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Sayak Ray Data Scientist at Shortlist

Shortlister Spotlight: Meet Sayak Ray, Data Scientist

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In this instalment of Shortlister Spotlights (a Q&A series to get to know some of our team members) meet Sayak Ray, Data Scientist from our Hyderabad office! 

At Shortlist, we love building our team almost as much as we love building yours! 

We have some pretty amazing people across our three offices who have a real passion for what they do and for the Shortlist mission.

A budding digital artist, an aspiring traveller Sayak embodies the Shortlist value of “find the adventure” as he explores different functions (Recruitment, Business Development & Data Science) during his duration working here. 

Read on to know more about Sayak’s Shortlist journey!

Tell us about your life at Shortlist.

I started working in Shortlist, in Mumbai office as a Recruitment Consultant, then I moved to Business Development & Strategy and now I work in the Data Science team at our Hyderabad office. I am working to build an AI-driven recommendation engine which helps in matching candidates with employment opportunities. 

I work in a pretty cool office, which feels more like a home than a professional space. 😊

The team I work with challenges me every day to come up with new ideas and initiatives. There’s rarely a dull day at work!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Growing up, I always wanted to be an artist and traveller. I love putting my thoughts on a blank canvas. The excitement & satisfaction of creating visually attractive artwork is unparalleled. Even though I don’t get to travel as much as I want to, I explore new places through literature and novels.

So what led you to a career in technology and what were you looking for in your next career step when you found Shortlist?

While I was pursuing my Master’s degree in HR, I became conscious of the bias-driven processes in recruitment. I wanted to be a part of building HR processes driven by data insights and analytics. Shortlist provided me with the opportunity to do exactly that. We have come a long way as a company to have the right amount of technology inspiring & supporting humans making decisions that are data-driven… 

For me, this was the most exciting part as I interviewed at Shortlist.

How has your current role impacted you?

My work leads me to study the behaviour of candidates on our recruitment platform, understand what employers want and find out new ways to automate parts of the hiring process. This helps me to build a strong theory around best practices in recruitment. We are working on building something entirely new, so the exploratory side of me is delighted, day in day out at work.

What’s your professional superpower?

I bring a blend of functional expertise in HR along with a strong understanding of data science to the team, merging the gap between data & business. It is incredibly gratifying to get the chance to be an enabler and an innovator in the same role.

What’s your favourite Shortlist memory?

It’s tough to single out one instance as I have so many great memories here. Something that I hold close to my heart is my business development stint, where I would talk to potential clients all the time. It was an eye-opening experience learning about how they perceive our product.

I have to mention this incident – one time we wrote this embarrassing song for Paul, our CEO after he completed our second round of fundraising and the entire office sang along, making him sit through it while he turned red-faced. Super fun! 😂

What are three words or phrases you would use to describe Team Shortlist?

Achievement-oriented. Empathetic. Adventurous.

We are a group of people working towards a strong goal in mind, which gives us greater purpose. At the same time, we believe in each other’s capabilities and strengths, which creates an atmosphere of respect and trust.

All-winning, adventurous Shortlist team

What’s your favourite Shortlist value? (Learn more about our values here!)

My favourite Shortlist value would be “finding the adventure”. The environment at Shortlist supports me to explore my professional interests and passion, given that I can prove my capability in the function. 

As a result, I am always motivated to explore different avenues within Shortlist, making sure I never have the ‘Monday morning blues’ as I walk into the office after the weekend.

Why is the Shortlist mission important to you?

When I was pursuing Master’s, we would always talk about how HR needs to evolve from a support function to a strategic one. Everyone would have ideas to bring about this evolution. 

However, as I started working in corporates, I was bothered seeing that most of those ideas were very difficult to implement, thanks to the age-old mindsets & the inherent comfort that lies in not making the change.

In recruitment, the time to evaluate a candidate judiciously is very limited, and the hiring managers tend to rely on personal biases while making these decisions. 

What Shortlist brings to the table is a reliable way to support quick decision making, and that is something I believe in whole-heartedly!

So Sayak, tell us about your life outside of Shortlist.

I actively try to indulge in a couple of things outside work. I’m trying to read more, write more and paint more these days. I recently discovered the world of digital art. And I feel like I am getting the hang of it. As I have recently moved to Hyderabad, I plan to explore the city through a photographer’s lens next year! 

Recently, I spent significant time reading about the political environment in India during the times of rampant misinformation and try to spark conversations on this with people around me.

What are you currently reading, watching, or listening to?

“Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” is one book I read recently that fascinated me. Yuval Noah Harari, the author, talks about how humanity is speculated to achieve happiness, immortality and so on through the lens of a realist.

I can’t function without good music in my life, and a recent favourite has been Manchester Orchestra. I would recommend everyone to listen to them!

We like to give high fives to recognise when our team members do something awesome. Now is your chance to make a public high five to a fellow Shortlister:

I am thankful to both Sudheer, our CTO and Mridvika, our Managing Director for India for enabling me to move to a role in Data Science! It was ridiculous how smooth this was, given that I had only expressed my interest in passing to them. And they actually paved the way for me to do more and do better. Mridvika made sure she was transparent enough before I moved to this role and Sudheer is committed to bringing the best out of me. I can’t be thankful enough.

Shortlist team

Any final words?

I’m so excited to see the future of HR through a company who is invested in bringing a certain disruption to the market. Can’t wait to be a part of vision 2020!

Thank you, Sayak! We’re so glad to hear your experiences on Team Shortlist.

Did reading about Sayak’s experiences make you want to join our squad? Check out the rest of our crew here.

We’re hiring…Follow this link and stay up to date on job openings! We have more openings at Shortlist.

Apply today –  we’re excited to hear from you. 

Talent Analyst at Shortlist

Shortlister Spotlight: Meet Apoorva Kanotra, Talent Analyst

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In this instalment of Shortlister Spotlights (a Q&A series to get to know some of our team members) meet Apoorva Kanotra, Talent Analyst from Mumbai office! 

At Shortlist, we love building our team almost as much as we love building yours! 

We have some pretty amazing people across our three offices who have a real passion for what they do and for the Shortlist mission.

 Read on to know more about Apoorva’s Shortlist journey!

So, Apoorva. Tell us about your life at Shortlist.

Life at Shortlist is pretty exciting! 😀Even though it’s only been six months for me, it feels that I have been here for much longer. From what my role as a Talent Analyst was initially to what it is now there has been a drastic growth in terms of scope, responsibilities and business management.

In a short time, I have picked up a wide range of skills that have helped me at work and in my personal life as well. My team is pretty awesome too – super helpful and super fun 🤘🏽. There is never a dull moment! And my coffee-making ☕ skills have certainly improved, of which I am extremely proud.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Believe it or not, I wanted to be a veterinary doctor when I was ten. I have always loved animals, and I had more pets than human friends as a child. In fifth grade, I seriously considered pursuing veterinary science or getting a PhD. I had a full plan chalked out until I realized how scared I was of blood and the slightest sight of it 😅. Seems silly but it renders me paralyzed. Then in high school, I realized I had different professional inclinations and strengths, so I decided to explore and develop them seriously.

While I couldn’t go through with my previous academic plan, I try to volunteer at local animal shelters as often as I can. I feel that if I can convince even one person to take up the “Adopt, don’t shop” mantra, I’ve done some genuine good.

What is your professional background, and what were you looking for in your next career step when you found Shortlist?

I completed my graduation from Narsee Monjee in Mumbai majoring in Finance. However, I was always inclined towards talent management and organizational development. After working for about a year, I came across an opportunity at Shortlist through my professional network. I met Zoyeb, Lotika and the rest of the team at one of Shortlist’s events and eventually interviewed for the Talent Analyst position. Through the process, I realized how much I could resonate with the mission, and the challenges Shortlist was addressing in the recruitment industry. And after using the platform as a candidate myself, I was sold on the idea! 😀

How has your current role impacted you?

I have become more patient and empathetic. In this role as a Talent analyst, I feel I am now better equipped in handling different stakeholders although I would say it’s still a work in progress:) My people management skills, however, have undergone a serious makeover. When I was younger, I used to believe that I was a good listener. I used to take it for granted but not anymore – there is always room for improvement.

I have also come to realize the work that needs to be put in to build and scale an organization. It’s vital to have a good team by your side and the impact that can have on a macro level.

Tell us about a candidate that inspired you.

I remember this one time when I spoke to a candidate for a Program Manager role. He was quite an eminent personality in his professional circle with about two decades of experience. What struck me was his humility and the work that he was still doing at the grass-root level to create an impact in his community. He was one inspiring candidate I encountered.

What’s your professional superpower?

I suppose punctuality would be one. And I try to incorporate this little piece of discipline in my personal life as well.

Apoorva indulging her love for new places at Hampi

What’s your favourite Shortlist memory?

I love the periodical team meetings we have called the “Pulse Check”. It’s the time when our team comes together and talks about their work in general, what they are happy or excited about and the challenges they are facing. Also what they would like to do more together as a team and or just vent. It’s a complete no judgment zone, and I love that. 

What are three words or phrases you would use to describe Team Shortlist?

Ownership, innovation, and continuous improvement.

What’s your favourite Shortlist value? (Learn more about our values here!)

I think “own it” would be my favorite Shortlist value not only because there is a great self-learning curve involved there but also because it helps me learn from my mistakes & enables me to be better prepared for more dire challenges in the future.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Read 📖, plan a spontaneous solo trip or veg out in front of Netflix. 📺

And of course, spend time with my cat 🙂 #catmomforever.

With her cat Niku

What are you currently reading, watching, or listening to?

The last book I read and really liked was “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Whoever hasn’t heard of him should definitely check his work out. 

As far as the music goes, I’m good with anything except EDM – I don’t understand that genre on a fundamental level. 🙄

Why is the Shortlist mission important to you?

What I like about our mission is that we don’t superficially assess someone’s skills or potential. The whole idea of sharing resumes in bulk is obsolete, especially in this day and age where a person’s success isn’t measured by just a degree or designation. It is actually their contribution to their role, and the value add to an organization, both tangible and intangible. We at Shortlist try to measure all these aspects to match the right person to the right job and vice- versa.

We like to give high fives to recognise when our team members do something awesome. Now is your chance to make a public high five to a fellow Shortlister:

A shoutout to all my fellow Shortlisters, especially the leadership team – the OG gang! But I would specifically like to give a shoutout to my manager Ashbira, who has always had my back.

Operations Team Mumbai

Super fun, super supportive Operations team, Mumbai

Any final words?

I am having a lot of fun in my innings as a Shortlister. I feel that a work environment like this will always push me to evolve, do better and give me the confidence to question processes and new ideas wherever I go. 

What I love about Shortlist is that no opinion or suggestion is wrong or futile. Every individual here has a voice. There is a natural sense of understanding amongst the team-something you don’t come across that often in an organization.

I am looking forward to what this journey brings next. 

Thank you, Apoorva! We’re so glad to hear your experiences on Team Shortlist.

Did reading about Apoorva’s experiences make you want to join our squad? Check out the rest of our crew here

We’re hiring…Follow this link and stay up to date on job openings! We have more openings for Talent Analyst at Shortlist. 

Apply today — we’re excited to hear from you 🙂

Niranjan Pujari

Shortlister Spotlight: Meet Niranjan Pujari, Senior Lead Engineer

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At Shortlist, we love building our team almost as much as we love building yours! 

We have some pretty amazing people across our three offices who have a real passion for what they do and for the Shortlist mission.

The next instalment of Shortlister Spotlights (a Q&A series to get to know some of our team members) stars Niranjan Pujari, the Senior Lead Engineer from Hyderabad office!

A keen book lover and a history buff, he enjoys the challenge of solving problems and designing applications. Though he aspired to be an agriculturist the thrill of complex problem solving brought him to computer science and consequently to Shortlist and he has become an invaluable part of our team. 

Read on to know about his Shortlist journey!

Hi Niranjan! Tell us about your life at Shortlist. 

Currently, I am working as a senior lead engineer here at Shortlist.

I joined the team back in 2015 as an off-shore consultant and then moved to Hyderabad as a full-time employee in June 2016. My job involves designing an application, trying new technologies to solve problems, architectural decisions. It is a pretty challenging and interesting role for me, as I have to put on all my thinking hats to come up with innovative solutions for challenges while designing application. That is what makes my life here very adventurous. 😀

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Growing up my dreams kept changing. At one point, I wanted to be a lawyer while at another, I wanted to be a cricketer. After finishing off my schooling, I wanted to be an agriculturist but I ended up as a software professional!

So what led you to a career in technology, and what were you looking for in your next career step when you found Shortlist?

As I mentioned earlier I wanted to be an agriculturist, but fate had some other plans! I did not get admission in agriculture college but ended up into a computer science course instead. That’s how my tech journey started and it never stopped.

I used to wonder what would give me that kick, drive me and then I realized it is the complex problem solving that gets me excited and drives me in my work. Shortlist came as a perfect opportunity, there was no thinking there for me. I simply jumped in!

How has your current role impacted you?

It’s not just my current role, my entire tenure at Shortlist has shaped me and been a great journey. As a team, we come across new challenges every day and this gives us opportunities to apply ourselves and brainstorm. It is the whole process- exchange of ideas, perspectives that makes you a different person altogether.

What’s your professional superpower?

I have two- analytical thinking and logical reasoning. 😎

What’s your favourite Shortlist memory?

There are so many of them, it is difficult to pick one. For me, the one which tops the list would be the India team retreat at Lonavala. It gave us the chance to interact with the broader Shortlist team including the leadership. Spending time with them, participating in team-building activities was an amazing experience.

And not to forget, Shortlist Premier League was one of the highlights of this retreat.

Niranjan & our CEO Paul in a discussion at the retreat

What are three words or phrases you would use to describe Team Shortlist?

Awesome, awesome and awesome. 😎

What’s your favourite Shortlist value? (Learn more about our values here!)

I find all our values to be very well-thought-out and super relevant in daily life. But if I have to pick a favourite I would choose “Find the adventure”. Life can get boring with routine and monotony, making it difficult to stay motivated. However, when you start finding adventure in your routine, it becomes interesting. I find motivation in my work every day at Shortlist.

Why is the Shortlist mission important to you?

Having experienced the difficulties earlier in finding the exact type of job that fits my personality first hand, Shortlist’s mission of bridging the gap between candidates & opportunities is important and resonates with me.

So Niranjan, tell us about your life outside of work?

Outside of work, I love reading books and enjoy watching movies. History, in particular, fascinates me, I look at it as a means of satisfying my curiosity. Other than that, Netflix is my latest crush these days. 😍

We like to give high fives to recognise when our team members do something awesome. Now is your chance to make a public high five to a fellow Shortlister:

There are quite a few people without whom my journey in Shortlist would have been very different. So here it goes:

Firstly, I would like to give a bigggggg high-five to our CTO Sudheer. I have known him for the last 7-8 years, way before Shortlist was founded. He is the kind of guy everyone wants to work with- be it as a colleague, as a manager or as a friend. If it were not for him, I would have never been a part of this great place.

The second person on my list would be my teammate Tilak, who has been there for me since the beginning and has been super supportive.

Thirdly, I would like to give a high five to our CEO Paul for his continuous and unconditional support to the tech team.

Tech Team, Hyderabad

Any final words?

This has been a great journey so far as Shortlister and I am enjoying every bit of this.

Thank you, Niranjan! We’re so glad to have you on Team Shortlist.

Did reading about Niranjan’s experiences make you want to join our squad? Check out the rest of our crew here

We’re hiring…Follow this link and stay up to date on job openings! 

Apply today — we’re excited to hear from you 🙂

Director of Operations & Client Success for Shortlist

Shortlister Spotlight: Meet Shriya Gera, Director of Operations & Client Success

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At Shortlist, we love building our team almost as much as we love building yours! 

We have some pretty amazing people across our three offices who have a real passion for what they do and for the Shortlist mission.

In Shortlister Spotlights (a Q&A series to get to know some of our team members) this week meet Shriya Gera, our Director of Operations & Client Success from Mumbai office!

A true-blue Shortlister, she started her career here in talent acquisition and has climbed the ladder with her passion and hard work. She is a self-professed nerd, identifies with cats as her spirit animal and is an avid sports buff.

Read on to know about her journey at Shortlist and more!

Hi Shriya! Tell us about your life at Shortlist. 

Hi there! I’ve been at Shortlist for a little over two years now. My favourite part about the journey here is that my role has evolved with each passing year. 

I started off as a Talent  Consultant, where the major part of my role was talent acquisition i.e. executing on some very exciting searches. The next year, I transitioned into a Project Manager role where in addition to my previous responsibilities, I was also leading a team and was looking into key account management. 

In my third year, I am now heading the Operations function for India ensuring excellence in client servicing, efficient and streamlined processes and executing strategic projects. 

What’s great is that all of this is only scratching the surface – at Shortlist, you have the opportunity to create and run with your own ideas! 🙂

What is your professional background, and what were you looking for in your next career step when you found Shortlist?

I hold an MBA in Human Resources from NMIMS, Mumbai. In my final year, I was looking out for an opportunity in talent acquisition, but, in a non-traditional or a new age organisation that was changing or looking to change the way talent is matched with the right opportunity.

How has your current role impacted you?

One of the best things about working at Shortlist is that it allows you to bring your whole self to work. Being completely authentic has helped me view traits like introversion and a quiet temperament (traits that had often been called out as areas of development for me in the past) as my biggest strengths and leverage them as opposed to view them as a hurdle. 

The role also pushes me outside of my comfort zone; every time I have been entrusted with a task I thought I wouldn’t be able to do, I have learnt and surprised myself the most.

As the Director of Operations, what would you say is your personal approach to leadership? 

I don’t think I have “cracked the code” to being a good leader, but I constantly try to learn and adapt to different people and situations. 

A couple of things that work well for me in the Shortlist context are empowering every team member to make their own decisions and ensuring that everyone is provided with equal opportunities. 

What’s your professional superpower?

I listen!

What’s your favourite Shortlist memory?

Honestly, it’s hard to pick one – right from closing my first role or the hardest role, the first client appreciation email to games nights and the staff retreat – I’ve had some of my happiest and most overwhelming days here. However, the one that I cherish the most is my experience as a candidate at Shortlist. I enjoyed the process as  I could be 100% authentic and felt like I belonged. I also really loved working on the case study (#nerdalert 😀)…that one evening spent in eager anticipation for the result reassured me that this is something I really wanted. 

Fun fact – a bird pooped on my head the evening I was restlessly waiting for the results after my final round. (As per a common superstition, it is believed that if a bird poops on one’s head, it means that good things are coming one’s way)…a sign from God? I think yes!

What are three words or phrases you would use to describe Team Shortlist?

Forward-thinking, dynamic, camaraderie

Shortlist Mumbai Team

Team Shortlist Mumbai

What’s your favourite Shortlist value? (Learn more about our values here!)

It definitely has to be  “Act with Intention.” It resonates with my work style (or the work styles of introverts, largely) as I tend to observe, reflect, question and then act. If you work closely with me, you’ll hear me make references to it every now and then.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I absolutely love playing games and sports and I am rather enthusiastic about it.  I’m as excited about a game of basketball, football or cricket as I am for games like Taboo, Pictionary, Monopoly Deal and Sudoku. 

Other than that, you’ll find me catching up on the latest movies, going for dance workshops and attending the latest stand up comedy show in the city. 

What is your spirit animal?

I’m one hundred per cent sure that I’d be a great culture fit in the world of cats – their curiosity, independence, calmness and deep connection with oneself all resonate with me. 

We like to give high fives to recognise when our team members do something awesome. Now is your chance to make a public high five to a fellow Shortlister, Shriya 🙂 :

The first one has to be for my go-to person at work – Lotika, who has played a huge role in my learning and growth at Shortlist. She constantly pushes me to be better and get outside of my comfort zone. 

The second one is for Mridvika. Although she has a million things on her plate, she always takes the time to notice the little things. She finds a thoughtful way to recognise efforts and wins – for each and every person on the team. 

Finally,  one for Paul, for being such a charismatic and humble leader. He has this ability to inspire a group of people by creating a shared vision and encouraging action. Also, his sense of humour and witty comments are the best.

Team Shortlist Mumbai

Team Shortlist Mumbai

Any final words?

Recruitment or talent acquisition is sadly not an aspirational role for quite a large population in India. This stems from an extremely myopic opinion that recruiters are primarily CV suppliers. 

However, the role of a person in talent acquisition – especially in an organisation like Shortlist – is extremely dynamic. You get to learn from and interact with leaders, entrepreneurs and young professionals from across different walks of life and build a great professional network. You’re simultaneously working on multiple and diverse projects and making it interesting by using a cool tech product. Most importantly, you get the opportunity to make an impact by helping build a great team for an organisation that can amplify their growth, or help a candidate land their dream job! 

Thank you, Shriya! We’re so lucky to have you on Team Shortlist.

Did reading about Shriya’s experiences make you want to join our squad? Check out the rest of our crew here

We’re hiring…Follow this link and stay up to date on job openings! 

Apply today — we’re excited to hear from you 🙂

Shortlister Spotlight: Meet Mehndi Shivdasani, Talent Advisor, Executive Search

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At Shortlist, we love building our team almost as much as we love building yours!

We have some pretty amazing people across our three offices who have a real passion for what they do and for the Shortlist mission.

The Mehndi Project

The next chapter of our Shortlister Spotlights features Mehndi Shivdasani, a talent advisor for our executive search team based out of Mumbai. Besides channeling her inner Sherlock to hire high-potential talent for senior positions, Mehndi runs a blog on sustainable living called Conscious Chokri. Our environmentally-aware Shortlister shared some quirky anecdotes about her journey through life and more!

Tell us about your life at Shortlist

I am a Talent Advisor in the executive search team. We help our clients (social enterprises, non-profit, SMEs and start-ups amongst others) recruit leading talent for senior-level leadership positions within their organisations. Last year we helped 14 different organisations across India and Kenya hire some tremendous leadership talent across different jobs ranging from CEOs to VPs of various departments, a feat I’m very proud of 🙂

How has your current role impacted you?

Playing adviser to board members and senior leaders of so many diverse and high-impact organisations is a rare opportunity. It’s given me insight into how different organisations are set up, how they identify priorities and develop strategies, services, and products. Directly interacting with high-achieving entrepreneurs and picking up a thing or two from them on how to operate efficiently and be resilient and focused is helping to shape me into a better working professional.

I’m also slowly building up a strong network within the social impact space that I hope to leverage going forward in my career 😉

Team Shortlist India

I’ve also made some fantastic friends! Interacting and working with an ambitious, efficient and warm team like ours inspires me to strive for better every single day.

What is your professional background and what made you join Shortlist?

I have a few years of experience in recruitment and talent management, and also hold a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia.

I started looking out for my next job opportunity towards the end of 2017 and envisioned joining a social enterprise or a non-profit. I heard about Shortlist through my then-acquaintance, now close friend and fellow Shortlister, Pranay Merchant. I was looking to take on a role that would enable me to create some form of social impact, push me to pick up some new skills while building on my existing skills and areas of interest such as building high-value relationships with people.

What’s your professional superpower?

Over-communicating with people! I find that most of us are almost always distracted with so many things — emails, texts, calls etc. — so over-communicating my thoughts and ideas helps to make sure my communication is clear and consistent.

I’m also a master listener so if you need to vent about something, I’m your person!

What’s your favourite Shortlist memory?

I’ll always cherish the time I spent in Kenya with our team and meeting clients there. Also, almost every Pulse Check and team gathering is memorable in its own way.

Mehndi with Team Shortlist Kenya

What are three words you would use to describe Team Shortlist?

Fun! Supportive! Determined!

What’s your favourite Shortlist value and why?

I LOVE all of our values as they all hit home. If I have to pick one, I’d say that One Team is my favourite value. I admire how everyone on the team is always rooting for each other across offices and countries. We love sharing the credit for all of our wins, big and small, and don’t shy away from giving each other feedback. All of these reasons combined make me proud about being a Shortlister.

‘Conscious Chokri’ is one with nature!

Why is the Shortlist mission important to you?

Being able to offer organisations a platform to find the right people to join their teams and scale their work is immense! In a world where we’re trying to automate almost everything in life, our effort to blend the use of technology with a human touch to unlock professional potential is super relevant!

Anything else you want the world to know about you, Shortlist, our team?

Working at Shortlist is rewarding on so many levels! I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with.

So Conscious Chokri, tell us about your life outside of Shortlist

I run a blog on low-waste living called Conscious ChokriUsing this blog, I’m trying to create awareness about the global waste crisis and encourage people to reduce the amount of waste they generate by making long-term yet convenient changes to their lives. I also deliver workshops for school and college students on this topic. I try to spend some of my time volunteering at beach cleanups and urban farms in the city as well.

And then there’s spending time with family and friends while gorging on some yummy food and cocktails 🙂

As you know, we like to give “high-fives” to recognize when our team members do something awesome. Now is your chance to make a public high five to a fellow Shortlister:

A BIG high-five to every single member of the team!