As one of the fastest growing recruitment and project manpower providers to the energy and rail sectors worldwide. We’ve expanded our operations across three countries and we’re still growing. Our recipe for success is simple: 'team work makes the dream work', we attract commercially aware graduates, develop and train them, and watch their careers grow. Our consultants enjoy fast-paced, sociable, hard-working offices where every member of staff works as a part of a global team. Our long term purpose is to build a business of real scale that every staff member can be proud of in 50 years.
Career progression is high on the agenda at Samuel Knight, so if you have a strong drive to succeed and want to build a long successful career, then a role in recruitment could well be the path for you. If you’re interested in becoming a recruitment consultant visit our website www.samuel-knight.com
Graduate career advice
Our specially-tailored advice pages provide expert tips to help you kick-start your career. We’re here for the long-term, so once you’ve gained that valuable experience in your chosen field, Samuel Knight is on hand to help with all your future job moves.
Establish your professional brand
It is important, not only as a graduate, but for any job seeker to equip yourself with the right tools to market yourself effectively. A well-written CV that is tailored to the specific role and an accompanying cover letter to compliment it are essential. Be sure your CV highlights the right skills that are necessary for the role you are applying for and use your cover letter to demonstrate why you would be best suited for the position. Use a graduate CV template and guide to writing a graduate cover letter to help you construct the perfect combo. In addition to this, you should ensure your social media profiles are also up to standard. Set your personal accounts to private and regularly update your professional accounts to highlight the most relevant skills and experience. Do a thorough audit of your posts and public photos to make sure you are broadcasting the right impression.
Sell your skill set
When you are invited to attend an interview, this is your chance to shine. Be confident in your abilities and be prepared to sell yourself as the value-adding professional you are. In the lead up to an interview, make sure you familiarise yourself with the contents of your CV and cover letter, and have appropriate examples or further detail to expand on if asked. Know the dress code and what is appropriate to wear at the office. Ask the question; is it a very formal or more casual office? Often the dress standards fall somewhere in between, so smart is usually best. But it is always safest to double check. Practise common interview questions and know what not to do during an interview. For more information as one of our consultants for advice on how to ace the interview.
Hit the ground running
Once you have been offered a role, be ready to impress. Learn your way around the office, meet your team and build strong relationships, be efficient in your role and take initiative - become indispensable at work. If you are looking for graduate opportunities be sure to browse our current listing. We regularly have roles specifically seeking graduates in our key sectors.
If you would like further guidance or more information on a career with Samuel Knight please be sure to get in touch with one of our specialist consultants today.