A huge undertaking of time, effort and resource is put in to quickly and accurately getting a job in front of you. Whilst you receive it, so do many relevant other people. It might be 5 others, it may be 5,000. Speed is a factor, so act promptly. However quality always rises, so drop back the best and most relevant version of your CV to stand the best chance.
Put everything together well and you will receive a call. This critical step is the first test. Over the course of the informal chat you be provided with specific information about the role and begin to be assessed on communication skills, attitude and personality fit.
Having been interviewed about the role you’ll be submitted to the organisation as an applicant. Initially this is an email, with your CV attached and key points highlighted in a covering letter. The account manager and client then have a lengthy conversation about you. This can be a couple of hours or a few days later.
4. 1st Interview
1st interviews generally last between 30 minutes and 2 hours and involve meeting a line manager and a member of the HR team, or equivalent.
5. 2nd Interview
Useful to act as a tie-break between two potential candidates for an organisation but also it's key for you as a candidate. You must ask questions, to ensure you have complete and comprehensive understanding, and allow you to make a fully informed final decision on the company, role and opportunity.
With the level of care and attention that has gone into the process the offer phase should be the simplest part. The organisation knows your salary requirements, your skill level and potential ability. If they agree with your evaluation of yourself, it’s just a couple of phone calls and emails before you have a start date set.