16
Jul
2021

Uptime’s HR Manager Answers 5 Common Questions Heard From Job Applicants 

Uptime almost always has room for hard-working and diligent people within its ranks, which means that you can find a handful of vacancies at almost any time. In order to make the application process easier and add some more transparency to the whole process, Uptime’s HR Manager Marge answers the five most common questions she has heard in interviews and in interactions with candidates. 

What does working with Uptime look like? 

Uptime has been operating in the IT sector since 1992, which means that we have had quite a long time to build a company where it is really nice to work at. There are hundreds of different aspects to highlight about Uptime, but for sure you can expect freedom and expectation to make decisions and take responsibility, flexibility, stability, interesting projects, awesome team events, and a culture that contributes to your development. 

When working with us, you can contribute to interesting and challenging projects, while being connected with large and well-known companies – our clients include L’Oreal, G4S, ABB, and several other industry leaders. 

You can read more about working with us here. 

I would like to join Uptime (in some role), but there doesn’t seem to be a listing for it at the moment. What to do? 

We almost always have room for the best, which means that although we may not be actively recruiting for a position at a particular time, it is still worthwhile to get in touch. If your experience so far is strong enough and we see that you fit in well with Uptime’s culture, then there’s a pretty good chance that we will extend you an offer. 

So, feel free to write to career@uptime.eu, add your CV or LinkedIN profile link and briefly state why you want to join us. 

What does the Uptime recruitment process look like? 

The exact process depends a bit on the position you are applying for. 

The very first step is to send your CV or LinkedIN profile link to career@uptime.eu. If we are impressed by what we see, we will arrange the first interview – usually with me or with our recruitment specialist Ingrit. The purpose of this interview is to get to know you a bit better and see if you’d fit in well with our team. 

If the first interview goes well, we will arrange a second one soon. Several different people may join this interview, for example, our CEO Eero or CTO Raimo. In this interview, we will dive a bit deeper and with technical roles, you can expect some technical talk as well.  

The second interview is usually followed by a third, with the leader of the team you are joining. If the team leader is unable to participate in the interview, another team member will join the meeting. It is also worth noting that in between the interviews, we may ask you to complete an assignment, depending on your role, to get a clearer picture of your skills. 

If all the interviews are successfully behind us and both you and we see that it’s a good idea to move forwards, then we’ll extend you an offer.   

How to make sure that my resume stands out from the crowd? 

You could write a book on how to create a good CV (and quite a few have been written), but above all, it is worth remembering that your CV should give the recruiter a clear picture of why you would be suitable for a role, what your experience is, and what value you can add to the team. Therefore, before sending your CV, you should critically review it and make sure that: 

  • The information there is up to date and accurate; 
  • Previous experience that could help you in your new role is clearly highlighted; 
  • Your CV is easy to read and does not include unnecessary information. 

But keep in mind that we don’t hire anyone just based on the CV: if we see something that we like, we’ll schedule an interview and get to know you better. 

What do other people think about working at Uptime? 

Good question, have a read: