At Headstart, we listen to our users. Below are some answers to the most commonly asked questions. If your question isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us through one of the many available channels. We're pretty chatty - Get in touch.

What is Headstart?

Headstart is the UK’s most effective mobile job matching platform. It is easy to set up, and super simple to use. Upload your profile in minutes, and review jobs from the World’s leading companies. Swipe right to ‘like’ a job; swipe left to ‘pass’. If a company thinks you are suited for their job, Headstart will connect you directly with them through our inbuilt chat function. And guess what! If a company recognises your talent, before you see their job role, they can give you a 'Headstart', by sending you a push notification. Find the jobs you want, when you want, all through Headstart.

How do I sign up?

Head on over to the IOS App Store or Google Play Store to download the Headstart app! 

How much does it cost for me to put my profile on Headstart?

Nothing! Headstart is free to download, free to use. Students should not have to pay to find an internship/job and this is very important to us. Headstart will always be free for students to use.

What information should I provide on my profile?

You will be required to put some basic information such as university and course. The rest is optional (but recommended!). These extras include ‘skills’, ‘work experience’, ‘personality’, ‘background’ etc. The sign up process takes just a few minutes, and there is also the option to have your profile automatically populated from LinkedIn to make the process even simpler.

How do I find relevant jobs for my skill-set?

That’s simple! You don’t! Our smart algorithms take the information you put into the app, and does the work for you, creating a unique 'fingerprint'. We use this to match you with the jobs/internships that are available in the industries you choose. The more information you provide, the more accurate the match!

How do I make my profile stand out?

We strongly recommend that you ensure your profile is fully completed, so that prospective employers have as much information as possible about you. This way your 'fingerprint' really demonstrates all you have to offer. Other than this, just stay active and keep looking for opportunities!

Will I really be speaking directly to a company?

Indeed you will. This is a big part of our mission to create job transparency. Unlike most other graduate-focussed platforms, you will be speaking directly with a HR representative who can help you understand both the role and the company. This will mean that you are fully informed before you pursue the remainder of the application process.

What happens when I match with a prospective employer?

Upon match you will be notified and a conversation will be created in the ‘Chat’ section of the app. From this point you have a unique opportunity to learn more about the company you are applying for, discuss the specifics of the job/internship and ultimately complete the application process.

How will a company know that I am interested in their job?

The algorithms that we have created will ensure that the candidates who are both interested in and suited to a job/internship are prioritised. To make a company aware of your interest, simply swipe right to apply. It only takes a few seconds!

Can I find jobs/internships in other countries outside of the UK?

For the time being we are only in the UK, however over the coming months we will be bringing worldwide opportunities to our students, so stay tuned! We will notify all users as soon as this function becomes available.

What if I want to propose a new feature or solution?

Easy! Just get in touch, using our Contact Form! Constructive criticism is always welcome. We are continuously working hard to improve your experience with Headstart and so your feedback is invaluable. Who knows, if your proposal blows us away, you may even find yourself with a job offer from us!

What is Headstart?

Headstart is the UK’s most effective mobile job matching platform. It makes hiring simple and straightforward, streamlining your process. Upload job postings in minutes, and browse through candidates who are suggested to you by our smart algorithms. Headstart recommends profiles with a unique percentage match that is specific to each job role. This takes into account a variety of factors, including interest, skill suitability, personality, background and much more. Once there is a mutual interest with a candidate, Headstart connects you directly via our inbuilt chat function.

How do we set up a Headstart account?

Contact us and we will run through the process in detail with you, ensuring that the set up is done quickly and efficiently. You will be assigned a representative to offer you personalised support, both during the set up process and after.

How do we post a job/internship?

Posting a job can be done within minutes. Once your Company Admin has completed a Company profile, you will then be able to add job roles. This role can be saved as a template for future use. Any manual filters that you apply to the job role will also be saved, and will contribute to its unique 'fingerprint'. This unique 'fingerprint' will then be matched with prospective candidates, based on how compatible their 'fingerprint' is to your criteria.

How does Headstart ensure we find the right candidates?

Headstart's advanced, automated learning algorithms take into consideration a broad range of factors about prospective candidates, and provides you with a list of candidates, ranked by percentage match to your role's unique 'fingerprint'. This unique 'fingerprint' is determined by analysing the qualities, skills and interests of your previously successful hires, combining this with any additional filters you apply to this role. 

How can you verify the information that students write?

All information that students provide on their profile first goes through a 'soft' verification internally. Following this, the information is then subject to a 'hard' verification, where Referees can confirm with a digital signature that information is correct. This saves time, and ensures that all information provided is accurate at an early stage.

Does Headstart have both a web and mobile app?

Yes. We realise that using a mobile to search for prospective candidates during office hours may be impractical, so we have created a web-based platform too. Likewise, if you want to continue searching for prospective candidates on the train journey home, this can be done using our mobile version. All information is instantly transferrable between the two platforms. 

What is the cost of using Headstart?

We have various packages available for you to choose from. Please contact us for further information about this.

What are the benefits of using Headstart?

We save you time and money. No longer will you have to sift through thousands of candidates that don’t fit your job requirements. We act as your quality and quantity control, ensuring that the amount of time you spend on graduate recruitment is dictated entirely by you. We want to give you a platform through which you can communicate directly with graduate talent.

Is there a limit to the number of jobs/internships we can post?

We are trying to provide a platform through which students have access to all available jobs/internships. We have a series of tiered subscription packages, which have certain limitations, however we would encourage you to post as many opportunities as possible. Please contact us for more information about our packages.

What happens when we match with a candidate?

Upon match you will be notified and a conversation will be created in the ‘Chat’ section of the app. From this point you will be able to request more detailed information from your prospective candidates. File sharing and messaging capabilities are available within the app. Once you have narrowed down your pool of applicants using Headstart's advanced technology, feel free to continue with any further selection steps you deem necessary.

Headstart is disruptive, and this can be a scary prospect for some companies. Hopefully these FAQs will reassure you that our platform will make your graduate recruitment process far more effective whilst still saving you time and money. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Corporate site coming soon.

What is Headstart?

Headstart is the UK’s most effective mobile job matching platform. It is easy to set up, and super simple to use. Upload your profile in minutes, and review jobs from the World’s leading companies. Swipe right to ‘like’ a job; swipe left to ‘pass’. If a company thinks you are suited for their job, Headstart will connect you directly with them through our inbuilt chat function. And guess what! If a company recognises your talent, before you see their job role, they can give you a 'Headstart', by sending you a push notification. Find the jobs you want, when you want, all through Headstart.

How do I sign up?

Head on over to the IOS App Store or Google Play Store to download the Headstart app! 

How much does it cost for me to put my profile on Headstart?

Nothing! Headstart is free to download, free to use. Students should not have to pay to find an internship/job and this is very important to us. Headstart will always be free for students to use.

What information should I provide on my profile?

You will be required to put some basic information such as university and course. The rest is optional (but recommended!). These extras include ‘skills’, ‘work experience’, ‘personality’, ‘background’ etc. The sign up process takes just a few minutes, and there is also the option to have your profile automatically populated from LinkedIn to make the process even simpler.

How do I find relevant jobs for my skill-set?

That’s simple! You don’t! Our smart algorithms take the information you put into the app, and does the work for you, creating a unique 'fingerprint'. We use this to match you with the jobs/internships that are available in the industries you choose. The more information you provide, the more accurate the match!

How do I make my profile stand out?

We strongly recommend that you ensure your profile is fully completed, so that prospective employers have as much information as possible about you. This way your 'fingerprint' really demonstrates all you have to offer. Other than this, just stay active and keep looking for opportunities!

Will I really be speaking directly to a company?

Indeed you will. This is a big part of our mission to create job transparency. Unlike most other graduate-focussed platforms, you will be speaking directly with a HR representative who can help you understand both the role and the company. This will mean that you are fully informed before you pursue the remainder of the application process.

What happens when I match with a prospective employer?

Upon match you will be notified and a conversation will be created in the ‘Chat’ section of the app. From this point you have a unique opportunity to learn more about the company you are applying for, discuss the specifics of the job/internship and ultimately complete the application process.

How will a company know that I am interested in their job?

The algorithms that we have created will ensure that the candidates who are both interested in and suited to a job/internship are prioritised. To make a company aware of your interest, simply swipe right to apply. It only takes a few seconds!

Can I find jobs/internships in other countries outside of the UK?

For the time being we are only in the UK, however over the coming months we will be bringing worldwide opportunities to our students, so stay tuned! We will notify all users as soon as this function becomes available.

What if I want to propose a new feature or solution?

Easy! Just get in touch, using our Contact Form! Constructive criticism is always welcome. We are continuously working hard to improve your experience with Headstart and so your feedback is invaluable. Who knows, if your proposal blows us away, you may even find yourself with a job offer from us!

What is Headstart?

Headstart is the UK’s most effective mobile job matching platform. It makes hiring simple and straightforward, streamlining your process. Upload job postings in minutes, and browse through candidates who are suggested to you by our smart algorithms. Headstart recommends profiles with a unique percentage match that is specific to each job role. This takes into account a variety of factors, including interest, skill suitability, personality, background and much more. Once there is a mutual interest with a candidate, Headstart connects you directly via our inbuilt chat function.

How do we set up a Headstart account?

Contact us and we will run through the process in detail with you, ensuring that the set up is done quickly and efficiently. You will be assigned a representative to offer you personalised support, both during the set up process and after.

How do we post a job/internship?

Posting a job can be done within minutes. Once your Company Admin has completed a Company profile, you will then be able to add job roles. This role can be saved as a template for future use. Any manual filters that you apply to the job role will also be saved, and will contribute to its unique 'fingerprint'. This unique 'fingerprint' will then be matched with prospective candidates, based on how compatible their 'fingerprint' is to your criteria.

How does Headstart ensure we find the right candidates?

Headstart's advanced, automated learning algorithms take into consideration a broad range of factors about prospective candidates, and provides you with a list of candidates, ranked by percentage match to your role's unique 'fingerprint'. This unique 'fingerprint' is determined by analysing the qualities, skills and interests of your previously successful hires, combining this with any additional filters you apply to this role. 

How can you verify the information that students write?

All information that students provide on their profile first goes through a 'soft' verification internally. Following this, the information is then subject to a 'hard' verification, where Referees can confirm with a digital signature that information is correct. This saves time, and ensures that all information provided is accurate at an early stage.

Does Headstart have both a web and mobile app?

Yes. We realise that using a mobile to search for prospective candidates during office hours may be impractical, so we have created a web-based platform too. Likewise, if you want to continue searching for prospective candidates on the train journey home, this can be done using our mobile version. All information is instantly transferrable between the two platforms. 

What is the cost of using Headstart?

We have various packages available for you to choose from. Please contact us for further information about this.

What are the benefits of using Headstart?

We save you time and money. No longer will you have to sift through thousands of candidates that don’t fit your job requirements. We act as your quality and quantity control, ensuring that the amount of time you spend on graduate recruitment is dictated entirely by you. We want to give you a platform through which you can communicate directly with graduate talent.

Is there a limit to the number of jobs/internships we can post?

We are trying to provide a platform through which students have access to all available jobs/internships. We have a series of tiered subscription packages, which have certain limitations, however we would encourage you to post as many opportunities as possible. Please contact us for more information about our packages.

What happens when we match with a candidate?

Upon match you will be notified and a conversation will be created in the ‘Chat’ section of the app. From this point you will be able to request more detailed information from your prospective candidates. File sharing and messaging capabilities are available within the app. Once you have narrowed down your pool of applicants using Headstart's advanced technology, feel free to continue with any further selection steps you deem necessary.

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