Searching for a job takes time – BP Search Professionals can save you the time and energy of conducting your own job search. Whether you are interested in a career change or not, we enjoy talking to top performers. We have access to jobs nationwide that are never advertised and you would not find on your own. We can present you with options you may not have considered and can negotiate with employers on your behalf to get your maximum earning potential. If you are exploring better opportunities we will help you update your resume, prepare you for interviews and assist you through transitioning into your new job and transforming your career. Whether you are ready for a change, trying to advance your career, or exploring a new location we can assist and guide you.
Please make us aware of your employment activity, such as:
- if you have applied directly to companies on your own
- if you have had interviews not linked to our search company
- if you have one or multiple offers
- your sense of urgency
- exchange all necessary contact information
- provide appropriate feedback
Other timeline questions:
- What is your availability to schedule phone and face-to-face interviews?
- What is the required notice you must turn in to your current employer?
- What is your TRUE available start date from the time of offer acceptance?
Interview Preparation & Protocol
Together we will schedule a phone call in which we will prepare you for any phone interviews, as well as a second, more in-depth call in preparation for face-to-face interviews.
As a professional courtesy we ask you to return our communication when we are reaching out to you for feedback, additional information, or scheduling interviews. In turn, BP Search Professionals will always return your communication in a timely fashion.
Please be decisive when our clients extend an offer to you. We expect you to accept or decline an offer within 24 to 48 hours.
Offers presented by our clients will often be contingent upon successful references, background checks and possibly drug screening results.
The interview is the most important part of the hiring process. It is critical for candidates to spend time with their recruiters to better understand how to prepare for their job interview. Hiring decisions are often made within the first 4 minutes of an interview!
- People hire and accept emotionally first and justify logically later.
- People have to buy you before they buy from you.
- People are often sold by your conviction rather than your persuasion.
- Know your product, but think people.
We will usually be able to inform you about what kind of format you interview will be. Whether it will be a series of one-on-one interviews, panel interview, or a combination and also who will be attending your interview.
You will learn what the potential employer is most likely to ask you. Practice your answers to these anticipated questions out loud to yourself before the interview.
It is a good practice for you to develop a list of 3 or 4 open ended questions that you would like answered, or that will show your interest and show off your research. These should be questions about the job, not questions about benefits or salary.
- What are the primary duties and responsibilities of the position I am applying for?
- What are the short and long term goals set for the person in this position?
It is best not to bring up salary unless they ask you questions then you should answer. The final result often comes to personal chemistry and how well the interviewer likes you.
- Copies of your resume
- Typed list of 3 business references
In all cases, if you want the job, pick an appropriate time and ask for the job. Only ask once and only directly to the hiring authority. Say something like, “I want this job, when can I start?” or “I am very interested in this position what is the next step”? Employers really expect to interview someone who is eager to join their team. They want you to want them just as much as you want the job.
Get all the names and addresses of the interviewers so that you can follow-up the interview with a thank-you.
Don’t forget to laugh when appropriate! An interview can be stressful, relax and try to enjoy getting to know someone new!
After you leave the interview, it is very important that you call us IMMEDIATELY!
If you should need to relocate for your new position BP Search Professionals can provide you with guidance in choosing the right community and calculating possible expenses, whether its locally or cross-country.
Cost of Living Analysis
• A report on the cities’ cost of living, climate, demographics, and other vital information that may aid in your relocation decision.