Over 30 years of recruitment experience, finding amazing companies, fantastic people
David Rowlands – Managing Director & Founder
Top Tip for Job Seekers – In a competitive jobs market it’s important to stand out. Your CV needs to be punchy and easy to read. Drop the fancy graphics and make it stand out but still be professional. Engagement is the key, when a potential employer picks up your CV it should create an emotional connection to the job your applying for.
Top Tip for interviews – do your research on the company! Not just their website, but look for news articles and delve into the history of what they do. Also get a job spec of the role that you are applying for and read, highlight and consider how you fit into the role they are recruiting for. At the point of interview they aren’t there to catch you out, they want you to do well.
Natalie Poynton – Business Manager
Top Tip for Job Seekers – Apply for a role that genuinely appeals to you, don’t apply for just anything online if you want to be taken seriously by the people opening your CV. Ensure you have the majority of the essential skills listed before sending your CV.
Top Tip for interviews – always accept a drink if offered, it shows confidence, shows the Interviewer you are not in a hurry to leave and gives you extra thinking time if you time your sips correctly when a question is asked!
Vicky Curran – Resourcing Team Leader
Top Tip for Job Seekers – Vix reviews a LOT of CV’s every day, and surprisingly see a lot with no phone number or contact details on.. always make sure your contact details are available for recruiters. Also, make sure you have tailored your CV for the job you have applied for, being as thorough as possible when describing your current duties and responsibilities. Don’t cut anything important or relevant out!
Top Tip for interviews – Don’t underestimate the importance of preparation. Plan out your answer of those ‘almost certain’ questions that will come up; like what are your strengths and weakensses. Also prepare 3 relevant questions for you to ask the interviewer
Helen Way – Business Development Manager
Top Tip for Job Seekers – Make sure that your CV is relevant to the position you are applying for. Look at the key skills and competencies the company is looking for and tailor your CV accordingly.
Top Tip for interviews – It is so important to do your research on the company and prepare notes that you have an interview with. Understand what they do, research any accolades / awards that the company has won – this is usually a good ice breaker. And always have a few questions to ask them at the end of your interview.
Platform Power Fact – Helen has always been into health and fitness – athletics has always been one of her hobbies – She enjoys competing and winning. On average Helen run at least 30k each week and also trains in the gym.