After two months, the DSJ team is preparing to transition back to our office in Azabu Juban. The period working from home has been interesting, at times challenging and ultimately very rewarding. During this time we were not only able to close some significant deals with existing and new clients, we are also aiming to finalize more deals before this month ends. Candidates placed by us during this time managed to smoothly adjust to onboarding remotely, which was not difficult as one testimony shows:
“I believe the latest situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for companies having adequate Business Continuity Plans. Thankfully, my experience being on-boarded has been rather smooth thanks to the new company utilizing the latest technology for working remotely and using tools for video-conferencing to fill any communication gaps where necessary. For candidates considering a new employer, I believe making sure the company having the infrastructure and resources to prepare their employees for such difficult situations has become a critical factor in due diligence of the company.”
At DSJ throughout this period, we continue to deliver consistency and a high level of service to our candidates. Our hard work and dedication is affirmed below by one of our candidates:
“I have personally worked with quite a few consultants/headhunters, but none of the others came close to Alistair in terms of the quality of the service provided. He was very responsive to my inquiries and he also communicated all the necessary updates promptly. In addition, he helped me prepare very well for the interview process with his insight and knowledge of the company. Throughout the process I had full trust as I felt he always stayed on my side, looking out for the best interests of mine, which is surprisingly very rare when working with consultants.”
The mandates of our clients have been focused on bilingual professionals across the board. Sell side clients are looking for, Software Developers/Quants, Research Analysts, Financial Analysts and Accountants. We also have opportunities for Technologists in Application Support, Algo Development, Front End Engineering or for SRE/DevOps people for roles in Finance and FinTech. Buy side firms continue to look for candidates with Sales and Relationship Management experience as well as strong Product Specialists and Marketing Managers.