In 2017 we recruited for a Finance Director for one of our main clients. We took a detailed a brief from the hiring manager and also arranged a time to meet them and their team in person. Some of the key points to come from the meeting was that they were looking for someone who was experienced but friendly, personable and proactive and someone who would stay and develop with the company.
Following the meeting we returned to the office and advertised the role and within a matter of days received a wealth of applications. Many candidates called asking for more information on the company or to know their name and although they have been experienced in the position there was still something missing.
One particular applicant had seen the job advertised and decided to email us directly with a copy of his CV, personal summary and his availability both to discuss the position further but also his notice. This had instantly caught our eye and we began going into more detail questions finding out what the person was looking for. After every call we had he would follow up with an email and summary of what had been discussed and more and more green lights were being added.
We followed our normal application process and submitted him and followed up with a call to the client to discuss any further notes we had made. He was shortly after invited to a three step interview process with the company and offered the position.
This candidate has remained in his job role and now instructs us to recruit for him and his teams because he knows that we get ‘under the skin’ of what it is a person is really looking for.