Principal DevOps Managing Recruitment Consultant
On the client side, he offers over a decades' worth of experience regarding best practices, how to attract talent, and the best interview process.
Cengiz's favourite thing about his job is having the chance to work with companies that are impacting the world for the better for example in the sustainability and ‘Tech For Good’ space.
A little known fact about Cengiz is that he is a massive Chelsea Fan and is also big into self-development!
Working at a start up getting the right people onboard is an absolute must! We recently advertised for a full stack developer and found that all the agencies we went to initially were just throwing CVs at us without taking time to understand us as a business. When I finally arrived at Cengiz he really went above and beyond to get to the bottom of what we wanted not just with regards to the technical skillset but also being mindful of culture and how the potential candidate would fit into the company. This was evident in that we interviewed almost all the candidates he connected us with and ended up making offers to three of them. An extremely personable, friendly, and polite guy he made the whole journey simple from start to finish. I would highly recommend Cengiz as an individual but also, it's clear that Understanding Recruitment have their process and procedures right from the bottom up allowing their consultants to meet the demands of their clients.
Cengiz is a great resource to have on side when entering a job application. He's thorough with the details and really goes above and beyond to support candidates and answer any questions. I found his manner the perfect balance between proactive, engaged and respectful of my own time and space. There was never any pressure or rush- it really did feel like we were a team through the process together. And for anyone going through a similar application process, I can fully support having Cengiz as a team player on your side.
Cengiz was the recruitment advisor for me at my current job at Interactive Advisors (Interactive Brokers). From day zero it has been an amazing experience working with him. He is transparent, super accessible and detail oriented for each and every step in the interview process. He carefully listened to my concerns from salary expectations to the company work culture and got answers to each concern in no time. On several occasions he had gone beyond the call of duty to ensure I had a super smooth interview experience. Thanks Cengiz will always appreciate your help in navigating a step in my career.