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Happy Coders Agency

"Hi! This is Nigel calling for London. I have a fantastic opportunity for you"

Tired of the line above? Heard it one too many times from recruiters that don’t give a rats ass about who you are and what your career goals are?

We are not a recruitment company, we are an agency for developers. We don’t aim to make some quick money pushing your CV to a company in need of anyone that have even heard of Java (or whatever technology).

We build relationships with both companies in need of recruitment, and more importantly, with great developers that want the best out of their career. Whether it is a high salary, working for a “hot” company, flexible working locations/hours or something completely different. Whatever makes YOU HAPPY! You, our clients, decide what’s important in your life, and we try our very best to match you with a company that realizes your value and are willing to meet your every demand. And when you found that company, we help you grow there.

Our manifesto

  • You own your time
    • A recruitment process should not take more than two weeks of YOUR time.
    • You should be contacted in the way YOU want to, ”a quick phone call” isn’t the best way of sharing information, and usually not as quick as one could think.
  • You own your integrity
    • You should only be contacted if you want to, and with relevant roles.
    • You should feel chosen when contacted by a recruiter, not one of many in a mass delivery of CVs.
  • You own your CV
    • No one, besides yourself, should profit from simply sharing your CV with potential employers.

This is the manifesto we live by, we want to make our clients the happiest coders in the world. And we think the way to achieve this is through a long standing relationship.

Our process

So enough of buzzwords and sales material, what’s in it for you? Our process looks like this:

  • A first meeting (remotely works fine) where we get to know each other.
  • You then decide if you want to use our services.
  • If you do, it actually will cost you 49 SEK each month, as long as you decide to be a client.
  • We meet again and get to know your needs, your current status etc.
  • Now our process starts, and there are two modes for that:
    • Active: We start looking for a position that matches your desires, you decide if you want us to screen the offers and just show you the ones that are an exact match, or if you want us to spam you with every job offer we ever get. Although, we aren’t your best option if you want to fill up your inbox with general offers.
    • Passive: You stay at your current position and use us for coaching and other services to support your career (Auditing your CV, doing mock interviews etc). We also have an eye open for that perfect position that you might be dreaming of, but we still only contact you with an offer if you really want us to.
  • Someday we might get you the position you were looking for, and as a bonus we pay you 10 000 SEK, so as long as you don’t wait 200 months our service has, at worst, been for free.
  • We invoice the company that hires you (way more money), and they will definitely feel that they’ve gotten value for their money.
  • But you don’t get rid of us here (you just enter passive mode), we keep in contact to see that everything is what you expected. We can help you plan your career even when you’re not actively looking for a new job. We can coach you when you need to negotiate for a better salary etc. We also want to get to know you even better, so we can do an even better job, finding the next step in your career.
  • But it this is entirely up to you, we won’t contact you more than you want us to, you decide, you own your time.

Clients

Are you interested in becoming a client of us? Please fill in this form, and we will contact you within 24 hours.

We strive to build a long time relationship with our clients, we think it's the only way to know what's best for our clients. Here are some of the things we help our clients with:

  • First and foremost, be your agent, i e make the best out of your career possible
  • Analyze your CV and give suggestions on improvements
  • Help you with writing job applications
  • Coach you before an interview
  • Act as a shield against annoying recruiters. You could refere them here
  • Prepare you for a negotiation of salary or benifits
  • Give advice if you decides to start your own business
  • We're working on more services like group discount for services that could be of interest for our clients

Partner Companies

We try to build long time partnership, not only with our clients, but with companies that have clients working there or looking to recruit developers. With our company partners we try to capture the soul of the company, firstly to be able to move much quicker in a recruitment process (The goal is to eliminate the need of screening and initial interviews). Secondly to further inform us what companies can do to make coders happy.

If you'd like to explore what it means to be a company partner , please send us an e-mail at partner@happycoders.agency.

Who are we?

Happy Coders Agency is run by Håkan Fahlstedt and his company FahlSoft. Currently we are based in Karlholmsbruk, but Happy Coders Agency are active anywhere our clients are situated.

Contact Håkan at hf@happycoders.agency. If you prefer talking on the phone, just send an short mail with your number and you will be contacted as soon as possible.