Only the best will do.

When a client says, “Only the best will do”, it really means that in order to satisfy the clients’ requirements, I have the task of finding someone very special to join their company. Candidates are hand picked, based upon skill-set, experience, expertise, background, career aspirations, short, medium and longer term plans, etc.  Above all “Fit-in Factor” Will their Face-Fit?

If you are a candidate looking for a new opportunity, consider a few things;

  • Which company would I like to work with and why?
  • What are the key reasons for choosing to work with a particular business or brand?
  • Why should they employ you, over others?

If you are honest, these questions will either pose a challenge to answer, or you may find them very easy.
The difficulty often lies in not knowing enough about a business or their culture from the inside. Ok, external perception is one thing, actually working within the business is often a different kettle of fish.

Don’t cast your net too wide, otherwise you are likely catch the attention of the wrong businesses and drown very quickly.

Clients (housebuilding groups) are extremely fussy and will expect a new calibre of personnel. The industry has seen thousands of people being made redundant over the last 3 years and hundreds have left the industry for good. This brings several challenges for both candidates and clients.

It’s very difficult to apply for a role beneath your level of experience, because all too often, the applications are dismissed as “Unsuitable” or “Over-Qualified” etc.
Some heads of department will see the application as a threat to their own position and dismiss them automatically and some will embrace the idea of a better qualified individual who’s going through a rough patch and make the most of them.

One thing is for sure, whoever you are, whatever you do – great advice is available from someone who’s worked within the business, sat in board rooms, understands every role and culture of company, dealt with some difficult individuals and placed many people in jobs that they enjoy over the last 9 years.

Confidential Career Advice is always available and it’s FREE

Is that my phone ringing? ….

About bestheadhunter

Simon Wilkins is 'The Headhunter' for New Homes and Housebuilding Sector. Former Sales & Marketing Director with Crest Nicholson and Head of Sales Redrow Homes SE. Headhunter with Face-Fit Group and founder of the UK's first Housebuilding Jobs Board in 2008 - www.newhomesjobs.co.uk Clients include: Galliford Try/Linden, Berkeley Homes, Crest Nicholson, Miller Homes, St James, Persimmon, Barratt, Bovis Homes, House Group, Taylor Wimpey, Gladedale, Redeham Homes, Harrison Cowley, Bellway and many more. Specialising in recruitment for all personnel within the housebuilding sector from Chief Executives to Site & Sales Personnel. Newhomesjobs cater for all job disciplines within the housebuilding and new homes sector. I guarantee all placements and to-date have a 100% success rate for every placement made with every client. Specialties: Ethical recruitment, loyal to clients and candidates, extremely confidential and professional. Business is for long-term relationships, not the 'bums on seats' mentality. I guarantee all placements and will never poach staff from a client, ever. An enviable record of success, without the need to refund any client for an abortive assignment. Good value too !
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