The Recruitment Process: Assessing Candidates

aspire cambridge are experts in recruitment and human resource solutions. We take our approach recruitment seriously. 

Our recruitment consultants offer specialist marketplace expertise across our seven specialist recruitment divisions; engineering and manufacturingfinance and accountancyhospitalityinformation technologylegal and hroffice support and sales and marketing.

Our ever expanding network of client companies is just under 3000 active organisations that we engage with on a regular basis. We have an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it’s no wonder that we hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations. How do we do it? By “placing people first”.

Here we reveal our top 5 tips to boost your job hunt can help you to manage your expectations and utilise recruitment agencies to boost your job hunting.

1. Be the leader of your own career

Working with a recruitment business requires the candidate to manage the expectations of their applications. Our expert recruiters at aspire cambridge will deliver a professional service in assisting in your job search however it is important to remember that your career is in your hands so give yourself the exposure you need and don’t wait for them to call. You are the advocate for your own success.

2. Make your name heard

The recruitment process can be frustrating and drawn out with limited positions and numerous applicants. It is important to submit your CV (link to submit your CV page here) to a range of agencies and make yourself heard by posting it on job boards and social networking sites. This will give your CV a much broader reach. Make sure to include a number of key search words in your CV so that the recruiter can easily find your name when trawling though CV databases or libraries. Your ranking could get you the job you’ve always wanted. Although, remember to apply for jobs online yourself and take initiative when job seeking. If you don’t provide contact information initially it would be beneficial to call the recruitment agency and introduce yourself to them to establish communication.

It can be a frustrating process but there are simple ways to make your job search less of a strain. Be sure to include all your up to date information on your CV with a current email address, contact number and home address. This allows recruitment agencies to get in touch with you – you’d be surprised at the number of CVs recruiters receive that do not have any contact details listed!

3. Only apply for the jobs that apply to your career

Read the job description for the position that you wish to apply for and think carefully about whether it fits the criteria of what you’re looking for. Don’t run the risk of appearing indecisive with lack of direction and focus on the jobs that match your criteria. Make sure to keep track of the jobs you have applied for and don’t lose track of your applications. Do not apply for the same job on several sites, as agencies are known to advertise the same role on different sites. The plan to just apply for the jobs that apply to you will help to appear professional and organised.

4. Communicate and connect

Evaluate your specialist area and contact a recruitment consultant that is an expert in this sector. Communicate with your recruitment consultant and explain what you expect from your job hunt and ask their advice. Make a habit of catching up with the agency and make you’re your name is remembered.

5. Create a bond and you could have a key advantage

Timing is everything when job seeking and this applies to keeping on top of communications with the recruitment agency. If they call you, answer as soon as possible or call back immediately to ensure that you ares not missing out on key opportunities. If you are offered an interview make sure to email and confirm. Let them know how the interview went and give feedback and be specific about the details.

Keeping in touch with the recruitment agency assisting with your job search will support the growth of a strong and rewarding relationship. Here at aspire cambridge we pride ourselves on “placing people first” and delivering an exceptional service however it is important that the relationship is reciprocated and we work in partnership introducing you to your desired role – getting to know your appointed recruitment consultant is essential to ensure success in job hunting, 

aspire cambridge are experts in recruitment and human resource services. We work with a diverse collection of industries from engineering and manufacturing, finance and accountancy, hospitality, information technology, legal and hr, manufacturing, office support, and sales and marketing. From taking on your first employee to managing your greatest resource – people, we’ve got it covered; from recruitment to human resources we pride ourselves on “placing people first”.