Michael Smith

Java Specialist / Permanent

Contact Location: SWITZERLAND

I specialise in the Java community across Switzerland, finding new and exciting opportunities for the candidates I represent and providing tailored recruitment solutions for the companies I work with.

I have a vast sales background, and a lot of what I have learnt and experienced through my previous roles aids me in building a long lasting relationship with both my clients and candidates.

I am always trying to learn and understand more about the vertical I cover and I welcome any opportunity to speak with any Java enthusiasts to help better my knowledge in the market.

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Michael Smith's Testimonials

Michael Smith contacted me a few weeks ago to know more about me and what I am looking for. After some days, Michael presented me a couple of interesting companies to apply. He supported me for each step of the recruitment process. It's rare to find good recruiters, Michael is a great one ! He found a great job for me and negiociated a job offer I could never expect! Michael does everything to make things happen! Thank you Michael for your great work!

Mathieu Ronvel - Senior Backend Developer, Move Digital AG

No matter how overcrowded the IT recruitment space is, it is surprisingly difficult to find a recruiter who really cares about finding the best placement for you rather than only quickly caching on you and, at the same time, has connections to fulfil this goal. Working with Michael has been really rewarding in this respect. Michael gives his best to understand what you want, which sort of a role would make you happy and then he suggests exactly those opportunities. And he keeps finding new ones. If there is nothing relevant in his portfolio immediately, he will ensure that his portfolio gets such roles. He will not sit and wait until a cool company brings a job ad out, he will get the CEO or CTO of the cool company on the phone and convince them to talk to you if you are interested. What more can you wish when you are on a lookout for new opportunities? But if you really want more, he will brief you before any interview providing you with the insight about the company and the people, he will ring or message you up before the interview so you do not forget you have one (and will wish you luck) and then he will promptly collect the feedback and make sure you really have all the information for a judgement call about moving further in the process. It's been the most enjoyable cooperation and, who knows, maybe one day we will work together again.

Oleg Skylar - Engineering Manager , Google

Michael has become one of the small number of recruiters I trust. If you're a software engineer in Switzerland you are going to be contacted by lot of them, but you are not going to find the professionalism, honesty and humour of Michael. He only offered me opportunities which were a perfect match according to my experience and my interests. He will help you negotiating with the company or, like once, gaining time for letting you finish any code assessment. Besides of that, he also will think in the companies he represent and he will deal with any doubts or concerns you express. Hopefully, one day all recruiters you meet in LinkedIn would be like him. In the meantime, Michael is your man.

Client, Ibon Urrutia

Michael really tries to find the right fit for you and doesn't spam you with irrelevant job offers. I've always had the feeling that he really cared where I ended up.

Milan Bharanya - Software Engineer, Tundra

Michael takes his job and his clients very seriously. I've had the pleasure working with him and within the first few days of getting in contact with him, he had several options for me. Michael has been very systematic and persistent in finding the right position for me. I would like to recommend him to anyone who is open to new Java/Scala opportunities in the Swiss market. Thank you Michael for everything!

Saimir Gasa - Global Agile Process Manager, Magnolia International Ltd.

Michael helped our company with professionalism, endurance and patience to find the best candidate for us! He just sent us profiles which really could match and didn’t spam me with thousands of CV’s like other recruiters do! I really enjoyed working with you, Michael, and I really recommend everyone to work with you!

Daniela Seifert - Office Manager, Incentage AG

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