Candidate Story with Cesar Lapuerta
epunkt: Hr. Lapuerta, what are the most important things to you in a job?
Cesar Lapuerta: In my opinion, two things are important in one’s career: having balance between work and family, and feeling that work is like your second home. I like to give 100% of my attention and potential to what I do. When I am at work I give my best for my company; when I am at home I give my best to my family. I think it would not be fair to give either of them the time and the energy that belongs to the other. Therefore, I do not leave my office without finishing my work, and I don't use the time reserved for my family for unfinished work.
Looking for a job can always be a little adventure.What experiences have you had in the course of various application processes?
In my case, finding a job was a very challenging experience given that I did not have the network to get a job in line with my expectations. I applied to around 50 job openings published in the media and directly to the main companies in my field of expertise. However, after several failed attempts, it was clear for me that I needed someone with the right connections to offer my services to the right company, and that is exactly what I found at epunkt.
What do you expect from a recruiting company? Have you had any experiences with recruiters besides epunkt?
My expectations with regard to recruiters is that they should provide a complete service for the applicant: from consulting regarding his/her CV, to training for improving his presentation skills, extra education to complement his/her capabilities, and access to the management and key personnel of the potential employers.
What differentiates epunkt from other recruitment companies?
epunkt offers the best tools and the best connections to make it possible for the right candidate to find the right employer at the right time!
Can you give a brief insight into the process at epunkt? (How was the communication, the interview in our office, ...)
The communication with epunkt was excellent and the application process was straight to the point. I was really impressed from the first interview at epunkt HQ by the way epunkt presented itself and the way they evaluated the experience and the potential of the candidates. I had the impression from the first moment that I was dealing with professional people that know what they do.
What I like the best from epunkt is that I did not feel like someone visiting a job agency, I felt like meeting a partner who helped me finding the best job for me in the market.
Please review epunkt using the following points (1 - upgradeable, 5 - very good)
- Information in the job advertisement - 5
- Professionalism in the interview - 5
- Communication / Transparency - 5
- Appreciative process - 5
Which four values matches with epunkt most