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What are the benefits of applying through KWAN?
The great difference, and advantage, of applying through KWAN to work for a client (company) is that KWAN puts your interests above all things! Don't take our word for granted and try us out.
Even in the worse case scenario, we prefer to have a personal outlook on things, rather than a cold business-like one. Working for a client through KWAN allows you to have a guide, a friend and a career coach available for you! Your pains are ours! Sounds lame? It may even be so, but the truth is that this happens!
For instance, the day you want a salary increase, we're going to make sure that this happens; and if it isn't possible we'll develop a plan to get there with you!
Is it time to take your next career step? We'll get in touch and figure out the best way to achieve your goals. We'll map out your professional progress with the job roles you have in mind; the most benefitial tech stacks for your professional growth; the personal and technical environment of the projects and whether changing jobs is the best choice for whatever reason! That's all on us!
At the end of the day we want to be sure you achieved your goals! You don't need to look for your next job on your own; we'll do it with you. If it's an ambition for you, we'll get there together.

We're here for you, every single time. Are you ready to try #TechTalentDoneRight? Get in touch :)
What are the different business models at KWAN?
At KWAN we have multiple ways of helping our clients fulfill their needs. As such, KWAN is divided in 3 different areas of expertise: Outsourcing, Permanent Placement & International.
Outsourcing is the division where KWAN finds and manages your workforce, in which we will find the best candidates that suit your project, and maintain their motivation, and well being. Our main focus here is retention and match between client needs and their team's motivations and progress.
Regarding our Permanent Placement services, we will analise your team & culture, and find the best candidates for your team. Consider this division an extension of your Recruitment team. If needed we will even help to establish your company in Portugal.
Regarding International business, or Nearshore, we can help you build teams, from our office to the world, or even in your home country, or anywhere else. :)
What is a realistic salary expectation for a graduate level?
Well, we have an awesome salary calculator on our website inside the tab Tech Salaries :)

You can check it out and see if your expectations are bellow or above the average. From our experience, the market in Portugal usualy offers a salary between 900€-1250€ net for recently graduated students. Dependending on your area of expertise, university of choice and location it can be a little bit higher or a little bit lower.
Are you looking for the best match between your salary expectations and your career goals? Drop me a line! Let's talk about it :)
What is the best way to be noticed by an employer?
Nowadays, more than demanding a technology expert, most companies are starting to look for someone who is aligned with them at the soft skills level. When you go for a technical interview, it's not only your technical skills that are assessed, but *you* as a whole.
The way you answer to a question that you don't know how to answer often distinguishes you more than you could imagine. Answers such as "I don't know but, since we're here, please tell me, because I'm interested in learning about it" really make a good impression. For some time now, your academics are no longer a mandatory requirement for most companies (not all of them, though!). What the candidates do to stay current and how they have gained their technical bases became much more important.

Not only at the time of the interview but also after hiring, your employer will be on the lookout for subjects such as: personal projects, online courses and keeping up with new trends. Proactivity, delivery, dynamism and a sense of commitment are some of the characteristics that are increasingly valued. In an age where there is an increasing need for tech talent (and not enough supply), companies are increasingly valuing the people who give them a sense of security and dedication, and who embrace their projects completely.

Can we help you shine through as a candidate? Get in touch and let's work on your career path together.