Applying for a job

Our aim is to make it fast and simple for you to apply to a job by automating all repetitive parts.

You can apply for a job either through one of the job channels in Slack or through the list of open jobs in the member area. In both cases, a private Slack channel will be created, where you can ask follow-up questions and fill out your application.

If you choose not to be a member of our Slack workspace, you can still let us know that you are interested in a job through the member area, and we will contact you via email. Since this takes more time than going through our automated Slack workflow and is more error prone (emails with job descriptions tend to get stuck in the spam folder), we suggest to always use Slack when applying for a job.

Application process

This is how the application process works:

  1. You show interest in one of our published jobs in Slack or we contact you explicitly about it.

  2. You ask any follow-up questions you might have and - if you're still interested - fill out the application form, which has four sections:

    • What makes this job appealing to you? What makes you a good candidate? Describe briefly your experiences with the mentioned skills.

    • When and for how long would you be available for this job? How many days a week could you work on it?

    • What is your preference regarding onsite vs. remote work? Do you have fixed requirements or can you adjust to the client's needs?

    • What is your hourly/daily rate for this job? (including the Uplink fee, if applicable)

After this point, it depends on whether you're applying to a direct job (published by the Uplink team) or a middleman job (published by one of our Recruiting Partners)

If it's a direct job:

  1. Someone from the Uplink team checks your application and decides whether you're a good match for the client, and possibly asks you some follow-up questions.

  2. If it's a match, we introduce you to the client. They will receive an email with a link to your profile in the company backend and you will receive a Slack message with the information included in your profile.

  3. The client can now access your profile for the next 48 hours (why?) and needs to decide within that period whether to schedule an interview with you or not. If they are interested in an interview, they can suggest up to three times that would work for them, and you will receive these via Slack.

  4. You can then either accept one of the suggested interview times or make a counter-proposal. In both cases, an email will be sent to both you and the client with that information.

At that point, the first interview between you and the client is scheduled and we are not directly involved anymore, but of course always available for questions and happy to help out if problems should occur. Once you have finished the interview, we ask you to let us know how it went and what the next steps are.

And if it's a middleman job:

  1. Someone from the Recruiting Partner who posted the job will get in touch with you via email or phone, if they think that you're a good match.

  2. If not, they will let you know as well and you will receive a notification via Slack.

  3. After talking to the recruiter, the further process depends on them and the agreement with the end customer. They will most likely forward your CV to them and wait for a response.