How much does it cost to register?
There is no charge to candidates for using our recruitment services, whether or not you find employment through us.
Do I need a CV?
We would prefer to receive an email electronically prior to interview. If you don't have one you will be asked to complete an application form when you register. Alternatively you can fill out the online application form on this website.
Will I know where my CV is being sent to?
When you register we will discuss the types of companies which may be suitable. We can advise you by text, phone or e-mail as to where we are sending your CV.
What happens if you don't have any positions available?
We will keep looking until something suitable arises. If we see a vacancy that doesn't exactly match your requirements but think it may be of interest to you, will contact you to discuss it further.
I'm a little apprehensive of interviews, will you help me prepare?
Your consultant will supply you with as much information as possible before interviews, for example showing you the job description and giving you an overview of the company. They will also give practical tips regarding question techniques, presentation and body language. We will give you feedback after your interview.
What times are you open?
We are open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 5.00pm on Friday. Appointments outside these hours are also available by arrangement. We have a 24 hours machine, so you can call us anytime.
What is the 5 year rule? Can I still work in Jersey?
The '5 year rule', more formally known as the Regulations of Undertakings was brought in to control the number of people working in Jersey. Each company is granted a number of licences to employ people with less than 5 years residency. This means that each vacancy is taken on 'merit' and the company decides whether they would want to utilise one of their licences or not.
If you have been in the island less than five years this ruling makes it slightly more difficult to get a job but certainly not impossible. It depends on the vacancy, the company and the skills required and we would be happy to advise you as to the availability for the roles you are interested in.
Can I advertise my vacancies on your website?
Yes, we are happy to place your vacancies on our website. We keep your name confidential. This service is free of charge.
How are your consultants trained?
We have recently been re-assessed for Investors in People and training & developing staff is of paramount importance. All our consultants hold or are studying for the Certificate/Diploma in Recruitment Practice. We have regular in house training courses which cover all manner of topics from Competency- based interviews to Understanding Banking.
Do you reference check your temporary staff?
Yes, we reference check all our temps prior to them starting an assignment with you. In addition, through cValuate, our pre-employment screening division, we can check temporary staff to ensure that they have the same level of pre-employment screening as required for your permanent staff. Please contact Jeralie Pallot for additional information.
How will I know which candidate will be suitable for our company?
Our consultants spend time getting to know you, by visiting your organisation and gaining knowledge of the culture and structure of the company. Ongoing contact with our clients enhances the relationship, ensuring up to date information which can be passed on to suitable candidates.
What would you do if there are no suitable candidates registered with Rowlands for a specific position?
There are several options in this instance. We could advertise the position in the paper. We could do this either using your company name or confidentially under the Rowlands banner. This is usually a very successful option. Alternatively, or additionally, we can put your vacancy on our website.