Well, it depends on the role you are seeking plus your expectations. If you are an executive, or seeking your first executive appointment, then we would argue strongly that it matters a great deal. But, not all recruiters work in the same way or with the same vision and values.
Some recruiters focus on a process where they send high volumes of resumes to a potential employer (not necessarily a client of the recruiter) in the hope that the resume strikes a chord with a business and results in an interview. At Carrington King we discourage this, as it usually results in what we call employer “fatigue”, i.e. they tire of the constant bombardment of unqualified resumes from recruiters.
We meet face-to-face with all candidates as a means of properly qualifying their suitability for a specific role, or to be floated to a specific client/employer. This important step maintains the integrity of the “brand” for both candidate and Carrington King with prospective employers.
At Carrington King we understand the frustration caused when recruiters fail to keep candidates “in the loop” during the recruitment process and we acknowledge that it can be particularly disconcerting when you are between jobs and recruiters are not keeping in touch regularly.
When it comes to recruiting for specific roles, Carrington King is committed to communicating with candidates (and clients) in a completely transparent manner on a regular basis; you can take that as a given.
Recruiters deal with a very large number of candidates on a day-to-day basis, and to be candid, this sometimes inhibits our ability to be in touch regularly with candidates. There just aren’t enough hours in the day due to the sheer weight of numbers, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be contacted when your perfect role comes available.
Our transparency also extends to being honest and respecting those that won’t be suitable for a position or within our employer marketplace – your time is not for us to waste with false promises.
We have a strong belief that the relationship between recruiter and candidate is a long-term journey, one in which both parties need to invest. We encourage candidates to stay in touch with us, thus sharing the responsibility for staying “top of mind” with our consultants. Our promise, in this regard, is that we’ll be responsive.
Make sure your details on our system are always current, as some clients will ask us to undertake a database search for particular role rather than advertising. Also, stay in regular contact with us to ensure that you are top of mind when opportunities arise.
Everybody needs career advice at some point. Our consultants are good listeners and have a wealth of experience when it comes to helping you define and progress your career.
Carrington King is independent and we are long-term thinkers – we are always prepared to invest time in good people, regardless of whether or not there is a short-term placement fee involved.
We understand that goodwill advice and genuine care is what builds long-term relationships, which are at the core of our vision and ultimate success.
An essential component of the job seeking and application process, resumes are personal documents with a primary purpose of securing the subject an interview.
Carrington King’s consultants are able to draw on their years of recruiting experience to advise candidates on layout, content and effectiveness. A template is attached below as a guide to help you build your resume.