Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 4 months ago

Paradox Institute

About the job
Wait a minute.

Deep inside you are looking for a new adventure with…

?? Freedom: feeling free to work remotely or hybrid and being trusted to deliver

?? Ambition: growing up surrounded by smart colleagues driven to create something big

?? Impact: contributing to transform people lives at scale and feel your own impact in the company

And you deserve it because you:
Are driven by results and impact
Are passionate about treasure hunting for the best talent
Are known to build strong trust and connection in a heartbeat with multiple stakeholders

You also happen to want to use your experience as an awesome Talent Acquisition Specialist to contribute to impacting the lives of thousands of people?

Then this job might be for you!

This is a full-time position, carried out from our beautiful offices in Dubai, Lisbon (2024), or the comfort of your living room. You have to be French and English fluent (most of our applicants are French-speaking and our internal language is English – this is a non negotiable requirement).


At Paradox, we are convinced that people do not want “just a job” anymore.

We are all craving to have an impact through our professional journey. Some want to start their own venture, some want to become an intrapreneur in their current organization, some others just want their day-to-day tasks to have more meaning.


But where do we start?

If you have an interest in personal development, you probably already know that:
Making things happen is a real struggle when you don’t know what truly inspires you and how to get there ;
Available resources are either boring ?? or full of crazy unsubstantiated theories ??.

It needs to change, and we’re here to make it happen!


In other words, we want to make personal growth as entertaining as watching Netflix.

How, you might be wondering?
We travel the world and surround ourselves with top entrepreneurs (Richard Branson – Founder of Virgin, Marc Simoncini – Founder of Meeting, Fred Mazzella – Founder of BlablaCar), world athletes (Frederick Bousquet – World record in 50m free swimming, Frank Leboeuf – WorldCup Footballer), and artists (Gad Elmaleh – Comedian, Barry Osborne – Producer of Lord of the Rings and Matrix) ?;
We reverse engineer their strategies for achieving success and lean on the latest researches about neuroscience ??;
We deliver trainings & educational contents around Power Skills (critical thinking, productivity, leadership, public speaking, coaching, stress management, etc.), self-growth and performance, through a balanced set of e-learning programs, events and edutainment videos ??.

From one well-known Founder to a team of +80 people today (and counting!), this approach has paid off and enabled us to exceed 2 million followers on social networks, and to have thousands of people attending our online events and training courses.

And here are the vessels we embarked on to complete our mission:
Effective Coaching Institute
Business Tribe
David Laroche

Helping 100 000 people achieve their dream and display their pictures on what we call the “100 000 dreams wall” ;
Giving our clients access to constant personal growth by reinventing their learning experience ;
Have Will Smith and Richard Branson in our next documentary.

And that’s where you come in.


?? Your main goal will be to attract, engage, and hire top talent to meet the hiring needs of our organization.

To do so, here are your responsibilities:

1- Talent Acquisition Strategy and Planning

?? Define the best hiring strategy for the roles you are responsible for (job board, school relations, hunting, organization of events, etc.).

?? Craft attractive job descriptions: when people read them they feel the vibe and values of Paradox, and the right talents are hooked.

?? Strategize the recruitments of the departments you’re in charge of to ensure we hire all the top profiles we need for the quarter.

2- Sourcing and Candidate Engagement

?? Utilize various sourcing channels (job boards, social media, networking, etc.) to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates.

?? Screen resumes and conduct initial phone interviews to assess candidates’ qualifications and fit for the roles.

?? Improve candidates NPS by ensuring a fast process and providing qualitative feedbacks.

3- Selection and Assessment

?? Collaborate with hiring managers to develop effective interview questions and evaluation criteria.

? Participate in continuously improving our skills and cultural assessment.

?? Administer and interpret assessments and tests to evaluate candidates’ job-related competencies.

4- Offer Management and Onboarding

?? Prepare and negotiate job offers alongside Farah, our Head of Finance, and Timy, our Head of People ensuring alignment with compensation guidelines and market trends.

?? Maintain communication with candidates post-offer acceptance to ensure a smooth transition into the organization.


You have 2-3 years of talent acquisition experience in a startup or a hiring agency
You have a track record of successfully filling positions across various functional areas and levels.


?? Collaboration: you are known to work excellently in teams and partner effectively with hiring managers and other HR staff.

??? Communication: you can clearly convey job expectations to candidates, provide constructive feedback, and effectively communicate with stakeholders throughout the recruitment process.

?? Proactivity: you don’t wait for the perfect candidate to come to you; you seek them out and make the opportunity known to them.

?? Attention to Detail: you have a keen eye for details, especially when reviewing resumes, job descriptions, and legal requirements.

?? Adaptability: you quickly respond to changes in staffing needs and adapt your strategies to meet them.


French : native

English: fluent

You don’t like to be challenged and grow in your job
You don’t like receiving or giving tough feedbacks
You don’t usually try to improve the processes in place: if they are here, there is a reason
You like to have very specific tasks assigned to you that won’t evolve in the course of a year
You like to be told what to do or how to do something on a daily basis
None of the following reflects your personal interests: personal development / coaching / professional growth / education / edtech / teaching / edutainment / impact startups
Your only driver is joining a full-remote company: yes, our company culture is cool, but we want people to care about our mission, products, and their job!


Growth & Ambition ??

?? Being surrounded by top team who strive to perform whilst being in a good mood

?????? No more bosses, but ongoing conversations to support your professional development

?? Being part of an ambitious company with a lot of growth opportunities

Impact & Meaning ??

?? Playing a crucial role in the development of a company whose content and products are enjoyed by millions of people

?? Waking up in the morning knowing you are making a difference: we receive messages every day from clients who have successfully lost weight, quit smoking, reach a mile stone in their business, built better relationships, and made positive changes in their lives.

As Yannick, our community manager, says:

“To make a long story short, Paradox is a growth adventure on steroids, an adventure where you grow personally, whilst helping others do the same.”

But that’s not all, we believe that driven people deserve…

Freedom & Well Being ????

?? A company culture based on autonomy & accountability

?? Flexible working hours

?? A remote culture from day one with the freedom to work from wherever you want

?? Magnificent offices in Dubai, Paris and soon Lisbon: you’re at home worldwide

?? Standing desks paid by the company, if you live far from our offices

?? Macbook: to be the most efficient in your work

?? 350€ per year paid by the company to take care of yourself (for your gym, or dance class or whatever make you feel great)

?? 150€ per year paid by the company to boost your knowledge (books, education): we are passionate about learning and want to support your growth)

?? 1:1 coachings: a Paradox coach supporting you personally or professionally to live your best life

?? Annual team building: spoiler alert, our team building this is in Cyprus!

How To Apply ??

That job description resonated with you?

Click on “Apply for this position” and fill out a short questionnaire (7 to 8 minutes) to tell us more about yourself and send us your CV!

Hiring process

?? A 15-30 minutes video call with Candice, our Talent Acquisition Manager, to assess the fit between the position, the company, and your own career path.

?? A home-assignment + debrief with the hiring manager, to review your background & see how we can match your desires with our needs.

?? A culture-fit video call with Timy, our Head of People, to check in depth the alignment between you and our values and culture.

?? Reference calls to get in-depth insights about how you work in different environments, make your onboarding easier, and give everybody on the team the insurance to be surrounded by A-Players.

?? Welcome aboard!

About Our Hiring Process

Our recruitment process is tailored to do our best to avoid that you or us realize that we’re not a perfect fit in two or six months. It might seem long, but every step serves a purpose and will allow us to get to know you better as much as it’ll help you understand more where you’ll be stepping in.

We also want you to have time to ask all of your questions regarding your job description, the long-term vision of your team and the company, our values, with the relevant interlocutor in front of you.

The steps mentioned above can be rearranged depending on yours and the interviewer’s availability.

How to nail your Paradox application?

? Tailor your CV & application to our specific job description and company. Attention to detail is important as an employee as it is as an applicant!

? Complete the different steps of the application process in a timely manner, to ensure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

? Help us organize calls with your previous managers (or colleagues and/or clients depending on context and positions) at the end of the recruitment process.

? Prepare your interviews and the questions you will ask at each step, depending on who’s conducting it.

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