The below questions are some of the more common questions we are asked by our candidates. Should you not find what you are looking for, please contact us.
How do I register with Tiger Recruitment?
On receipt of your CV, a consultant will assess your skills and experience and if we believe we can assist you, we will call you to arrange an appointment for you to come in and register as a candidate with us. Please note that we receive a high volume of CVs on a daily basis so sadly we are not able to come back to all candidates.
How long does registering take and will I need to bring anything with me?
One of our consultants will meet you for about 30 minutes to discuss your experience, skills and career aspirations. You may well be introduced to another consultant on your visit and any suitable opportunities will be run past you at this stage. Please bring a Photo ID and utility bill with you to confirm address details with you as well as certificates of qualifications. These include secretarial diplomas and all educational qualifications – for example, GCSEs, O-Levels, A-Levels, and any degrees. Our testing can be completed remotely so that the registration process is as quick as possible for you.
Should I wear a suit and treat registering like a formal interview?
No, but it is helpful to be smartly presented. While we like to consider the registration as more of an informal chat than an interview, we do consider first impressions – including presentation, attitude and punctuality – as part of our candidate assessment.
Will I need to complete any tests when I register with you?
After our meeting, we may send you typing and MS Office tests to complete remotely at home. The results will be emailed back to us.
How long does it take to get a job after I have registered with you?
We can never guarantee how long the job hunting and interview process will take. This can be dependent on many factors: from the type of role you’re looking for, to your experience, to the time of year! We estimate that most registered candidates will find a role in the first three months of meeting us.
What can you do for me?
We are here to help you with your next career step and it’s important that you feel you can ask us for advice at every stage. We will give you guidance around correctly setting out your CV, as well as prepare you for interviews and recommend realistic salary expectations. You will also be given a copy of our candidate resource to take away with you, which is full of useful hints and tips.
We ask that you also keep us informed of any updates so that we can work together as effectively as possible.
Does it cost me anything?
No, candidates do not need to pay us anything.
How often should I stay in touch?
Please feel free to call and update us with your working situation, particularly if your circumstances change or if you would like to send through an updated CV. On the temporary side, please make sure you regularly let us know your availability via phone, email or the Tiger app. Communication with the temporary team is vital and can make a huge difference between getting a temp assignment or not!
How important are computer skills?
In this day and age, very! If your skills are not up to scratch, we recommend that you either refresh your skills or look into training programmes (we can advise on this when you register). For corporate PAs, secretaries or team assistants, we’d look for candidates with a 45WPM+ typing speed and intermediate MS Office skills. In today’s workplace it seems that clients no longer (or rarely) require shorthand skills and, by contrast, knowledge of MS PowerPoint is often a prerequisite. Please don’t hesitate to ask our consultants for further advice on improving your skills.
How can I stay updated of new job opportunities?
Firstly, you can download our app on to your iPhone or Android device. You can search jobs and set a ‘watchdog’ on the app to stay informed of our latest vacancies.
Alternatively, you can keep an eye on the live jobs on the website. All new jobs are uploaded on the same day that we are briefed by our clients.