By Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/30/21 – Nikita Gupta is the founder of FAANGPath and is currently working as Technical Recruiter at Amazon.
She has 53k+ followers on LinkedIn with more than 2.5 lacs views on recent posts. She got interview calls, and job offers globally from companies like EY Ireland, Deloitte Australia, and Mirum USA while she was in Singapore through LinkedIn and has received 200+ interview calls.
She got the idea for her startup FAANGPath through LinkedIn and has met the VP and partners of big companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, etc., for a coffee chat through LinkedIn messages. She has hosted various sessions on how to use LinkedIn to one’s professional advantage and how to land jobs at FAANG+ companies.
What is FAANGPath, and how did the idea come into being?
We are an experienced team focused on helping talented people get hired at FAANG+ companies as Hiring Managers, Software Engineers, Product Managers, Machine Learning Experts, Marketing Managers, Finance experts, UI/UX Experts. We review your resume from the perspective of breaking into a top job at companies like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, and more! Today, we also offer LinkedIn makeovers, one-on-one mentorship sessions, mock interviews, and more!
As the COVID-19 Global pandemic hit in early 2020, we realized that candidates were having difficulty getting jobs or interviews. We started the initiative initially as a free service helping candidates improve their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. We got many candidates and spent 1–2 hours assisting each candidate. Our quality was arguably much higher than anyone else in the industry. We saw that candidates who worked with us were landing interviews (and subsequently, jobs) despite the crashing job market. Since then, we’ve expanded, built our mentors team, done webinars in top institutes across the globe, and much more! Now we have 70+ FAANG mentors working with us who are helping job seekers on a day-to-day basis.
What are FAANGPath’s core values?
We are providing the highest quality of work with a focus on the details.
We believe strongly in teaching someone to fish and cook it, rather than giving them cooked fish.
Always aim for the top.
Partner with the best mentors, organizations, and groups.
Your proudest achievement so far?
While there is no single proudest achievement, we are proud of all our candidates/clients who end up landing roles at their dream companies. Every time this happens, it brings joy to our eyes.
Where do you see the company in the near term and long term?
Near Term: Providing more candidates with our services and having a fixed candidate funnel/flow. As a result, we hope to see steady monthly growth at around a 10–20% increase in revenue per month. At the same time, we will be strengthening the business’s operational side (mentor onboarding, assigning reviews, ensuring quality, etc.) to manage the growth and be consistent in our delivery and promise.
Long Term: A one-stop hub where people from all over the world come to get insights on their written documents (resume, LinkedIn, cover letter, university admission letter, etc.) and can connect with those who have already “made it.” We have started building a technology platform for this, where mentors can give AI-assisted feedback, significantly reducing the time to review.
Who are your role models or mentors?
My dad has been running a very successful business in India, so I always followed him. He has been my mentor since childhood. He has been a great advisor to me till today 🙂
How do you balance a full-time job and a passion project?
When you do something that you love, you can balance various things at the same time.
My passion is to help people land jobs this the most fulfilling job I am doing 🙂
Please connect with me if you need any help!
LinkedIn Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guptanikita16/
Insta Link: https://www.instagram.com/faangpath/
Website Link: https://faangpath.com/