Senior Recruitment Consultant
I’m a highly recommended Recruitment Consultant (check out my LinkedIn profile!) with a proven track record of matching highly skilled candidates to exclusive opportunities. My approach is consultative, and I have a desire to understand the why and the what for everyone I work with.
I joined the niche team at Skillfinder to run a vertical market in core banking for the Avaloq platform. My tenacity and keen eye for detail has helped me build strong relationships with many reputable banks and consultancies, becoming a go-to recruiter when sourcing Avaloq talent.
I work with integrity and dedication, providing a high level of service and professionalism to candidates and hirers.
Currently recruiting for permanent and freelance opportunities in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, UK, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Singapore and Germany. Roles include Avaloq consultants and developers; stream leads; business analysts; project managers; and microservices/ API specialists.
Aside from work, I’m an ethical vegan with interests in music and travelling....READ MORE
I've worked as a specialist recruiter throughout my career discovering hard to find talent and embedding myself in small industries.
Before working in the banking and IT sector, I helped build a start-up recruitment consultancy to become the go-to specialist in geospatial surveying recruitment. I brought on and developed relationships with the largest names in the industry, down to the smaller specialist consultancy clients.
After establishing myself, many hires I made came through referrals from candidates with friends or colleagues looking to explore the best opportunities in market with a trusted and knowledgeable consultant. This allowed me to deliver with quality and speed to my clients and uphold an excellent reputation.
Since joining Skillfinder I have worked hard to replicate my position in a new market and continuously improve my service to both candidates and clients. I have onboarded over 15 leading clients in my vertical and built relationships with over 250 candidates, tapping into a network of hard-to-find talent in a small pool across Switzerland, the rest of Central Europe, and the UK.
I offer a variety of bespoke opportunities at the top employers in the Avaloq market, acting as a one-stop shop for job seekers skilled in Avaloq, adding real value to candidates’ job search.
Avaloq - Private Banks & Consultancies
"Toby is the IT recruiter you are looking for! He is efficient and professional in his communication, gets the job done, and actively learns about the market he operates in. Working with him is a pleasant experience and I would certainly choose to consult him again for future employment opportunities."
Daniel - Freelance Avaloq Consultant (CH)
"Toby is one of the best Avaloq recruiters in the industry. He has a rare talent for understanding the needs of clients and candidates alike, and his ability to build strong relationships is exceptional. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable Avaloq recruiter who truly cares about their success."
Desmond - Avaloq Developer (UK)
"I am pleased to write this recommendation for Toby based on our professional interactions and his outstanding contributions to the recruitment process. Throughout our collaboration, I have been consistently impressed by Toby's professionalism, efficiency, expertise, and exceptional networking skills.Toby is not only skilled in his field but also possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He builds strong relationships with candidates and goes above and beyond to understand their career goals and aspirations.Working with him has been a pleasure, and I have always been impressed by his commitment to delivering exceptional results. If you are looking for a dedicated and talented recruiter who consistently delivers outstanding outcomes, I highly recommend Toby Jacobs."
Ilia - Avaloq Developer (CH)
Toby is an excellent recruitment consultant, very professional in his approach, highly efficient and very reliable. Toby has been helping me fill out various positions during the past year, many times on short notice, but he has always managed to stay on top of everything, worked well under pressure and delivered fast results to the highest standards every single time. He pays great attention to detail, submitting only applicants that meet the criteria and taking the time to send extensive briefings on each candidate to help making informed decisions.I highly recommend Toby and I wish him luck in all future endeavours.
Georgiana - Client
“Recruiting Avaloq professionals with the right skillset has always been a challenging and time-consuming process, at least that had always been the case until working with Toby. After some discussion, Toby was able to provide an impressive shortlist of high quality, qualified, candidates. Thanks to Toby, what is usually an arduous and unfruitful endeavour turned out to be a straightforward and successful engagement.”
Nicholas – Manager & Avaloq Solutions Architect
I have been working with Toby for almost a year. I would highly recommend him to all my clients. He has shown me great attention to detail, and technical skills to understand the roles that I am looking for. Toby offers a great turnaround with fantastic CV’s, plus being able to work under pressure.It has been a pleasure to have him work on our roles and I hope this is just the beginning.
Marlon - Client
Toby was brilliant at showcasing my skillset to employers. He was always one step ahead in the the job search process, as well as a friendly down to earth approach, my career has been able to go to new levels thanks to him. I would highly recommend Toby for anyone openly seeking new opportunities.
Oliviu - Candidate