For the TXT International team, they allow their candidates to “dip their toes in the water when exploring new opportunities,” says Aqeel. For the most part, Aqeel and his team rely on LinkedIn messaging to reach potential candidates. TXT International needs to provide potential candidates to their clients within 5 working days. That goal can be tricky to meet when a potential candidate does not check or answer their LinkedIn messages. Time is definitely of the essence too and their process has little room for failure when the company only gets paid when their candidate is successful with their client.
Aqeel shared with us a story in which he had a client that was a reputable French automobile company, and they were looking to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer. Aqeel had contacted an individual he thought to be a great fit for the role via LinkedIn and did not receive a response. With ContactOut’s Chrome extension, Aqeel was able to get the candidate’s email and send him a message directly. Within a very short period, the candidate replied and Aqeel was able to present that candidate to his client.