Omna Search: 2023 Halftime Update
Some recruiting insights, some job openings, and a blurry team pic...
Been a while :) Took a short hiatus from our monthly newsletter post but we are now back by request …
— Juliette & the Omna team
July 2023 - Market Watch 👀
A few trends we’ve been noticing:
Many companies are opportunistically hiring. They know there’s plenty of top talent in the market today, and whilst they may not officially have any open roles advertised, many (who can afford it) have their eyes open to see if they can land their unicorn candidate 🦄
In general, candidates have less leverage than before re: negotiating comp on their offers, however, top talent still commands top dollar. From time to time, we’ll speak to a candidate who is getting all the offers today, and subsequently able to command a high price to accept one of them. It’s rarer, but it’s still happening
Competition for open roles remains high. I spoke to a ex-MBB + MBA candidate who mentioned that his response rate on applications to roles via LinkedIn was ~1% (yes, that low!)
Volume of applications are high, but quality isn’t always there. It feels like many candidates are just clicking ‘apply’ to anything and everything these days, but are underprepared when they actually get the interview, or don’t even have a good reason as to why they were interested in the first place
What this means for you as a candidate:
Hiring managers like to feel that you’re running toward an opportunity with them, v.s. running away from something. Make sure you have a good story around your interest and how an opportunity lines up with your career goals
It might be a better strategy to apply for fewer things (only the ones you are really excited about!) and give it all you’ve got, v.s. spread yourself too thin and have a mediocre application across them all
It helps to leverage your network to get your foot in the door / to the front of the line for select opportunities - many of the best opportunities get filled before they make it onto the market
If you are excited about a job, make sure you put in the time to prep for the interviews - candidates are going above and beyond these days to do well and stand out
A shoutout to some of our favorite recruiting resources
Beyond Bay Street - Great resource to hear about upcoming Startup and Tech job opportunities in Canada
Ali Rohde Jobs - Great resource to hear about upcoming Startup and Tech jobs in the US
If you’re interested in any of these roles (AND if you fit the profile indicated), shoot us an email and our team will tell you more/get you into the process if there’s a fit. You can also find a full list of opportunities on our Omna job board.
Director of Business Operations @ Nirvana Insurance, Series A InsurTech | 6-8+ YOE, you have worked in a biz ops capacity at a growing early stage startup before; you have managed teams
Operator-in-Residence / Search Fund Entrepreneur @ Liberty Search Ventures | 10+ YOE, with an interest in acquiring and operating a business in pharma or insurance
New York City
Ops Associate @ 3i Network, Early-Stage invite-only platform for High Net Worth Individuals | 1-2 YOE
COO @ Olgam, PE-backed Plasma Donation Network | 10+ YOE, you have held an ops leadership role in a similar capacity before
Chicago (Preferred) / Remote
Product Strategy & Biz Ops roles @ Ubiquiti, High-growth late-stage Tech co | 2+ YOE at a top tier management consulting firm; you either have a STEM degree or are fluent in Mandarin
Who is Omna Search?
We are a recruiting firm that connects top business talent to fast-growing companies. We support of a lot of Strategy, Biz Ops, Finance and Chief of Staff recruiting.
If you are a prospective candidate looking for recruiting resources:
Check out our website here
Fill out our Candidate Intake Form if you want us to keep you in mind for specific opportunities
If you are a prospective client and want to learn more:
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!