Career change advice - job offers and feedback

Job Offers and Feedback

McCarthy is committed to providing an unrivalled service to all its candidates. To help us provide you with exceptional service, we would ask you to maintain regular contact with your Recruitment Consultant.

Interview Feedback

It is important to us that every positive interview is converted to a formal offer of employment. As such, it is imperative that you phone your McCarthy Consultant straight after an interview or assessment to provide feedback on how you feel you performed. Having listened attentively to you at this crucial time, your consultant can then gauge exactly how you feel about the opportunity and give you practical help and advice on how best to move forward. It also enables them to provide feedback on your behalf to the potential employer, utilising this information to talk about converting your interview into a job offer when appropriate.

Salary Negotiations

At McCarthy, we seek to build strong relationships with our candidates, developing relationships based on mutual respect and trust. We want to work with all our candidates to secure for them the best available financial terms from their new employer and, we aim to ensure both candidate and employer are satisfied with any terms that are agreed following a successful application.

Our aim is to only represent you for a position that can offer the salary and benefits package you would accept to move companies. As such, we will be honest and provide you with an understanding of the salary you can expect from a vacancy. If this does not match your expectations, we will talk further about your requirements, and we may recommend that a vacancy is not suitable for you based on the employer offer.

There is a common misconception that consultancies negotiate for the best salary to secure the highest fee - but not McCarthy. This is not how we operate. We will always put your interests first and, at the beginning of our relationship and throughout the recruitment process, you will be asked about your salary and benefits package expectations to ensure we fully understand your requirements.

That’s why we ask all our candidates to be frank, open and honest with us about their current situations and expectations - only then can we advise you appropriately, negotiate the right terms of employment for you and represent you in a professional manner throughout.

Formal Offers

In most cases you will receive any offer of employment verbally via your McCarthy Recruitment Consultant. This verbal offer is formal and will not be retracted and you will always receive a written confirmation of a verbal offer from us within 24 hours. In some cases you may receive a direct offer of employment from the employer or you may receive an offer in writing.

Any offer, whether verbal or written, constitutes a formal offer and any acceptance of this offer would be treated as a professional commitment to join your new employer. It is important for future candidates and the reputation of McCarthy that you consider your offer very carefully and only accept if you are going to honour your commitment in formally accepting the position offered.

Sometimes you might have another offer pending, or other opportunities to consider. At a time like this, an open discussion with your McCarthy consultant can provide comprehensive and impartial advice to enable you to make the right decision about your career.

At McCarthy, we understand that a decision to accept an offer is a crucial step in your career and, as such would never pressure you to make a decision. Nevertheless, if you have been upfront and honest regarding your career aspirations and we have met your expectations, your offer of employment should be a moment to celebrate.