GR301 Becoming An IT Business Partner

Learn how can you bring additional value to CTOs and hiring managers.

Last updated in October 2019 English English

Welcome to GR301

What you'll learn

  • What do you need to know when talking to hiring managers?
  • How to match developer personas to company stereotypes?
  • How to bring more value to the hiring manager?

Sample videos from the course


Course content

Who Is An IT Business Partner?

6 min
  • Who Is An IT Business Partner?

Understand More About Their Team & Needs

15 min
  • Understand More About Their Team & Needs (2:28)
  • Understand Their Goals (3:00)
  • Understand Technologies (5:35)
  • Understand IT Roles (3:56)

Understand Developer Personas

3 lessons
12 min
  • Builders vs. Maintainers
  • All-rounder vs. Specialist
  • Maker vs. Crafter
  • Personas’ Questions
  • JD Analysis - Personas

What To Ask A Hiring Manager

9 min
  • What to ask a hiring manager?


3 min
  • Focus based on an industry or technology


4 min
  • Source or engage freelancers

Permanent Placement vs. Body-shop

7 min
  • Key difference between permanent placement and body-shop

Read Between The Lines

5 min
  • How can you read between the lines?

Company Stereotypes

6 min
  • What are the four major company stereotypes?

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About the instructor

Instructor Michal Juhas

Michal Juhas

Michal is a serial entrepreneur and consultant helping companies to upskill their teams. He’s on a mission to upskill a million people around the world.

In the past, Michal has co-founded companies in the Czech Republic, Thailand, and Slovakia. The biggest one has reached 100 mil USD in annual gross booking volume in 2018.

Today, he is not only the CEO of Geekruiter, but also one of the hosts and instructors keen to upskill technical recruiters from all over the world.

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Number of lessons
Video length
67 min
  • On-demand video
  • Articles & resources
  • Worksheets – PDF downloads
  • Access on mobile and desktop

Reviews · see all

I really enjoy your short tips and like the idea of bringing in developers to the table.

David, recruiter

Just signed up! There is always plenty to learn in this challenging and dynamic market!

Marta, recruiter

I was really surprised how professional the course from Geekruiter is - IT people finally speak a normal language that everyone can understand! It is very much visible how much work they have invested in order to help recruiters understand technical fundamentals; so essential for our work!

I got to learn a lot of new things, made things clear that I thought I knew, but Michal together with his team helped me to understand it in a wider concept.

I do recommend you to join Geekruiter - learning is fun with them and they are ready to explain you every single detail that you were afraid to ask before.

Michaela, recruiter

The training videos are pretty much beneficial for tech recruiters like us. Keep up the good work!

Chandra, recruiter

I am an IT recruiter professional working on 7+ years yet believe this Academy will truly help me improve and enhance my skills to find right candidate.

Savintha, recruiter

The videos and content are very helpful. Thanks for the initiative. Appreciate it!

Akshita, recruiter

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