The candidate experience

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What it’s like being an Onset candidate

Consider us your career X-factor

We are Australia’s leading technology and executive recruitment agency because we have a proven track record of helping candidates and businesses thrive.

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.

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What we’re great at recruiting


  • Backend – .NET, Java, Go, RoR, PHP
  • Frontend – JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue
  • Full Stack – All of the above
  • Mobile
  • QA & Automation
  • Software (C, C++, Python)
  • Electronics, Mechatronics & Embedded Systems


  • Product Management
  • Product Design
  • UX & UI Design
  • Service Design
  • Growth Marketing
  • Marketing Leadership
  • Product Leadership
  • Product Marketing
  • Customer Success

Project Services

  • Project Management
  • Scrum Masters
  • Business Analysts
  • Change & Transformation
  • Agile Coaches

Data & Analytics

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Data Engineering (Python, Scala)
  • Software Engineering (Python)
  • Data Science
  • Functional Programming (Haskell, Rust)

Cyber Security

  • Leadership (Head of Cyber or CISO)
  • Security Architecture, Consulting and Engineering
  • Governance Risk & Compliance
  • Application Security
  • Offensive Security
  • SOC & Incident Response

DevOps, Cloud & Infrastructure

  • DevOps & Platform Engineers
  • Site Reliability Engineers
  • Cloud Engineers (Public, Private & Hybrid)
  • Infrastructure, Systems & Networking
  • Architecture
Our commitment to you

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.

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.

What our community says about us

“…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 Yousum
Tech Lead/Senior Data Engineer oOh! Media Ltd

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.

“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

“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 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

“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

“I am amazed by The Onset’s ability to build a 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 can't thank her enough for being such a good FRIEND in helping me to secure this role.”

Sujitha Mohan
Support Developer

“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

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