14 Dec Searching for a SaaS Job in London? Kandidate can help now
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And now a word from our sponsor… We’re thrilled to welcome Kandidate to the Sales Confidence family. Let’s find out more about them.
One of the great things about running Sales Confidence is partnering up with other like-minded organisations. We’ve been privileged to have long-standing associations with great businesses such as Notion and Cognism. Now, it’s time to welcome our newest Sales Confidence partner, Kandidate.
Who is Kandidate? What’s their story? How can this alliance bring value to our thousands of Sales Confidence followers? Let’s find out.
Who is Kandidate?
Kandidate is recruitment platform helping to connect SaaS talent with Series A and B funded startups. With over 13,000 registered candidates in areas such as:
What Kandidate does differently is collect more than 25 data points about its applicants, not traditionally seen on CVs or LinkedIn. For example, when you register for Kandidate, you get to specify what you would like to be paid in your next role. This helps you save time and effort, as you’ll only be matched with positions that are right for you.
Meet Alex van Klaveren
Kandidate’s CEO and Co-Founder is Alex van Klaveren. Alex has been running startups for more than 20 years, so it’s no surprise he has strong views on startup life, sales and leadership. I sat down with Alex to seal our partnership and glean some of that knowledge.
‘Kandidate came about because I saw startups struggling for talent. It wasn’t a talent issue though. It was a process issue. Our platform addresses this problem in a way that puts people first.’
‘For our candidates, I want Kandidate to be the one place to get jobs right now. I want to make sure you get paid correctly. When 50% of sales salaries is OTE, that’s so important.’
Alex runs the sales operation at Kandidate, so naturally, I asked him for a sales tip.
‘Listen. The art of sales is listening. If you’ve been a meeting with a customer and you have hardly said anything, it’s gone well!’
Raising the bar for SaaS in London
For Alex, the partnership between Kandidate and Sales Confidence is about much more than boosting his brand.
Alex spent many years out in Silicon Valley and saw first-hand how they created an environment that nurtures startups to become household names.
‘Build trust. Share knowledge. Make connections. That’s how Silicon Valley grew to what it is today. Out there, companies back each other. It’s expected of you. It creates an ecosystem where success is self-fulfilling.’
‘The UK should be like that. London is currently in 3rd behind San Francisco and New York. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be 2nd at least!’
Let’s get together
It’s a pleasure to welcome Alex and Kandidate into the Sales Confidence family. I hope you’ll come to one of our great Sales Confidence events soon and meet us both in person. You can find our schedule of events and grab tickets by clicking here.
To find out more about how Kandidate can help you find your next SaaS role or hire your next team, click here.