Bournemouth based independent recruitment specialists, Jobshop UK, has urged clients to focus on a candidate’s transferable skills when experience doesn’t match up, promising they will be pleasantly surprised.
Frances Miles, director at Jobshop UK, commented: “Despite on-going political and economic uncertainty, we have been inundated with clients looking to increase their workforce with permanent staff. So often, a candidate will excel in the skills required by an employer, but simply won’t have the precise industry experience the client is looking for. All our candidates are personally interviewed and tested so our consultants are able to really get to know the candidate to see what motivates them, and how their skills can be used to benefit a client in different sectors.
“One of our candidates, Verity, came to us with 5 years’ experience in the beauty industry but no office based experience. However, when tested, Verity had excellent IT skills, and it was recognised upon interviewing her that her transferable skills – personality, attitude, flexibility – were all perfect for a client requiring a receptionist. Verity has been in her new role for some months now, and the client loves her.
“Another candidate, Brandon, wanted to move from his job in a hotel and into an office environment. Brandon was frustrated as employers and other recruiters wouldn’t consider him for these roles due to the lack of office experience on his C.V. However, when one of our consultants got talking to him after he gave exceptional service in the hotel he was working at, she invited him in to Jobshop UK for an interview and to test his skills, which in turn, led to us approaching a client who was looking for a customer service advisor. Although Brandon has been in his new role for just a short time, our client has said he is one of their best recruits, stating that he endeavours to provide the best possible service at all times with even the most challenging of customers.”
To find out more about how Jobshop UK personally and extensively test all their candidates in order to select the perfect candidate for your company, contact 01202 674488 or firstname.lastname@example.org