Near applicants complete a video interview when they sign up for our platform. Every video is reviewed to determine whether or not candidates speak English sufficiently.
Have a lot of companies posted with Near?
Yes! Large companies like Expensify and Deel have hired with us. Tons of startups, financial services firms, private equity firms, accounting firms, software development & design shops, SMBs & more have hired with Near.
What % of candidates are technical vs. non-technical?
Our candidate base is growing rapidly week-over-week, as does the percentage-makeup of candidate skill sets. On average, 50-60% of candidates are technical.
What type of roles can I hire for on Near?
Companies have successfully hired talented candidates with backgrounds in full-stack software development, devops, finance, accounting, operations, data analysis, entry and mid-level sales, marketing, design, video game development (Unity + Unreal), administration and more. Our candidate base is made up of some of the most ambitious talent in Latin America -- a big reason is that we select for English-speaking candidates who want international professional experience. These candidates are naturally go-getters, which is reflected in their aptitude and professional ambitions.
Why is the price higher than some other job boards?
Near is a curated job board, meaning our candidate base tends to be higher quality. We actively source to grow our candidate base every day, and we also actively source when employers post jobs to ensure they receive a high number of high-quality applicants. A common theme of feedback we receive from customers is that our candidate-base is higher quality than other job boards, making it easier to fill hard-to-fill jobs. See our success stories page to learn more about employers’ experience hiring on Near.
How do I pay candidates after I hire them?
There are several ways to pay candidates after hiring them. Almost all of Near’s customers hire candidates as contractors, as it’s usually the best agreement for both companies and candidates. We have a partnership with Deel, a payroll solution that handles onboarding and compliance for international contractors and employees. You can check out the preferred pricing you get as a Near customer here: https://www.letsdeel.com/partners/near
What should my interview process look like?
Candidates have experience at small and large companies (including multinational, Fortune 100 companies). In other words, they are used to typical American/Canadian/European/etc. interview processes! Feel free to do introductory interviews, aptitude tests, work samples & more like you would with any other interview process.
How does it work?
Near is a job board! You simply sign up, fill out your job details and pay to activate your job. Candidates will start applying for your job once it’s approved. You can reach out to us anytime with questions about candidate experience, how to interview & more.
How much are candidate salaries?
The answer is “it depends.” Some companies pay the same salary regardless of where a person lives. Other companies decide to pay differently depending on their teams’ locations. On Near, our stance is that we want to create win-win outcomes for candidates and companies. Oftentimes, candidates can make significantly more than they would in their home country while their new employer actually is saving a lot compared to U.S. market salaries. You can always reach out to us with questions about salary when you post.
How relevant are candidate qualifications?
You can expect to find great, qualified candidates for your role. We are so confident that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Candidates on Near have experience working at large international firms (e.g. Salesforce, J.P. Morgan, Exxon Mobil, Accenture, Mercado Libre, The World Bank, etc.) Most of them have, at a minimum, 4-year college degrees from reputable institutions.
What does 100% satisfaction guarantee mean?
If you’re not happy with your experience on Near after 20 days and before your post expires, we’ll give you a full refund on your first job. Just shoot as an email and we’ll refund you. Our only ask, while not required, is that you provide feedback so we can improve our service!
How many applicants should I expect?
All jobs posted on Near received 30+ applications within the first 3 weeks. Jobs that remained posted for more than 4-6 weeks received anywhere between 70 to 200+ applications.