Unfortunately, no. Because we want you to succeed, our biggest concern is matching you with the right opportunity. If we elect not to present you for a position, it is not necessarily a reflection on you or your candidacy. It may be our conclusion that you would be more successful in another environment. Also remember, it is important that the trades professionals we work with meet the minimum standards for our services. While it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, we typically look for specific trades experience (or that you are currently enrolled in a trades program) and recent work history that shows job tenures of at least 1 to 2 years in your current and prior positions. If you believe you meet our minimum standards, we encourage you to contact us today to introduce yourself.
While it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, we typically look for specific work experience (or that you are currently enrolled in a relevant school or training program) and recent work history that shows job tenures of at least 1 to 2 years in your current and prior positions. We believe that anyone with passion and grit can become a successful professional. If you don’t currently meet our minimum standards, here are some suggestions: 1) review some of our blog articles that talk about great ways to pursue and further your career, 2) talk to other professionals that have successfully pursued similar careers, 3) find a school, internship, apprenticeship, or entry-level position and begin to establish yourself in your career category, 4) next, reach out to us when you feel the time is right and one of our talent acquisition specialists can get to know you and start helping you super-charge your career.
Placement timing can vary depending on your situation. We often have open positions with employers that you may be a great fit for right now. Alternatively, we may get to know you at first and then keep our eyes out for an opportunity that matches your personality, skills and specifications. As part of our process, we will typically schedule an initial phone conversation or in-person interview to get to know you (depending on the position). If we feel like you are a strong fit for an open opportunity, we will present your resume and additional details to the employer and then schedule an on-site interview with the client when convenient. The remaining steps prior to start will depend on the company itself and also on your needs, such as giving notice to your existing employer if applicable.
After we receive your information via telephone, online job post or online submission form, one of our talent acquisition specialists will schedule a phone conversation or in-person interview to get to know you. If we feel like you are a strong fit for an open opportunity, we will present your resume and additional details to the employer and then, if requested by the employer, schedule an on-site interview. The remaining steps will depend on the employer. In many cases, an employer may request an on-site skills test or additional interviews with other department managers as part of the interview process. Your talent acquisition specialist will be able to advise you on what steps you should expect based on the opportunities you are considering.
Xemplar’s background policy depends on whether we are recruiting a contract or direct hire position. For direct placements, each of our employer customers will have their own background policies, which may restrict our ability to present your candidacy. For contract or contract-to-hire placements, contact us and we would be happy to share our policy with you. In general, client policies vary, but the majority of companies we work with believe in “second chances,” but also seek evidence that an individual has proven themselves as a reliable contributor to their most recent employers. Please feel free to ask your talent acquisition specialist about the background policies relevant to the positions you are considering.
Immediately following the interview, contact your talent acquisition specialist. The sooner we can get initial feedback from you on the interview and follow up with the employer to do the same, the better we can manage next steps and a successful outcome.
It depends on your situation. We encourage you to stay in touch with your talent acquisition specialist so we can update you on our process and so we are aware of any changes in your candidacy. In some cases, you are a great fit for our current open opportunities. In other cases, we may need to keep our eyes out for future position that might fit your specifications. Remember, you are never restricted from accepting a position you find on your own or required to take any positions suggested by our team. We want to continue our relationship with you no matter the outcome of your job search process. So if you do accept another position, please let us know.
How often should I contact my Talent Acquisition Specialist, if I am not currently pursuing a position?
As needed. We are glad to be available to you as you progress in your career. An email check-in every 3 months or a call every 6 months is helpful to make sure that we are supporting you with any decisions or challenges you may be encountering in your work. Please remember, we value commitment to your employer and consistent job tenure, so our goal is never to encourage you to start a pattern of “job hopping” from one position to the other. If you are having an issue on the job, we are happy to help you resolve it in a professional manner.
What if I am not interested in a certain position, when it is suggested or offered to me? Is it all right to turn it down?
Absolutely. In fact, we never want you to pursue a position that is not a great fit for you. Your feedback will enable your trades pro specialist to revise his or her specifications and suggest a better opportunity when it comes along. Likewise, if you receive an offer from an employer and it doesn’t meet your needs, please communicate with your talent acquisition specialist and he or she will help resolve the issue or help you move on to a different opportunity.
Contact your talent acquisition specialist immediately. It is not worth burning your relationship with the employer or our relationship with you, because you feel awkward saying something. It’s a small world in business and we want to protect your reputation. We will strive to help work out a solution that will be a win-win for everyone.
As a professional, you will never pay for any of the services Xemplar provides to you. We do ask that, if we do a great job for you, you will recommend us to other professionals in your network that might benefit from our services.