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Candidates

At Absolute Personnel we match your skills, experience, suitability, ability and personality to your ideal job to ensure secure, lasting roles coupled with job satisfaction.

By understanding your specific strengths we can provide quality matches to meet your employment needs. Our experienced, professional consultants work closely with you to source suitable roles and support you through the recruitment process.

If you are looking for employment opportunities whether it’s on a temporary or permanent basis, our team of experienced consultants would like to speak to you. We have a variety of vacancies throughout the region and we pride ourselves in our ability to match your skills and requirements with the right position and employer.

You will need to attend a registration interview at our office in Shrewsbury where one of our experienced and friendly consultants will help you find the right position.

Before searching for a position for you Absolute Personnel will need to see some essential documentation.

Please bring along the following information when you visit our office to register for work:

  • One form of identification (e.g. passport, full birth certificate)
  • Proof of National Insurance number
  • Proof of eligibility to work (e.g. passport, work permit, WRS form)
  • Proof of address (e.g. driving licence and a recent utility bill)
  • Contact details for 2 references
  • Bank details

Advice for Candidates

Writing a CV

CV’s should be clear and to the point. This is the first impression an employer has of you, so make it stand out! Always proof read then ask a friend or family member to double/triple check and include a professional email.

Do:

  • Use bullet points
  • Use a clear font such as Arial
  • Tailor the CV to the position you’re applying for
  • Make an interesting personal profile
  • Use assertive and positive language
  • Keep your CV updated

Don’t:

  • Exceed 2 x A4 pages
  • Handwrite your CV – it looks unprofessional
  • Lie
  • Include photo unless requested
  • Include negative information
  • Include salary expectations

Attending an interview

Your CV was successful! Next step is the dreaded interview. Here are some tips to help you through:

Do:

  • Research the company
  • Look on their website
  • Arrive 10 minutes early
  • Search how to get there – don’t be late
  • Look over your CV again – questions will be asked!
  • Dress smart! You’re going for an interview make a good impression
  • Have good hygiene
  • Have a firm handshake
  • Prepare questions
  • Prepare for awkward questions
  • Smile & relax

Don’t:

  • Be late
  • Dress inappropriately
  • Have poor body language
  • Appear arrogant
  • Have your phone on! Keep it in your bag, you don’t need it
  • Talk negatively about previous employers
  • Not ask questions
  • Discuss money or time off
  • Eat directly before or during an interview

Things to remember

Social media says a lot about you and one small error could place you to the bottom of the pile with an employer, dangerously it could be an error that you are completely unaware of so be cautious when you or your friends post on the world wide web.

Ensure you have made your settings private on Facebook, especially if you are job hunting. No employer wants to see your drunken nights out and your head in the toilet! Keep your social life to yourself and only show the world what you want people to know about you.

Statistically around 51% of employers check social media pages before hiring a candidate. Alternatively, 34% have found content which has caused them to discipline or even fire an employee. It can make or break you!

LinkedIn is a fantastic way to network with other professionals, it can lead to new clients or new career prospects. Keep your profile professional, it is not Facebook! Try engaging in LinkedIn groups or sharing relevant NEWS to show that you’re interested with current affairs.

You’ll be surprised what information about yourself is floating around. How private is your personal information? Try checking Google Images, sometimes photos from other means of social media could be connected.

When it comes to contacting a company regarding a job position you have seen on social media, keep it professional. Direct Message the company but construct it as you would an email, with terms such as ‘Dear…’, ‘Kind Regards’, ‘Yours Faithfully’. Avoid using colloquial terms and do not end a message with a ‘x’.

Don’t like something at work? Don’t talk about it on social media. It can take just one person to see that and report it. It doesn’t make you look good and could result in you losing your job.

FAQ's

To register with Absolute Personnel Ltd please call our office on 01743 461239 and one of our consultants can have an informal chat to find out what type of work you’re looking for.

Yes! We will require either a passport or birth certificate, proof of address and a proof of National Insurance. If your passport is not in the EU we will require a VISA or another form of right to work document.

Depending on the work you are looking for we could call you that day for available work. If you haven’t heard off us straight away then don’t panic we have something new every day! However, the more flexible you are with work the more likely we will have something for you.

Great you’ve accepted! We will send assignment details to you, this will have all of the relevant information you need for example: Client name and address, rate of pay, expectations and who you report to.

You must always see the working day through, walking off a job is not a sensible option. Call us and tell us what you don’t like, we can look to see if anything can be done to make the assignment more appealing. One day may not always be a true illustration – give it a good go!

You must call us 2 hours before you’re due to start work, our office number diverts to a mobile which is 24/7! Call 01743 461239.

We work a week in hand. Anything you work in current week, you will be paid the following Friday directly into your chosen bank account.

Call Absolute Personnel and our admin team will discuss your hours and what they should be. If you are missing hours we will upload the difference onto next week’s payroll. Don’t worry you will be paid!on Content