Have you just applied for a job through us and unsure what to expect next?
We’ve put together a short guide so you can have better understanding of the steps ahead…
Once applied, you will be contacted by a friendly member of our team who will guide you through the full job description and opportunity in more detail. This will give you a chance to explain your skillset and what you would like from a company. Furthermore, it ensures both parties have greater understanding whether this is the role for you. We never want to place someone for an interview in a company they don’t want to work for.
Submit to Client
If you’re happy with everything discussed and still keen on the job, we will submit your CV over to the client along with some additional notes we will have made. For example, why you’re the perfect fit for the job.
It will usually take 24-72 hours to receive feedback from the client, if it takes longer, we will chase them on your behalf.
If successful, you will be invited for a first stage interview.
If unsuccessful, the client will usually give some reasoning as to why. However, this isn’t the end of the road. We can help you explore other opportunities we have available, and this gives you the opportunity to tweak your CV or up-skill yourself, if necessary.
First Stage Interview
The first interview is an informal chat to allow the client to talk you through the company and the position you’re applying for. It’s likely some basic, technical questions will be asked which will gauge the potential team/cultural fit. It will quickly become clear to both parties if this is a job you’ll enjoy.
Since Covid-19, these have commonly been on MS Teams or Zoom which makes it a little more flexible to attend.
Second Stage Interview
If the first interview goes well, you’ll be invited back for a second – this may also be the last stage. This is a formal and technical interview which will be slightly longer (60-90mins) and will take place in-person. They will ask a few core competency style questions along with technical scenario-based questions. This is to gauge your knowledge on the specific technologies required to do the job. Depending on the role you have applied for, you may need to put together a presentation or complete a task/test.
*Third Stage Interview
This stage is not always required; however, some companies will usually include this step as it allows the candidate to meet the company directors and/or stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to see who your point-of-contact may be, if successful.
A presentation may be required at this stage and if so, it will be likely be used against a set of questions/a scenario/sample data to spark a discussion.
Lastly, a 3rd stage interview allows you ask more detailed questions and will ensure both parties have all the details required to make an informed decision.
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