How to register
Registering with us is easy. You can either apply for roles directly on our website and upload your CV and cover letter, or email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Which locations do you cover?
We recruit for the whole of the UK. The majority of our jobs are based in London and the South East, simply because there are so many organisations in these areas. We do get roles in the Midlands, the North, the South West, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland too. From time to time we also work on vacancies abroad.
Can you offer assistance with improving my CV?
We know you want your CV to look impressive, so read our useful CV preparation hints. There is no charge to have one of the team of recruitment consultants advise you on the most effective way to present your CV as part of your registration interview or in a brief telephone chat.
How do you match my details to jobs?
When you register with Sue Hill Recruitment, we assign codes to your record to indicate what skills and experience you have and what criteria you are looking for in a new role. When we receive a new job, we search our database and create a shortlist of candidates to contact about the role.
How will I be contacted about jobs?
We will contact you via email, text or phone to alert you to jobs that may be of interest. You can also check our job search page which is updated in real time, and contact us if you see an interesting role.
How do I keep in touch and how often?
There is no need to contact us regularly to let us know you are still looking for work. We will continue to look for jobs for you unless you tell us otherwise. We would like to know if you change your contact details or if your circumstances change – if you have different salary requirements or you relocate, for example – so that we can continue to contact you about suitable roles. When we contact you about jobs, even if you think they are unsuitable, please get back to us and tell us why so we can get a better picture of what you’re looking for and don’t keep sending you roles that won’t be of interest.
How long will it take to find me something?
This is really a ‘how long is a piece of string’ question. Sometimes the right type of job, in the right location, at the right salary and at the right type of organisation, comes in straight away and you get invited for interview and offered the first job you go for. This can all happen within a couple of weeks. On the other hand, it could take several months for the right job to come in, or you could go for several interviews before getting an offer.
Would you ever put forward my CV for a job without consulting me first?
No, we will always contact you about roles of interest before putting your CV forward to clients. This is a legal requirement under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. If we do not hear back from you that you are interested in a role, we will take no further action.
What happens if a client you have sent my CV to wants to interview me?
We will contact you by phone, text or email, depending on the circumstances, to let you know that the client would like to interview you. We will arrange a mutually convenient time for this. We will send you a confirmation email with all the details you need prior to interview.
What happens after I’ve had an interview?
Please phone or email us to let us know how you think it went, whether you are still interested in the role and to ask any questions. We make every effort to get constructive feedback on your interview from the client, but as a minimum we will tell you if you were successful or not.
How will I be notified of a job offer?
If you are going for a temporary role, the job offer will come through us and we will organise everything that needs to happen for you to start your new job.
If the role is permanent, we will contact you with a verbal offer. The written offer from the client follows and the client will take up your references. Only then should you hand your notice in.
I’ve been told I have to have a DBS check, why is that?
Many library roles involve contact with children or vulnerable adults and it is a legal requirement to have a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (formerly called a Criminal Records Bureau or CRB check) carried out. The check involves coming into our office, filling out a form and bringing in a number of documents. Your consultant will go through it with you in detail if this situation arises.
When will you take up references?
If you have indicated that you are looking for temporary work, we will ask you for referee names when you register with us. We will take these up at the point we submit you to temporary roles. This is so that if you are successful in getting a temporary assignment, you will be ready to start work immediately as your references will be in place. For permanent posts, the client will take up your references directly after you have accepted their offer.
I am no longer looking for a job, should I tell you?
Yes, please tell us if you are no longer looking for work. This stops us contacting you with jobs you are not interested in. When you are next looking for work, simply tell us that you want to re-register and we’ll invite you for an update interview.