A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to deliver you the best candidates that are out there. It’s a common misconception that recruitment agencies “simply send out CV’s”. It goes without saying that the most talented candidates are in short supply, and we work tirelessly to make sure we know who they are and to reach them with your roles.
To help with transparency so that you can understand just what we do day to day, we’ve outlined what a regular daily routine consists of.
A typical day for us kicks off early in the office and after a natter and a brew we’re busy scouring the industry for the most talented candidates.
‘Around 80% of my time is spent seeking-out candidates who are already in a good position and presenting them with new and exciting opportunities.’
‘I find that LinkedIn is the main port of call when finding good candidates, but as technologies and searching methods get better – players such as Xing and Github become just as useful. Skype is also a great platform as it’s used by most coders in their day-to-day life. The technology and software used in recruitment is constantly on the move. If you don’t keep up, you get left behind!’
Andy Jenkinson, Programming Consultant.
As well as going out of our way to find awesome candidates ourselves, many candidates will also come directly to us looking for a job, so part of our day involves looking through their CVs and talking to them on the phone.
Guidance and support
When we find a candidate for a vacancy, we don’t just get them an interview and send them on their way. Instead, we’re there to provide guidance and support throughout the entire process, from providing interview advice, to sorting out all the nitty-gritty details on their behalf with the client.
We like to go above and beyond our role to make sure that our candidates are completely satisfied and happy with their new role. If someone is moving country for a role for example, we’ll help them to organise flights and find housing close to their new company.
Alongside our recruitment day-job, we run our graduate initiatives Grads In Games and Grads In Tech. This involves organising graduate talent competitions like Search For A Star, as well as our university careers tour Get In The Game. These big events tend to keep us very busy all year round! But it’s well worth it, as it’s through our graduate activities that we meet thousands of students and graduates who we end up placing into the games industry.
‘I meet so many talented graduates during our Get In The Game Careers Tour every year, and I go on to place lots of them into great new roles.
‘Our Search For A Star competition is another way to find the very best talent. It acts as a catalyst for students to use software and develop the skills needed to work in a games studio. Our graduate initiatives create a fantastic pipeline of highly skilled graduates who end up proving to be a real asset to a studio.’
Sharan, Graduate Talent Specialist
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