The journey to landing your ideal job at eCabs can be exhilarating yet challenging. In a world where competition is fierce, it’s essential to stand out and navigate the recruitment process with confidence.
In this blog post, I share valuable insights and tips to help you ace every step of the recruitment process.
Understand your preferences and priorities
Before you hit that ‘Apply’ button, take a moment to reflect on what truly matters to you in your next role.
I suggest considering various aspects, such as company culture, daily responsibilities, project interests, management style, office environment, and work arrangement (remote, hybrid, or on-site).
Remember, the interview process is not just about you impressing the company – you are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you.
Prepare a winning CV
Crafting an impactful CV is a crucial step when you are applying for a job at eCabs. I would advise using a clean, polished format that spans no more than two pages.
If you decided to include a cover letter, keep in mind that most recruiters just skim them for writing style, level of English, and an explanation for a career change.
Make sure that your contact information is professional and complete (full name – first and last, no middle, location – city/state/country, telephone number – with country code and mobile number, and email address) listing essential details without any unnecessary embellishment.
If you decide to include a photo of yourself, make sure that it is also professional – no ‘duck lips,’ no alcoholic beverages in hand, a neutral background, no graduation or wedding photos.
List your employment experience in chronological order with your most recent experience first. Include company name, job title, and dates of employment.
You should also include your professional achievements using bullet points under each employer. Wherever possible provide specific measurements, such as ‘increased productivity by 10 percent’.
Include any skills relevant to the role that you are applying for – the languages you speak, technology skills and so on. If you are applying for a tech role, list the software and hardware that you have experience with.
Finally, be sure to include your educational background, and any relevant certifications. You should not include scans of actual certificates, or grades for specific courses or O’ / A’ level exams.
Make sure you are ready for the interview
As you prepare to interview for a job at eCabs, I recommend reviewing the job description and identifying your transferable skills.
- Dive into the company’s history and understand what drew you to the role.
- Prepare responses to common interview questions such as areas for improvement and reasons for leaving your current job.
- Have a salary range in mind for the role in the location for which you are applying.
- Know your notice period or availability to start a new role.
During the interview itself, focus on maintaining a composed demeanor and making eye contact, even in virtual interviews (looking into the camera helps when addressing the interviewer).
Be authentic in your responses and engage the interviewer by asking thoughtful questions that go beyond salary and job logistics. For example, ask about the role, team, and company culture.
Don’t forget to discuss the next steps in the recruitment process and the expected timeline for feedback.
Nailing recruitment tasks
For some roles, we incorporate recruitment tasks to evaluate candidates’ skills. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your expertise!
Ask questions if you need clarification and ensure you submit your task on time.
If you’re unable to complete the task, communicate with the recruiter early on. Perhaps, there is a more junior role that the company can offer you.
Seal the deal
If you receive an offer for a job at eCabs, and you are excited about the opportunity, go ahead and share your excitement with the recruiter!
- Make sure you listen attentively to the details of the offer in their entirety.
- Your salary expectations should align with the previously discussed range.
- If you need more time to consider the offer, request a reasonable extension, keeping it within not more than three days at the very maximum.
Once you’re ready to accept the job offer, communicate your decision, and agree on a start date.
Examine the employment contract
Thoroughly review your employment contract. Highlight any clauses that you may have questions or concerns about to discuss later with the recruiter. Do be open to understanding the rationale behind certain clauses.
Once you’re satisfied, it’s time to sign the contract and celebrate your official joining of the eCabs team!
Provide any requested information to get you into the appropriate systems and onto the payroll (such as bank account information, and previous pay slips).
If you need a work permit for EU employment, complete the appropriate application form and provide the necessary paperwork promptly (passport, CV, lease agreement, medical exams, and so on).
Make your first days at work less stressful with these tips.
- Make sure you are aware of and understand the arrival time, as well as any dress code.
- Make contact with the IT department for technology setup and access.
- Connect with HR/Office Management to get acquainted with your colleagues and office environment.
- Schedule an onboarding session with your hiring manager or a senior team member to help you ease into your new role with confidence.
Finally, settle in and enjoy your new environment and teammates. Welcome to your future with eCabs Technologies – a journey filled with growth, opportunities, and success!