When you’re hunting down a new language job (whether it be local or abroad) you are more likely going to be dealing with recruitment agencies. Depending on how many jobs you apply for, you could be talking to quite a few recruiters and this can become frustrating. We totally understand, when we call a candidate after they applied for a job, we are no stranger to following responses:
- Tell me about the job first
- No time to talk send me the job spec instead
- If you are not going to tell me who the job is with first, I don’t want to talk.
- Why are you asking so many questions – you have my CV yes?
Now, this may shock you but for anyone with the above responses we don’t answer or indulge them. Believe it or not – we don’t want to talk about the language job you applied for. We’ll get there, not to worry!
First and most importantly, we want to get to know you! Get to know all of your wants and needs in regard to your career. That my friends are the true mark of a great recruiter.
It may not be the nicest thing to hear as a job seeker but, it is the client that recruitment agencies work for (they pay the bills). It’s our clients we need to keep happy, so in order to keep clients happy and find you the best language job at home or abroad, questions need to be asked!
In our 8 years of multilingual recruitment – we’d like to think we’ve learned a thing or two!
The #1 being that screening is the most important part of the recruitment process. The more information we gather on you, the stronger the chance s we have of finding you the perfect multilingual job, in a city you will love, with a company that values you. Not to mention the fact that we don’t waste your time sending you for 100’s of interviews for jobs you don’t care about.
When people think about looking for a new job – they usually think about their day-to-day and salary, of course, that is what many would think about. Of course, there are other factors to take into account and it is checking in on factors such as these that help us achieve a much higher CV sent to interview ratio.
Quite recently, Careertrotter was approached by a competitor of ours and was asked to help them source multilingual speakers. We were surprised to hear that for every 10 CV’s they send, only 3 get an interview request.
Whereas, with Careertrotter – for every 5 CV’s sent we receive 3-4 interview requests.
We strongly believe that this is because we constantly ask questions and are always asking why in order to make sure the candidate is 100% sure about the job, the location and the company.
All we ask for when you pick up the phone is to remember our success rate and be a little patient with us. We will get you where you want to go.