We believe in a positive and professional job search experience. That's why we make the time to listen to your needs, to understand your skill set and help guide you in the right direction to find your next career move. It’s all about creating a genuine, professional experience for every person we meet. More than recruitment. We know that the secret lies in a first-class journey, not just the destination.
This is your first opportunity to make a good impression, the initial call is usually to ascertain are you a suitable candidate for this role and potentially others so make sure you can speak freely and can remember which role it was you applied for. If you can’t, arrange a time to call back and make sure you do!
Approach the interview with the recruiter just as you would an interview with a company. Dress appropriately, know your work history and expect questions that will allow you to sell yourself. Always remain professional and be honest about yourself. The recruiter is going to assess your technical ability, aspirations and cultural fit, so make sure they are seeing the ‘real you’.
Sometimes this can happen overnight (literally) or the perfect roles may take weeks to come up. Your details are submitted to suitable roles and if you are not successful, hopefully there will be some feedback as to why not. Don’t get despondent if you aren’t requested for interview with every position. Or, you get the next phone call, an interview request.
Preparation is the key! Take a look at the video on this website on how to prepare for an interview. Your recruiter will brief you as fully as possible and it is up to you to do some further research about the role and company. Again, be yourself. Your personality as well as your technical ability are what are going to get you the job. Call your recruiter straight after the interview with your feedback, it’s important that they can go back to the client with your thoughts.
You have made it through the one or two interview stages with the company and they would like to take the next step. Make sure your references are expecting a call and are people that you have worked for in the recent past who can comment on your technical ability and ability to fit within a company. No company or recruiter should take references without advising you first.
As you have been keeping in contact with your recruiter throughout the process, a job offer should be a pleasant surprise where the title, salary, responsibilities are in line with your expectations. There may be some negotiations around salary which is sometimes much easier having a third party negotiate on your behalf.