Crossover @ Work – the good (Part 1)

As mentioned in a previous post, I embarked on a road to apply for one of the roles that Crossover @ Work advertised all over the web on sites like Linkedin and Stack Overflow.

I have done some research and reading on Quora and Glassdoor and the majority of the questions and comments was very negative.  Some from Quora:

From these you will see that it is mostly negative so I thought I have nothing to lose since I happened to be unemployed at the moment.

The position I applied for was for a Program Manager for a company called Ignite – I applied for this via the Crossover site on 25 May 2016.  On the same day I received the following response:

Thank you for applying for the Program Manager – Ignite position. We look forward to helping you connect to your next Tour of Duty.
As mentioned previously, the companies we represent receive thousands of applicants for every available position. Simply relying on your resume is probably not a winning formula. So to help you differentiate from the crowd and to really help us determine who is the best-of-the-best, we designed a series of ‘real-life’ assessments specifically related to this role. This will help you rise to the top and become 1 of 5 – instead of 1 of 1000.
The custom assessments, however, are very challenging and require commitment on your side to really show us your skills. If you are not willing to put in the time to complete the assessments – no problem – we understand and will end your journey here. But if you are willing to differentiate yourself to see if you are the top 1% of talent globally – we’re excited to have you continue forward.
Here are the next steps in the process:
  • We conduct a Written Evaluation where you will receive scenario questions related to this position. These questions were specifically designed by the hiring manager to evaluate how you would handle scenarios you’ll likely encounter in the job. Answer these questions to the best of your capabilities to demonstrate to the hiring manager your expertise. We will send you a separate email when we are ready for you to begin your Written Evaluation.
  • After reading your responses and reviewing your work experience, the hiring manager will select a few candidates to interview. You will be contacted by a Crossover Account Manager to coordinate the interview.
  • Upon successfully passing the Written Evaluation, work experience and interview(s) – you will then be contacted by a Crossover Recruiter and be offered the position.
Best of luck and we look forward to learning more about you.

I received the link for the written evaluation on the same day, 25 May 2016. At this point I was faily impressed with their quick response.

To be continued …

Comments and/or questions are more than welcome.

2 Responses to “Crossover @ Work – the good (Part 1)”

  1. Andrew says:

    So what was the result for your trial?

  2. admin says:

    Have abandoned it totally, in short they big scam I think and not worth the effort. Will post a followup soon.

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