Application Guidelines

Guidelines on Completing your Network Experts Application… Download these Guidelines

Our online platform is very different to the rest, and for a very good reason,

The key to a Candidate seeking his or hers’ next assignment and an Employer seeking that perfect Candidate for their project is suitability to the job function, however unfortunately in today’s recruitment environment there are many biases based on presumptions, gender, age, image, religion, location and many more.

We don’t focus on those we assist you to build a non-bias standard format which focuses on your positive employable qualities those being your experience, skills and what you can contribute to the client and their project assignment based on the functions, roles & responsibilities.

About you…

This information is for us, we don’t share it publically, it won’t be shown on your online profile at any time, we use it to build your candidate profile with us to use at a later date in the alignment process once your profile has been selected by an employer. We want to build a long-term relationship with you and work together to meet common goals. 

Your contact details…

Again this information is for us, we don’t share it publically, it won’t be shown on your online profile at any time, we will use it to contact you for respective enquiries we have from our clients.

It’s important that we have a personal Email address that we can use alone with a mobile telephone number that we can contact you on. We will never contact you by telephone without first contacting you by email or via WhatsApp to establish a suitable time to talk to you. Our preferred method of verbal contact is via Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp or similar social media platforms and we will arrange that when required as required in the future with you.

Your residency status…

Again this information is for us, we don’t share it publically, it won’t be shown on your online profile at any time, we will use it to contact you for respective enquiries we have from our clients.

We will hold this information on file to ensure that we maximise the information we hold on you, this information is also used to establish potential ways in which we can assist your to reduce tax through our tax management process which may be of future interest to you.

Your current working status…

You may already be working; it doesn’t mean that you can’t create a profile on our system to ready yourself for your next assignment.

It important that you identify your desired and potential roles that you have fulfilled in previous posts, so please indicate all those that apply. If a role is not available please use the other box and we will review and if found suitable we will include in the search criteria.

Employer use many different job title for the same role so to make it easier for use to identify specific role our site of restricted to specific job titles with the job description being the key focus of alignment.

Your sector experience…

Your sector experience is of considerable importance and will be listed on your profile and within the search criteria.

It is important to be honest in this field, experience under 2 years in a specific sector my not warrant significant time to be classed as an expert. So say you have “Power Plant” experience when you only worked on site for 3 weeks does not do you credit, Focus on those sector where you give yourself credit, once selected you can discuss other sectors where you have worked.

What you are worth…

This is an extremely important part of your profile and will determine how successful you are in the selection process. Your desire charge rate will be displayed on your profile.

Consider yourself a product in a store, and a consumer “the employer” is shopping, you tick all the boxes with regards to what the consumer is looking for, but there is a but! There is no price? All the assistants are busy and your time is precious so instead of asking the assistant how much is it you move on to the next item which clear displays a value which is within your budget…

Our online system works like that, so if you are genuinely seeking employment and you generally know your worth make sure you’re are realistic in your expectations for your day rate.

This is not a final rate, what you’re are doing is providing the “Employer” with realistic rate based on certain factors to be discussed, such as location, working hours, project duration and many other factors. Remember we also have a disclaimer on our platform related to Accommodation, Travel, and Expenses which is outside the daily rate so ensure your daily rate is based on your personal salary subject to any taxes and deductions. Tax management is an area we can assist you on and can do this once you’re are registered as a Network Expert if required.

Your availability…

This speaks for itself, it’s important that you are actively seeking employment to be searchable on our database.

You can hold a profile on our database which will be deactivated once you are assigned to a project or, find suitable employment and can be reactivated as required.

Your employment history…

The final part of your application is probably the most important, although we will ask for your CV at a later stage, you can cut and paste it in the box provided.

The most important part of your online profile is your personal Bio, this 150 word minimum Bio is essential to your selection process and what 90% of employers will look at, so it’s of the up most importance that you work on this. We have a section on writing you Bio which will be of use to you

Writing your Bio…

Many people believe that your CV is your key to securing your next position and spend hours on the format and detail, it may seem a little superfluous to transfer the information into Bio format. However, your Bio shouldn’t be a regurgitation of your CV. Instead, it should zoom in on a few key skills and experiences on your CV that the employer values the most.

Employers may receive hundreds of applications for a specific position, so your Bio gives you a chance to stand out from the crowd. Around 60% of professionals will get a shot at an interview based on the information Bio as opposed to what’s in their CV so you can’t afford to ignore the importance of a well written Bio.

We know that writing a Bio can seem daunting at first, especially as it can feel like there’s a lot to remember. To help, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to building your Bio for our site

Do your research…

Research is a crucial part of many aspects of job hunting, and before you begin writing your cover letter, you need to make sure you’ve done your research properly.

The important things you should research before writing are:

Think about Who will be receiving and reading your Bio

The skills and experience mentioned in the general job descriptions (Check Some Out)

Companies and Cultures…

Your Competitors and Positioning

The sector and any recent news or trends

Your aims for today and beyond

Building up a good knowledge of where you fit in the industry helps you to tailor your Bio and shows your passion for the job and sector.

The basic format…

There’s a basic format for writing a Bio that you can follow, your Bio should address the following:

Where you Excel, Which position interests you and why

You’re most relevant skills and experiences

How your skills and experiences can benefit an employer

How to structure and write a Bio…

Paragraph 1:

The First paragraph should be about you, expanding on your CV and giving a brief summary of any relevant skills or education you have. Remember, your Bio shouldn’t be a copy of your CV; it should take your most notable achievements, explain a bit more about them, and then show how these skills could benefit the employer. Mirror the skills mentioned and the phrasing that’s used in general job descriptions.

Paragraph 2:

The Second paragraph is your chance to show your knowledge of the industry and the sector and go into detail about your achievements specifically. You should state how you can help a project or employer and add to its success, as well as why you’ll fit in with its culture and core values.

 

How long should my Bio be?…

Your Bio should be no longer than a single A4 page we recommend between 150 and 300 words. This can be tricky, especially since you want to impress the employer with all your skills and experience. But trust us; they simply won’t be interested in reading a 3,000-word essay. Even if they were, they probably just wouldn’t have the time! Keep it short, sweet, and simple.

Tailoring the Bio…

Every persons Bio should be tailored specifically to that person and their experience they have gained. Therefore you’ll want to avoid vague and generic phrases.

During the research stage, try to envisage the type of projects and clients you want to be contracted by, this way you can make the Bio more focused and personal so it catches the eye of the type of contract and employer you are seeking.

Read the general job descriptions so you can align skills and experiences to reference, and try to mirror some of the phrases used in general job descriptions. Illustrate your skills with examples to generalise and show why you’re the ideal candidate; with most companies and role will be very different, so you’ll probably find that you need to be generic for the type of roles you are seeking.

Marketing yourself…

In your Bio you should try to imagine yourself as a commodity and sell yourself to an Employer. There are several ways you can market yourself.

You need to demonstrate your knowledge of the industry and the sector so that you can effectively explain what you bring to the table. As well as listing your skills and qualifications you could also demonstrate your interpersonal skills through talking about a specific achievement.

All these aspects should help you build a case for why you’re going to add to the success of a Project.

Top tips…

Follow these Bio tips for success to make sure you avoid making some fatal Bio mistakes.

  1. Keep it short

It may seem difficult with so much information to include, but you need to keep your Bio short and sweet. Employers will give a Bio about 20 to 30 seconds of their time, so it should be no more than 150 to 300 words – they won’t trawl through ten pages, no matter how experienced and skilled you are.

  1. Don’t just re-write your CV

The point of a Bio is to expand upon your CV, not just re-write it—your CV on our site we follow your Bio with an outline of the positions held, who you worked for and where you have worked, this is your career at a glance.

  1. Proofread

Once you’ve written your Bio, check it over for mistakes and perhaps even have someone else read it over too. Recruiters aren’t going to take you seriously if you’ve made silly spelling or grammar mistakes. Your Bio will be proof read by us prior to listing.

  1. Avoid clichés

Each Bio should be personal, so avoid clichéd phrases that recruiters have read a thousand times! Don’t just say “I’m a team player”, these buzzwords and phrases won’t make you stand out. Instead, choose an example of when you worked well in a team and explain what happened and what you achieved.

  1. Use numbers

If you can, use numbers or stats to illustrate your points as it’s a nice way to quantify your results and adds to the format of the Bio.

  1. Be creative

Writing your Bio doesn’t have to be boring; you can be a bit creative in your approach – especially if you’re going into a creative industry or job role. Play around with layouts and formats; as long as all the important information is in there and the layout isn’t distracting, have fun with it!

“Good Luck and we look forward to receiving your Bio and Network Application, we are here to help and ensure your profile look the best it can within our standard platform.”

Recruitment Director