After 20 years of screening potential candidates for job vacancies, Sinakho Staffshop consultants have learned some valuable lessons that they would like to share with you. Read these tips before you pick up the phone to respond to a job advertisement.
- Remember that the recruitment consultant answering your call has most likely answered 60 other calls
prior to yours. Therefore, answer the questions asked as accurately and as informatively as possible, but
keep it short and simple.
- Do not take a chance or try your luck if your experience and qualifications don’t comply with the
specifications on the vacancy ad. Sinakho Staffshop consultants have to adhere to stringent screening
processes based on detailed job specifications provided by the client. If the consultant doesn’t stick
to these specifications they will receive hundreds of CV’s that have no relevance to the staff vacancy
advertised. So consultants can’t accept a CV from you if it does not meet the requirements of the available
- You will have better results when you apply for an advertised position that require the qualifications
and experience you have, than expecting the consultant to keep your CV on file for when a suitable vacancy
- The "correct culture fit" is vital in any appointment. Part of the consultant's job is to ensure that
you fit the company culture, so that you can have a long and happy stay with your new employer. A wrong fit
can cause many unnecessary frustrations for both the employee and the employer.
- If you've had unpleasant experiences with recruitment consultants in the past, put them aside before you
call the next one to apply for a position. Remember that telephonic screening is the first step in applying
for a position. Being rude and arrogant will definitely not benefit you. The recruitment consultant also needs
to create a good impression with the client and will therefore only forward CVs of suitable candidates that they
feel will make a good impression.