Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment can be defined as searching for and obtaining a pool of potential candidates with the desired knowledge, skills and experience to allow an organisation to select the most appropriate people to fill job vacancies against defined position descriptions and specifications.

                               Job Advert

Job adverts are used to get these candidates to apply for the certain job. These are found mostly on the internet and newspapers. Some websites can also keep you updated about jobs that are available near you by sending you emails as soon as you sign up!

                 CV (Curriculum vitae)

Curriculums are basically a story of your life and the skills that you have or gained throughout your life. This lets the employer know what your capacities are and everything about you. You can be very creative with these as long as they are easy to understand like in the picture above! :)

                           Application form

Application forms are the first step before an interview, this is also used to let the employer know a little bit about you, not as much as the CV, but things like: are you happy to work in teams? are you willing to help? etc. Basically, your social skills!

                            Job Description

A job description is for you to know the skills that you will need to be part of the job that you wish to do. They vary depending on the job that you want to do as different jobs require different skills.

                        Person Specification

A Person specification describes whether you are the appropriate person for the job or not, again, this is a record of your skills, knowledge, experience, and other attributes. It is  for the employer to know about you , kind of similar to a CV but not quite a CV.


A short list is a reduced list of candidates for some situation that has been cut down from a larger list. When a business is interviewing qualified candidates for an important position, its personnel department will often engaging short listing to obtain a selected group of the most qualified candidates for the approval of higher management.


An interview is a formal discussion between an employer and an applicant or candidate, typically in person in which information is exchanged with the intention of establishing the applicant's suitability for a position.


An individual that serves as the point of contact for employers seeking to verify or ask questions about a potential employee’s background, work experience. An applicant may provide both professional and personal references to a potential employer.