More Than Writing Job Ads ...
If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that businesses need to adapt in order to keep up and in some cases, survive. Fortunately, Recruit123 has had a steady stream of work throughout the pandemic, and the quiet times have allowed me to work on the business as well as doing the day-to-day.
Most people in my networking and client circles know me for writing job ads, and then posting them on the various job boards to attract candidates, but over the last 12 months I’ve introduced a range of additional services to the business which make Recruit123 a more complete provider when it comes to recruiting your dream team.
Anyone who has recruited in the past will know that it’s not a five minute job. Once you’ve got the job ad right (that in itself can take weeks!) and advertised your vacancy to the world, you sit back and wait for the applications to pour in. Regardless of what you specify in your ad, you will get those candidates who would never make it past the first post: applications for Bar Staff who are under 18, applications for Lorry Drivers from those who don’t hold an HGV License etc. Yes, this really does happen. And it’s one area where outsourcing your recruitment can save time. Sign up for my Timesaver or Complete packages and I will pre-qualify the candidates for you, separating the hapless from the maybes and the shining lights. All you receive are the CVs from candidates who, on paper, tick the right boxes. This service is also available as a bolt-on to my Express and Favourite packages.
What next? With my Timesaver or Complete plans, I will use my 20+ years of experience in the recruitment business to draw up a shortlist for you, based on pre-screening telephone/Zoom calls with the candidates. Don’t panic – if you buy the Express or Favourite packages this is also available as a time-saving bolt-on.
If you prefer to conduct the interviews yourself Recruit123 can provide a list of pertinent interview questions and coach the interviewer beforehand if required. Believe it or not, managers can get as nervous interviewing candidates as the candidates get being interviewed! The portrayal of interviewing for Lord Sugar on the Apprentice is a far cry from reality. If you need someone by your side I’m also more than happy to join you onsite and sit in with you as an impartial interviewer or observer.
Although Recruit123 is not a Recruitment Agency, I am happy to assist those looking for a job. We’re not all experts when it comes to writing the perfect CV, or presenting well at interview. With a little bit of support (not to mention a lot of knowledge!) I’ll help candidates to make their CV shine, together with interview technique training to make the most of those soft-skills and maximise communication.
For those looking for a change of career I offer a job coaching session where we can find out where your passions and skillset can take you. This can be a real game-changer for those who have drifted through their career but never found true fulfilment. With all the upheaval in the employment market over the year or so maybe you know someone who is looking for that next challenge but is unsure where to start?
I hope to keep developing Recruit123 and what I can offer to businesses and candidates, so please watch this space for new services as and when I introduce them.
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Recruit123
Twitter - @Recruit123Ltd
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/recruit123/