The benefit of working with Carrot Recruitment is that we will support you at every step of the recruitment process and hopefully take away some of the pressures you’d otherwise experience if you were taking that journey alone. The process flows quite logically:
You apply via our website, or you get in touch with us to discuss the options. Alternatively, we may have contacted you because we want to discuss a particular opportunity with you. Click here to view our jobs page.
Following your application, if we believe your experience is in line with what our clients are looking for then we’d set up an initial call with you to discuss your experience and your job search criteria. This can be done via a Zoom-type meeting or an old-fashioned phone call.
CV Submission Stage
Together, we’d decide which roles to apply for and we then submit your details to the client(s). We would share your CV with them and provide the client with as much information as possible regarding your suitability, your relevant experience, your achievements, and perhaps even your personality traits.
We would also share information such as your location, whether you want full-time or part-time, what your current package is, and what you are ideally looking for in your next role. And importantly, your motivations for moving jobs. After sending this information to the client, we would have a conversation with the client about your suitability and hopefully we’d secure a first interview.
If so we would set that up for you (see beneath), but if not, then of course we would provide you with feedback as to why the client decided not to progress. In this instance we’d be thinking about other roles that you may be suited to. If there are none at this time then we’d store your details on our secure database and contact you in future if another suitable opportunity arose. We’d also encourage you to check our jobs page from time to time and sign up for job alerts.
The Interview Stage
Nowadays, many of our clients conduct their interviews via Zoom or MS Teams, though some do prefer to meet in person where possible. First interviews can be a little less formal and more designed to allow you and the client to get to know each other. For them to understand your background, your key skills, your main achievements, and your motivations for seeking out a new role. It’s also a chance for you to learn about the role and the company.
First interviews typically last 45-60 mins. If successful and you’re still keen, then we’d progress to a second interview. This might involve more, or different people and it may take a different format. There may be a task, for example, sometimes completed prior to the actual interview but sometimes woven into the interview. An hour or perhaps a little longer is typical and this interview tends to be a bit more in-depth where the client is looking for examples of your skills and to see concrete evidence of your positive impact in previous work settings.
The Offer Stage
Should the interviews go well then, the client may decide to offer you the role. They would discuss this with us, and we’d recap your requirements in terms of package, working patterns, etc. Normally the client would email us or provide us with the details over the telephone. We would then call you to discuss the offer outline and would follow that up on email for you to read through. Hopefully, the offer is what you were hoping for, in which case we’d just need an email to confirm you’d be happy to accept.
However, if there are elements that you need more information around or are not entirely satisfied with, then we’d work through these with you and the client to try to resolve these as swiftly as possible. After acceptance, the client would then arrange for a contract to be sent to you for your review and signature. We’d agree on start dates and once the contract is in place, you would then plan your resignation from your current role. We can support with that too.
There may of course be a period of 1 month - or perhaps longer - where you are working your notice period, but we’ll remain in touch with you to ensure you have all the information you need for day one in your new role.
We’ll even give you a buzz as you come to the end of your first week, just to check that all went well and to offer any support if required. As long as you’re happy to, we can remain in contact with you throughout the first few months, just to check you’re settling in well.