Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates

How do I register as a candidate with prosperIS?
You can create your own account using the ‘Register for Jobs by Email' link below. We will then alert you when we have a job that could be right for you. You will be in charge of telling us about the type of roles you want to hear about and how often. You can also change these settings at any time. 

What will happen with my CV once it has been registered with prosperIS?
Once registered, your CV will be stored on our database and considered for roles with our customers as they arise. Your CV will not be submitted to our customers unless prior authorisation is gained for such actions by you as a candidate. Your CV will be treated with the utmost privacy with no details to be shared with Third parties unless agreed by you as the candidate (see also our ‘Privacy Policy’).

What obligations do I have to prosperIS once I have registered my CV?
You will have no obligation to prosperIS once you are registered as a candidate. You are free to pursue alternative avenues to find your next opportunity/job.

Are there any rules about the layout and content of my CV?
There are no steadfast rules for CV layout and content but we would offer the following general advice:

Try to keep the CV succinct and relevant – outline the primary skills and responsibilities. Even if you have many years experience, CV’s longer than this will often be disregarded by our customers.
Though many sectors are inter-changeable, we would advise the following order of content: NAME/PERSONAL DETAILS; CAREER SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE; EDUCATIONAL SKILLS; EMPLOYMENT HISTORY; SKILLS SUMMARY/OUTLINE; MISCELLANEOUS/LANGUAGES/HOBBIES
Keep the layout simple – different colours, photos and tables can often make the CV look too complicated or messy.
Keep a consistent font throughout the CV.
In Career History, give the company name, job title and a brief outline of tasks and responsibilities.
Explain how you personally have developed or influenced etc, rather than how you’ve been part of a team that’s developed or influenced.

What is the cost of working with prosperIS to find a new job?
There is no cost to you as a candidate to use the services of prosperIS. We will act on your behalf in trying to find suitable and challenging roles to match your personal requirements. There are no costs for registration or indeed should prosperIS successfully place you with one of our customers.

What can I expect from prosperIS if I do pursue a position with one of your customers?
Firstly, you can expect a professional and efficient approach. Too many agencies fail their candidates in terms of communication and feedback – we will not. prosperIS are fully committed to supporting our candidates throughout the recruitment process. We will provide full details about the role, organisation, working environment and career prospects. We will attain your permission before presenting your CV to any customer. We will provide a unique interview pack before an interview to ensure you are fully prepared as well as briefing you on the interviewer's interview style and approach. We will work with you throughout the offer (and counter-offer) process and we even have a standard resignation pack which can guide you through the process of handing in your notice. Finally we will support and assess you once working with our customers to ensure customer and candidate satisfaction.

I forgot my password. What should I do now?
You can retrieve your password from our system, using the 'Forgot Password' link from the 'Log In' page.

What are Job Alerts?
Whilst you are more than welcome to review the opportunities available through prosperIS at your own convenience, by signing up to the ‘Job Alerts’ service we will contact you when new positions arise that closely match with your search criteria as outlined in your Candidate Registration profile. (There are no costs to this service and you can cancel your subscription to it if you are no longer searching). 

What are the benefits of the Job Alerts function?
By being the first to hear about roles available through prosperIS you can gain an advantage within a competitive marketplace.

I would like to change my CV details, is this possible?
Of course. You can change the CV details once you have logged in by using the 'My CVs' link from the Navigation Menu.

Clients

How do I register as an ‘Employer’ or ‘Customer’ with prosperIS?
You can submit a Vacancy here. This is the first step towards working with prosperIS Recruitment and one of the team will be in touch to discuss the role and provide you with some information about our fee structure. Alternatively please feel free to get in touch.

Is there a registration fee involved in registering with prosperIS?
No. By registering as an Employer or Customer through this website, you are not obligated to accept candidates through prosperIS. Registering with prosperIS is free of charge and fees will only be charged if we successfully find suitable candidates for your roles and that person starts working with your organisation. Essentially we operate a ‘no placement, no fee’ service.

What factors may have an affect on the fees and services offered?
There are various factors that may affect the fees and services offered, some of which are outlined below:

Working on an exclusivity basis – should you agree to a period of exclusivity before releasing positions to other agencies (5-10 working days would be usual) we can offer reductions in the costs and fees of our service.
Bulk business – quite simply, should a customer frequently search for additional staff, prosperIS can offer reduced costs and fees should we know that we will have access to these positions.
(both situations above mean that we can better plan and organize resources by understanding the relative opportunity for a successful outcome)
Level of role/seniority – for certain positions, we feel that we can find suitable candidates easier. Should we believe that the search for suitable candidates will be less difficult, prosperIS will be able to offer lower fees.

What is the cost of working with prosperIS to find suitable candidates for opportunities through prosperIS?
We feel that the cost of our service is highly competitive comparable to our competition in the market. Please feel free to contact us to discuss our terms of business.

If I register a position with prosperIS, how quickly can I expect to receive suitable profiles/CV’s?
Obviously this will depend on the nature of the role but our expectation would be to present suitable candidates within 2-3 working days from taking the role. Clearly should the role be more niche in its nature then this may not be possible.

How will you present CVs?
Every CV that you receive from prosperIS shall be presented with our unique cover sheer that will detail why we think this candidate is suitable for the role. We will also detail some basic information about the Candidate in an easy to read format. This will be the candidate's location, possible commuting time to your office, current salary, salary aspirations, nationality or Visa status and notice period in his / her current role. We will then provide a core summary of the candidate's skills and some further information about the candidate such as why he or she is looking for work and their interview status elsewhere.  

If I register a position with prosperIS, how many CVs can I expect to receive?
prosperIS firmly believe that agencies should understand the needs of an organisation and not merely forward any CV’s that seem a close match. Having spoken with the candidates to understand and assess their suitability to the required skills, we will select only two or three CVs to be presented to our customers. The only exception would be if a customer specifically requests more CVs for the purpose of comparison.