The Job Seeking Process:
At Time Recruitment we know that a career move is a big step, and we aim to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible.
A common misconception is that the job seeking process truly begins when one sits face to face with an interviewer. In fact, the most successful job hunt begins from the very first second a candidate begins looking for a job. Once a candidate has located the job or jobs that they wish to apply for, the time, effort, and planning that go into the preparation of the application are more often than not the key to getting the opportunity to impress the ultimate decision makers at the organisations of choice.
Step 1: The Initial Enquiry.
Often, a candidate will choose to speak to the consultant recruiting for the job in question before formally applying. This initial conversation should be treated in the same manner as the client interview. After all, a recruitment consultant is representing the hiring organisation in the candidate seeking process and will always be more likely to represent a professional and enthusiastic candidate to the client than a rude and/or arrogant candidate which may tarnish the recruiter's reputation and the recruiter's relationship with the client.
Step 2: The Formal Application.
Now it is time to formally submit your application. The most important thing to realise when submitting your application is that you will be competing with many other job applicants for the role in question, so your application will need to stand out from the crowd. Hiring managers are generally extremely busy and receive many applications for their vacancies. A recent study showed that over 85% of hiring managers and Human Resources professionals spend less than 10 seconds looking at a CV, so the more relevant and more eye catching the CV the better. Recruitment consultants receive hundreds of applications a week so the same rules apply here too ...