Make an instant impact.

The first impression you will make with DirectTemping clients is through your first email or “cover letter” to the employer which will establish your interest in a position. The sooner you do this, the better: when you see a job advertisement that you like the look of, don’t delay. Remember, most employers need their temping vacancies filled as soon as possible, so many will create a shortlist of candidates on a first-come, first-served basis. At the same time, don’t rush – it is that first step towards your perfect job, don’t fall before you’ve even got on the ladder!

If the recruiter likes your cover letter, the next step is for them to look at your online profile and CV for further information. It is very important that these reflect well on you and help you to stand out from the crowd. Think of them as your shop window or visiting card. They represent you, and they have a specific purpose: to take you to the next step – the interview... If you have already impressed before you even get to that step, it will be a lot easier to win the employer over in the long-run.

The interview is the final hurdle. At the employer’s discretion, it may be held over the phone or in person. Either way, no matter how good you look on paper, you need to convey a professional image: after all, actions speak louder than words. You need to back up your skill set and experience with a first impression that leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that you’re the right candidate for the job. If you are presentable, fully prepared and self-assured before your interview, you shouldn’t have any problems here.