In 2018, Jeroen De Koninck got hired at Google after applying more than 18 times for various tech companies. What made the 18th time different was the help from peers.
For the first time, the application was a social process and not only relying on own expertise. Getting nudges in the right direction made the difference.
He decided to give back. As tech companies are experiencing talent gaps, it was clear there is a misalignment between candidates and open positions.