Candidates

Candidates

Are you looking for your next dream job in the Property, Facilities Management or Construction sectors? The Property Recruitment Company helps hundreds of candidates every year find their dream position. Our team of award-winning consultants have exceptional knowledge of how the market works and will be able to recommend any suitable openings for your experience in our core sectors: Property, Construction and Facilities Management.

Permanent

The Property Recruitment Company works across the Property, Facilities Management & Construction sectors with clients of all sizes, from small UK based companies, to large multinationals and public sector organisations. To find out more about any of the permanent jobs we offer, please click here.

Interim

The Property Recruitment Company’s contract team are the most knowledgeable within the industry and have exceptional experience in placing candidates in short-term placements all over the UK. We take the hassle out of contract work, recommending you the best options across the board; we work to the highest standards of compliance and our online time sheet service means no more lost time sheets: We guarantee you’ll be paid on time.

How To Get That Dream Job

If you’re still struggling with applying for a job, we’ve got lots of useful hints and tips on our site for you to think about when writing your CV or preparing for an interview. If you need any more guidance, then one of our consultants would be happy to advise.

Property, Construction and FM Community

Our strong online communities are a great place to talk to other industry professionals and to discuss the latest developments, news and best practice. There are  a number of ways you can get involved with our Green Community:

  • LinkedIn Jobs Group – Find out about all our latest vacancies first and discuss important industry news.
  • Twitter – The place to go for the most up to date industry news and debate.
  • Facebook – Get involved on Facebook for the best discussions and content.
  • YouTube – Watch our brilliant hot job videos, giving you instant access to the most up-to-date vacancies.

Practical Recruitment Advice

We appreciate it is a very competitive market so if we are unable to help you on this occasion we have added below a short guide to increase your chances of getting that all important job. Most of it is common sense but we hope there is at least one point that can help.

Writing Your CV

Simple is better. A recruiter or potential employer wants to see education, relevant qualifications and experience. Experience should be bullet pointed and include the main duties held and more importantly tangible achievements. A CV should not be more than 2‐3 pages long and should include the most relevant information on the front page. Contact details can be put on one line and references can be made available on request. For an in-depth CV workshop, please click here.

Select the Right Job to Apply for

Read the specification carefully and be honest with yourself, can you actually do all they are asking? It is tempting to apply for as many jobs as possible but this can lead to greater rejection, more time spent applying and a lot less quality in your application. Unless you can meet the essential criteria on a job advert 99 times out of 100 it is not worth applying.

Bespoke Your Application

If you follow the advice above you should have extra time to spend preparing your applications for those jobs that you actually want and can do. One hour spent preparing your CV and covering letter / application for a suitable job is better spent than sending a generic application to 10 jobs you are not ideal for. Check your CV before sending. If you know you meet the essential criteria make sure this is clear on your CV. Format it so these areas are near the top of each job so the reviewer does not have to search hard to find them.

Working With Agencies

You may or may not have worked with agencies before. If you have then you will probably have had mixed experiences. Regardless of the quality of the agency you should always bear a number of things in mind. You will often be one of a large volume of applicants so if you are not already registered and your CV does not meet the requirements of the job it is unlikely you will get a call. If you know you can do the job and can evidence this then call them up. If you are already registered then it is always worth calling in regularly or updating them by email. A good agency will call you too but it is always good to be fresh on a recruitment consultant’s mind.

Interviews

Preparation is key. Who you are meeting, what the company does and their history are all essential. Plan what you will wear the night before, it will usually be business smart but not always so check in advance. Perform a trial run of the route if you are unsure. Print off directions and maps and arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before and no later than 5 minutes before.

A strong hand shake and good eye contact are a must. Maintain good eye contact throughout and deliver tangible examples from your working career to questions asked. At the end ask some intelligent questions prepared prior to the interview. For more in-depth advice on how to handle an interview, please click here.