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  string(2815) "It happens a lot more than you would think that candidates don’t really take interviewing seriously with recruiters. They don’t come prepared, turn up late, they are not dressed appropriately, they don’t really know what it is that they are looking for, thus they have little direction or ambition while interviewing.

When I book a candidate in for an interview I take the time to review their resume, get a good understanding of their background and where they are heading in their career.

I also make a list of potential clients and positions that I think they will match well with so I have something to share during the interview and discuss how I can help them going forward.

In return I expect the candidate to turn up on time, be well presented and also be prepared. It’s advantageous to take just a little bit of time to find out what I do, what Cox Purtell as an organisation does, and to have an idea of where you see yourself heading in your career.

There have been a number of occasions where I have had to pull candidates up for not being prepared or appropriately dressed in interview and they would say “Oh I would never dress like this if I was going for a client interview.”

In today’s market, this is simply not good enough. If I make sure I am suited and booted and prepared when I meet with you, I think it is only respectful and professional for you to do the same.

As recruiters we always have the best interests of our clients and candidates in mind and we need to know that we can send candidates to interviews and they will represent not only themselves, but Cox Purtell In the best possible way.

I have naturally been a candidate myself in the past and I have always put my best foot forward when meeting with recruiters and clients. Don’t get me wrong – a majority of people I have met do the same, but there is still that small percentage that don’t think this is important when meeting with recruitment consultants and I can’t help but wonder why.

Are you a candidate that thinks meeting with recruiters is less important? If so, why?

Or are you a recruiter who finds that this happens far too often? How do you feel when you have spent time preparing for an interview and the candidate turns up late or not at all?

So, what does an interview with a recruiter mean to you? I would love to hear your thoughts – please leave them in the comments section below, or tweet me @Imogen_CP."
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It happens a lot more than you would think that candidates don’t really take interviewing seriously with recruiters. They don’t come prepared, turn up late, they are not dressed appropriately, they don’t really know what it is that they are looking for, thus they have little direction or ambition while interviewing.

When I book a candidate in for an interview I take the time to review their resume, get a good understanding of their background and where they are heading in their career.

I also make a list of potential clients and positions that I think they will match well with so I have something to share during the interview and discuss how I can help them going forward.

In return I expect the candidate to turn up on time, be well presented and also be prepared. It’s advantageous to take just a little bit of time to find out what I do, what Cox Purtell as an organisation does, and to have an idea of where you see yourself heading in your career.

There have been a number of occasions where I have had to pull candidates up for not being prepared or appropriately dressed in interview and they would say “Oh I would never dress like this if I was going for a client interview.”

In today’s market, this is simply not good enough. If I make sure I am suited and booted and prepared when I meet with you, I think it is only respectful and professional for you to do the same.

As recruiters we always have the best interests of our clients and candidates in mind and we need to know that we can send candidates to interviews and they will represent not only themselves, but Cox Purtell In the best possible way.

I have naturally been a candidate myself in the past and I have always put my best foot forward when meeting with recruiters and clients. Don’t get me wrong – a majority of people I have met do the same, but there is still that small percentage that don’t think this is important when meeting with recruitment consultants and I can’t help but wonder why.

Are you a candidate that thinks meeting with recruiters is less important? If so, why?

Or are you a recruiter who finds that this happens far too often? How do you feel when you have spent time preparing for an interview and the candidate turns up late or not at all?

So, what does an interview with a recruiter mean to you? I would love to hear your thoughts – please leave them in the comments section below, or tweet me @Imogen_CP.

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