Applying for Jobs
Many organisations – large and small, across all business sectors – outsource the recruitment of new employees to professionals. It may thus be important that you work with a consultant to maximise your chances.
Cpl’s experienced recruitment consultants work with both the hiring organisation and candidates to match the most suitable candidate with the role and organisational culture.
A new position or a change of company or sector can affect the future direction of your career. Our consultants thus make sure that they understand your career plans so they can help you make career choices that set you firmly on the career path you want to pursue.
First meeting with a consultant
At the start, you meet your consultant to go through your CV, and discuss your previous roles and responsibilities, your skills and your career objectives.
Your consultant will also give you details of any job vacancies that match your skills, experience and career aspirations. They will also discuss future opportunities in the hiring organisations, as well as their organisational culture.
Once you’ve identified which vacancies you’re interested in, your consultant will forward your CV to the relevant company.
Sending CVs on spec
You can also ask your recruitment consultant to submit a CV to companies you would like to work for that have not advertised any current vacancies.
You can either have your CV and full details submitted on spec, or a CV can be sent on a no-name basis – which will suit you if you’re working for another organisation and don’t want your details to be disclosed.
Make sure your CV impresses
Don’t attempt to write or submit a CV to a consultant or a company before reading the following pages: