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What should candidates expect in return from employers?

No matter what industry you look at, you can tell a lot about a business by the way it goes about recruiting its people. Whether you’re trying to be recruited by a leading company in the industrial sector, trying to find your perfect driving job, or looking to climb the ladder in a retail sector environment, understanding how organisations work and knowing what to expect at the end of an interview are key indicators on whether you feel a company is the right move for you. After all, it’s not just the employer that is looking for the perfect fit.

The number one thing that employers are being asked to improve on in recent years is job-related content. As a candidate it’s an essential part of the process to know exactly what you’ll be receiving from a potential role and it’s important to get the fine print prior to a job interview. Up until now candidates have been slightly too relaxed with the exact details, so it’s important that you look at how detailed the employer is before you consider the role.

When it comes to the interview stage, the candidates don’t just want to be sold to, they also want to be tested, provided it’s fair. They like to be probed by someone who has read their CV and is looking to see how they might fit into the company, but don’t like interviews that are ‘box ticking’ exercises or if they feel their background has not been evaluated.

With any interview it’s essential that your tested, but in a comfortable environment. We’ve also found that candidates are more likely to find a role when they are shown around the workplace they are expected to work in, so it’s important to bear this in mind when going for your interview.

The final area that it’s important to look out for is the feedback you receive after an interview. Whether you are successful or not, you can tell a lot about a potential employee by the feedback they receive. There is nothing more irritating then when you don’t receive a call or email to let you know how you got on, and if you didn’t get the role, where you went wrong. Without this it’s impossible to progress your potential recruitment and you shouldn’t settle for a lack of reporting on their part.

If you’d like to know more about what details you should receive from the employer and what you should expect from an interview, contact a member of our team at info@rec-solutions.net and we’ll talk you through the finer detailst

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