Job Seeker Q & A
Q: Is there any cost associated with your services?
A: Our services for job seekers are completely free. In fact it is illegal in many states to charge anything for our services to job seekers/applicants. Linium never charges any fees to a job seeker who benefits from our assistance and, if you are a temporary employee on our payroll, we never deduct any fees for our assistance from your paycheck.
Q: How quickly will you find me a job?
A: There is no guarantee you will find a job through Linium. However, Linium has established strong working relationships with many well-known employers. We receive new requests on a daily basis for many skill sets, industry and experience levels. Since our inception we have placed thousands of employees in new positions with hundreds of employers.
Q: Do you provide resume writing services?
A: At Linium we focus on finding great talent for our clients we are engaged by. We will review your resume with you and make suggestions for improvements. If you need more assistance we are happy to refer you to a professional resume writer.
Q: What companies do you work with?
A: Linium is engaged by many type of companies large and small across various industries. We place individuals in temporary, temporary to direct hire and direct hire/full time roles at various career stages.
Q: What is your pre-hire testing process?
A: Depending on the role you are seeking you may be required to complete skills assessments through an online system. In addition to skills assessments, we conduct a thorough employment reference verification through another online system. This state of the art system provides employment verification capabilities, which are easy to use and much quicker than traditional methods. We also conduct a criminal background check on every placement regardless if it is for a one day temp assignment or a full time direct hire job.
Q: What is a recruiting firm and what do you do?
A: A recruiting firm is a company that is hired/paid by other companies to find employees for their organization. A recruiting company’s clients are the companies who hire them to find employees. This could be on a temporary or full time basis. We are paid by the employers looking to hire not by jobseekers.
Q: Do I need to keep applying online to positions, as I am interested in them?
A: Once you have applied for a position, your resume and questionnaire will remain in our database indefinitely. As new roles become available we do cross reference and search our database first for talent that could match the new role. If you have interviewed with a Linium recruiter the best course of action would be to contact that recruiter directly to discuss other roles.
Q: How does the recruiting process work with Linium?
A: Linium requires that any job seeker interested in working with Linium participate in our interview process. This process includes meeting in person with a Linium recruiter who will discuss with the candidate their skills, experiences, career objectives and how Linium can assist them in their job search. Once the interview is complete, we may ask a candidate to take skills assessments. These skills assessments are based on the role for which they are applying and our client’s requirements for the open job. Once the interview and skills assessments are complete, the Linium recruiter will discuss with the job seeker open roles that match their skills, experience and our client’s culture. If the job seeker is interested and wants to be considered for the role, then the Linium recruiter will refer the candidate to our client for consideration. Simultaneously, Linium also begins the reference/employment verification process and coordinates all necessary activities with our client and the job seeker throughout the interview process up to and including oversight and extending the job offer. Linium then coordinates all necessary pre-employment and onboarding paperwork, conducts a criminal background investigation and a drug test if required by our client.
Q: How should I prepare for the interview with your client?
A: The Linium recruiter will work one on one with you during the entire process. Each client has different requirements and needs, the Linium recruiter will educate you on everything you may need to know, assist you in researching the company and the role to help you be as prepared as possible for the interview. Linium will not stage answers or tell you what to say but we will help you prepare to be confident, well educated and prepared for your interviews.
Q: Can I work with more than one Recruiter at Linium?
A: Yes, because Linium’s recruiters work with assigned clients and specialties it is possible different recruiters will have different opportunities available for our job seekers as any time. The best course of action is to contact the recruiter you had your interview with and they can coordinate aligning you with others on our team.
Q: How should I dress for an interview in a casual/business casual environment?
A: Regardless of the environment you should always dress professionally for your interviews. It is recommended you dress professionally with your first meeting/interview and Linium and our recruiter will guide you through the process to include interview prep and how to dress for additional interviews with our clients.
Q: Why do companies go to you (Linium) and not just recruit on their own?
A: An employer may choose to use a professional recruitment firm for a variety of reasons. Often times an employer has exhausted their recruitment efforts first before engaging a firm. Recruitment firms are in the business of recruiting so we have access to an extensive talent pool, the latest technologies, tools and methods to find talent that the employer may not be able to find or have access to. Employers use recruitment firms to outsource recruiting due to time constraints or other factors as well. Sometimes we are engaged because it is a confidential search and they can remain anonymous. Our firm offers a full placement guarantee so the risk is low and the return can be very beneficial as compared to running a traditional job advertisement and waiting for applicants. Other reasons may include the need to only hire on a temporary basis in which we employ the temporary employee and cover all costs associated with employment, i.e. benefits, PTO, liability, workers compensation and unemployment insurance.
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