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5 Not-So-Secret Things Recruiters Wish Job Applicants Knew

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We hope you are safe and doing well inspite of another lockdown.

Are you applying for a job (or thinking about it), but hesitant to do so because you don’t want to go through the recruitment process?

We agree. Going through it can be a lot of hard work and is nerve-wracking, for both the recruiters and the applicants.

We want you to know that we are on your side. We’re here to help you land the job you want.

So, we want to share with you a compiled list of things we wish applicants knew, to make the process as efficient and less frustrating as possible.

1. We really do pay attention to EVERYTHING From the careless typos in your CV or application form to the way you look at your phone (or anywhere else) during a zoom interview, we see it.

We are trained to pay attention to even the smallest detail in your application. We note all the red flags just as much as we note all your good points. These details largely influence our decision to have you move forward to the next step so be mindful of all your actions. 2. Having an impressive CV isn't enough Sure, the first level of screening we do is read through your CV, and looking good on paper will secure you an interview. But if you don’t impress us during the initial interview, all that work you put in your CV will go down the drain. Put effort in preparing and presenting yourself well when finally talking to your recruiter. Highlight your achievements and sell yourself! 3. Please keep your lines open! One of the things that could slow down your application is being unreachable and unresponsive. We don’t expect an immediate reply or for you to pick up our calls on the spot as we understand you are employed or have other commitment. A short message of acknowledgment within the day is a great way to show your interest!

Recruiters will contact you for several reasons, be it to clarify something, invite you for a client interview, or even tell you that you’ve been hired! It is important to stay alert for messages or calls so you don’t miss out on any updates on your application. 4. Silence does not equate to rejection Here in Frontline, we make sure to update our applicants three days after their initial interview. If you don’t hear back from us immediately, that doesn’t mean we have removed you from our pool. You aren’t unsuccessful until we say otherwise! We are working on many other applications for the same role and in other cases waiting for client feedback which could cause some delays. That said, don’t be shy to follow up on your application. We’d be happy to give you an update! 5. We are rooting for you We genuinely care about our candidates and always advocate for your success. We do our best to match you with the right role and client. The final hiring decision lies with our clients and there’s always a chance they’ll say no but that doesn’t mean we’re letting you go. As long as we believe you have a strong profile, we’ll still be keen on endorsing you to other clients with who you might best fit. Our job satisfaction comes from knowing that we’ve helped our applicants land a job and a better career. Even if you don’t end up landing a job in Frontline, know that we want you to be successful and wish for you to be in the right place!

I hope that gave you some insight and shed a light on some of the questions you have.

What about you?

What are the things you think we recruiters should know?

We’re happy to receive feedback and improve our process to give you the best recruitment experience possible.

See you in the next article!


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