What does our candidate process look like?
Our 9 step processs…
Even if you aren’t the right match for a certain role, you will always be able to reach out for a discussion with our consultants to discuss other positions and the market in general; if we have your CV and an understanding of your requirements, we will be in touch when we have the right role for you.
Our first step is the qualification of where exactly you are in your job search. This will involve a relatively comprehensive evaluation of your circumstances, how quickly you need to go to market and to understand what exactly you are looking for.
2. Sending out your profile
At this next stage, your dedicated consultant will begin putting you forward for roles that are the right fit, as well as proactively selling you to clients who may not have an active role available; this will allow your professional profile to be considered on a much wider and greater scale than simply applications to open vacancies.
At week 1, your consultant will check in on any CV feedback that may have been received or other activity, as well as provide an update on any additional relevant job market information. Equally, at this stage, we may begin advising on interview processes and timelines for specific clients (these are often client-led and can vary).
4. Interview preparation
Once an interview/multiple interviews have been secured, your consultant will provide you with coaching and support throughout the interview process, including preparation for the interview, client insights based on information on preview interviews, processes, and goals with both the client and the role, including whom they are meeting, the practicalities, and what to expect from the interview. This stage of our process is generally all about ensuring that your priorities are covered and understood by the client.
The next stage of the process encompasses a debrief with both yourself and the company you have interviewed with to understand whether the role is likely to be the correct fit, with an evaluation of any pros and cons from either side. There is then likely to be a much more detailed interview feedback session and an update on expected timelines in order to ensure the correct long-term fit.
6. Requalification (dependent on first-stage interviews)
Dependent on the success of first-stage interviews, our next stage may involve an ongoing job-hunting process, whereby both you and your consultant will work together to evaluate what an ideal match would look like. This is where the benefit of exclusivity will be most crucial: working with a sole recruiter means you will have a much clearer line of communication and the process will avoid becoming muddled. There is the risk of confusion for all parties if clients are being approached by different agencies, so it is much simpler and less stressful to work with one recruiter on an exclusive basis.
7. Navigating an offer
At the point that an ideal position has been found, and both parties are happy, your dedicated recruiter will assist in navigating the job offer negotiation process, including negotiation of salary, flexibility, and benefits offered.
8. Accepting the offer and negotiating notice period
Once the job offer has been accepted, your consultant will support you through the next phase of handing in your notice at your existing role and negotiating your notice period prior to beginning your new role.
9. Get ready to start your new role!
Finally, your consultant will assist in getting you onboarded and settled into your new role by handling contracts, updating you on the business throughout your notice period, and offering new starter support to ensure you have the most successful start in your new role possible!