The future of recruitment means that we will continue to see many changes - both recruiters and candidates are needing to adapt to new technologies in the sector. When writing a CV, technologies such as keyword scanners mean that candidates have to play the game and add these relevant keywords for their position. It has also meant that recruiters can easily filter CVs, saving them time and effort.
Applications such as Skype are seeing a huge rise in popularity in the recruitment industry – it has almost become a staple in the life of every recruiter out there. These technologies mean that the face to face interview is becoming less common.
Talent Search People is an international recruitment agency based in Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. They carry out national and international selection processes in various business sectors. In addition, they offer strategic consulting services, In-House services, RPO and all the necessary support for optimal HR management. Their multicultural team is made up of over 120 consultants, each with an expert knowledge of their specific field. They guarantee consistent high quality services as well as impressive and swift results.
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Our interview today is with Andreia Cruz, the recruitment manager of Talent Search People International.
1) Why should a candidate go to a recruitment agency?
The main advantage of using a recruitment agency is that you can receive constant updates and feedback regarding your application – the whole process is more personal.. They are always there for you to answer any questions, so you always have their support throughout the application process. The recruiter can also help you prepare in advance for the interview as they have all of the information to hand.
Our success in achieving our goal depends on whether or not the candidate is hired – so it is our job to help you!
2) What makes Talent Search People different from other recruitment agencies?
One of the main differences is our specialisation. We are specialised in finding multilingual profiles and as a result we are much better at than our competitors in finding these candidates as we have the best database - we have been working since 2006, so it is huge.
Working as part of Talent Search People offers great training about our company and its procedures to our trainees, giving them firsthand experience as soon as possible.
3) Where do you see the most opportunities?
Barcelona is one of the cities in the world with the most Shared Service Centres (SSCs). With the weather, it is the perfect place to live and start your professional career especially when there are a lot of big companies and start-ups working here who are looking for language speakers.
Lisbon also has many opportunities - it is a similar city as a lot of companies have chosen to relocate there - and the weather is also great!
4) Are you seeing many differences in the recruitment world recently?
The difference that we are seeing is in long distance recruitment, which is why we are confident about our international project. Technologies allow us to reach candidates anywhere in the world. Most of our candidates are in their home country and it is not possible to invite them to a face-to-face interview - so we have to be able to assess them using online tools such as Skype. Technologies such as keyword scanners are also becoming more and more popular in order to filter candidates and make the process more effcient.
5) How do you see the future of recruitment going in the next few years?
In the future of recruitment we see face to face interviews losing their importance as the emphasis is turning towards long distance recruitment. As we look for language speakers, we often deal with people from abroad so it is important to be able to evaluate their skills from afar.
The emphasis will be on how candidates can apply – so we will probably see an increase in the number of phone apps where you can apply for these jobs. Using apps may mean that CVs can lose their personal touch, making applications very similar. This will mean that the candidate will have to try harder to stand out –and be more proactive.
In addition, CVs will no longer be on paper and will all be digitalised, so artificial intelligence will play a bigger part in recruitment. Applicant Tracking Systems and keyword scanners will become commonplace.
6) How can candidates best adapt to new technologies?
It is important that they are present in all of the job boards so that recruiters can find them. In addition, knowing how to use technologies well – such as Skype – is important. Little things like making sure your microphone is working are often not done by candidates before an interview which could affect their chances.
It is also important to use keywords in your CV to pass through keyword scanners, such as your language skills, accurately describing previous roles and adding skills in your CV. Keep an eye on the position title and the requirements to accurately include keywords.
When using a recruitment agency they need to communicate more with their consultant to get all the neccessary information.
7) What does a candidate need to do before a job interview to be best prepared?
- Ask your consultant for help - we have more information than you! Show interest and don't be shy, we are here to help you. We have a lot of experience working with these clients.
- Do your research on the company, the role and the sector that it works in. Knowing this information shows interest and that you have really spent time preparing for the interview.
- Read the job description again and again - relate the requirements to your previous experience.
- Check applications like Skype are working before an interview.
8) What are your best tips for group interviews?
- Be very clear with your answers.
- Think about what they are looking for, it's not a good idea to apply to a management position if you're planning to spend the next year travelling.
- Don't use clichés, we hear them everyday.
- Adapt your answers to the position to make them specific.
The future of the recruitment industry will see a lot of changes for both recruiters and candidates alike. New innovations such as keyword scanners mean that candidates will have to approach how to write CVs in different ways. As long distance recruitment is becoming more common we will likely see the power of face-to-face interviews diminishing, in favour of tools like Skype.
Oct 26, 2018 by Dan
Great article! I am in Mexico city, moving with my husband and kids to Paris, France. I really think that companies must be opened tu recruiting around the globe, there is talent everywhere and we should never be closed to new ideas.posted 2 months ago by Mary Carmen
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