Recent graduate Vinayak Arora was looking for his first sales job and he knew that the typical job search would take about 3 to 4 months.
Read our interview with Vinayak to learn why he calls Ideal the “perfect job finder.”
Why did you choose to sign up with Ideal?
I wanted a job and I saw an ad for Ideal. I could see right away from your website that you were very different from traditional job boards so I signed up for an account.
What was your experience with Ideal’s sign up process?
Ideal’s sign up process was very streamlined and nice: you upload your resume and complete the personality assessment.
I liked the personality assessment part because it gives you insight into yourself.
A lot of time at interviews, you’re asked, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” and identifying those yourself can be difficult. So with the assessment results, you can take that information into an interview. The best part of Ideal was that unlike job boards – where you just post your resume and you start searching for jobs yourself – Ideal takes the effort to match candidates to the right job and set up interviews. My Talent Scout took the pain out of the job search and provided personalized help, in contrast to other job portals. That was a completely new experience for me.
How many sales job matches did you receive and how many interviews did you go on from Ideal?
I received 3 or 4 job matches. I went on two interviews and I got hired at the second interview.
How soon from when you signed up for Ideal did you start your sales job that Ideal matched you to?
It took me about 4 to 6 weeks. It was fast in comparison to the typical job search, which in my experience takes about 3 to 4 months.
What do you like about the job that you got hired through Ideal?
Two key aspects: first, because of my technical background, I wanted to go into tech sales. When you understand technology, I feel you better understand the customer’s reasons for purchasing it. Second, the company that hired me has a brand name as a leading IT provider.
Based on your experience, would you recommend Ideal to a friend?
Definitely, I’ve already recommended it to 3 or 4 friends. I told my friends, “They got me a job, they’ll get you a job too!”
How would you describe Ideal in one sentence?
It’s really hard to find a job these days, especially for recent graduates.
Ideal got me my first job in Canada. For me, you are the perfect job finder.
Is there anything else you’d like to say about your experience with Ideal?
Your screening process, your efficiency, and my personal Talent Scout, who took such great pains to help me with my job search – it was a very nice experience.
Thanks so much for sharing your sales job success story, Vinayak!