Are you an executive looking for a full-time, part-time and/or board role?
You’ve created a Bolster Profile, now what?
Now that you’ve created a profile on the Bolster platform, a client can find you in the marketplace. Make sure your profile is as complete and up-to-date as possible, and check out the Anatomy of a Great Profile for our pro tips to help you stand out. Keep an eye on your inbox so you can quickly respond to any opportunities that come your way!
What resources are available while I wait?
You can sign up for the Bolster Blog to get Member-specific content, and keep an eye out for invitations to other resources like webinars and virtual community networking events.
I’ve got an opportunity! What do I do next?
Once a Bolster Client has reached out about an opportunity, if you’re interested in learning more, we recommend you respond promptly and share your calendar link to arrange a time to talk. If you’re not interested or available for the opportunity, please decline using the “Not Interested” button.
Preparing for the first interview.
Generally, the first conversation will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the client and their work. As with any job interview, spend a few minutes getting familiar with the company and the CEO before you meet. Bolster gives you the flexibility to set your own price, but we do recommend aligning on budget early. Once you learn more, you can send the client a proposal with your pricing.
Accepting an offer on Bolster.
Congratulations! At this point, you and the client have verbally agreed it’s a good fit. You’ll receive an email outlining the engagement, and you can accept the offer or request changes. As a reminder, you are being hired through Bolster, and both you and the client have agreed to our Terms of Service. You do not need to sign a separate contract or NDA with the client.
How will I get paid?
Bolster will arrange to handle the billing for your engagement, so you will not be paid directly by the client. After you accept an offer on Bolster, you’ll get an email invitation to create an account with our payment provider, GigWage. We’ll handle any tax documents you need at the end of the year.
You can bill bi-weekly or monthly. Please send invoices to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bolster will get you paid promptly and take care of invoicing the client. The client covers the 20% Bolster markup, so you will receive the full amount on your invoice.
The engagement is over, now what?
If you’ve completed your assignment with a client, please submit your final invoice and email us at email@example.com to let us know your work with this client is complete.
Are you looking for executive talent to fill a specific role?
You’ve signed up with Bolster to hire someone…how does it work?
Great news! You’ve joined thousands of other startups and high-growth companies searching for on-demand talent. Bolster is a self-serve marketplace and we’ve made it easy for you to search, connect with, and engage someone right on the Bolster platform. Our transparent pricing can be found here.
Start your search.
Once you’re ready to begin looking for talent, login to your Bolster account and click the green “Find On-Demand Talent’ or blue “Create Search” buttons. From here, you can review profiles and save them to your search. We recommend casting a wide net and contacting a variety of people. Learn more about bias busting while viewing profiles here.
Don’t have time to search on your own? Bolster’s Talent Consultants can help.
We know you’re busy and might not have the time to search for talent on your own—so we’re here to do the work for you. Click “Assisted Search” on the “Find Talent” page to hire Bolster for an assisted search.
Connect with Members.
Once you’re ready to contact Bolster members who may be a fit for your opportunity, simply click the “Contact” button to send a custom message. We recommend including as much information in the message as possible. Top startups on Bolster are hiring the best talent because they share important details upfront.
The interview process.
Come to the first interview prepared to discuss the scope of the role, what the interviewee will be responsible for, and the outcomes they’ll need to achieve. Also, make sure you have a budget for the role in mind so you can align on compensation during the first call. Interviewing an on-demand executive should be a much shorter process than interviewing for a full-time candidate. We recommend having the candidate meet with you and a couple of other key stakeholders, then make them an offer. We often suggest beginning with a short engagement or project if you’d like to test out the partnership. Remember, Bolster talent is in high demand. Waiting too long to close the loop may mean you miss out on your top candidate.
Submitting the offer on Bolster.
You and a member have verbally agreed it’s a good fit. You’ll submit an offer through Bolster by clicking on the member you’d like to hire. Select “Submit Offer” on their profile card, enter the required details, and click “Submit.” The member will receive an email outlining the engagement, and they can accept the offer or request changes. As a reminder, the member is being hired through Bolster, and both the member and your company have agreed to our Terms of Service. You do not need to sign a separate contract or NDA with the member.
How will you be invoiced?
We’ve made it easy! Bolster will arrange to handle the billing for your engagement, so you won’t pay the member directly. After the member accepts the job on Bolster, we’ll work with them to set up billing. They will submit invoices to Bolster on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, and we will pay them promptly, then invoice you for their charges plus the 20% Bolster markup.
The engagement is over, now what?
If you’ve completed your engagement with a member, please email your Talent Consultant or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your work is complete.