Startup Recruiter

LevelUp Ventures Published: July 25, 2017


Does the thought of a cold-calling traditional agency recruiter make you shudder? Do you prefer to get a kick from finding hidden talent online and building relationships? Well...we assume that by even reading this, you’re interested in modern-day recruiting.

Join us at LevelUp Ventures, to deliver awesome talent to fast growing, innovative startups here in the Netherlands.

What's a Startup Recruiter?

As our Startup Recruiter, you’ll be helping to build the teams of tomorrow for our startups. From developers to marketeers to operations, you are there to help our clients to address their talent needs, using startup-friendly and modern techniques.

No cold calls in sight. We use the latest recruiting tools, online marketing and personal relations to help find great talent for our clients. You will explore new ways of connecting the right talent to the right startups...who reads job boards anyway? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

You will enjoy getting innovative with sourcing, engaging and dealing with potential candidates, as well as the startups that we’re lucky to call our clients.

What's unique about the role?

  • Our clients - we only work with the most promising startups, which gives you an exciting platform on which to do your job. You will build and run recruiting processes for many of these amazing founders & their teams.
  • Direct value -  unlike those recruiters over in the corporates, we’re a startup and we work for startups. That means you’ll be adding direct value to both us and our clients....and trust us, that’s a good feeling.
  • Creative - recruiting doesn’t have to bore. We have fun exploring new tools and workflows, and you’ll be directly involved at improving these processes.
  • Personal - we value the personal touch, and so do our clients. This is a great opportunity to step away from email/phone, and build real realtionships with talented people and innovative startups.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Love the challenge of finding & engaging talent digitally, balancing personalisation and conversion with efficiency using various growth hacking tools
  • Manage and own your project to overdeliver and make everyone happy
  • Be an executor, we like people with the perseverance to get it done
  • Work together in small teams with project managers, customers and sourcers
  • Write attractive job descriptions and personal email reach-outs
  • (Learn) growth hacking and how to source talent online

What you'll get from us:

  • Awesome office located in central Amsterdam at WeWork (think coffee, beers, bitterballen, events galore)
  • Training in the newest & coolest recruiting tech
  • Exposure to many of the coolest startups on the Dutch scene and work directly from their offices
  • A steep learning curve, both developing you personally and your online talent skills
  • A shiny macbook, desktop setup, mobile phone plan and competitive salary are all part of the deal


  • You are smart digital native and 'get' things quickly
  • You have 0-3 years working experience in talent/recruitment, online marketing and/or a customer-facing startup role
  • You prefer to get things done instead of chatting about it
  • You love structuring your work and have strong attention for details
  • You have lots of personality, presence and are high-energy (like us)
  • You have high integrity and ethics
  • You are flexible & resilient when working in small rotating teams

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