Advice

Registration

At City Centre Recruitment we pride ourselves on getting to know all of our Candidates to enable us to make the best placements. We therefore like to meet and interview all our Candidates face to face.

Our offices are open for registrations from 8am to 5.30pm every day. Unfortunately at peak times, it may not be possible to have your registration interview immediately. It maybe necessary to arrange a further appointment with the relevant consultant to discuss your job requirements.

We would appreciate it if you could telephone your local office to arrange a registration time suitable for you. This will also ensure that you can get time with the appropriate consultant dependant on your individual skill sets.

To make the registration process as straightforward as possible, please make sure you bring the following documents with you:

  • Passport
  • VISA (where applicable)
  • Confirmation of school enrolment (overseas students only)
  • National Insurance Card
  • Bank Details (for temporary work only)
  • References

Where possible we like to receive CV’s before the registration process. Kindly e-mail your CV prior to registration to your local office. Please note: we do not accept CV’s on memory sticks for computer safety reasons.

Writing that all Important CV

Your CV will arrive in an HR department or Recruitment Consultancy with many others. To gain that all important interview where you can really sell yourself, your CV must sell you first, to get your foot in the door.

Points to remember…

  • Incomplete or inaccurately addressed CVs and covering letters were rejected immediately by 83% of HR departments.
  • CVs and cover letters addressed to a named person are significantly favoured over those addressed to a generic job title by 55% of HR departments.
  • Over 60% of HR departments said that the inclusion of a photograph with the CV adversely affected their opinion of the applicant.

Hints and Tips

  • Keep your CV to no more than 2 pages long.
  • Make your CV look as professional as possible by printing on good quality white paper and avoiding fancy fonts, italics and borders.
  • Use a clear layout to separate categories including Personal Profile, Key Achievements, Employment History, Education, Hobbies and Interests.
  • List present employment first and work back chronologically through past jobs and work experience.
  • Give an explanation for any gaps in your work or education e.g. time spent travelling. Be prepared to discuss this at interview.
  • Use short well-constructed sentences, bullet-point your successes.
  • Make sure your personal profile really sells you and is relevant to the position you are applying for. It is the first thing on the CV, make it catch the reader’s attention
  • Finally, check that your spelling and punctuation are perfect.

Tips for Interview Success

You never get a second chance to make the right first impression.

Employers make their judgment within seconds of meeting you; good body language, eye contact and positive interview techniques are all essential to creating the right first impression.

Research shows that 65% of a first impression is based on visual impact alone.

  • Dress in business wear; men should wear ties and be cleanly shaven.
  • Candidates must be showered and with clean shoes.
  • Remove facial piercings.
  • Arrive on time. Make sure you know the route and allow enough time to park the car
  • Make sure your mobile phone is switched off.
  • Get the handshake right, firm but not too much. Do not sit until asked to.
  • Thank the interviewer for seeing you.
  • Sitting upright and leaning slightly towards your interviewer demonstrates you’re interested, positive and confident.
  • Good eye contact with your interviewer shows you are interested.
  • If you are being interviewed by more than one person, maintain eye contact with all interviewers, do not just focus on one.
  • Under interview pressure it’s easy to get nervous and talk too fast, make sure you speak slowly and clearly.
  • Remember where you are, do not get too familiar with the interviewer by making jokes, swearing or using slang.
  • Keep your answers concise, but be prepared to expand on information when asked.
  • As your interviewer explains the opportunity to you, show interest by smiling and asking relevant questions.
  • Always be positive about previous positions and managers.
  • Find time in the interview to explain why you’re interested in this role and what makes you a suitable candidate.
  • Prepare and ask several questions at the end to demonstrate your level of interest and to gain more information about the role and the company.
  • Thank your interviewer at the end and express your interest in the position.

We are always happy to help with interview technique. For individual advice pop into our office and speak to one of our trained consultants.

Useful Downloads

Thank you for choosing to work with City Centre Recruitment

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If you require any further information whilst working for us, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Recommend a friend and receive a £10 Voucher

Candidate referrals are important to us as we are constantly recruiting for good Candidates.

We always have vacancies for the following positions. If you know somebody who could fill one of these positions, put them in touch with us and you will receive a £10 voucher when they complete 40 hours work with City Centre Recruitment:

Hospitality Division

  • Restaurant Managers
  • Chefs
  • Silver Service Waiting Staff

Industrial & Engineering Division

  • Solderers
  • Quality Control
  • CNC Operators and Programmers
  • Welders
  • Wireman
  • Carpenters & Joiners

Driving Division

  • HGV Drivers
  • HIAB Drivers
  • ADR Drivers
  • Bendi Fork Lift Drivers

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