How we support your job search
Here at Callidus Consulting we pride ourselves on the service we provide to our candidates.
We believe that good communication is at the heart of providing an effective service. We have all been applicants at some point and a number of us have experienced redundancy and the shock of being unemployed. Underlining our business is the desire to treat people decently.
How it all works
We respond to every application. If a role is not right for you or we are not the right recruiter then we will be honest.
We welcome general applications from automotive professionals as many of our roles are not advertised and our first source of applicants for new positions is always our own database. Just because we don’t have an immediately obvious role doesn’t mean we can’t help you.
We meet directly with many of our candidates whether you have applied for a specific role or not. Where this is not possible, and we feel a role is a worthwhile investment of your time, we will have detailed phone conversations with you to ensure you understand the role (warts and all) and we understand you. If we don’t feel a role is a good fit, we will be honest and expect our candidates to be the same. We will never try to talk you into a role that doesn’t feel right for you.
We will make sure your CV best represents you and will let you know if we need additional information to optimise your chances of success. We work with many of our candidates to re-write their CVs.
As your application progresses we will work closely with you to make sure you have the information you need at each stage including preparing for interviews. We support many people through this process and know the common pitfalls. We are always happy to provide general support and guidance as well as specifics for particular clients and processes – including presentations, testing, assessment centres and telephone interviews. Preparation is the key to success!
If you are successful we’ll support you to your start date and beyond, including checking on you once you’ve started your new role.
If you are not, we will endeavour to provide you with honest and constructive feedback
Many of our candidates become future clients because of the positive experience they’ve had with the business – whether we have placed them or not.
Your CV will need to work for you effectively. You can call us about what works well and we can talk you through, or you can use this template. Alternatively there are many examples available on-line too.
Whichever format you use here are some general pointers;
NB: a TRUE but SCARY NOTE – people who screen CVs for a living spend an average of SIX SECONDS taking in the CV headlines, and if the relevant information isn’t there they are already opening the next one…
Provide your full working history with the most recent and relevant first
Think about key information that prospective employers want to see
Use bullet points, headings and sub headings to make important information stand out
Two pages is good, three is acceptable – but only just – and more than three is too much
What our candidates say
Senior Candidate- -
“I would have no hesitation to recommend Iain & his team. They put most other companies to shame in terms of how the handle candidates”
Automotive Sales Candidate- -
“Thanks for all your help so far you've been great and incredibly professional”
Automotive Finance Professional- -
“With the support and guidance of Callidus, I was successful in securing the role. I would highly recommend Callidus who offered a first class service to me”