Many recruitment consultants are under enormous time pressure and as such, they won’t have the time to meet every candidate before they put them forward for a role. As a recruiter, this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. You won’t be able to really understand who a person is and what they are all about unless you meet them, and this will reflect badly on you to your clients.
When you think somebody may be suitable for a role, you can hold a telephone conversation with them first. Once this has happened and you are happy, you should then invite them into the office. Explain that this is an important step, where you can get to know them a little and make sure you match them with suitable positions. Candidates will like that your service is more personal. You can also use this opportunity to collect personal details and register your candidate with the agency.
Recruitment services can be very valuable for businesses of all sizes if you are finding that you need help with recruitment. This could mean anything from recruiting for an individual position to staffing a whole new department. If you don’t have time to put into your recruitment, then your business is going to struggle.
When you are looking for recruitment support, then you need to check that the agency you are talking to can provide what you need. If you find a service that can take care of everything you require, then you are automatically going to get better value for money. Working with an agency should be a productive relationship on both sides, giving you the vital support you need to find the right staff for your business. A recruitment consultant will be experienced in your industry and will be able to target your job search towards suitable candidates.
A job interview is a scary prospect, especially if you really want to get the job! You want to come across as self-assured and confident, or the interviewer might think you can’t handle pressure. Here are some tips to help you in your next job interview:
- Don’t worry about it too much. If a few nerves do show through, don’t panic. This shows that you care and an interviewer will recognise this.
- Don’t freeze up. The biggest mistake we can make when nervous is to stop talking and lose our train of thought. Keep breathing, and keep focusing on saying what you want to say.
- Listen. If you are listening to the interviewer as intently as you should be, then you will hardly have time to worry! Make sure you listen, understand their meaning and reply in a collected way, so you tell them everything they need to know in your answer.
It’s that dreaded point of the interview: do you have any questions for us? It makes every job hunter’s mind race. Do you ask what you are genuinely wondering? Do you ask something that will boost your profile as a candidate? Should you ask any questions at all? Here are some ideas of things you may want to ask:
- Is there room for progression in the role?
- What kind of staff development do you undertake?
- Might I move between teams, or do people tend to stay in the same team?
- What do people enjoy about working for your company?
- Who are some of your clients? Will I have a chance to meet them?
If a question doesn’t seem relevant to you, don’t ask it. The employer will be able to see whether it is a genuine question or whether it is something you have thought of to make yourself look good.
Recruitment – does it always have to be expensive? A lot of employers seem to think so, and they also might think that recruitment services do not always offer value for money. It’s not untrue – some recruitment services are not cheap. However, searching for low cost recruitment London is very beneficial as you never know what you will find. It could be a lot more reasonable than you think. Continue reading
The new year is the perfect time to make a new start. Why not make a significant change in your life and find yourself a new job? This is a good way to begin 2018 with a really big leap and to change something fundamental about your life.
Lots of people think in this way, which is why lots of good positions come up in the new year. People will be energised after having time off over Christmas, so will be raring to go when finding a new job. It’s an interesting time to begin your search and start to make some headway.
Talk to recruiters to see what positions they have available in the new year. Start straight away – building relationships is a big part of job hunting. Stay up to date with your recruitment consultant and check in regularly to see what positions have come up and whether you might be suitable for them.