When a client engages our firm to fill a position for a fee, they expect us to know a lot more about the candidates we present than just a resume and a short note. They are paying us to do a “deep dive” on candidates.
They also expect us to manage the interview process. Here are some things that are expected of you to help us provide our clients the service they deserve:
Compensation, Work History, Motivation
Be prepared to fully disclose the details of your current compensation including base salary, bonuses or incentives, car or car allowance, and benefits ( to include vacation days and PTO). You will also be required to provide your prior compensation history. Be prepared to give a full and honest explanation for any prior job changes. Be prepared to provide a clear motivation for your decision to look for a new career opportunity. Provide a clear definition of your relocation flexibility i.e. will not relocate or states and locales that you are willing to consider.
You will need to provide a confidential phone number and a confidential email address where we may contact you. You will need to respond to messages to your phone or email in a timely manner.
Potential barriers to placement
You will be required to disclose any information that might prevent you from getting an interview or offer from a client. This includes non-solicitation agreements, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, or other commitments, restrictions, or obligations.
You will need to advise your recruiter of any current interviews you are involved with and your status in those processes. You will need to be available for a prep discussion with our recruiter prior to any interviews we schedule for you. You will be required to provide a timely and detailed report of the results of an interview. Your recruiter will have multiple questions for you about the interview process, what was discussed, your assessment of the success of the interview, and your interest level in continuing the process.
If initial phone interviews are successful, clients will likely ask candidates to travel to their corporate location or an otherwise specified location for a personal interview and the client will pay for that travel. Before money is spent on travel, our clients request that we complete professional reference checks on the candidate. Be prepared to sign a reference release form and to provide a list of references with contact numbers, both peers and supervisors, who can attest to your personal performance.