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#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay – How to foolproof your job search


Sam Cartwright career, job search

There are many characteristics that make up the ideal candidate, and these differ within each industry. To celebrate #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay, we wanted to embrace this. Here at Hamlyn Williams, our consultants are trained rigorously in gaining knowledge about our candidates and adhering to their needs, aligning those needs with that of each one of our clients.

So, instead of finding out what makes the ideal candidate (because we already have a pretty good idea of that – with years of recruiting experience), we are going to tell you exactly what we look for in a job seeker. After reading this article, if you feel you fit this profile, why not get in touch with one of our consultants, so that we can match you with one of our clients and discover your ideal job. Details of how to get in touch with one of our recruiters can be found at the end of the article.

Candidates who think and work progressively hold an advantage over their competition. Being able to think outside the box whilst maintaining efficiency is a difficult skill to master but the right candidate for almost any job out there must be able to adapt constantly. Industries constantly change and evolve to stay with the times and meet their customer’s needs. Therefore, our clients look for candidates who possess these qualities. Stagnant employees often struggle in any competitive working environment and our consultants can spot this right away as they are there to match the best candidates with their clients.

Anyone who has climbed the career ladder in any industry knows that resilience is key to success. Our consultants look to hire not only promising candidates, but those who are willing to listen to their advice, take it all on board, and grow to meet the expectations of their potential employer. Therefore, candidates must be resilient in taking constructive critique, whilst maintaining a positive attitude throughout the hiring process. Any individual who is willing to open themselves up to new skills and the culture of a company is in with a great chance of landing the role they desire.

Essential to our clients is for candidates to demonstrate a strong work ethic throughout their career. The willingness to make sacrifices in terms of prioritising deadlines, putting the needs of the company first, and perhaps even staying late on the odd occasion to finish certain tasks, is a characteristic that any employer would stop, admire, and consider for a role.

Furthermore, our clients look for candidates who are a good cultural fit so when they ask questions to determine whether you are the right fit for them (which they will), be sure to answer them honestly. One example would be: Describe the work environment or culture in which you are most productive and happy.

Finally, the differences between small and large organisations can be exponential, so it is important to determine whether you are the right fit for one or the other. Differences between small and large companies may include: politics, structure, employees, salary, and culture.

Here at Hamlyn Williams, we are looking to hire candidates on behalf of our clients that ideally fulfil all of the above criteria and more. #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay is just an excuse for us to provide advice and guidance to our existing and potential candidates so that you can achieve your dream job and our clients can gain a valuable asset.

If you feel you have what it takes to succeed, why not get in touch with us. Contact information can be found below.


Tel: +44 203 675 2920