Frequently asked questions Candidates

Frequently asked questions - Candidates

The FAQsHow do I join?
1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE IF I AM THE RIGHT FIT FOR MOVEMEON?

To join our consulting community you must have consulting experience gained either from a recognised strategy or management consultancy, or in-house. To join our accounting community, you must have gained a recognised UK accounting qualification, or be in the process of completing such a course. We ask you to tell us where you gained your consulting experience, or where you completed your accounting qualification. Once we verify this information, you will be given access to the relevant exclusive community.

2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY REGISTRATION TO GET VALIDATED?

We aim to validate all registrations within 2-3 days, if not sooner. If your background does not meet our requirements, you will receive a message from our team.

3. WHAT IS A PROFILE AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

You should think of your profile as a mini-CV. It is another chance to market yourself to employers, so should include: your current job title, company, industry and any relevant previous experience you wish to highlight.

Writing a couple of sentences about what roles/companies you are interested in is a powerful way of attracting employers’ attention, and also means you won’t be contacted about opportunities you aren’t interested in. So if you are keen to land a role in a start-up, for example, get this across in your profile narrative.

4. CAN MY EMPLOYER SEE MY PROFILE?

Employers can see an anonymous summary of your profile. This is so that potential future employers can invite you to apply for their roles. The more detail you put in your profile, the more this helps employers, and the more relevant your targeted invites will be.

5. HOW DO I MANAGE HOW MANY JOB ALERTS I GET?

We send you job alerts based on the preferences you set when completing your registration and profile. You can be as broad or as specific as you like with your preferences, but the more specific you are, the fewer job alerts you will receive.

You can manage all of your preferences and alerts by logging in to your account and selecting the “what you are looking for” tab. It is a good idea to update your preferences and profile every time you start a new job, so that we can keep you informed of opportunities relevant to your career progression.

6. WHAT PROPORTION OF ROLES REQUIRES EU/UK WORK AUTHORISATION?

London is our key city hub, so there is a high chance you will need the right to work in the UK. Sometimes employers can support you in gaining that right: job descriptions will always state whether sponsorship is available, on all roles, even outside the UK/EU.

7. I HAVE ISSUES LOGGING IN. WHAT DO I DO?

During registration you should have been asked to choose a password. Your username is the email address you used to register.  If you have forgotten your password, use the ‘password reset’ button and if you still have issues please contact info@movemeon.com.

8. CAN YOU PUT ME FORWARD FOR A ROLE?

We will never put a candidate forward for a role, or act in any way as the middle man, as we are not a recruitment agency.  Instead, you can apply for any position that is a good fit on the movemeon platform. Your application will go directly to the hiring manager at the company.

9. CAN YOU PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH THE HIRING MANAGER?

Unfortunately, we are unable to do this and we suggest contacting info@movemeon.com if you have any queries regarding your application.

10. CAN I SPEAK TO/MEET SOMEONE AT MOVEMEON REGARDING MY APPLICATION/REGISTRATION?

Movemeon is not a recruitment agency so we do not meet any candidates. All CVs are screened at the registration stage.  If you have any questions please direct these to info@movemeon.com, and if you would like to meet the movemeon team check out our events here.

11. I SEE YOU HAVE VIEWED MY CV. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE?

When you apply for a position via movemeon, your application is sent directly to the internal hiring manager who will make any decisions regarding your application.  If they have any questions then they will get in touch with you directly. We will not ask you questions, but we are happy to help with any other concerns.

12. MY APPLICATION STATUS ON MOVEMEON HAS CHANGED, BUT I CAN’T SEE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

The hiring manager may update your application in order to organise the candidates into groups of applicants they would like to meet. They get in touch with you via email or phone to arrange any meetings.  The timeline for this can take several weeks but the account managers at movemeon will be in regular contact with the company to check in on interview plans, so please bear with us.

13. THE ROLE I APPLIED FOR HAS EXPIRED BUT I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING. HAVE I BEEN REJECTED?

You will be updated if your application has been rejected, even if the role has expired.  Employers often expire the role early if there is a large volume of candidates to review, and some like to wait before reviewing all candidates.

14. WHAT IS THE TIMELINE TO HEAR BACK ABOUT MY APPLICATION?

We cannot predict the timeline for each role, however we can assure you that we keep in regular contact with the hiring managers and encourage them to update candidates on a regular basis (every couple of weeks).

15. WHO SHOULD I ADDRESS THE COVER LETTER TO?

If there is no contact to send the cover letter to on the job description then please use a general salutation.

16. HOW CAN I STAND OUT FOR A POSITION?

There are ways to make your application stand out from the crowd, such as writing a killer CV, tailoring your CV for each job application and including a good cover letter.

17. WOULD THE COMPANY CONSIDER SOMEONE WITH LESS EXPERIENCE THAN ADVERTISED?

This depends on the amount of experience you have in comparison to what they are looking for, as well as the hiring manager’s priorities.  If you believe you are a good fit in all other aspects, we would recommend applying and including a cover letter to highlight the positive attributes you can bring to the role.

18. WHAT IS THE CAREER PROGRESSION LIKE AT THE COMPANY I WISH TO APPLY TO?

We are unable to answer these questions but would suggest reading the job description carefully to find out more, as well as researching the company online.  You will then have the perfect opportunity to ask this at interview stage should you be successful.

19. WHAT IS THE FEEDBACK FOR MY REJECTION?

We are not able to provide feedback for candidates. It is up to the company to provide feedback if they wish, but we encourage hiring managers to update candidates.