James and Victoria helped me a lot. James explained to me exactly what the process involved and what the role was, and the steps that were going to follow.
Victoria was really helpful in preparing me for the interviews and being so friendly and relaxed.
I believe that Talent Point knows the perfect person for a perfect position.
Mariana Ferraria, Service Desk Engineer
I’ve had an incredibly positive experience with Talent Point, who have helped me secure my next role. I was very pleased right from the start of the process and got a sense of excitement for the role I had applied for.
Kasturi and Sam have been very supportive throughout the process providing me with great detail on the role and the company. Furthermore, they always kept me in the loop and I felt well informed.
Their attention to detail and the emphasis they placed on ensuring the right fit is made both for the company as well as the job applicant is commendable.
Zainab, QA Engineer
The whole process was one of the best I have been involved with and the main reason is that Tejal, at Talent Point applied herself to be directly involved. Information was detailed and concise about the role and what skills and personality were the best fit. The details were accurate and gave confidence in the role that you were applying for and role you were going to be performing on a day to day basis. Communication and co-ordination were excellent throughout and I felt totally comfortable. Definitely a stand above the rest concerning the detail and communication as well as requirements for each stage.
Tony Gifford, Software Engineering Manager, Fourth
Talent Point set expectations on timescales and I had the opportunity to ask questions on the requirements and even the journey to work! I was advised that I would be offered an interview and to check my availability, and sent the Campaign Brief which detailed the specific criteria required by the employer as well as additional information on the interview process. They kept me informed of progress throughout and checked that I had all the information I needed.
I wholeheartedly recommend Talent Point as they provided me with everything I needed to prepare in advance which gave me the confidence I needed to perform in the interview.
Kathy Conradi, Product Analyst, Global
TalentPoint has been incredibly helpful in my search for a new opportunity, always communicating every step of the way to ensure that I get the role I've wanted.
The campaign brief that I had received for the role had all the information that I needed to know and more, so I was completely prepared for the interview, which helped me so much, especially the emails including all the interview tips necessary to make a good impression.
James Jolly, Support Analyst, Global
I went through your brief again and it really does standout.
I specifically like how you have included the names of the relevant people including a short description of what my interaction would be with each of them, and the names of people who’ve achieved success at Fourth in the past. This gave me a great basis for meaningful further research that meant I had a very clear picture of why I wanted to work with these individuals at this company.
Sue Bramhall, Agile Coach, Fourth
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