How Gloss Ventures found a full-time hire within minutes of using The Starters

Gloss Ventures turned to The Starters to hire a Social Media Manager, and found the perfect fit within minutes.


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A conversation with:
Tobias Topel
CMO, Gloss Ventures

The Problem

Gloss Ventures, the parent company of beauty brands Glossmetics & SACHEU Beauty, was looking for a Social Media Manager to take over their TikTok and Instagram accounts to help fuel growth.

The traditional channels, like Upwork, LinkedIn, and Indeed just weren’t producing quality candidates.

“We used to use Upwork, LinkedIn, and Indeed to source candidates, but the quality of talent was low, and there were way too many applications to sift through leading to a lengthy search process.” - Tobias T.

Tobias Topel, their CMO, turned to The Starters for support in finding the right person for the job.

The Solution

Tobias initially hopped on a call with Jai Dolwani, founder of The Starters, and instantly knew The Starters could be a great solution for their current and future hiring needs.

The quality of talent seemed unmatched by other freelance platforms, the focus was niche-specific within e-commerce, and at $295 per month, the membership was affordable, especially when compared to large markups & commissions staffing and recruiting agencies would charge.

Shortly after joining The Starters, Tobias found two candidates that could be a great fit and reached out to them via the platform.

Within an hour, Tobias was introduced to a candidate, Maizy, that ended up being the perfect hire for their team.

The Results

Maizy was the perfect fit for Gloss Ventures.

After spending a couple months freelancing for the Gloss Ventures team, Maizy converted to a full-time employee in February of 2024.

“I was connected with Gloss Ventures via The Starters platform and they brought me on as the Social Media Manager for 2 of their incredible beauty brands. After a successful couple of months of working together, we started chatting about the potential for me to come on full-time in a Brand Marketing role. It was a perfect fit for me and I couldn't say no, as the position was exactly aligned with where I've been wanting to take my career. I'm so grateful for the connection that was made through The Starters and for this new chapter in my career!” - Maizy

By using The Starters, Gloss Ventures was able to find a full-time hire without going through a job posting, interviewing dozens of candidates, or paying tens of thousands of dollars in recruiting fees.

“You definitely get much more bang for your buck with The Starters” - Tobias

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