Here at Simply Interims we have created a unique process for connecting Employers and Candidates. The Employer can create a Job Post and then search for candidates who match the key skills, location, day rate range, IR35 preference (relevant to UK only) and availability etc. Only those Candidates the Employer chooses to invite will be able to view the job and apply. The Candidate has control over his preferences for each of these criteria and therefore control over which roles he is being invited for. We have also created a unique search algorithm which ranks candidates according to a combined scoring for each Key Skill which matches the Employers list. More feedbacks and higher scoring of each feedback for each matching key skill leads to higher ranking in search. Employer feedbacks are worth more than other candidate feedbacks. You drive your own ranking by gaining feedbacks from colleagues and for ensuring you are invited to opportunities which really do match your key skill set.
Register on the site and then update your profile with all relevant information, particularly listing and describing your Key Skills so you can gain endorsements and match searches.
Invite colleagues past and present to register and endorse/ score your key skills. Employers who interview you will also be able to give endorsements (and feedback - private to you) against key skills.
It is critical that your availability is up to date. Whenever you set to available you will be prompted every two weeks to validate that you are available. This provides confidence to employers that availability is up to date.
When you receive notification of an invitation to view/ apply for a role this indicates you are on the shortlist. View the role, and if you are interested, accept. If not then decline the invitation. N.B. Invitations only last 48 hours! so don't delay.
Once you have accepted the invitation the employer will see your contact details and contact you to arrange interview(s) and vice versa. Employers pay to invite so interviews should follow.