What does the application process look like?
When you find your perfect position, apply for it online. You’ll need to submit your CV, a cover letter and maybe answer a few quick questions. We always try our best to reply to every applicant, but sometimes we’re just swamped (we’re only humans after all!). In those rare instances, we’ll prioritise contacting successful candidates first.
If you seem like a good match, we’ll get in touch to arrange a Skype or phone call with the hiring manager or recruiter. Depending on the role, you may be asked to complete a case study or coding task at this point. There aren’t any right or wrong answer, we just want to see how you solve real world problems.
What should I expect at the interview stage?
After your successful call or task, you’ll be invited to chat with the hiring manager at one of our offices, and meet some of the team. And at the final stage you’ll get to talk with one of our founders or member of our senior leadership team.
Every role has a tailored application process, so the number of interviews and tasks will vary slightly. We want to make sure you get to talk with the right people and that your experience fits the bill.
We think of interviews as an opportunity to talk about previous positions, challenges and to discuss where you’re looking to take your career. We might ask some competency-based questions to help us determine whether you’re right for the role.
If all goes well, we’ll make you an offer and kick off what’s hopefully the most rewarding chapter of your career yet!
What if I have feedback on the application process?
If you’ve got any feedback on the application process, you can always write to us at email@example.com.
Are you open to working with agencies?
We do our very best to find top talent to join our team and have an internal recruitment team
dedicated to this task. Sometimes though it’s good to have help.
We don’t want to be bombarded with unnecessary agency calls that waste both our time and yours, so please keep in mind the following:
- · Please don’t call us unsolicited
- · Please feel free to email us to introduce your agency and let us know how you think you can
- · However, if you start sending us CVs of candidates without our explicit agreement then we
might reach out to them directly. This supersedes any terms and conditions you might send us
- · All the positions we’re hiring for are posted on our Jobs page – there are no other roles.
Keep all that in mind and we’ll get on just fine!
What file format should I submit my CV in?
Please submit CVs in .doc or .pdf format.
Who should I contact if I’m having problems with Greenhouse, such as uploading a CV?
Hopefully that never happens, but if you’re experiencing any technical issues please let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll do our best to resolve the issue. It’s always useful to get the full picture, so please try and be descriptive (screenshots help too!).
I am really keen on TransferWise but can’t see a suitable role right now, how can I show my interest?
We’re always adding new roles to our site, so check back from time to time! Plus, you can always follow @workwise – our official jobs account – on Twitter.
Do you sponsor visas?
We’re licensed to sponsor visas, and happy to do so in line with relevant country regulations. This means we aren’t able to sponsor for every type of role we recruit, in some cases seniority or role responsibilities can be a determining factor so please make us aware as soon as possible if you’ve applied for a role with and will need sponsorship. This won’t affect your application in any way, but does allow us to confirm that the role is eligible for visa sponsorship so we don’t waste your time.
Do you run any internship programmes?
We do offer some internship roles from time to time, but we don’t offer any structured programmes yet. But we’ve got some cool things in store – stay tuned!
Can I do the business placement portion of my qualification with you?
If you have skills we need, as reflected in the posted jobs, we would be happy to hear from you and are open to ideas. Please send your application through to the relevant role with details of when you would be available. At the moment we don’t have a structured Industrial Placement programme but we will always try to accommodate top talent!
I want to help you launch in X market – who should I speak to?
If we’ve got plans for a particular market, we may have dedicated country-specific roles to match. If you don’t see something that suits right now, please check back from time to time.
Who should I address my cover letter to?
We’re not concerned with who it’s addressed to, but what you’ve done and why you’ve enjoyed it. We want to see passion. Why do you want to join the revolution?
Having said that, “Hi TransferWise” or “Hello, lovely recruitment people” works fine if you really need something to kick off your cover letter.
Do I need to speak a foreign language to work at TransferWise?
Our work language is English, but the more languages the merrier!
Can I work remotely?
We believe that people are inspired to learn, and have the most impact when feeding off the buzz and brains of all the other smart people here. So we’d like you to work from the office whenever possible. However, depending on the role you can always request for a flexibility arrangement.
Can I do work shadowing?
At the moment we don’t offer this.
Can I reapply if I was rejected few months ago, since the position is open again?
Of course! You’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve addressed the reason for your rejection. We’d prefer if you leave about 6 months between reapplications though.
Also, think hard about which role you re-apply for – there might be one that fits your skillset better!
Who do I contact with other office/event related questions?
Please send all enquiries to email@example.com.
How do I prepare for my interview?
Check out TransferWise before your interview, and do some digging into our history and the industry we’re in. We’d love to hear your ideas on what we could be doing better too. It’s not necessary to bring along hard copies of your CV or portfolio.
What should I wear to interviews?
We’re more concerned with what you’re saying, not what you’re wearing. Just make sure you’re comfortable!
Who can I contact to change my interview date?
The recruitment coordinator who you are in touch with will be able to help.
What should I do if I need an adjustment to the standard recruitment process?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your requirements. We’ll be happy to accommodate you in any way we can!