What it’s like being an Onset candidate


We’ve built our reputation by helping candidates like you flourish

In recruitment, success comes from caring about the people you work with, paying it forward and making the right introductions. We are Australia’s leading technology recruitment agency because we have a proven track record of helping candidates and businesses thrive.

We’ll work closely with you to ensure we help you secure the best outcome possible. We’ve got your back.

The Onset team

Great success requires great focus

Onset recruiters will give you more than just a job spec. We’ll take the time to prep you for your interview, explain the role in depth and guide you through the process. Your experience with us will be different.

You’ll know we’ve got your back throughout the recruitment process and because we’re specialists you’ll have access to a variety of roles to suit you.

Your next role
What to expect


Our commitment to you

We invest in relationships. When we promise an outcome, we make it happen.

We’ll take time to get to know you beyond the resume. We’ll meet with you face to face, discuss your career direction and most importantly listen. You’ll be introduced to the businesses you’re interested in, hear about unique opportunities and enjoy great advice.

We’ll keep you in the loop on your progress at all times and we’ll stay in touch once the recruitment process is over.

Clients we work with

Your new workplace

We have options for you. Our client base is as diverse as you are.

We work with businesses that innovate, create and inspire. They’re startups, scaleups, enterprise, disrupters & established corporations. We’ll work with you to find the right role and organisation for your next step.

Your next role
What candidates
say about our team members

Ronny understood my career aspirations and successfully managed to align my profile with opportunities. We worked perfectly as a team in order to make sure that both me and the company are an excellent match… Thanks to The Onset I could find exactly the position I was looking for!

Jose Muller Prospa

I had a very stress free and one-of-a-kind recruitment experience with Christina. She happened to connect with me at the time when I was ready and looking for something that will give me an opportunity to do full stack development… I value sincerity, honesty and professionalism and she has demonstrated them all.

Neneth Robledo Rezdy

…The roles Onset had were all really exciting and challenging, I eventually accepted an offer… If I have any questions regarding payroll or need an update on market or new role/contract I just shoot an email or give a call. I’m really happy with Onset’s services and I’ve referred quite a few of my friends!

Syed Junaid Yousuf Tech Lead/Senior Data Engineer oOh! Media Ltd

The entire process was very smooth. They worked very hard to find the perfect match for me. I wouldn’t be able to find that without them… The entire team is amazing and super friendly.

Tanvir Hossain Software Engineer @ HIVERY

Julien is one of those rare professionals that you always hope to encounter during your career – and when I found myself on the wrong side of 50 and looking for a new role, I was fortunate enough to encounter him. His professionalism and dedication have him stand head and shoulders above his peers in the industry.

James Shelton Senior Consultant - Technical @ DXC Technology

The recruitment process with Julien at The Onset has been a great experience from the first moment… he demonstrated a good knowledge of the technical field and its context, as well as its market inside and out… Not only he’s helped me to find a successful job that I like, but he’s also continued to follow up with me regarding my achievements.

Lorenzo Chianura Software Engineer @ Calumino

I am amazed by The Onset’s ability to build good relationship with their clients. The constant follow ups and updates plus genuine concern makes them stand out from the rest. It was lovely working with them and I would highly recommend The Onset to all my friends and colleagues.

Evelyn Tee Operational Delivery Lead

Throughout the process I found Christina to be extremely helpful and available. Christina and the whole Onset team helped me to secure the role I have wanted for a long time… It was very easy to reach Christina via email or by phone. …Overall, the process and experience with the Onset was fantastic in my case.

Sudhan Timsina Software Engineer @ Prospection

I found The Onset to have a strong knowledge of the value of Product to a business, and importantly, a network of senior product contacts within the tech businesses I was targeting for my next role. This was instrumental in pushing the recruitment process forward – within a relatively short time I had multiple interviews and landed a key role that I love.

Rory Watt Senior Product Manager - Site Minder

The Onset were absolutely fantastic. Out of all the recruiters I have worked with, they are the most professional, knowledgeable and genuinely passionate recruiters I have had the pleasure to work with. They very quickly found multiple roles that fit my requirements, and I couldn’t be happier in my chosen role. I don’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for the next step in their career.

Jordan Cran oOh Media

What struck me most was how thorough they were. My consultant, Sean, insisted I meet him in advance of my meeting with my prospective employer and put me through my paces testing my knowledge, company research, questions for hiring manager.

Jennifer Flynn Group Manager, Product Management

The Onset is one of the best recruitment firms I have worked with. They are great at developing relationships with candidates and provided excellent guidance on the Australian job market. They recognise your talents, connect you with the right job opportunities, and then keep candidates informed and motivated during the entire recruitment process

Omar Khalid oOh! Media

It was an absolute pleasure from the day one. The Onset consultant created a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and were extremely attentive to all my requests and questions. They were incredibly supportive throughout interview stages by sending additional information and questionnaires to build up my confidence and knowledge about the company. Overall it was an unusually quick and smooth recruiting process I have ever had and I cant recommend The Onset high enough!

Nadya Metalnikova nearmap

Overall I found the process to be managed very professionally. I never had to worry about anything slipping through the cracks because it was very clear that you were on top of it.

Ben Ritchie Growth Marketer at Hatch

I’ve just signed the contract with my new employer today. Julien read between the lines to strike up a deal which has everybody winning. During the whole process Julien kept me informed of all the goings on.

Shannon McCullough Software Testing @ Brevelle

Greg was extremely helpful in securing a great career opportunity for me. He is knowledgeable, responsive and understands the analytics landscape for his clients. I highly recommend Greg if you are looking for your next career move.

Gabriel Miranda IPG

The Onset was a massive help throughout the whole recruitment process. I felt as though they genuinely cared about my experience and satisfaction with the role. I’d recommend any product, UX, UI designer looking for interesting roles to reach out to The Onset

Sean Batchelor Product Design and Strategy @ Hatch

I am grateful for Onset for providing me with my first job in Australia, it is one of the biggest moments in my life.
Thank you to everybody at Onset for helping me directly & indirectly throughout my journey.

Sandeep Navale Ooh Media Data Engineer

I felt that The Onset had my best interests at heart and worked hard to find a company that would be a good fit for me. Soon after, I was starting in a great team that matched my skillset and personality really well. They organised and guided me through each stage of the interview process, answering any questions I had.

James Fallon Software Engineer at EARTH AI

I really appreciate the time he took with me, challenging and coaching me to an extent. Dan really made the effort to get to know me and where I was coming from and I really took a lot from our conversations that helped me throughout the process of finding the next role and company that was right for me. Dan is someone I would definitely recommend to others as I believe he is fantastic at what he does.

Andrew Bolton

The Onset were a pleasure to work with; they were very efficient in organising my engagement with WooliesX within a short period of time. During our regular check-ins, they provided all the necessary information to help navigate the organization. Really appreciate the open communication and all the support. Thank you.

Adam Albrecht QA Lead - WooliesX

It’s an absolute pleasure working with The Onset. They made sure I thoroughly understood the role, what my future responsibilities are, and how the opportunity would fit my career goals. Everything went smoothly despite the challenging COVID-19 times. I am happy with the role I am in right now! Thank you!

Ara Morales Senior QA - WooliesX

The Onset have good knowledge in the industry so you won’t feel the gaps and sometimes they can express even clearer than you can. Though I was not successful for the first company due to my lack of experience, they were keeping eyes open for me on other opportunities. Finally, I successfully landed at WooliesX as a Machine Learning Engineer, which I considered a much better fit than the first one. I appreciate the help very much!

Castiel Huang ML Engineer - WooliesX

The recruitment process was well organised by Onset and I didn’t face any problems. They tried to understand my work experience and my interests before suggesting a new role to me. They were very professional and friendly to approach. I like the fact that they respected my goals and didn’t compel me to take up an interview that they had to fill immediately. Overall, I had a very positive experience with Onset and wouldn’t hesitate to approach them in the future.

Deepak Telkar Senior Data Engineer - WooliesX

Danielle was very professional, communicative and knowledgeable. She was also extremely supportive and encouraging, and achieved an outstanding result for me. I would recommend her to anyone.

Brooke Couchman Software Engineer - Design Crowd

Prior to reaching out regarding my current role, I had never heard of The Onset; but was pleasantly surprised to discover they were hiring for some very well known companies in the Cyber Security industry. Better still was the amount of support provided by Mikky and her team. It helped me feel prepared and confident going into the interviews, and reassured throughout the hiring process. Needless to say, the entire experience was excellent and I would highly recommend them.

Ronald P.

Danielle has been absolutely amazing throughout the whole recruitment process! She is very knowledgeable, professional and at the same time very friendly and approachable. She is brilliant at what she does 🙂

Sneh Dalal .Net Developer - Westfund Health Insurance

Reema took her valuable time to go through each and every detail about the role and she understood my experience and strength. She was continuously in touch with me and clarified all my queries. She was fantastic throughout the process. She made me comfortable throughout the process . I cant thank her enough for being such a good FRIEND in helping me to secure this role.

Sujitha Mohan Support Developer
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Get to know a bit about Mikky who has been with us for a year and a half, recruiting across the security space.

"I enjoy the dynamic of working with two parties to find a solution to their recruitment 'problem'. A rewarding role with future growth for the individual & an individual that will provide business impact."

A huge asset to the Onset team and always bringing positive energy (sometimes in the form of delicious cakes 😍 ).

Mikky is continuously making big things happen for her candidates and clients. Find out what opportunities she has for you - mikky@theonset.com.au

We make an impact every day. We take responsibility and accountability for our actions and learn from our mistakes. We own it.

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Bringing you a bite sized look into some of Reema's interests and reasons why she is so dedicated to her role in recruitment.

Reema has almost hit her 1 year mark with us here at Onset and is impacting career journeys across QA Engineering and .Net Developer roles.

"I love interacting with people. What I love the most about my role in Recruitment is the fact that I get to talk to people from different backgrounds, hear their stories and help them in some way or another - either by helping them find a role or by giving them tips or suggestions to manage their career decisions better."

Reema comes from a strong background in tech recruitment and always has great opportunities and advice to offer her candidates. Get in touch with Reema to find out what she has in store for you!

Introducing Jero, our most recent addition to the team, joining Julien and Barbara in the embedded space. 

Being with a major tech company for 11 years, he is across all things operations, recruitment, technology and overall creating an amazing customer experience. Channeling his pride in engaging and relating with people, Jero looks forward to having an impact on career journeys and engineering teams.

Looking for a new challenge? Reach Jero at jero@theonset.com.au to find out what he has on the cards for you in the embedded engineering space.

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We work with honest, integrity and transparency here at The Onset. We like to keep it real with our candidates and clients for an authentically enjoyable experience.
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Welcoming another member to the growing Onset team, Rebecca. With an extensive background in recruitment and a tech specialisation over this time, Bec will be your go to person for all things DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.

Although a unique start joining us during lockdown, Bec has fit right in, already creating connections across our team, clients and candidates.

Get in touch with Bec at rebecca@theonset.com.au to find out about the next opportunity for you.

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We would like to introduce you to the latest and most fluffy member joining team Onset. Say hello to Yoshi!

Already making himself at home on the reception couch, Yoshi will be ready to welcome guests to the office when lockdown is over. He is a great addition to the team bringing a range of experience in doing tricks for treats, playing fetch and being irresistibly cute!

We’re continuing to grow and are hiring now, so get in touch to join Yoshi and his leading tech recruitment team - theonset.com.au/join

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Meet Christine who's recently joined our team specialising in roles across DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.  

We're delighted to have Tine onboard bringing 8 years tech recruitment experience and loads of energy to every day. She is so passionate about her role in recruitment and helping others to find their next opportunity.

Want to hear about DevOps, Cloud & Infrastructure roles in Sydney? Give Tine a shout - christine@theonset.com.au

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Team Onset smashed our target for The Push-Up Challenge completing a massive 9425 push-ups in 25 days!

One in five Australians will experience mental ill health this year. In 2021, this equates to over 5 million Australians living with a mental disorder. It is very likely that someone in your business could be affected right now. Have you thought about how you are equipped to support them?


Daniela joins us here at The Onset specialising in recruiting for mobile development roles. Welcome aboard!

Contact Daniela today to find out what opportunities are out there for you. Get in touch at daniela@theonset.com.au.

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We are very happy to welcome Steven to The Onset team, specialising in recruiting for Cloud & Infrastructure. Find out more about Steven's wealth of experience in the technology and recruitment space here -

Looking for a new opportunity? Find out what's out there for you now by contacting Steven on 0414 494 831 or steven@theonset.com.au

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The Push-Up Challenge is held in June to raise awareness for mental health and the 3318 Australians who have died by suicide since 2019. 

The Onset have accepted this challenge and are well on our way to reaching the push-up target as a team! Not only will we come out of the challenge a bit more fit, but also more in tune with our own mental well-being as well as gaining awareness for those around us. 

We are raising funds for Push For Better Foundation. Follow along with our push-up challenge and make a donation to our team here - https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/team/14154-the-onset

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Welcoming Anastasia, the latest member to join The Onset. Anastasia began recruiting in 2005 and has specialised in technology based roles. Anastasia will join the team here at The Onset with a focus on Full Stack opportunities.

Contact Anastasia today at anastasia@theonset.com.au to find out about a range of software engineering roles.

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