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How it's done...

How it's done...

31 Oct 09:00 by Matthew Rollinson


This is a short review of a recruitment process with an excellent candidate we recently worked with.  

We started with a professionally written CV and a job application through one of our partner websites and shortly thereafter involved him in the recruitment process for a role. I invite all candidates in this position to interview with me in our offices at our science park site in south Manchester, and then discuss things in person.

Especially I do this when I think we’re reasonably local, and like many this candidate attended despite being involved in other activities with his job. Not too busy or doing something more pressing, just on-time, in our reception within days of speaking.

We had a good interview, they were well prepared, well presented, and knew my client well having reviewed their website and I left with the genuine feeling that this role was important to my candidate and despite having a few offers coming in from their CV being out there, they were keen.  

In my interactions with the client and them, things went smoothly. Basically, if I asked for a phone call I get a phone call, I email and I am responded to within a few hours. This is old school etiquette and respect, and my clients and I respond well to this kind of thing.

The impact of saying you will call at 16:30, and then calling precisely at 16:30 really can't be overstated. It tells that person they’re important, you remembered them, and comes across professionally. That call comes in at 16:35 and someone else was more important than you for 5 minutes, that's understandable but in a recruitment process…get the nice vibes out there and people will pick them up.  

How this all ended was that I conveyed this person’s job offer while on holiday. It was a pleasure to take a little bit of time out of my trip to do this and improved the break knowing things were sorted for someone we were by this point quite rooting for. 

We’re always on the lookout for good people to place with our clients and email your CV to if you’re on the lookout and want to get involved in any of the recruitment processes on our website.