Who We Are

Opulent Recruitment is the vision of Vera Zealand, founded in 2006 and since then has thrived as a woman owned and managed organisation. "I didn't want to reinvent the wheel, I wanted to build a better one with my own niche in the recruitment market"

Here at Opulent Recruitment (Pty) Ltd, we pride ourselves as a vibrant recruitment agency with a firm grasp of the workforce in South Africa. With over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry you can trust that your recruitment needs are in safe hands. We know that first impressions count, and reputations last, you can be confident that you are represented to the best of our ability at all times. Opulent Recruitment deals with permanent, fixed term and temporary placements from entry level positions to Director level. We are experts in our field and know exactly where to turn to identify top talent for your organisation. Knowing your industry and its key players enables us to conduct a comprehensive search targeting the professional you need – people that meet your ‘ideal profile’ that can hit the ground running & make immediate contributions. Our capability in fast delivery has gained us the reputation of being a reliable and efficient placement agency.

We Listen

We listen to candidates to better understand their strengths and career aspirations. We listen to companies we are working with to understand their role requirements to ensure we find the perfect candidate.

Quality

The quality of candidates that we supply is what makes us complete successful placements, so it is in our interest to source and provide the best in sector and industry.

Time

Because no one gets happy from long journeys. We do everything in our power to ensure that our recruitment process is fast and efficient. .

Interview Tips

Provide evidence of your skills
During an interview, you usually need to bring documents with you - think resume, portfolio and any other supporting documents - to discuss with and impress the hiring manager. This is no different just because it’s happening via video. You should be prepared to share documents, so have anything you think could be relevant ready on your desktop or in an open tab. This way, if you’re asked to share anything, you won’t have to ask for time to find it. You can also keep a ‘cheat sheet’ detailing your biggest achievements handy in case you need a reminder of what to highlight.
Stay focused on the interview
If you choose to use a cheat sheet, it’s advisable to keep it off your screen - keeping it to an old school notebook is advisable. This keeps your device clear of anything that could compromise you if you’re asked to share your screen. This is particularly likely during tech interviews, when you might be asked to walk an interviewer through your coding, for example. Software engineering manager Sid Savara told Forbes that he has “seen candidates have chat windows open where they are asking friends for help during the interview, or searching Google for help”. He’s even seen interviewees complaining to their friends about the interview via chat while still speaking with him. You don’t want to jeopardise your chances of getting the job, so make sure your focus is solely on the interview.
Ensure your body language is positive
Body language can help to maintain your calm demeanor, so keep it open and approachable. Just because you’re not speaking face-to-face with the interviewer doesn’t mean you won’t need to portray confidence and positivity. Maintain eye contact with your interviewer - even though this can be tricky when you’re doing so through a screen. Mashable advises finding “a balance between looking directly at the image of your interviewer on the screen, and addressing yourself directly to the camera”. The right outfit can boost your confidence, so ensure you are dressed professionally. It’s important not to neglect the bottom half of your body, as many candidates do when taking part in a video interview. You don’t want to be caught out in your pajama bottoms when you’re asked to stand up to deliver a presentation, after all.
Practice with the video system
One way to help settle your nerves is to make sure you know the system. Log in ahead of your interview to figure out if you’ll encounter any password issues or other concerns you may not anticipate. You could also film yourself answering potential questions to establish whether you need to amend your body language. Use this time to make sure you’re positioned properly on-screen so the interviewer will see you at your best angle. Career adviser Paul Bailo encourages job seekers to remember that “camera angles are important”, explaining that “you shouldn’t be looking up or down at the person you’ll be addressing”. You should also ensure your video profile is up to date and professional. Get rid of nicknames on your profile, any unprofessional profile pictures or statuses full of emojis and in-jokes. You should be portraying yourself as capable and intelligent, not immature and trivial.
Judge cultural fit
One of the most important parts of an interview is establishing whether you’d align with the company culture. This is why it’s important to pick up on any clues offered during a video interview to establish whether it’s the right place for you. Since you won’t be able to learn anything by going into the workplace, you’ll have to be more direct. Asking the right questions can help you work out if you think you’d fit into the company culture, so carefully consider what you prioritise in a workplace. If it’s career development, ask about training opportunities, and if it’s the environment, enquire how your prospective manager would motivate their team. Video interviews may be nerve-wracking, but they present significant advantages. You won’t run the risk of being late after getting stuck in traffic and you can choose an environment you feel comfortable in, for example. Remembering the benefits can help you stay calm during the process, while taking the above tips on board can help you nail your video interview.

Methodology

Our specialist recruitment consultants have developed the technical knowledge, candidate base and industry networks to ensure we provide the best person every time. We go one step further every time to ensure we have a detailed understanding of your staffing needs, your business, your culture and your work environment

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