Candidates

For registration, we operate pre-employment checks and require all work seekers to complete an application form, submit complete work history with no unexplained gaps, and provide photographic ID and verification documents, dated within the last three months.

Full registration includes two year’s standard reference; three years for disclosure roles and five years for Health and Social Care roles. The disclosure must be verifiable on the update system. Disclosures that are not on the update system must be re-done in the name of the employment business/agency to be fully compliant.

Work seekers will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, a right to work and criminal convictions declaration along with a work-seekers agreement.

Our selection process provides candidates with the best chance of making a good first impression. What is important at this stage is to ensure that your career history informs the clients about your Qualifications, Skills, and Experience. The work history should be clear, concise and reflect an accurate summary of your experience to our customers. When registering your CV with Diamond Blaque, it is essential that you give yourself every chance to be included in our shortlist to clients.

To find out more about how we can help you find the perfect job and for advice on how to ensure your CV is as good as it can be, contact our experts at Diamond Blaque.

Our selection processes encourage equal opportunities across the board, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. Our core values deliver equal access to all.

Career Advice

The job market is a world of opportunities and challenges. Initially you should work out what you would like to do; then make a decision, and always keep an open mind when looking for potential career development opportunities.

To make a good career choice, you need:

  • A good understanding of yourself, your skills, hopes, ambitions, personality, and limitations
  • A good knowledge of the range of career routes available to you
  • The ability to match your skills with the opportunities out there
  • Awareness of your circumstances, including debt and family pressures
  • Accurate self-assessment is essential in creating a convincing career history with no unexplained gaps
  • Completing the job applications is as important as interviewing well

Interview tips and techniques:

Interviewing for a job can be nerve-wracking. However, interviewing is a skill you can learn. With the right techniques, you can become a master at sharing your value with potential employers, presenting yourself effectively, and getting the job you want:

1. Do Your Research

Researching the company before the interview and learning as much as possible about its services, products, customers and competition will give you an edge in understanding and addressing the company’s needs. The more you know about the company and what it stands for, the better chance you have of selling yourself in the interview. You also should find out about the company’s culture to gain insight into your potential happiness on the job.

2. Look Sharp

Select what to wear to the interview. Depending on the industry and position, get out your best interview clothes and check them over for spots and wrinkles. Even if the company has a casual environment, you don’t want to look like you slept in your outfit. Above all, dress for confidence. If you feel good, others will respond to you accordingly.

3. Be Prepared

Bring along a folder containing extra copies of your resume, a copy of your references and paper to take notes. You should also have questions prepared to ask at the end of the interview.

4. Be on Time

Never arrive late to an interview. Allow extra time to arrive early in the vicinity, allowing for factors such as getting lost or traffic. Arrive for your interview 10 to 15 minutes before the start time.

5. Show Enthusiasm

A firm handshake and plenty of eye contact demonstrate confidence. Speak distinctly in a confident voice, even though you may feel shaky.

6. Listen

One of the most neglected interview skills is listening. Make sure you are not only listening, but also reading between the lines. Sometimes what is not said is just as important as what is said.

7. Answer the Question Asked

Candidates often don’t think about whether they are actually answering the questions their interviewers ask. Make sure you understand what is being asked, and get further clarification if you are unsure.

8. Give Specific Examples

One specific example of your background is worth 50 vague stories. Prepare your stories before the interview. Give examples that highlight your successes and uniqueness. Your past behaviour can indicate your future performance.

9. Ask Questions

Many interviewees don’t ask questions and miss the opportunity to find out valuable information. The questions you ask indicate your interest in the company or job.

10. Follow Up

Whether it’s through email or regular mail, the interview follow-up is one more chance to remind the interviewer of all the valuable traits you bring to the job and company. Don’t miss this last chance to market yourself.

It is important to appear cool and confident for the interview. One way to do that is to be prepared to the best of your ability. There is no way to predict what an interview holds, but by following these important rules you will feel less anxious and will be ready to present yourself confidently.