candidate Search Stage

We recently started a series of articles dedicated to insights into our work.
In the previous article, we talked about the initial stage: acquaintance and vacancy discussion.

Today, we will delve into the second step – the search.



As an international IT recruitment agency, we use all existing tools and platforms for recruiting: for example, AmazingHiring, Podbor, Habr. Careers and others.
Besides that, we search for candidates on GitHub, LinkedIn, Telegram, other social media channels and the Lucky Hunter candidate database.
Also, we would like to remind you that we never contact candidates via WhatsApp. Learn how to identify and protect yourself from scammers.


Regarding processing candidates' CVs daily, the statistics may vary depending on the vacancy and its specifics. Generally speaking, a recruiter at Lucky Hunter handles more than three hundred resumes daily and sends around a hundred emails to candidates.
Consider that these are the average numbers, and they might get higher/lower depending on circumstances like interviews, meetings, etc.

CV selection and initial interview

At Lucky Hunter, our commitment is to provide swift service. Typically, we ensure the delivery of the first CVs of relevant candidates within four days after the discussion of the vacancy.

After the initial discussion, we started our search. Usually, we dedicate a team of an IT recruiter and an IT researcher to work on a vacancy. This collaborative approach enhances the accuracy of the search and expedites the selection process.


What is a name-check?

A name-check involves verifying the names of candidates within the company's database. This process is essential to confirm whether other recruitment agencies or in-house recruiters from the client company are already in contact with the candidate.

Once we confirm that the candidate is not in the client's database, we schedule an initial interview with the specialist. Typically lasting 20-30 minutes, this interview constitutes a crucial step in the hiring process. During this initial communication, we:
  • 1
    Provide information about our client's company, assessing the candidate's interest in the project.
  • 2
    Verify the relevance of the information presented in the candidate's portfolio.
  • 3
    Evaluate the practical application of the candidate's hard skills by posing brief theoretical questions.
  • 4
    Assess the strength of the specialist's soft skills, considering it a pivotal aspect in our evaluation.
  • 5
    Evaluate the specialist's motivation and generate interest in the position, exploring ways to tailor an offer that aligns with their preferences and career aspirations.
If we identify the candidate as a suitable fit for the position, we proceed to send the specialist’s CV to the client. Additionally, we enhance the CV with our screening, formulated based on insights gathered during the initial communication.


After forwarding the CVs of the selected IT specialists, we await our client's feedback. If the client is interested in a specialist based on their CV and ready to schedule an interview, we determine a suitable time for both the candidate and the client. We ensure the interview takes place, monitor for any unforeseen challenges, and consistently provide support, standing by in case any issues arise.
If the client finds the candidate unsuitable, we identify the reasons and make adjustments to our search strategy. It allows us to target the client’s requirements more effectively and enhance the precision of our ongoing search process.
All specialists who successfully undergo the interview with Lucky Hunter recruiters and proceed to the second interview with the client constitute a pool of finalists. This stage marks a significant step towards successfully filling the vacancy. However, this is an entirely different phase of the hiring process, which we'll elaborate on in the upcoming article.

At Lucky Hunter, we help businesses find IT specialists tailored to their specific needs. Contact us today to receive a free consultation with our CEO.

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