Candidates: when you apply for a job, be ready for a response!
Tenacity, speed & decisiveness – again – wins the day.
Last month I placed some smashers & some I just knew I was going to place from the get go as I spotted them a mile off & they proved to be whizzy at getting back to me & responding. So once I’d found them it was ‘all systems go’. I’ll bet I had others just as good languishing in my CV’s & inbox that I also contacted, but the best men (or women) won the day. So why…..?
I’ve blogged about similar before & this is a short, sharp blog about it.
If you’ve got a mobile (& really – who hasn’t) SWITCH IT ON. Don’t tell people you can’t call them back as you’ve no credit & don’t have a MAD voicemail. So you loved singing along to JLS & have recorded it as your message. That’s not going to impress a me & it’ll certainly not impress a HR Manager in a Times Top 100 Company.
Ring me back asap & if I’m on voicemail…..guess what – I want you to nleave a message. Sounds obvious but lots of calls don’t leave voicemails & it baffles me. Totally.
Respond to emails as fast as you can. I recruited & placed a candidate today that I mailed on Thursday afternoon & met her at 4pm yesterday (incidentally she drove up from Reading to meet me & then drove back. For a £14k job!) But my point specifically is, whilst I’ve arranged to meet her, registered her & placed her, I’ve still got emails drifting into my inbox that were contacted within a hour of her. Lost opportunities & perhaps a lost dream job.
Finally – you get to meet me, I love you & think the client will too. They want to see you in 2 days time. It’s a really blunt fact that 9 times out of 10, the ones that can’t make the interview just get passed over. I’m not saying you’re any better or worse than the ones that go, but it usually pans out that you’re sidelined & get forgotten about.
Tenacity & speed & action wins the day.
I’m Roseanne Stockton & I successfully run Nu-Recruit Career Consultants – I place permanent & temporary candidates of the very best quality into great local employers & jobs in Liverpool, Chester, Wirral & Manchester. In a no-fuss, no nonsense way.
And I love what I do.
Call me if you think my experience will help you get the best candidate for your job! And please feel free comment on my Blog…..