Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Phone
Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: We much prefer to use the phone to contact applicants. We are IT Service Desk / Technical Support / Infrastructure Support specialists, so it is vital that we engage with potential candidates on the phone in the first instance, to see what their verbal communication skills are like and to ensure that they are right for the role. Additionally, we prefer the personal touch, so using the phone really allows us to make a much better personal connection with an applicant.
Things That Impress You In A Candidate: An excellent phone manner, if they are proactive enough to pick up the phone, being straightforward about what they want from their career, punctuality, being self-driven, having a well established professional social media presence.
Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Their work and education history as well as their contact information are really the only vital things we need before speaking to them on the phone / in person. It is a huge help for us if they include a cover letter, personal statement, technical skills matrix, and a bit about what they do outside of work.
Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: We will always speak to a qualified candidate on the phone before we reject them for a role, as some people do not represent themselves well on paper and their CV may not be a true reflection of their skills and abilities. Major red flags include: not attending scheduled events, such as interviews or scheduled telephone conversations without informing us, having a poor attitude, withholding necessary information or lying.
Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes
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