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Testimonials from Candidates 2017-04-30T23:11:08+00:00

Here are some testimonials from a few of the many candidates we’ve worked with. They have been edited for brevity and names have been made anonymous.

“They have been extremely helpful in matching start-up jobs. I was lucky enough to work with them, and Skyrocket Ventures is the only team I trust. They do a very good job in introducing new opportunities tailored to individual needs, setting up interviews, and providing you feedback in a professional manner. I am very impressed with the companies they work with as well. While working with them, I realized that they have a very good reputation among companies too. I would recommend anyone serious about looking for start-up company positions to work with them immediately. There are simply no better third party recruiters in the bay area.”
J.C.

“My experience with Skyrocket was definitely a positive one.
The Skyrocket team reached out to me while I was at my former employer.
Submitting applications on company websites rarely got me anywhere and it felt like if I didn’t personally know someone at the company, my resume was lost in the pile of applicants and I never heard back. The only luck I really had was when companies would reach out to me via LinkedIn, but that meant I didn’t pick my employers, rather they were picking me.

When Skyrocket started working for me was when things really changed. It began with a call where they learned all about my past projects, skill set and motivations. Then they asked about my personal preferences:

What types of products did I want to work on?
In what field did I want to concentrate?
How big of a company did I want to apply for?
Where did I want to work?
What programming languages and technologies am I interested in?

They took all my answers and quickly lined up phone screens with companies that matched exactly with my desires. The phone screens turned into interviews, which turned into offers and finally I chose to work at a very exciting and promising start-up.

I couldn’t be happier with my decision and the new position.

I owe a debt of gratitude to Skyrocket for not just making it incredibly easy to get into companies for interviews, but also for pushing me out of my comfort zone to consider opportunities that I would’ve normally shied from. Skyrocket focused on what would make me successful not just in the near term future, but what is best for my career growth and long-term happiness.

I would highly encourage anyone who is considering pursuing a different company to contact Skyrocket and see how well they work for you.

Even if you aren’t sure you want a change, let Skyrocket do the legwork to expose you to new career options and actually get you in front of potential employers. You won’t regret it.”
W.M.

“They provided me with numerous leads to companies who all seemed, in different ways, to be a great fit. They worked with my schedule and desires while staying on top of the details of my interview process. Through this I was able to get a much wider breadth of options than I would have without their help, and ultimately they lead me to a company that is exactly what I asked for.”
P.G.

“They helped me land a position that I am very excited to start at and get my hands dirty. They definitely changed the way I think about looking for a job. We didn’t always agree about how to proceed, but the strategy discussions we had always led to a positive conclusion.”
W.T.

“They were very hard working, helpful, and conscientious when working with me. They went above and beyond the call to ensure I was paired up with companies that were a great fit and met my expectations. I would certainly recommend their services to anyone looking for recruiting help. They were very professional and top-rate.”
C.M.

“They are a really excellent team for job search. While they worked with me in locating my current job, they didn’t just try to “push me out of the door” for any job opportunity. They constantly communicated with me regarding the directions I want to go and this was really their main focus while we were working together. The team worked with me really efficiently, everyone worked with me on different aspects of the job search, nobody called me up to ask the same question again. They even followed up with me quite often afterwards, to check if I like the new environment and get feedback. Their team is very responsible, and they really focus on the customers’ requirement. I definitely recommend the team for job search.”
H.W.

“I worked with them during my most recent job search, and, having worked with other recruiters in the past, found myself continually surprised by both the quality of the interviews I received and the straight-forward nature of their advice. Many recruiters I’ve worked with in the past will essentially set you up with any interview they can, and then pressure you to accept the highest salary offer; this was not the case with them. They not only put me in touch with employers that were uniformly a good fit for my skill-set, but also gave me extremely sound advice once the offers started coming in – I would highly recommend them to any job seeker.”
E.D.

“They excelled at matching me to positions that were both relevant to my expertise and my interest. They performed one of the most exhaustive interviews of my requirements and skill sets before matching me to jobs. They then provided feedback to help me tighten up my resume, and within hours they had 5-6 well-matching jobs in my mailbox that I was excited to pursue! That quickly led to a whirlwind of interviews with multiple companies, finally ending in a great job at a fantastic company! I would definitely recommend them to both companies and individuals looking for matches.”
K.R.

“The team at Skyrocket was amazing to work with when I was job hunting. They treated me like I was their most important client and never hesitated in approaching me with great opportunities that matched up well with what I was looking for. I will definitely be working with their team again in the future, and I highly recommend them.”
A.L.

“They helped me get placed at an excellent startup that was a great fit in terms of the opportunity and work culture. They really worked hard to find a match and really took the time to understand my needs and situation. I’m glad I worked with them and if I ever need help in the future, they’ll be the first people I will call.”
J.F.

“They are go-getters, an excellent quality for a recruiter. Since our first introduction, they continually proposed job opportunities that were of interest to me. When they found me a company I thought was a good match to pursue, they were helpful during the entire process, from the initial meet and greet, the interview, and the offer process. I highly recommend them to handle your recruiting needs.”
C.N.

“I was very happy working with them. They are very dedicated and effective. They did a very good job in connecting me to many companies having opening positions. I trusted them on finding and initiating those connections. I would highly recommend them to others.”
T.B.

“They were key to the introductions to several hot companies. They did an awesome job with cultural fits between myself and the companies!”
A.K.

“They are terrific at technical recruitment. They worked very hard. They understood what I was looking for very well, helped me organize and schedule multiple interviews a day. I had a job offer within 3 weeks of first contact.”
R.C.

“The developer job market is super-hot right now. Skyrocket Ventures are who you want as your partner. Hot connections to startups and tenacity in landing developers makes a killer combination. I was a little leery of using recruiters to explore the landscape this time around, but they have been a huge help, and I look forward to working with them from the other side. You rock.”
E.A.

“They didn’t seem to just help me find a job, I felt they were helping me shape my career goal, and looking for the opportunities that best fit that goal. They offered a lot of insight to the type of organizations that I have little experience with, which helped tremendously. What I particularly appreciate is even if my decision was not what they recommended, instead of being pushy and commanding, he was very understanding. I will definitely come back to them when I’m looking for next job, and would recommend them to anyone who wants to have a successful career in the software industry.”
K.J.

“As recruiters, they are excellent at finding career opportunities that matched what I was looking for. They do a good job with following up after each interview to let me know the company’s feedback. I’d definitely recommend them to anybody that’s looking for a new opportunity.”
Z.L.

“I really enjoyed working with them. They know the space well and were able to connect me with lots of great companies quickly. They are easy to work with and talk to. I recommend other job seekers to talk to them, they will make your search easier.”
M.N.

“They found some great opportunities that were really well aligned with my interests and capabilities. Without their referral, I probably would not have found my current job (that I’m very happy in). Working with them made the process of changing jobs so much easier, I would highly recommend Skyrocket Ventures.”
T.W.

“I am a senior software engineer and I was job hunting and came across them. They got me into interviews with top-tier companies that I don’t think I could have without their contacts. They are available almost round the clock including weekends. If you are looking for a job in the industry and looking for a reliable recruiter, they are a good resource.”
D.K.

“Skyrocket Ventures is the first recruiting firm I’ve ever worked with, and I’ve had a very pleasant experience. I’ve worked with them for almost a year, and I was set up with interviews with many great companies. Even though I did not take a job through them in the end, I was impressed with their work. I’ll be calling them whenever I look for a job again.”
M.C.

“They were a great help in a recent job search. They found a number of great career opportunities and were very supportive throughout the entire process. I was especially impressed with their in-depth knowledge about each company that they recommended. It was a pleasure to work with them and I’m very happy with the results.”
H.H.

“Skyrocket Ventures did an amazing job finding me great opportunities. They work with highly desirable companies, one of which I now work for. If you have the skills you should definitely contact them.”
R.C.

“They are a pleasure to work with. They communicate very well and are very good at working with clients to help them find a job that fits their skills and needs. They have a number of connections and work very hard to find people a job that they will love.”
B.K.

“Skyrocket was an invaluable resource during my search for a new job. They were always helpful, very engaged, and friendly.”
J.D.

“They did an excellent job finding opportunities that matched my interests. They watched over every step of the interview process and made sure I always had the information I needed to make the right decision.”
R.L.

“Skyrocket provided me with multiple options for a new job, and the necessary encouragement to see them through. Ultimately, they found me a great position at a startup company. I’d certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a change in their employment situation.”
K.C.

“Skyrocket helped my new company recruit me. It helped that my company’s team members were all extremely easy to talk with. What really helped me, though, was Skyrocket’s close monitoring of our negotiations. They were always very encouraging. My overall impression is that for any interview and negotiation (if you get that far) is that Skyrocket really does look out for *everyone’s* best interest, not just theirs or the candidate’s or the company’s.”
D.K.

“When I was looking for a job earlier this year, they found almost a perfect fit for my skills. I learned a lot, met some brilliant people, and helped launch a useful and successful product. Thanks Skyrocket!”
M.E.

“They are excellent recruiters. Matches that they found were always relevant and interesting to explore. They were also very open to my feedback and adjusted their results based on it. I would definitely recommend them to anybody who is looking for a new opportunity.”
B.S.

“I worked with their team when I was recently looking for employment. They have many great contacts and was able to broker many interview opportunities with several outstanding companies. They helped guide me throughout the recruitment process and were very helpful and professional. I was very pleased with the assistance that they provided and would highly recommend working with them.”
K.C.

“They are very personable and professional recruiters who work well with clients and candidates to find the perfect match for both sides. I’d highly recommend them to any growing company looking for a productive recruiter.”
A.V.

“They contacted me regarding an executive opportunity he was working on for a client. Their description of the position was spot on and after speaking with the hiring manager, I decided to continue the interview process. During the interview cycle they were always available for consultation and provided an excellent link between myself and the hiring manager. As it turned out the position was a win-win for all concerned and I accepted a good offer from the company. They were instrumental in the process and I would recommend them to anyone for their recruiting needs.”
D.W.

“They are a true fountain of knowledge when it comes to the job market. They are top shelf among recruiters. In addition to helping me land a killer job, they have also given me excellent advice on how to achieve my long term career goals. I highly recommend working with them.”
I.M.

“Their team was truly incredible. They helped guide me along my whole search process. Along the way I had to make some tough decisions and they gave me invaluable advice. They help the candidate figure out what they want to achieve in the long term and then try to align your goals with potential companies. I am very grateful to their team. I would recommend them and their professional services to anyone that is looking for a career change.”
D.S.

“They have been a pleasure to work with. They spent time to understand their clients’ need, and follow closely at each step. They strive to create win-win situation, and provide valuable advice. They demonstrate high integrity and are result driven.”
Z.X.

“My experience with them has been top-notch. Intuitively, they have matched me up with employers that are great fits for not just my engineering skill, but also my personality and work ethic. Simply put, they know when they’ve got a compatible match and are effective at making it happen. On top of all of that, they are detail oriented and well coordinated. They engender the feeling of recruiting as a team effort. They have earned a permanent place on my roster of recruiters.”
B.M.