Frequently Asked Questions

What is Goodland?

Goodland is a job platform exclusively for technology and data professionals, connecting them with companies approved by the platform. The idea of the platform is to reverse the traditional recruitment process. By filling in your profile, companies can approach you directly with transparent job offers. The selection criteria on both sides create a transparent and efficient market, allowing both candidates and companies to focus on finding the right person and the right employer. It is a win-win strategy.

What type of skills are you looking for?

The demand for skills varies. Currently, we see a strong need in the areas of mobile development and web development frontend and backend. We also have positions in DevOps and Data Science. Experience in a start-up is an asset, but not a prerequisite. A good level of English and/or French is also required for most of the jobs offered.

How does the registration process work?

First, you need to register and create your profile in which you put forward your job preferences. Once this is done and your profile is fully created, you will be added to our list of candidates. Our selection algorithm will only show your anonymous profile to companies that match what you are looking for. These companies will then be able to send you an invitation to unlock your profile and get in touch with you. Accept invitations for positions that interest you, participate in interviews, and choose the position that best fits your ideal.

What is a Talent Success Manager?

A Talent Success Manager is your personal guide to Goodland. He or she is there to accompany you when needed. Don't hesitate to contact him for any questions you may have. Your Talent Success Manager is experienced in the recruitment of technology and start-up companies.

Do I have to pay a fee to use Goodland?

Goodland is a completely free service for jobseekers! You will never have to pay any fees on the platform.

What information is on my profile?

In addition to basic information such as your name, contact information, experience and skills, you can add your salary expectations, preferred geographic area and type of contract, as well as the positions you are targeting. We also provide plenty of space for you to create a personalized C.V. as well as integrating links for employers to access your work on platforms such as GitHub and others. And don't forget that your Talent Success Manager is there to help you if needed!

I am currently employed and must give notice before resigning. Can I include this information in my profile?

You can include your availability date in your profile. Companies offer you invitations to interviews with this information.

I am currently employed and I don't want my current employer to see me, can I hide my profile?

We're blocking your current employer by default. You can add other companies you wish to block via the "Privacy" tab. In addition, your profile remains anonymous and your contact details only become accessible if you accept a request from an employer.

I am currently a student but will soon be graduating. When do I need to create a profile?

You can join Goodland when you're ready to enter the job market. The hiring process usually happens fairly quickly once your profile becomes visible, so make sure you've enjoyed your last few days as a student before joining the platform! While Goodland is geared towards experienced developers, we also realize that new graduates have great potential. If there are any gaps in terms of experience on your profile, you may have to take a technical test.

What types of competencies should I include in the "Competencies" section?

This part is about your technical expertise. Include programming languages, frameworks and important tools that you know and master. You need to be comfortable with the skills you list, which means you don't necessarily have to be an expert, but you do need to have more than a basic knowledge and mastery of them. If you feel that your general skills are also worthy of mention, we encourage you to include them in your profile.

How do I determine my ideal salary?

It depends on you, but you should try to be realistic in your expectations, taking into account your own level of experience as well as the cost of living in the city you are applying to. The ideal salary is used as an indicator for companies, and is not necessarily a fixed criterion.

Can I select multiple geographic areas for my ideal position?

Yes, you can choose as many geographical areas as you wish for your ideal position. You will receive job offers from companies located in all these areas. If you wish to work remotely, you must select the "Remote" option.

Do companies sponsor work visas for foreign workers?

Many companies on our platform sponsor work visas. They will take care of the paperwork and costs involved with our help. The companies that send you invitations to interviews are the ones that are generally willing to help you relocate to Canada.

My profile was not accepted on Goodland, can I resubmit it?

If your profile is not accepted, it is because unfortunately you do not exercise a profession that the platform supports.

When do I become visible to the companies on Goodland?

New talent becomes visible as soon as registration is completed. Your anonymous profile will automatically be visible to companies that match you.

I don't want to become visible to businesses on Goodland yet. How can I do that?

Simply send your Talent Success Manager a quick email explaining your needs and he will suspend the visibility of your profile.

How do I contact my Talent Success Manager on Goodland?

When you are accepted on the platform, your Talent Success Manager will send you an email directly. You can use this e-mail to contact him whenever you need help or advice. If you have misplaced your Talent Success Manager's email, you can contact him at talent@goodland.io.

How do companies find my profile on Goodland?

Companies can only see the profiles of applicants that match what they are looking for such as qualifications, geographical area, work authorization and type of contract. Companies can then send invitations to interviews.

What is an interview invitation?

An interview invitation is a request for an interview for a specific position. This means that a company has liked your profile and wants to discuss a position with you. Accepting an interview invitation does not bind you to the company and you can accept as many interview invitations as you like. Once the invitation has been accepted, your contact information will be visible to the employer.

What information is included in an interview invitation?

The interview encourages the listing of job-specific information. You can consider them as a more transparent version of a traditional job offer. They include recurring elements, such as a job description and skills specification, but also salary and other benefits, as well as a personalized message from the CEO, technical director or hiring manager, depending on the size of the company. For more company-specific information, you can click on their profile and review it.

What is a company profile?

Each company on the platform has an individual company profile. This is a detailed overview of technical references and working culture and is accessible via the invitation to interview. The company profiles include information on the development team, products, technology stack, hiring procedure, as well as a calendar of major developments and a direct message from the CTO, CEO or HR manager, depending on the size of the company. You can use the company profiles as a resource to help you decide which companies are of most interest to you.

Can I accept multiple interview invitations?

Of course, but we recommend not accepting too many either. It is important to take enough time to prepare for each interview.

What format do the interviews take?

Interviews are arranged directly between you and the company. Companies are generally flexible in terms of the timetables and requirements of the candidates. Common interview formats are face-to-face, Skype / Hangouts, telephone and online.

Is it possible to carry out remote maintenance?

Yes, most companies are willing to conduct candidate interviews by phone, via Skype / Hangouts or other means.

What do I need to prepare for the interview?

You should have a good understanding of the position you are applying for by carefully reviewing the interview invitation and company profile. Identify the skills the company is looking for and make a clear link to your own profile. It is also useful to think about where you want to develop your career to ensure that it aligns well with the company's future plans.

If I accept an interview invitation, will I still be eligible to receive invitations from other companies?

Yes, you can receive interview invitations from several companies until a paper offer for a position is signed.

My profile has been visible to companies on Goodland for some time, why haven't I received an invitation to an interview?

In the unlikely event that you do not receive an invitation to an interview, we suggest you contact your Talent Success Manager.

Can I decline invitations to interviews on Goodland?

Yes, if you're not interested in interview invitations, you can decline them. In this case, you can also specify why the invitation was not interesting to you.

I declined an invitation to an interview, but now I've changed my mind. Can I contact the company again?

We recommend that you fully evaluate interview invitations before refusing them. If you change your mind after declining an invitation, contact your Talent Success Manager. In some cases, the position may already have been filled and therefore the invitation to that position is no longer available; in other cases, it may still be open. If it is still possible to arrange an interview, we will help you in any way we can.

I was recently hired on Goodland. What happens to my profile now?

First of all, congratulations on being hired! Send us an e-mail to let us know and we'll rank your profile accordingly. You will not receive any more interview invitations. You can also directly change your search status on the platform as unavailable.

What sectors / types of companies are present on your platform? (size of industries and companies)

There are a multitude of industries, such as e-commerce, marketing, services, financial technology, travel, applications, software, health, and more.

Frequently asked questions from companies

What is Goodland for business?

Goodland is a recruitment platform for technology and data professionals. Every week new local and international talent profiles are registered via a questionnaire that allows us to "match" talent profiles with companies looking for the same profile. Every week you can therefore apply on these anonymous talent profiles and submit an interview request. Once the candidate accepts, you are put in contact to arrange a first meeting. The entry criteria on both sides create a transparent and efficient market, open only to those pre-approved by Goodland, which reduces the search time, allowing both candidates and companies to make better selections.

How does the Goodland Process work?

After Goodland approves your company to join the platform, we create a company profile with you based on the information you submit. Once your company profile is finalized, you can immediately start searching for candidates using specific parameters and keywords. To contact candidates directly for a position, you send them an invitation to an interview, which they can accept or reject. As soon as candidates accept an interview invitation, the recruitment process proceeds in accordance with your company's internal procedures.

Who should join Goodland?

Any company with technological needs to satisfy can register on Goodland. We require companies on Goodland to be transparent with regard to the job offers they publish. HR managers tend to lead the recruitment process, but we also strongly encourage the involvement of the technical team, particularly the lead developer or CTO, in the selection of candidates.

Where does Goodland get its candidates?

Goodland is a platform that works mainly by invitation. Candidates come from direct invitations from the platform, referrals from third parties, university partnerships and various marketing strategies. We focus on building strong networks that encourage applicants to proactively request invitations on the platform.

How much does it cost to use Goodland?

We offer different packages depending on your recruitment needs. We have opted for a subscription cost per month approach. This gives you access to the platform 365 days a year and unlimited Talent searches. To find out our prices, please contact us at entreprise@goodland.io.

Why Goodland?

We connect companies with pre-selected developers who are actively looking for a new job. Every week, you have access to profiles of new candidates on our platform. Our mission is to ensure that each developer does a great job and does it to the best of their ability. Our success depends on the success of our users, that's why, in addition, we support the developer community with events, blog posts and even member benefits ;). We like to be seen as the platform for technology recruitment, but we don't intend to lock you in! Searching for candidates on our platform does not prevent you from hiring elsewhere.

Where do the candidates on Goodland come from?

Candidates on Goodland come from all over the world. On average, more than 70% of candidates come from Canada and 30% from the rest of the world. Our streamlined immigration system allows you to quickly bring candidates from around the world to work in your offices.

Is Goodland open to independent (freelance), part-time and full-time candidates?

On our platform, you can access the best candidate profiles according to the type of employment contract you offer.

Does Goodland propose local or international candidates?

Both of them! Indeed, at Goodland, we are convinced that the success of work teams depends first and foremost on diversity. That's why we recruit our developers around the world, offering you international recruitment consulting services when necessary.

What languages do Goodland developers speak?

Developers must be fluent in English. French is also an asset for recruitment in the province of Quebec.

Does Goodland offer visa assistance for international applicants?

Yes, Goodland is the first platform to offer comprehensive visa assistance for international applicants. Indeed, we want our clients to have access to the profiles of the best candidates from all over the world. Therefore, we take care of the entire visa process according to your needs.

What is an interview invitation?

An interview invitation is a personalized request to developers to discuss a specific position with them. Developers can accept or reject your interview invitation, and you can send multiple interview invitations for the same job.

What is included in an interview invitation?

Interview invitations combine elements of a traditional job offer, such as a concise job description and skill requirements for the position, with additional elements to encourage greater transparency, such as salary and soon a personalized message from you to the invited candidate.

I have several positions to offer, can I send several interview invitations?

Yes, you can send multiple invitations for multiple positions. But you can only send a maximum of one invitation to a given candidate.

What should I do if my interview invitations are rejected?

It is normal that some invitations are rejected. All rejected invitations specify the reason(s) why they were rejected. In some cases, you can resubmit an invitation to an interview, changing certain aspects of the invitation, such as salary, for example. In the unlikely event that all of your interview invitations are rejected, we recommend that you contact your Client Success Manager.

How is the interview process organised at Goodland?

The interview process is arranged directly between your company and the candidate and can follow your usual internal recruitment procedures.

What happens when a candidate accepts my offer?

After a candidate has accepted your offer, you will have access to their contact information so that you can get in touch with them.