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Insights on Recruitment: Tips and Answers to Common Questions

Are you a job seeker or a company looking for top candidates? Look no further. Ryan from Adeptis Group has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about job seeking. A job search is a journey, and it is important to take the time to find the right role for your skills and interests.

Here are the top 5 questions and answers to help you in your job search journey.

How long should a CV be?
A CV depends on your experience and the role you are applying for. Typically, you want your CV to be two or three pages. If you have been in the industry for many years, it is better to focus on your last three jobs and bullet point the other roles. A long CV with a lot of details about a job you held 15 years ago may not add much weight to your application.

What is the best interview process to engage candidates and keep them interested?
The best interview process starts with a positive first impression. A one-to-one informal conversation over the phone, Zoom or similar platform is a great way to assess cultural fit and technical skills. This also gives the candidate the time to ask questions and helps with engagement later in the process. It is also important to be mindful of the candidate’s time and not schedule multiple interviews that may not be possible due to other commitments. Involving your employees in the interview process is also a great way to see the vibe between the potential candidate and your current team.

How do you write an engaging job advert?
An engaging job advert should be concise and to the point. It is important to remember that the first thing a job seeker sees is not necessarily about the role, but about the business. A lot of information about the business can be found on its website, so the job advert should focus on the role and what it entails. A long job advert with too much information about the business may not be engaging.

What is the best way to assess a candidate’s technical skills?
The best way to assess a candidate’s technical skills is to have a technical assessment as part of the interview process. This can be done through a technical test or a one-to-one technical conversation. A technical assessment will help you assess a candidate’s technical ability and see if it matches the requirements of the role.

What is the most important factor in a job search?
The most important factor in a job search is finding a job that matches your skills and interests. A job that you enjoy and that matches your skills will lead to job satisfaction and career growth. It is important to take the time to research the company and the role to make sure it is a good fit for you.

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