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...

How to write your CV.

So, first thing’s first! What is a CV? CV stands for Curriculum Vitae, which is actually Latin for ‘course of life’. It is a summary of all your skills, experience and education. A CV is the difference between unemployment and employment. How long should a CV be? A standard British CV should be no longer than three pages long and preferably covered on two pages. Where do you start when writing your CV? You should begin with a personal profile. This isn’t a necessity however having one will definitely help your CV stand out. A profile is a concise statement that highlights your main strengths and/or reasons for deciding to work in a particular field. Think about and include a few relevant achievements and skills whilst still expressing your career aims. How should a CV be set out? Personal details at the top. A short punchy personal profile outlining the above. Education and Qualifications after that. Then, your work history. Below is how a job role should look! Coby Philips Administrator January 2011 – June 2016 Duties Should Be In clear BULLET POINTS Interest’s should be at the bottom of the CV. Followed by references – “References available upon request” What to include and what not to include. Current experience should be as detailed as possible, outlining everything you are involved with in your current position. Gaps on your CV should be covered so clients do not ask questions. Do not add pictures or statements about any of your personal life. Keep the CV short but detailed, covering any questions the client may have. We hope this guides you...

Our Consultants – How they work

Welcome back to our weekly client and candidate blog! This week is all about our main unique selling point, the consultants. Here at Coby Philips our Senior Consultants constantly meet and exceed both candidate and client requirements. Over the past week we conducted a short interview with the consultants themselves asking them the same four questions and here is the end result! How do you know when you have found the perfect candidate for our client’s vacant position? With every new position we strive to receive as much information as we need to for our candidates. We become aware of what exactly the client is looking for in an employee and work with them to send only the best suited candidates. Every candidate has a detailed, face to face and an in depth interview with ourselves, this enables us to assess their skills, experience and their reasons for seeking a new opportunity, temporary or permanent. We then vigorously go through their CV and are sure to know exactly what the candidate is looking for and what type of role they are suited to. By following this process, we are certain that we will reach and exceed our client’s expectations by providing them with the perfect candidate each and every time. What do we do to exceed our client’s expectations? On average each consultant has 15 years’ Recruitment experience- providing Temporary, Contract and Permanent Recruitment Solutions for Office Support Staff. With our knowledge and a diverse client base, matched with an extensive base of candidates readily available for all types of assignments – we provide and effective and efficient service...

Interview Tips – for candidates.

Welcome to the second post of our brand new blog! Today’s blog is all to do with tips during interviews. These tips have been taken from our own consultants, together they have around 15 years recruitment experience, but who’s counting! So first thing is first, do your research! You must analyse the job, what is it and what kind of person are they looking for? Take note of the required strengths of the job and be sure to use them in your interview. Researching the job will get you closer to your final destination however it’s not enough! You will need to research the company itself, as much as possible. This is to get an understanding of what they do, what kind of clients they cater for and just so you’re are prepared for the “What do you know about us?” question. Secondly, your CV! An employer will be looking out for attention to detail, they will be looking for incorrect spelling, bad punctuation so avoid this by double checking– forget that, TRIPLE check your CV! The next tip would have to be, time management. You can never change first impressions so depending on what time you arrive at your interview the story can be very different. Obviously if you arrive on time then you won’t receive any praise or a pat on the back however if  you are late then that will definitely be noted. The fourth tip! Wear something appropriate. It’s the harsh truth that we are judged within the first 6 seconds of meeting somebody. What kind of image do you want to portray? It is...

Welcome to our new blog.

So, we are starting a fresh new blog! Out with the old and in with the new, as they say. This blog will cover all kinds of exciting and interesting things whether you’re a company looking for a new member of staff or someone seeking a new opportunity. The Coby Philips Blog is designed to be both personable and professional, light hearted yet, informative. Maybe I should tell you a little bit about us! If you do not already know, Coby Philips Recruitment Consultancy specialises in the supply of office support professionals on a Temporary, Contract and Permanent basis. Saving you time, money and workload, Coby Philips works in partnerships with growing organisations based in London and Essex. We have been established since 1997 and we pride ourselves on the bespoke recruitment solutions that we are able to offer vertical markets within the West End, Docklands, City of London and Essex. Perhaps you are seeking a new role in an office based environment. We provide not only long term temporary roles but also short term! The clients we have built throughout the years are truly exceptional and no two companies are the same. From Creative to Corporate we are here to find the role YOU are looking for! The Coby Philips Blog (TCPB for short) will be uploading posts once a week! Every Thursday at 18:00! So keep updated and don’t miss out! Next week’s post will be all about Interview tips for...