Recruitment Assistant – VA (German & English language required)

Full Time
United States
Posted 1 month ago

NOTE – this role can be carried out remotely / freelance, part-time position


We are looking for a dynamic and hands-on Virtual Assistant to join our digital consultancy with headquarters in Zurich. As part of a team you will assist with all aspects of the recruitment cycle and play an integral role to help what. grow. If you already have some experience in recruiting, even better!

You are a born organiser, juggling different tasks and communication is your passion and you speak and write both English and German fluently. You thrive in a fast-paced environment.

If you nodded to all of the above, we might just be a perfect match.

You will get to know our various teams and their recruitment needs quickly, so ideally you are quick to learn, digitally savvy and not afraid of getting your hands dirty and taking on new tasks, even if these are outside of your comfort zone.

what. AG

is one of the leading digital consultancies with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. With our global team of 50+ people, we build digital products, create outstanding websites, and help our clients to grow. Our clients range from leading startups to global enterprises.
You will be in touch with team members across departments.



  • Prepare and post job ads online and coordinating with the hiring managers
  • Manage our entire recruitment process
  • Classifying applications across platforms and drawing up shortlists, based on a set of requirements
  • Following up with candidates by scheduling interviews, callbacks and sending rejection emails. You also support with handing candidates test tasks
  • Monitoring recruiting related email accounts
  • Active outreach to source candidates.
  •  2+ years of remote work experience as a bi-lingual Virtual Assistant
  • Ability to work independently and able to juggle multiple tasks
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Solution oriented approach to problem solving
  • Language skills: German and English (C1 or higher)

Nice to have

  • Experience as Recruitment Assistant or other recruiting-related role, ideally in IT or Marketing


How it is to work with us / your benefits

At what. we believe that work should be fun and something you want to do and not something you have to do. We help that along with the following:

  • Excellent office location in Seefeld in Zürich, if you work from here.
  • Need to take care of something in the morning and want to catch up later? No problem. We are results-oriented not micromanaging.
  • Flat hierarchy – Get decisions fast when you need them.
  • You have a large amount of responsibility in your department. Do you want to change something? See possibilities to improve how we do things or what we do? The only thing needed is to speak up and we will discuss.
  • Multicultural and multidisciplinary team with a focus on improving and learning. We want you to learn and grow which is why you also have access to individual training and guidance.
  • Fair compensation & various perks that you can benefit from. Also, if you are not in Zurich you can come and visit us – we cover the costs.
  • Access to individual training and guidance
  • Opportunities to visit clients on-site in Switzerland
  • Weekly remote pilates classes for all



Please send your CV with a cover note and a short intro video (either using Loom or YouTube). Add the link to your intro video in your cover note. Explain what attracted you to the role and why you feel you are a great match for the role.
Please note that only applications with a cover note and an intro video will be considered.

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