Don’t get us wrong, a CV is an important tool when applying for jobs – but it’s only one of the items in your job seekers toolkit. (If you need some help developing your CV we’ve written a blog to help or feel free to give us a ring and we’ll happily review.)
Your CV works a little like a dating app, where you submit your details in the pursuit of companionship or love. Your dating profile gives other people using the app a flavour of who you are and what you’re looking for from them.
Although, according to Match.com, 1 in 5 relationships start online, it’s well know that the most effective way of finding your best match is through being introduced via a good friend – and this is because your friend knows both parties and has already recognised your compatibility.
The same goes for job hunting. The best way to land the best job and work for a company culture that fits your personality is to be introduced by someone who has taken the time to get to know you and your potential employer – like a recruitment agency.
Wote Street People has been operating in Basingstoke for over 25 years. We’ve ridden the stormy waves of economic crashes (and now viruses) and believe our long-standing success is due to always standing firm by our philosophy that ‘people are our strength’.
Being established, we have built and continue to retain many strong relationships with HR Managers and business owners in the local area and beyond. Our association with TEAM, also provides us connections with 450 other like-mind employment agencies across the UK.
Although we’ll use your CV as a tool for introduction to companies, our first port of call is always a conversation with a prospective employer because that’s what really sell your talents, assets and experience. Your CV is offered as a back-up to this initial communication.
The information we use to promote you is derived from not just your CV but our initial meeting and ongoing conversations – online or face-to-face (when permitted).
Building this relationship is why it’s so important to attend our registration meeting (currently online or by telephone) because we will identify particular attributes that will be most attractive to companies; things that you will not have thought important to add to your CV or in the context of a CV wouldn’t work as well as being promoted in a verbal conversation.
If writing is not your forte, do you really want your brilliant skillset and expertise to be clouded by a badly worded or grammatically incorrect CV?
Have you included lots of irrelevant information on your CV which will make the most interesting of personalities sound as dull as dishwater and unmemorable?
Working with a member of the Wote Street People team will allow us to showcase you in your true light to companies across the UK, Hampshire and further afield if you’re looking to move out of the area. We will get you remembered and increase the probability of you making that all important shortlist for interviews; we’ll be there to guide you through this stage too.
Complete the form on our contact us page or call us on 01256 799 127 so we can get the ball rolling for you. Looking forward to getting to know you.
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