Who we are

And why we do it

Why we only work for Startups

We believe Startups and Scale-ups are great places to learn, to grow, and to make an impact on the world. The speed with which they innovate and change demands a lot of their employees. On top of this, startups need talent that is particularly scarce and hard to find: growth hackers, developers, UI/UX designers, data scientists, SaaS specialists. As we help them find that talent, they have a fighting chance against the big guys. 


Why we are not traditional recruiters

Recruiting has a pretty bad name, and we understand why. No-cure-no-pay recruiting agencies are evil. And in-house corporate recruiters are under constant pressure and overloaded with other tasks, with no time to source talent, or keep up with industry developments. Posting a vacancy on LinkedIn, post and pray, is no longer working. So we have decided to train a new generation of tech recruiters.


We are Talent Hackers

[tal-uhnt hak-er] (noun) = Growth hacker + Consultant + Recruiter
A person with a growth mindset, experimenting with different innovative methods to find talent, and communicating with that talent in an efficient and respectful manner.

Growth Hacking transformed Digital Marketing by borrowing mindsets and practical skills from other areas. Recruiting too is being disrupted by a new generation of recruiters. And we want to lead in that transformation.

Truly understanding technology and business is required to connect with CTO’s, developers, digital marketers and other tech talent. We need to be fast learners because our skills, domains like sourcing, email marketing, growth hacking, project management, evolve so quickly. Our growth mindset is crucial, and we keep learning with experiments, data drivenness, celebrating failures and becoming better than we were before.

How we do it

Work for us, and never be bored again

As a team, we become the recruiting department for a startup. We run their recruiting processes and find new talent from within their offices. Isn't that cool?! We immerse ourselves in their culture, work with founders, investors, employees. We even have our own email addresses there. This makes reaching out to candidates intimate, easy and personal. We are not just another headhunter, and the talent knows it. As a LevelUp employee, you will always work for multiple startups at any given time. There's no way you'll learn more about startups anywhere else.

We find and engage talent, we screen their profiles, have an initial chat over the phone, we participate in face to face interviews. We coach the clients, help them make an offer. We can truly advise our customers, because we are objective and honest and we understand their business.

We help define employer brand and company culture. Most of all, we run an efficient, high-quality recruitment process that delivers the best tech talent. And in the meantime, we help build a permanent recruiting organisation.

We build startup teams - We turn startups into Hiring Machines



Startup Recruitment Meetup at LevelUp offices (Jan.'18)

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Current openings

Recruitment & Talent Hacking

Lead Startup Tech Recruiter (Managing Partner)
Recruitment & Talent Hacking
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
(Senior) Startup Tech Recruiter
Recruitment & Talent Hacking
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Startup Talent Hacker
Recruitment & Talent Hacking
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Growth

Growth Hacker
Growth
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Freelance Designer
Growth
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Client Executive Startups
Growth
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Internships

Internship: Startup Talent Hacker
Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Internship: Data Engineer
Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Internship: Social Media & Employer Branding
Internships
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Perks & Benefits

Because our fun delivers our quality

  • Work in-office at multiple startups
  • Sourcing Certification
  • In-house tech recruiting meetups
  • Personal Coaching track
  • Macbook + Monitor setup
  • Mobile phone contract
  • Arcade + Ping Pong
  • Onefit (Yoga / Sport) subscription
  • Biggest startup hub in Europe
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Free lunch (Yasss!)
  • LevelUp Academy

Where The Magic Happens

Amsterdam

Amsterdam (B.2 building)

John M. Keynesplein 12-46

"Here, ’transparency’ is way more than a buzzword, it’s how we do work every day: we’re (radically!) honest about what we expect from one another and I think this is why we can bring our own strengths to the table every day and get things done fast and efficient."

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Laura Petrescu
Talent Hacker @ LevelUp Ventures

"I loved working at LevelUp because you get an inside view of so many awesome startups - you get to develop intimate relationships with these companies and add value on the recruitment side. Also, the relentless focus on tooling, automation and process improvement makes the day-to-day very diversified."

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Jeremy van Willigen
Recruiter @ MessageBird

"The best place to grow as a recruiter! You have the platform to shine, fail, learn, be awkward and accepted. It's something rare these days. On another note, LevelUp uses lots of growth hacking techniques, tries to be as data driven as possible and takes on a consulting role while dealing with their clients. They are not just there to execute, but they are also there to advise, and be a real partner during the whole recruitment process. "

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Andrei Curtui
Tech Recruiter @ LevelUp Ventures

“Very pleasant atmosphere! Lots of laughter on the work-floor, which made me feel at ease - it also boosted my confidence level immediately. LevelUp allows and encourages you to investigate, experiment and pick out things. In addition, to be involved in a great deal of cool startups is very amusing and ultimately adds to your own network as well!”

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Julia Jansen Schoonhoven
Innovation Manager @ VIVAT