Blog 8.1.2024

Recruitment at Gofore  

Gofore Crew

Read this blog to find out what happens when you send your application to us!

Application, interviews (or meetings as we call them) and contracts – a traditional but well-functioning model. For us, an application or other first contact is above all the start of a conversation, through which we get to know you, your skills, and your professional life. In addition, we’re interested in hearing what motivates you! 

How do I apply to Gofore?

You can find the most up-to-date information about our open positions on our website. You can apply for a position by filling out a role-specific application or expressing your interest with an open application. We accept only application that have been sent through our applicant tracking system. 

If you already know Goforeans, you can also always ask them for more information. Goforeans have wide networks and are active recommenders. We encourage Goforeans to recommend skilled people they personally know through their professional networks. Goforeans are active recommenders, and in 2023, more than a quarter of our new hires came through recommendations.  

Our recruitment team reads all incoming applications and recommendations and strives to match talent with the needs of our current customer projects. The recruitment team is specialised in understanding our organisation’s needs and capabilities, and we always assess your skillset against all the needs at Gofore. Therefore, it may occasionally happen that we ask for your interest regarding a different job from the one you originally applied for. If you have written a separate application letter, it helps us to get to know you, your skills and experience even further. With your permission, we store your data in our system.

We will try to inform you as quickly as possible how the recruitment process is progressing in your case.

Whenever we have new project opportunities, we may also return to previously sent applications and contact you later. And even if we have your application in our recruitment system, you can always contact us again if your work situation changes or you are interested in another role. 

What is the recruitment process like?

Our recruitment process usually has three stages, including 2–3 rounds of meetings and a task related to your professional expertise. In the process, you will meet your potential People Leader, your recruiter, and a future, senior colleague. 

We want to get to know you and your skills, hear what motivates you and how you want to develop professionally. We also want to give you the best possible understanding of Gofore, our customers, projects and the role you are applying for. 

In the first meeting you usually talk with not only the recruiter, but also your future People Leader or colleague, and you get to get to know Gofore’s culture, projects and customers. 

In the second meeting, we will evaluate together your skills and substance for the role you are applying for. Depending on the role you have applied for, we ask you to do a practice or simulation task in advance or on-site. In many cases, you will get to select the type and way of doing the task. Our goal is to provide not only a learning experience but also as much food for thought as possible for the future because, despite there being a task, the meeting is very discussion-oriented. After the second meeting, when we understand your wishes and the level of your skills better, we continue full speed with finding you a suitable project. 

We have offices in Finland and around Europe, and you are always welcome to visit us at our office premises. Interviews may take place both virtually and at the office (our offices are all easily accessible, modern, and comfortable!). 

After the meetings, we make our decision and a possible job offer. Please note that with some recruitments, before making an actual offer, we aim to first match you with a project. This is called a conditional offer. We believe that this improves employee experience, as we are able to provide a project right after your start at Gofore, and your waiting time is kept minimal. When we get to the actual offer stage, we do our best to make our offer reflect your current level of skills and your development wishes. Our employee benefits, different types of bonuses and our own collective agreement bring a notable addition to the offer’s basic compensation. When the employment contract has been signed, your preboarding begins and you, among other things, get to choose your work equipment (laptop, software, licenses, phone, headphones, etc.). The employment contract is signed electronically.

Open application

Are you interested in Gofore as a work community, but couldn’t find a suitable role? You can send us an open application. 

We’d love to hear about your experience and motivations through as concrete examples as possible. We hope that you already understand our business enough that you have a vision of your future career path with us. 

We read each application carefully and will be happy to start discussions with you when we see that our needs and your skills meet.  

Why work at Gofore?

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Candidate experience excellent

We pay special attention to each applicant encounter, with the goal of providing the best possible candidate experience. In the most recent evaluation, Gofore’s overall candidate experience achieved an average score of 4.39/5, which reflects our commitment to respectful and professional interaction throughout the entire recruitment process. Particularly highlighted were interactions with Goforeans, receiving sufficient information about Gofore, its culture, and everyday work, as well as the speed of the recruitment process.

Over 95% of applicants felt that they were treated with great respect, which attests to our warm and humane approach. Additionally, 89% of applicants felt that the recruitment process matched Gofore’s employer image, our commitment to openness and transparency. Nearly 90% of respondents still consider Gofore as an attractive employer for the future, which motivates us to continue our work in developing an excellent candidate experience.

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