We are human at Aspect Personnel and we think you are too. So it goes without saying that the relationship we build goes two ways. We want to, and enjoy, helping you find new job opportunities. In return, we expect that you are honest, timely and interested in our expert opinion. Let’s delve deeper…
What to expect from a consultant at Aspect Personnel
Expertise: Our consultants are dedicated to specific industry segments and can advise objectively on market trends, projects news as well as who’s who in your industry. Consequently, we can put you in touch with influential industry figures.
We consult to match your career experience. For example, if you’re new to the industry, we will help you find employers who offer training and development opportunities. Conversely, if you’re ten years into your career, we are more likely to advise on projects that might lift your career or take it into a new realm. Most importantly, we listen to you. Our advice is dependent on your motivators and what you tell us. We can tell you about the market in its entirety, within Victoria, but also across Australia.
We don’t profess to know everything, however, so if you have information to share, we’d welcome your thoughts and input. By communicating respectfully and exchanging information, you’re more likely to find a responsive and interested consultant on the end of the phone when you next call.
Information regarding job opportunities that match your capabilities: We want the same result as you – to find you a new and fulfilling career opportunity that you will enjoy for years to come. We will match your experience and talents, to the job opportunities we have to hand, or, keep you informed about forthcoming job opportunities should what you’re looking for not be available in the market at the particular time we connect. What we mean by that is, we aren’t going to call you to tell you about a position requiring twelve years’ experience, if we have already discussed that you only have five years’ comparable experience. It is our clients’ expectations that we source candidates whose capabilities match the job description and by putting forward candidates who do not match the job description, we waste time. Your time. Our client’s time.
A personal, professional connection:
We work in the same industry as you, albeit sitting at a different angle of the table. We are genuinely interested in you, what you do, how you view the market. Further, we like to know what kind of a person you are outside of work. We don’t expect you tell us your life story, but snippets of information that reveal more about your personality help us to understand what your values are and therefore which of our clients’ organisations will interest you the most. The more you feel connected with the organisation you work for, the more likely you are to stay and progress your career there which gives us great satisfaction. So tell us!
A call back:
We call you back; it’s that simple. We may not call you back five minutes after you have called. Please allow us a reasonable time to call back. There is no need to call three times. If your message is urgent, just let us know. You could also try our mobile number (we may be at an industry event or out with a client or meeting a candidate) and you can always email us.
What we expect from you in return
In return for all of the above, we expect what any consultant would of someone they are working closely with; collaboration. Here, I’ll list a few ideas:
Be forthcoming. Don’t shy away from telling us about you. Confidentiality is as key for us, as it is for you. We take your request for us to search for new opportunities for you very seriously. It won’t be page one news the next morning. Generally, we like to know: why you are looking for a new job. If you don’t know, have a think about it before you call us. If you’re on the phone to us and you’ve made the phone call, you’re likely to be unsatisfied in some way with your current situation. Acknowledge and share.
Be honest. Don’t shirk away from the truth. We’ve heard it all. On the contrary, it will, once again, help us to find you a better suited role (you might spot a reoccurring theme here).
Listen. We work relatively long hours but enjoy what we do. So trust us. We have a good understanding of the over-arching state of the industry and we have your best interests front of mind.
Act promptly. Sometimes, especially for temporary work and in some cases for permanent jobs too, time really is of the essence. And if it is, we’ll tell you. If it is, we expect you to act promptly. Take action. Edit your C.V. Write your Key Selection Criteria. Accept the offer. By delaying decisions at key times during the process, your opportunity may slip away.
Dress appropriately. We typically wear ‘collar and cuff’. That’s just the way we do things round here. We don’t expect you to. We simply hope you would also dress appropriately. If you’ve come from site, be courteous and let us know you’ll be in casual clothes. The old cliche ‘first impressions count’ still rings true today. And every other day.
I hope that provides you with an understanding of how you can best work with us. If you’re keen to make contact, you can find the most relevant recruitment consultant here and email or call us today.