At Copius Resources we know how vital it is to seek out, obtain and retain individuals of exceptional talent – we treat all of our candidates as our clients, after all linking the very best people with positions of critical importance in some of the most renowned companies is at the heart of what we do.
Our talent acquisition consultants all have extensive experience in their respective fields and many have previously held senior roles in organisations within their specialist sector. Against this backdrop, our candidates are assured that our consultants have an intimate knowledge and unmatched insight of the industries we service.
Our philosophy is simply to give you well reasoned, unbiased advice and to open doors for you that you may normally find closed. It isn’t surprising to learn that a significant number of candidates who register with us are returning customers, many of them then becoming our clients. People who have experienced our service understand the way we work, the value we add and they see little point in going elsewhere. It is testament to our personal approach, empathy and drive and that is why people choose Copius as their recruiter of choice throughout their career.
Have structure in your job search: Create a spreadsheet, start with industries you’re interested in, then take each industry individually, and identify employers within the sector.
Use job sites to build a list of target companies, and start finding out who you need to talk to in each. Methodically send your CV, tailoring it and your cover letter to the role (or company if it’s a speculative application).
It will take time and commitment, but it will help you structure your jobseeking campaign.
In our increasingly digital world, your online identity matters, especially if you’re a jobseeker.
Potential employers often get their first impression of a candidate through sites like LinkedIn which can make a huge impact in terms of how many interviewers perceive you.
Additionally, an increasing number of employers are checking social media sites as a part of their comprehensive background checks on applicants.If employers don’t like what they see on your Facebook and Twitter, you can be sure that they’ll pass you up for another applicant with squeaky clean social media profiles.
In order to compete with the other candidates that will be sending their CVs into any company, it is vital that your CV stands out the most.
Take time to sit down and consider what you as an employer would perceive as a CV that you would instantly select, read, remember and ultimately call the candidate in for interview.
Perhaps keeping a CV to a minimum of 2-3 pages with bullet points, so that it can be easily read in a short space of time, could be a useful way of getting the attention of your potential employer as it is easy to read and is concise.
Read the job specification and analyse the main requirements that the employer is looking for within the role. Group your academic achievements, work experience, achievements etc. into defined sections.
The focus should be on your skills and experience and tends to be used in instances whereby someone is changing careers or has a gap in their employment history. Reverse chronological should be used if you have carried out roles within the same key business function over a number of years. If you decide to utilise this method, then list the companies you have worked for as well as the positions held within each, starting from the most recent or your current role.
Always try to re-order each section so that the key aspects that you feel the employer is seeking are brought to the forefront i.e. if achievements within a business context are of vital importance, bring achievements to the top section of your CV, group them together and quantify all of same where possible.
Try to elaborate on past achievements in previous roles. This should include what part you played in the initiative, the positive impact it had on company performance and what level of output was achieved.
Below are helpful tips that can help a jobseeker make a good first impression and possibly get to the next round of interviews with the overall aim of securing the position in question.
Smile! This immediately warms the atmosphere and the positive endorphins that smiling releases will calm you too.
Answer questions clearly and concisely;
Ask relevant, thought-provoking questions at appropriate moments, as this can show that you’re genuinely interested in the role and really listening to the interviewer;
Avoid talking about any personal problems;
Be as enthusiastic as possible;
Be well-mannered with any staff that you meet before the interview;
Display positive body language, speaking clearly, smiling frequently and retaining eye contact
Don’t badmouth any previous employers
Give a firm handshake to your interviewer(s) before and after
Highlight your best attributes, experiences and achievements, based around the skills that you’ve identified as important to the organisation, and evidencing them with practical examples
Inform your interviewer(s) that you’re available to answer any follow-up questions
Let your personality shine
Relax and sit naturally, but without slouching in your chair or leaning on the desk
Show your hands, as this is a sign of honesty
Wear smart business attire with comfortable, polished shoes
Our candidate relations are founded on mutual respect, honesty and expertise. We understand the power of listening to our candidates.
We engage with your future plans and aspirations as well as your past experience and expertise. Our advanced technical profiling techniques will analyse and interpret your abilities and assist you in landing your perfect-fit role.