FAQ – Candidates

Confidentiality?
Our approach at all times is confidential for both clients and candidates.

What happens to a CV when it is received?
On receipt of the CV we will send you an acknowledgement. We will then contact you to ask further questions relevant to your future career aspirations. Please be assured that no CV will be submitted to a Client without your prior agreement. A Candidate can request that their CV is no longer held on file or on our Candidate database.

How long can the candidate expect to find a new position after the initial contact?
The Executive Search process may vary from three to twelve months. We believe that getting it right is essential for your future career.

Does this cost me anything?
No. Career Finder is paid by the client company when the placement is made. The company enters into an agreement with Career Finder for several reasons, not least of which is that it saves them time and money.

Should I work with more than one recruiter?
You should do what is in your best interest. No recruiter can guarantee you a position. If you feel comfortable with a recruiter and the direction in which the search is going, fine. If you choose to work with more than one recruiter, just tell all parties. Sometimes recruiters will overlap in their clientele, and it offers you no benefit to have your background presented by multiple sources. It probably gives the employer the wrong impression about your motivation.

What does a recruiter really need to know about me?
Everything that is important to you. If money is a concern, you have to guide the recruiter. How much you make is important to know if the recruiter has any sense of market. If you are under duress in your present position, then you must communicate a sense of urgency. If your plan is to make a move before "the kids start back to school, but not after," then we need to know that. The parameters of your search involve more than money and location. We are ‘partners’ in this effort, and every partnership begins with trust.