A: You may feel disheartened because you have approached other agencies and not found the right finance job. But are you highlighting your selling points? Do you have achievements to speak of? Have you implemented systems; improved efficiencies? We can help you identify and market these.
A: Yes. Because Brent Personnel belongs to APSO, we conduct a face-to-face interview with every candidate before we send them to meet with our clients. In our meeting with you, we also help you to plan your career and ensure that we have all of the info we need to find the best possible career fit for you.
A: Please bring a certified copy of your ID, three recent payslips, copies of any certifications or qualifications, a copy of your CV and the details of two contactable references if they do not already appear on your CV.
A: Once we have screened you telephonically and met with you in person, we put together a customised, personalised ‘script’ for you – this helps us to ‘sell’ you to our client base. It is important, therefore, that you know and are able to describe your achievements and what makes you stand out from your peers.
A: Brent Personnel needs you to give us exclusivity to market you for at least one month. In this time, we do everything we can to secure you at least three interviews with potential employers in the financial sector.
A: ‘Candidate Liability’ protects you as a candidate and Brent Personnel as your recruiter. It is your proof that we are not wasting your time and it protects us against being used to solicit counter-offers from your current employer.
A: We prefer that you not discuss salary with the client, because we believe we have the background, knowledge and expertise required to negotiate the best market-related salary suitable to your experience and qualifications.
A: Brent Personnel has some special advice on this. Read our Job-Hunting Tips.
A: Yes. You are not obliged to accept any position you are offered. Provided that your reasons for refusing an offer are reasonable; for example, the company is too far for you to travel to, Brent will gladly re-work your application.
A: At Brent Personnel, we pride ourselves on customer service and on being a customer-centric company. We consider you a customer. So provided that you have valid reasons for being unable to start at the new company, we will understand and make the necesssary allowances for you, at our discretion.
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A: No. Because Brent Personnel belongs to APSO, we are not entitled to charge candidates a placement fee.
A: The turn-around depends ultimately on our base of clients and on the urgency of the position in question. But we always do our best for all candidates.
A: This does not necessarily disqualify you from registering with Brent Personnel. An ITC listing may affect the success of your placement based on the type of position you are applying for, but as a rule: just ensure that any bad debt is being paid off and that you can supply formal proof of this.
A: All of the relevant documentation will be e-mailed to you prior to your interview. Please allow at least one hour for the interview.
A: First impressions are everything. Wear your most professional and appropriate corporate attire and try to ensure that you feel confident.