The personal touch

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The personal touch

17 February 2020

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The Personal Touch

…why your recruiter’s personal touch, is still so important to candidates and clients alike.

I was reminded last week when I overheard a colleague speaking, to a potential candidate in our office, about just how important it is to always reach out/speak to or touch base with your recruiter and to be open and honest, ahead of any career move.

There are so many critical pieces of information which are never included in a CV. Yes, your skills/qualifications and experience should be the basic reason why you are a good fit for the job in question and if not, your CV is either not the best it could be, or this isn’t the right job for you. Your CV showcases your professional experience and skills. The drivers as to the ‘why a candidate is searching?’ is something to be discussed and understood, direct with your recruiter. Also, particularly if you and your immediate family have any special requirements e.g. educational/visa or health requirements. Your CV doesn’t usually allow for such sensitive information to be included, so discuss this openly.

The recruiter and potential employer are only interested in really understanding what your greatest achievements are and what added values you bring as this experience may well benefit the new employer. A successful final interview should conclude, in you being offered the position. The numbers, dates, data and statistics really help illustrate this quickly. Set out the information, pertaining to your career clearly and honestly. Where and when you worked somewhere and include those companies’ websites and logos. Make it easy for the recruiters/potential employers to understand where you have come from, as they might not be familiar with all the companies you worked for especially if they are in a different country. Include detailed information on how many and which team members you managed, the plant/factories turnover. How you improved its performance or grew its sales/exports and include percentages/figures, times and dates. It goes without saying that buzzwords and clichés, will probably just bore your readers so avoid using them. Your CV should be super easy to read and understand exactly what experience and expertise you have to offer.

From a client’s point of view, it’s always useful to hold your recruiter close so when you have a situation with your team, you can reach out quickly to someone who knows and understands fully, your business plans, its mission and vision for the future. Even better if you can work with a specialist recruiter as they will also understand your jargon and daily issues with commercial/production and sales cycles. Being specialists to the Print, Packaging & Industrial Processing sectors has always kept us niche, boutique, specialist, and focused on an area we are passionate about. We like to keep regular contact with our clients, holding calls and keeping abreast of industry news, to see who is doing what, where and when and with who.

We recruiters genuinely want to help and do a good job for our candidates and clients alike. This is our continual quest, coming up with, new innovative ways to match expectations and bring two equally important parties together. Also, being our own boss enables us to really think outside the box and make things happen, for our valued candidates and clients. There is no better way than the personal touch, especially in this ever so technologized world that we find ourselves living in. So, why not pick up the phone and speak to your recruiter you never know whom they have just been talking to, which might interest you.

The author - Emma is fastidious about customer service, questioning and understanding the needs of both candidates and customers. Emma is a Managing Partner of Mood Group and a mum to Edward.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmadoo/

Comments

I would like to work with mood group
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2020 16:00 by Jaison Mathew
İf you sent me about job description opportunity then I will sent my cv to you ASAP. Please dont sent any Automatically massage to me.
I m a QA/QC Manager, I work as Project Manager, and QHSE Manager even Coordinator. to the company.
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 07:06 by Ozer Yılmaz
hopefully I can be part of the team.
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 06:40 by Allen Toldo
It will be a great opportunity to meet in person the recruiters and have a conversation on the exact needs in our job hunting
Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 07:51 by Ahmad
Dear All,
Kindly be noted that i sent to you many times my CV asking for any suitable position that fits my qualifications and experience, but unfortunately I didn't get any feedback from your side. Iam ready to have a Skype meeting with you to discuss more about my qualifications and the opportunities you may have.
Regards,
Mahmoud Menshawy
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 17:56 by Mahmoud Mahdymenshawy Mohamed
I need a job from you network..
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:13 by Kivati David
Good site for jobs exporation
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 04:56 by Muhammad Iftikhar
Wow! It was easy to read, professional and straight to the point.
My key take away is mutual understanding, honesty and openness.
I am of the opinion that this article will help those of us seeking new opportunities to be more strategic in our communication in the future with our recruiter.
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020 17:14 by Adewale Amusa
In terms of transparency and standing at the same distance from all employers and job seekers, the critical information that the candidates must include in their CV's should be presented as clear and understandable points on the websites and all the social media of the recruiting companies, which will benefit the companies before Candidates
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2020 13:53 by Osama Al Raei

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