Founded in 2011 by Arjun Kapur and operating out of New York City, financial recruitment firm GoBuyside serves over 400 clients across 500 cities and sixteen countries, including Fortune 500 companies. The company has successfully completed over 2000 personnel searches for its clients, and specializes in talent hiring for the financial and investment industries, working with investment management firms, hedge funds, advisory firms and private equity firms and utilizing a network that incorporated over 10,000 firms. Follow GoBuyside on Instagram.
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Arjun Kapur launched GoBuyside with the aim of developing a technological platform that facilitated more effective recruitment practices among financial firms and organizations, in a time marked by intense competition among firms and industries within the job market. Prior to his founding of GoBuyside, Kapur was an experienced specialized talent recruiter, executing successful searches for clients across 50 cities worldwide, including 40 in the United States alone. He is the holder of a Bachelors degree in Economics from John Hopkins University, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
An article on Patch laid out the business and operational strategies of GoBuyside, including their use of localized screening tactics, focus on specialization and utilization of technological advancement in order to effectively carry out personnel searches and maintain qualitative distance from their competition. Follow GoBuyside on Twitter.com.
The article highlighted the effects that the increasing use of the internet and other disruptive technologies have on the job market, including facilitating the ability of numerous prospective recruits to work from home, and by extension heavily decentralizing the job market. As opposed to casting as wide a net as possible during the recruitment process, GoBuyside has responded to this increasing decentralization with an increased focus on selectivity, so that every prospective recruit is of as high a quality as possible. The company maintains this qualitative advantage by utilizing a targeted locational system and propriety screening processes to pick out the best prospective hires, while taking into account the particular needs of the client being served.