Help and Advice
Wilkinson & Associates take great pride in partnering all of our clients (jobseekers and employers) through every aspect of the recruitment process. We see this as an on-going long term partnership. As a specialist recruitment firm in Edinburgh who provide insightful and impartial assistance to ensure that the recruitment process is effective, simple and effortless for our clients.
The advice we offer is freely available to all professionals and employers, and includes:
Your CV is a sales document – it sells you! It is therefore essential that you maximise the opportunity to highlight your relevant strengths and achievements. Whilst there is no "catch all" perfect way to craft your CV, there are clearly many pitfalls to avoid.
Your CV needs to be concise and relevant. It should avoid repetition. List your most recent experiences first and avoid leaving any unexplained gaps.
We can work with you to make your CV more objective and achievement-driven in order to enhance your chances of being called for interview.
Interview formats vary enormously and range from informal open-ended discussions through to lengthy and detailed competency-based interviews. No two interviews (or interviewers) will ever be the same and this can be somewhat daunting, particularly if you are out of practice!
The key to your success will be to ensure that you have thoroughly prepared. An interview is a bit like an exam - generally you do better the more you prepare. Our specialist consultants will discuss how you can confidently approach the interview with regard to understanding the precise nature of the business, the culture, the role and the people you will be meeting.
We will work closely with you to ensure you are fully prepared and will provide you with sophisticated interview frameworks that allow you to capitalise on your strengths and achievements.
Following your interview, we will always provide you with honest, constructive and detailed feedback.
What are your options? Are you looking to leave your current employer for the right reasons? Are you being realistic? How easy is it to change sector?
Wilkinson & Associates offer a free consultative service to help you answer these questions (and many more besides).
Finding the right job can be extremely time-consuming. In order to save you time, we will have a face-to-face meeting with you. This allows us to better understand your technical skills and, equally importantly, it allows us to best appreciate your interpersonal skills. A thorough understanding of your technical and interpersonal qualities, together with your personal aspirations, allows us to help you find your ideal role.
Our approach is to offer pragmatic advice, with a clear plan of action, to ensure that our clients make the right choice for themselves.
Wilkinson & Associates appreciate that today's jobseekers are tomorrow's employers and we therefore aim to foster long-term partnerships with everyone we meet.
Am I currently undervalued? How does my remuneration package compare with my peers in other sectors? What are the various benefits actually worth to me?
As specialists dealing exclusively with Qualified Accountants and Business Change Professionals, Wilkinson & Associates have a very close understanding of the supply and demand dynamic and how that impacts upon salaries at all levels of seniority.
Contact us if you would like to have a discreet and informal discussion with one of our consultants to discuss your remuneration.