Recruitment – Is it who you know OR what you know ?

Recruitment – Is it who you know OR what you know?

A great debate and I’m sure at various times throughout our careers and job-seeking you will have thought about this while looking for your next job; is it who you know or what you know!

It is evident within sectors that networks are important and we all draw on our contacts from previous employments as well as on family, friends, etc.

Here at FINTEC recruit our consultants have strong networks within their specialisms and these links can be hugely beneficial in sourcing candidates from the right background who have matching skills criteria for the jobs we are looking to fill for our clients.

Social media is opening up these networks even wider. You can follow companies and news activity via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. If you register your CV on many of the major job site platforms you receive alerts automatically about jobs and get headhunted.

Not all of us are comfortable with blogging or have the time to commit to participating in articles, etc. That is why traditional job boards and registering with them give you prospects of getting noticed by recruiters.

There is no question that for many of our client vacancies for Technical, Engineering, Financial disciplines, the clients are seeking particular skill elements. Regardless of your own networks, it is these skill levels as a Recruitment company we seek to meet the exacting requirement for each position. If you register with us at FINTEC recruit our Consultants to retain your CV on our database for vacancies arising that are specific to very niche skill areas. For example, we have currently vacancies where skills such as OpenEdge are crucial to undertake the role; PHP developer where RESTful APIs, MySQL / MariaDB is a requirement. Engineering Electronics vacancies where analogue experience is essential. This is where the skills you have, what qualifications and certificates you have are paramount and it is what you know rather than who you know. In registering with at FINTEC recruit, our Consultants have the depth of experience and carefully match your skills to employer requirements which are key in us supporting our candidates and our clients in securing the right selection of candidates for vacancies.

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