Are you Scaling Your Team?

You're building your team, and you need recruiters. How does TechRec Academy work?​

Our students are experienced recruiters looking to become in-house tech recruiters. We vet not only for recruiters with stellar recruiting skills, but also for those with the Key Traits for Success.

We collaborate with our network of recruiting and engineering leaders to develop a training program specifically designed to help recruiters learn the skills and knowledge needed to be effective.

We train our students over the course of a     12-week part-time class, where students learn technology, sharpen their recruiting skills, and learn how to work effectively with technical hiring teams.

We've built a community to provide TechRec Academy alumni with continued training and support while they work in their new jobs as technical recruiters within companies.

"The team you build is the company you build." 

 - Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

What are the Key Traits for Success?

During the application process, we vet recruiters based on these qualities:

Intellectual Curiosity

We look for recruiters who love to ask, "Why?" They enjoy learning about the latest technologies, and they always strive to understand how their hiring impacts the business as a whole. 

Data-Driven Problem Solving

We target recruiters who think critically and creatively. They aren't afraid to recommend courses of action, and they pore through data to figure out how to improve their recruiting processes.

Emotional Intelligence

We focus on bringing in recruiters that communicate effectively and resonate well with a wide range of people and personalities, so they are able to build teams with a diverse background.

 

What are the Key Traits for Success?

During the application process, we vet recruiters based on these qualities:

Intellectual Curiosity

We look for recruiters who love to ask, "Why?" They enjoy learning about the latest technologies, and they always strive to understand how their hiring impacts the business as a whole. 

Grit

We bring on recruiters that can handle the stress and ups and downs that can happen in recruiting. They have the resilience to keep going when things get tough, and they focus on what they can control.

Data-Driven

We target recruiters who think critically and creatively. They pore through metrics to figure out how to improve recruiting processes, and they aren't afraid to recommend courses of action based on data.

Candidate Experience

We seek recruiters who truly care about their candidate's experience in the interview process. They understand their candidate's needs and strive to establish lasting relationships.

Empathy & Listening

We focus on bringing in recruiters that understand how to connect with a wide range of different people so they can build diverse teams and work effectively with various hiring managers.

Active Communication

We find recruiters that are skilled at storytelling, at influencing leadership teams, and at proactively guiding hiring managers, candidates, and interview teams through the interview process.  

"If you listen to any CEO of a high-growth company for more than 5 minutes, you’ll likely hear them say hiring is their number one obstacle to achieving their financial, customer and product objectives. It’s SO true."

- David Salinger, Founder, EyeLevel

Recruiters We've Trained Have Been Hired At:

 

"A good recruiting process focuses and aligns recruiters to deliver the best to the organization. Ultimately, recruiting should be viewed as a business partner, someone who is critical to the success of the business."

- Mathew Caldwell, Head of Talent, Instacart