Case Studies - Candidate

Luke – Security Guard

After working in a temporary security role, Luke started his job search when his temporary contract came to an end. He was looking to return to employment as soon as possible. NXT Recruitment Consultant Amy made contact with Luke after viewing his CV on Total Jobs.

The first steps in finding the perfect role

Amy arranged a relaxed, informal chat with Luke. This helped Amy understand Luke’s strengths, motivations, and skills and to identify positions that may be suitable for him.

Amy was impressed with Luke’s work ethic, employment experience and she knew of just the opportunity that would align with his skills and personality. Amy identified a temp – perm security role which she believed Luke would be suitable for and created a candidate profile to send over to the client along with Luke’s CV.

Ticking all the right boxes

Luke was immediately successful in securing an interview for the Security Guard role. Working together with Amy, Luke prepared for the interview by reviewing his skills, previous security experience and enthusiasm to return to work.

Following the interview, the client was impressed by Luke’s depth of security experience and was certain they could find an opportunity for him. Luke’s personality and ethos aligned with their company values – they wanted him within their team!

Although the Security Guard role Luke was originally put forward for was still vacant, the client created a new and exciting role to fit Luke’s skills and experience to ensure the role would meet and fulfil his needs. They also changed the role from a temp to perm position to a permanent position.

With such a positive feeling about the organisation, and Amy with a hunch that this role was perfect for Luke, both were over the moon when the job offer came in – securing full-time, permanent employment for Luke after being out of work for a few short weeks!

James – Sales Negotiator

Following working as a labouring contractor and a customer service role within a local hotel, James was keen to find a new opportunity to develop his career within a different type of role.

James was flexible in terms of what kind of role that he wanted and had a range of experience from previous roles.

Learning more about James’ skills and ambitions

After seeing an advert for a Sales Negotiator role, James contacted NXT recruitment consultant Amy. Immediately, Amy arranged a meeting with James to understand his employment background and skillset.

After meeting with James, Amy identified that although James had no sales experience, he had several transferrable skills which would make him suitable for the Sales Negotiator role. Amy reviewed James’ CV, created a candidate profile highlighting his transferrable skills and how these skills would make him a suitable candidate for the role.

A successful interview

Within a few days, James had been offered an interview with our client for the Sales Negotiator Role.

James prepared well for the interview, researching the company, and preparing questions related to the role. Amy also communicated with James via email to ensure he had all the information he needed in terms of directions of how to get to the to the client, the type of questions he can expect to be asked in the interview and how his transferrable skills would be suitable for the role.

James’ interview was very successful and despite not having any direct experience for the role, our client quickly recognised James’ potential and felt he would be a great cultural fit for the company. They offered James the position immediately, which he was delighted to accept.