Five steps to being successful with Outpost Recruitment
- Apr 29, 2019
- By Ruairi Spillane
Step 1: Create a profile via the Outpost website
Once we have an understanding of your skill set and an outline of the type of role you are looking for, we can determine if we have a suitable role for you.
Step 2: Create a Canadian-style resume
This is crucial to your success, and where Outpost can add the most value to the process. Canadian employers expect to receive a resume in a specific format, and we insist on applying this format to help you maximize your chances of success in Canada. A strong resume will bring more interviews, assist in interview preparation, and help you attract a higher salary.
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Step 3: Initial screening interview
In instances where we feel we can help, we will set up a video conference or in-person meeting with you. We use this opportunity to learn more about you and your preferences, as well as answer any questions you have about the process. This discussion will give us a clear picture of how we can help you.
Step 4: Feedback and shortlisting
Outpost Recruitment will work with you to create a profile for presentation to employers, highlight suitable roles, provide insight into the market, and contact employers on your behalf. In the meantime, we ask you as the candidate to help us by taking ownership of the process and being proactive.
Step 5: Executing the job search
The pace of recruitment in Canada is significantly slower than in many other locations around the world. Our role here is to keep you updated on feedback, get you prepared for telephone / video / in-person interviews, and provide advice as you assess each career option.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why use a recruiter?
Outpost Recruitment has specialized in construction and engineering recruitment in Canada since 2012. We speak with industry experts, employers, and candidates every day, so our fingers are on the pulse of the Canadian construction industry. We provide free consulting on your resume, job prospects, interview preparation, and salary negotiations to help you be successful in your job search.
Do you charge candidates a fee for finding them a job?
Never. Charging a fee for recruitment services is illegal. Our clients — the employers — pay us a fee to help them solve the pain of finding great people.
What can I do to expedite the process?
We encourage you to be open to change and to be proactive throughout the process. We enjoy working with people who take charge of their own destiny. Our success depends on open communication and teamwork. Ensure you keep us updated throughout the process.
Will using a recruitment agency affect my salary?
No. This is one of the common myths about recruitment. Companies use recruitment agencies because they provide a valuable service to their organization. Recruitment fees are a cost of doing business, and employers never deduct this fee from an employee’s compensation package. The popularity of Outpost Recruitment is a result of our fantastic pool of international candidates, our caring approach to recruitment, and our cost-effective fees, which help employers control their hiring costs.
Is it okay to apply directly to companies or use other agencies?
Yes, of course. We don’t enforce candidates to work exclusively with us, but we do ask candidates to keep us updated on their progress. It’s crucial that we are kept informed of any changes and updates to your job hunt. Strong teamwork between candidate and recruitment consultant is crucial to success.
Regardless of the situation, we can’t overstate enough the importance of being in control of your resume. Make sure you know exactly where it is being sent and create a list so that you can follow up. It’s important to control where your resume is sent, so always ensure that any recruitment agency you are working with seeks your permission before sending on your resume. Otherwise, it can be harmful to your job search when an employer has received your resume from multiple sources.
What if you do not find a job for me?
Our promise is that we will always add some value to your job hunt. We provide free consulting on your resume, the jobs market, and relocation advice. If we do not think we can help with your job search, we will make this clear from the beginning and recommend that you use other resources.