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Say Hello to Wantedly Visit

At Wantedly, talents and companies have the opportunity to meet each other through Wantedly Visits, where they are able to understand each other's' goals, vision, and passion to realise if they are the perfect match.


You're waiting for the candidate to arrive, not knowing what to expect after inviting him or her post (generic) assessment of a piece of paper or online profile. On the flip side, the candidate is anxiously waiting for you to call him or her to your office, mentally repeating all possible scenarios for the interview.

This is the typical process surrounding the job market, but is the ball of uncertainty necessary when it comes to finding your dream team?

The traditional mode of hiring emphasises a one-way relationship, where companies' needs are the sole factor during an interview; however, it is vital for companies to view the overall process as a two-way relationship, where the goals of both parties matter when striving towards future growth and success.

Hello, I'm __________.

Say goodbye to formal interviews. At Wantedly, talents and companies have the opportunity to meet each other through Wantedly Visits, where they are able to understand each other's' goals, vision, and passion to realise if they are the perfect match.

It's not just about credentials or the 'what' behind your company anymore. It's important to understand the 'why' and the 'how' of the talent's background and convey your company's long-term mission. What is written on a piece of paper has no significance towards what a person's work ethic, ability to collaborate, and most importantly, fit within your team.

Wantedly Visits are the open conversations that both the companies and talents never knew they needed. This is the time to convey passion, where both parties share why they started and how they plan to reach their overarching goal. It's applicable on both ends.

Passion is Overrated (Not).

Passion is often underrated when it comes to conversations surrounding work, but the more passionate one is, the more invested and motivated he or she can become.

Showing talents your team's dedication to your mission can be that factor that pushes their desire to work with your company!

It's not just about working for working's sake in this millennial age.

Why is the millennial generation, that is going to comprise 75% of the workforce by 2030, considered to be "disengaged?" It's all about shifting the mindset surrounding generational differences rather than forcing a generation, who grew up with different experiences to adhere to what's worked for previous generations. News flash - it doesn't.

Millennials and emerging generations are looking for a purpose behind their work and are simply unmotivated with working for simply money. It's all about the impact they will be making through their careers.

Adapting Like There's No Tomorrow.

Move forward, not backwards. Wantedly Visit is the solution to the ever-changing mindsets of emerging generations. It's the new form of hiring that any company needs to grow in ways unimaginable. Remember, expansion does not equate growth.

You need to invest in the right people to bring your company to the future. Put time into getting to know candidates before an actual interview.

You can't expect to hire right and build a successful team if you don't get to know the individual. Truly understand what he or she is looking for and reflect on whether or not their goals match what your company is looking for. Traditional interviews prevent talents from revealing their personal goals, which leads to starting off on the wrong foot from the beginning.

It's never too late. Try out a Wantedly Visit, where you and your team are open to sharing why you do what you do everyday, and offering a taste of what it's like to work with each other. 

Whether it's over a casual cup of coffee or a friendly round of ping pong, there's no right or wrong way to conduct a Wantedly Visit. Just be yourselves and showcase your company's true colours. After all, at the end of the day, it's just a casual chat.

Need help or want some inspiration of a Wantedly Visit? Ask away here.

You can also check out our latest collaboration with TheSmartLocal for company visits of some companies on our platform here!

Founded in 2010 (originally from Tokyo), Wantedly is a social hiring platform that allows talents and companies to meet based on shared mission and values, rather than salary and benefits. Striving to Create a World Where Work Drives Passion, the platform provides opportunities for talents to discover their dream companies, while allowing companies to showcase their brand story and passion projects to build their dream team.