Elevator Pitches and Interview Techniques

Coby Philips works with a variety of high profile clients and if you are one of the people who find themselves with an interview then it is important to make sure you have an ‘Elevator Pitch’ behind you. The potential employer will expect you to know what the role is you are there for and will also expect you to have done research on the company. So what is an Elevator Pitch? The question “so tell us about yourself?” Will come up in an interview almost un-doubtingly every time, so let’s be prepared! It is rather simple! An Elevator Pitch is a basic introduction of yourself, typically summed up in 30 seconds. Follow these 3 steps to help you create your pitch! 1. Introduce yourself! Provide your name, what you do at the moment, if you are completing or have completed a degree mention that to! Keep it simple and to the point. 2. What makes you unique? Describe your previous work/internships but keep it relevant, perhaps find a key moment in your previous roles that would be perfect to demonstrate on the role you have applied for. Think, will this benefit the employer? 3. What is your goal? State your career goals, the types of positions you are interested in, the skills you would like to apply, and what is important to you in a career. Don’t make your goals completely different to the role you are going for. For example, you are going for a corporate role and all you talk about is your passion for the creative industry, they will see that you are not committed...

The Process 2/2: Our Aim

Welcome back to The Coby Philips Blog. Only a couple of weeks of the summer left before we enter the final quarter of the year. Today’s blog is following on from our previous post which was our ‘Recruitment Process’. Our paramount aim is to provide a service of the highest quality with speed and efficiency within a competitive marketplace. Being an independent consultancy allows us to tailor our services to meet changing recruitment needs. Coby Philips recruit quality Temporary and Permanent personnel for a wide range of industries. In the blog post mentioned above, when registering your vacancy, a database search will be carried out immediately. Your consultant will select suitable candidates from our exclusive database by matching their most relevant skills, experience and personality to your requirements! We look forward to assisting you with your current vacant positions and temporary bookings for the rest of 2016 and the foreseeable future. Need assistance filling your vacancy on both a Permanent and Temporary basis? Give us a call! 0207 841...

The Process 1/2: Our Recruitment Process

Our aim is to make this process a weight off of your shoulders not only saving you time but money aswell. I shall keep this post very short sweet and to the point, so below is a step by step guide to show you how this process works. Step One: The Brief.  There are two ways that a client can hand over the brief to us. One way a client can do this is by calling in to discuss the role. The second way is for our consultants to come and visit the client to gain the brief, this is a far more effective strategy as the consultants can get an in-depth knowledge of your requirements. Step Two: The Shortlist.  The search begins! After receiving and revising the brief our consultants and resourcers then gather the candidates who we think would be perfect for the role not only comparing the skills and experience to the brief but making sure there is also a personality match to the hiring company. After speaking with the selected candidates our consultants then send over the CV’s and await response from our client to see which candidates have been invited for an interview. Step Three: Preparations.  Once the client has confirmed which candidates have been selected for an interview we schedule a date and time for the interview to take place. We then ask the candidates to come into our offices for some preparation, going through some competency based questions, revising the job specification and talking through their CV. Step Four: The Interview.  On the day of the interview we give the candidate a quick call...