Here are some common questions raised by candidates:
1. Is your service free of charge for candidates?
Yes, it is free for candidates. Our consultants will work closely with you to find you the best available job that matches your qualifications, experience and skill-set.
2. Should I apply for the same job through different agencies or directly?
No, as this will look unprofessional on your part to the prospective employer. If you register with different agencies, make sure that your CV is not sent to any third party without your consent. Also, ensure that you keep a list of which recruiter has sent your CV to which company to avoid duplication.
3. I don’t feel I have anyone to turn to for careers advice.
You’d be surprised by how much support you can get. As experienced recruiters, we will support and consult with you on a regular basis when you are going through the job-seeking process. From the moment you contact us, we want to get to know more about you: your career to date, what makes you ‘tick’, and the path you wish to take on your career. From then on, we maintain a close working relationship to ensure that you get the support you need and the result you want.
Furthermore, your family and friends will undoubtedly have an influence on your job search, so you should consult with them too. Even if their experiences are not in the same profession or the same field as yours, they will no doubt have invaluable life experiences and highlight non-work factors that may prove beneficial to you in your decision making process.
4. Am I getting paid market rate?
Market worth is dependent upon an individual’s current and previous package situation. Hence, although salary surveys may provide an indicator of “market” trends, not everyone will be 'slotted' into a band within those surveys as you may have been paid either lower or higher than these bands in your previous or current roles which affects your actual market worth.
5. How long will it take for me to change jobs?
There is no definite time frame but the job interview and decision making processes coupled with the serving of your notice period may take a few months. Ideally, you should start the job search process at least 6 months before you intend to start a new job.
6. If I am working very long hours and am extremely tired, should I attend an interview that has been arranged?
An interview is your chance to shine and if you are looking a bit worse for wear, this is likely to jeopardise your chances of getting a job offer. Make sure you have sufficient rest and relaxation in the days leading up to the interview. This will put you in the right frame of mind.
7. If you cannot help me find a job, will you let me know?
We will certainly provide honest and candid feedback on your application. We will advise you of what other avenues you could take. However, we do receive a very high volume of applications for our roles and in such circumstances it's not possible to respond to everybody. If you have not been contacted about a role you have applied for in a 2-3 week period, you can assume that your application has not been successful.
If you have any other questions that you would like answered, please call one of our experienced consultants on (852) 3460 3531, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.