We have the experience and knowledge of the market coupled with the desire and drive to offer you a market leading service..
Following a few simple guidelines by focusing on your strengths and defining your goals will make your job search a more rewarding experience.
Working together we can make your next career move the right one!
A CV is the first document that will be used to assess suitability for a role and should therefore draw out best achievements and most relevant experience. It will typically have a short initial review by the recruiter so all the information needs to be clear and accessible. It should only contain information worth mentioning and ideally be between two and four pages long. The focus should be on the most recent/relevant experience including contact details for references and hobbies if suitable!
Normally getting the interview is the hardest part of any process. Now you need to focus on what will get you to the next stage. You should spend time on interview preparation and familiarise yourself with your CV. Be aware of the structure of the interview and sell yourself in a positive manner.
- Ensure that you know where you are going and donít be late! http://maps.google.co.uk
- If driving, find out what the parking arrangements are. Possibly call reception to ask if you can park on site or where the nearest parking can be found.
- Take with you the name of the contact who you will be meeting, a copy of the job specification and your CV
- Brush up on any technical aspects of the job specification
- Ensure that you know the format of the meeting and style of interview
- Make sure you have researched the company website
- Prepare a list of questions on the role and the company
- Know the boundaries of the role with regard to promotional prospects and package
- Make sure that you are comfortable and confident in answering questions about your reasons for leaving and what you are looking for
- Turn off your mobile phone
- Make sure that you are well presented, it's the small details that count
- Body language is important, for example a firm handshake and keeping eye contact. Try and enjoy the meeting!
- If you are thirsty ask for a drink of water: avoid hot drinks and alcohol
- It is advised not to smoke prior the interview and never smoke during the interview even if the interviewer does
- Listen to the question in full and donít interrupt. Make notes of points you may want to come back to
- When answering a question make sure that give a concise response in a clear and confident manner. Let your personality shine through!
- Ask questions at the appropriate time and be aware that you will normally be asked for questions at the end of the interview, so make sure that you keep a couple up your sleeve!
- Close the interview to confirm your interest and establish where you stand in contrast to other applicants and what the next stage will be
Frequently asked questions
- What is the most demanding part of your job?
- Tell me about your specific strengths?
- What about things you're not so good at?
- Describe your relationship with your current boss?
- Describe to me the most challenging situation you have been in?
- What have you implemented that has had a positive effect on a business?
- Reasons for leaving your last/current role?
- Why were you interested in this role?
- What do you know about the company?
- What can you bring to the role/company?
- Where do you see yourself in 3 years time?
Being successful in recruitment is all about relationships and networking in the market place; above all, itís about people. The greatest compliment we can achieve are referrals to the business through recommendation.
Understanding the importance of this, Harvey John would like to offer a retail voucher of £200 at a store of your choice when your referral is placed in new employment (payable on agreed terms and conditions).
Speak to your contact at Harvey John to find out more!