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You've applied but now what? Here are some FAQs to help you with your next step.

I submitted my resume through Headhunters’ website. What are the next steps and how should I follow up?

After submitting your resume through our website, our team of Consultants will review your qualifications and experience to see if there is a match with a current opening. If we have a suitable position for you, a Consultant will reach out to you to schedule a personal one-on-one interview to learn more about you. In some cases a Consultant may reach out to a candidate that stands out from the crowd, even though a matching position may not be available at the time. Because Headhunters receives new positions from our clients daily, we want to make sure we have the information we need to quickly accelerate your application to our client when the right fit comes along.

Please be patient through the process and remember to utilize several resources as you conduct your job search. And of course feel free to email admin@headhunt.co.za or call your Consultant if you haven’t heard from us in a while.

Do you have any job openings?

Absolutely! Please view a list of our available positions here. However, if you have sent us a copy of your CV and have not received a call from us as yet, it is most likely because we currently do not have a position that matches your previous or current work experience. Be sure to keep an active eye on our website’s jobs page and follow us on Twitter (@HeadhuntersSA), Facebook or LinkedIn as we post openings to these locations regularly. If a position comes up that interests you, let us know!

What do I need to bring to my Headhunters interview?

We value your time and as such want to maximize your first visit as much as possible. Along with the first face-to-face interview with Headhunters, we will want you to fill out all the necessary paperwork required to be assigned to a placement. Please bring a copy of your Qualification Documents, Driver’s License, ID, most recent payslip. Please ensure the CV submitted to Headhunters is an updated CV, alternatively, please ensure you bring a copy of your updated CV along with you.

Can I bring a copy of my IDs or do you need the original?

Because of the strict regulations around employment eligibility verification, we are required to examine the original document. We will make a photocopy of the ID when you arrive at our office.

What should I wear for my Headhunters interview?

Remember the Tip: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have when being interviewed. You also don’t get a 2nd chance at making a 1st impression, so as with any interview situation, how you present yourself speaks volumes about you. Dress professionally and let your qualifications and experience showcase the rest.

Does Headhunters place temporary / Contracting Staff?

Headhunters’ Primary focus is on permanent recruitment as we are not a temporary agency or labour broker.

I’ve seen a vacancy I’m interested in, how do I apply?

When you see a position you’re interested in, please ensure that you take into account all the requirements of the position. Should your experience match the minimum requirements listed, please forward your application to us via admin@headhunt.co.za or fax number 086 616 2657, clearly stating the position you’re applying for. 

We unfortunately do not accept general applications or hand delivered CV’s due to the volumes of general CV’s received. Our website is our “online order book”.  We would  therefore like to encourage you to identify potential opportunities which are in the market place via our website at the following link: Latest Jobs.

Alternatively,  be the first to know about any new opportunities relevant to your search by registering to receive our Job Alerts, allowing you to get it 'hot off the press'.

I’ve applied for a vacancy I saw, how long will it take before the Consultant contacts me?

Once you’ve submitted your application, the Consultant handling the specific position you’re interested in will review your application and contact you within 1 – 7 working days of your CV submission, to schedule a meeting with you. If you do not receive feedback within 2 weeks of submission please consider your application unsuccessful and kindly keep an eye on our website and other career sites for future opportunities that may arise.

I’m applying for a graduate position available, what do I need to send to apply?

When applying for graduate positions, be sure to put your best foot forward as your qualification and results will in this case be the focus point; therefore please forward your CV highlighting your achievements, a cover page to motivate why you are the best candidate, your qualification including your full academic transcript.

I am back in the market, but haven’t seen any positions that I will be suited for, what can I do to get my CV onto your database?

Because of the volume of CV’s we receive, we do not accept general applications, so the best thing to do is to complete the questionnaire (Click Here to Download) on our website and forward to admin@headhunt.co.za once complete. We will then add your details to our database and when one of the Consultants run searches for suitable candidates that match our client’s requirements, the Consultant will then pick your particulars up. This questionnaire must be completed thoroughly and accurately to ensure that the Consultants searches through our database bring up the correct results. We would still request that you keep an eye on our Current Jobs page for suitable opportunities in the interim.  Please do also register to receive the latest Job Alerts

How much will the Agency charge me if I am successful for a position?

Please note:  we do not charge our candidates any fees whatsoever.

I’m already on your database, what can I do to see if I you have a job I want to apply for?

Please keep an active eye on our website – we keep our site up-to-date, and if there are any suitable positions which grab your attention, please contact our offices to speak to the Consultant you initially met with to discuss whether your experience meets the requirements of the position. The Consultant will then market your CV forward once again.

If I email my application to you, am I automatically added to the database?

We are a boutique agency, and yet we receive close to 700 CV’s per day, which as I’m sure you can imagine, makes it impossible for us to meet with every candidate’s CV we receive. Because so many applications come through generally and for vacancies available, it is impossible to keep every application emailed through to us, we therefore add you to our database once you come in for an interview at Headhunters, or after you submit your fully completed questionnaire to us.

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