Name: Andrea Hoffman
Job title: Recruitment Manager
Joined SCC: 1998
Overview of role: Manage a team of recruiters as well as manage my own portfolio of roles, ensure the process from start to finish for candidates is a positive one from a stakeholder’s perspective a thorough understanding of requirement and offering real value in delivering the right calibre of candidate dependent on skill requirement.
What you look for in a candidate: I generally look for a professional approach, real appetite to deliver and exceed expectations, good work ethic.
Top interview ‘Do’: Prepare for the interview, know what you want to get from the interview, sell yourself and substantiate this with examples written / accreditations etc.
Top interview ‘Don’t’: Be late, don’t hold back sell yourself, don’t leave the interview thinking you have done enough ask for feedback the interview process is two sided.
Why work for SCC: SCC offers Stability, growth, investment, opportunity real longevity and the ability to make a difference.
Name: Malcolm Fry
Job title: Recruitment Executive
Joined SCC: 2013
Overview of role: End to end recruitment process for SCC Business Units including Managed Services and Professional Services.
What you look for in a candidate: People who can add value to the organisation. People who want to ‘get stuck in’ and challenge themselves outside of their comfort zone.
Top interview ‘Do’: Your research – We don’t expect candidates to recite facts and figures from our website but a good understanding of SCC’s business, success stories etc. shows a good level of interest and commitment.
Top interview ‘Don’t’: Be derogatory about your existing company and or colleagues. We want to hear positives not ‘moaning’.
Why work for SCC: If you are willing to work hard and go that extra mile, SCC is a great vehicle for reward and advancing your career. Your input is encouraged and valued and you are not just ‘a number’ at SCC. There is a great team ethic here and the sense that we are all working together.
Name: Chris Hamer
Job title: Sales Recruiter
Joined SCC: November 1997
Overview of role: I am the first point of contact for many potential sales and corporate services employees. I identify suitable candidates and handle the process through to the interview and offer stages.
What you look for in a candidate: A good candidate is someone enthusiastic and well-presented, who clearly intends to take full advantage of the opportunity to showcase themselves.
Top interview ‘Do’: I like to see people fully engage with their interview and present themselves in a well thought out, detailed and open way, with evidence to back up any claims of their accomplishments.
Top interview ‘Don’t’: It is off-putting when candidates seem quiet, unprepared or disinterested.
Why work for SCC: SCC is a successful business that offers stable opportunities for those that want a career with longevity. As a family-owned business, there is a sense of comradery between colleagues, who are approachable and readily offer support.