Frequently asked questions Candidates

Frequently asked questions - Candidates

The FAQsHow do I join?

Registration Process

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.

Tips for an effective application

4. HOW CAN I KNOW IF I’M A GOOD FIT FOR A ROLE?

As a starting point, the simplest things to check are the experience required and the salary offered. These two parameters are a good proxy to understand if your experience is in line with the requirements. You can read more about this in our article Am I a good fit for the role – click here.


5. 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.


6. WOULD THE COMPANY CONSIDER SOMEONE WITH MORE OR 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. However, we would advise not to apply for a role if your relevant experience differs by more than 2 years from what is advertised for the role.

Information about  the role

7. CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS ROLE?

All the information we have about the role are included in the job description. You’ll be able to ask all your questions to the employer and learn more about this opportunity when you’ll progress to the interview stage.


8. WHAT IS 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 the interview stage should you be shortlisted. 


9. 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.

Application process

10. 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 traditional 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.


11. 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.


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

Since movemeon is not a traditional recruitment agency, 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.


13. 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).


14. 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.

Application status and feedback

15. 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 hiring manager at the employer who will make any decisions regarding your application.  If they have any questions then they will get in touch with you directly. 


16. 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.


17. 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.


18. WHAT IS THE FEEDBACK FOR MY REJECTION?

Unfortunately, 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.


19. I HAVEN’T HEARD BACK FROM THE EMPLOYER, HOW IS THE APPLICATION DOING?

We do our best to make sure that every employer gets back to candidates as soon as possible regarding their application. On average, an employer takes 2 weeks before coming back to candidates. In case you don’t hear back from an employer, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email.

Website use

20. 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.


21. 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.


22. HOW MANY PREFERENCES SHOULD I SELECT?

Your preferences drive the job alerts you receive. Too many and you miss the ideal job because you receive too many alerts. Too few, and you miss the ideal job because you don’t get an alert. Candidates hired through movemeon have, on average:

  • 7 industry preferences
  • 6 function preferences
  • 4 salary range preferences
  • 2 freelance day rate preferences

Read more about 4 ways to increase your chances of being hired in this article.


23. WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY ALERT ON?

75% of candidates hired through movemeon have their job alerts turned on. They allow you to be among the first applicants to jobs you like – applying early can itself increase your chances of being hired 8x.


24. WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY PROFILE VISIBLE?

92% of candidates hired through movemeon have their profile turned to visible. Visible anonymous profiles allow employers to invite candidates, permanent & freelance, to apply for their opportunities.

Privacy

25. CAN MY EMPLOYER SEE MY PROFILE?

Employers can see an anonymous summary of your profile so that they can invite you to apply for their roles. The more details you put in your profile, the more relevant your targeted invites will be. Your current employer may see your profile if he has an employer account on movemeon but he will never see your name.

The visible information is:

  • salary expectations
  • locations
  • languages
  • education
  • work history