What we can do for you...
You need to know where you are going..... Future Force can help you map a career path within International Trade and Logistics. We have a large client base within local, national and International markets and we know what roles are in demand, how to access these roles and the best way for you to achieve your career goals.
Our key strength is helping you plan your career, because we have personally experienced most jobs in the business and we know what it takes to get where you want to go.
We are not interested in placing you in any old job – we will leave that to the other recruitment companies! Our interest is to provide direction and reason for your career choice, to give you opportunities that will stand the test of time and build your worth within your company of choice.
- It is important when applying for any job to have an up-to-date resume for your prospective employer. Remember, a well-written and informative resume will greatly improve your chances of being selected for interview.
- Only include relevant details. It should contain your employment history, relevant personal details and any additional interests that you might have.
- Include all qualifications and / or certificates.
- Details of your current job should specify the name of the company, the department, a two liner about the company, your job title, a list of your duties and responsibilities, as well as achievements within the role.
- Present your previous positions in reverse chronological order – start with the most recent position first.
- Give full details of any on-the-job training you have under-taken
- Spell check your resume and keep it to 2/3 pages
Referees - ensure that the referees are aware that you are nominating them in your application for employment and have agreed to act as your referee. Referees must be able to comment on the quality of your work. Referees should be a senior colleague or a direct supervisor / line manager. Referees should not be family members.
The keys to a successful interview are research and preparation. Find out about the company, what they do, how many staff they employ, their turnover etc. You will almost certainly be asked "why do you want to work here, and what do you know about us?" If you know about the company, they will see that you are enthusiastic to work for them.
We will also provide training if needed on common interview questions and other interview techniques. Nothing beats RESEARCH and nothing beats PREPARATION.
Some things you MUST DO at interview:
- Prepare common interview questionsand research the company in advance, by searching internet sites.
- Be on time - always arrive 5-10 minutes before the interview.
- Dress appropriately and be well groomed. Suit and tie for men and suit for women are still the standard for office roles and neat/casual for warehouse roles. Polish your shoes and wear matching socks – men – or women if you’re wearing trousers!.
- Leave your mobile phone in the car.
- Offer a good firm handshake and make eye contact and thank them for making the time to meet with you.
- Sit upright in your chair, and don’t fidget or move around excessively. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer.
- Always give examples for anything you say - where did you get these skills? How have you used them? What were the outcomes? This is behavioural interviewing and most commonly used interview technique.
- Listen carefully and ask for clarification if you don’t understand the question.
- Phrase all your responses positively. Negative thought and words = Negative Outcomes.
- Have questions ‘up your sleeve’ for the end of the interview
- Always be polite and courteous. End on a positive - thank the interviewer for their time and the opportunity.
If you need training to help you land a particular job, we will supply this assistance to you. If you need training assistance once you have started a particular role, we will help you.
No other agency can help you in this way – and that’s why Future Force is the best in the field.