Grab is Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing company and is tech start-up that’s currently valued at over $1 billion.
With a growing team of over 3,000 employees in Singapore and 6,000 globally, Grab shows no signs of slowing down. According to a report by The Straits Times, they are aggressively expanding — opening up some 1,000 technology jobs across its research and development centres in the region.
In this five-part podcast series, brought to you by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and MoneySmart, Grab’s Head of GrabPay, Gary Wong, shares some insight into what goes on behind the scenes of the company and what it takes to bag a career at Grab. Wong has led the GrabPay team for the past 1.5 years and previously, he had to hire the right team to push the company’s mobile payments arm forward.
“We had so much ambition and opportunity, and we needed to hire well and hire fast,” he said.
Tapping on his vast experience in picking out talents, we ask Wong to share what makes an applicant stand out in the hiring process — and no, it has nothing to do with your outfit.
Listen to the full podcast below: