Frequently Asked Questions

Employer FAQs

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How is Hiring Circle different from other job boards?
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Hiring Circle is different in many ways. The key differences include:

  • Only candidates who have been approved by us are allowed on our platform – cutting down irrelevant CVs.
  • We are proactive about ensuring the right candidates are registered on the platform.
  • You only pay on successful hiring – it’s completely free to post a role.
  • Expert head-hunters are on hand to guide employers and candidates if needed.
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Why are conversion rates so much better for Hiring Circle?
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Candidates like to be in control and are short of time.  Hiring Circle has been specifically designed to meet the needs of busy bankers and investment professionals and to overcome many of the issues of direct hiring, job boards or agencies.

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How much does it cost?
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Hiring Circle provides many of the benefits of headhunting – and more besides – at a fraction of the cost of traditional search firms.  It’s also totally contingent – no success, no fee.  Please get in touch to learn more about our fees.

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How can you charge so much less than traditional recruitment firms?
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By using technology, our low levels of business development, economies of scale and by reducing our administrative burden, we are able to deliver great results at a far lower cost than search firms or agencies.

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Can I search a candidate database?
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Alas not.  A big part of why candidates feel confident working with Hiring Circle is because it is totally confidential and puts them in control of who sees their CV.

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Can recruitment agencies and search firms use Hiring Circle?
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Unfortunately not.  Our model works by allowing candidates to know who the employer is.  We also make sure agencies cannot see the jobs posted so you don’t get any unwanted calls.

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Is it totally free for Charities to advertise?
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Yes! It’s part of our commitment to giving back and because we think it creates interesting jobs for candidates to see.

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How do I post a role?
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You’ll first need to register your business with us, which is quick and easy.  Once your account is set-up you can post a role straight away – and we can even help with crafting the perfect brief.

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Will I have to review all CVs myself?
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Only if you want to.  As part of the Hiring Circle service, our team will review all applicants and provide you with a suggested long or short list, saving you hours of time sifting through applications.  We’ll also handle feedback and communications with unsuccessful candidates.

Candidate FAQs

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What is Hiring Circle?
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Hiring Circle is a website that allows you to view branded roles from Employers across Investment Banking, Private Equity, Credit and Hedge Funds and Corporates.  It turns the head-hunting process on its head by allowing candidates to lead and decide which roles are right for them.  It provides a completely confidential, transparent and streamlined process to finding a new role.

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What kind of roles will I find on Hiring Circle?
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We have opportunities across Corporate Development, M&A, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance as well as roles on the buy-side within Private Equity and Credit.  Roles are typically from Analyst to Director level.

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How much does it cost?
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Absolutely nothing.  Hiring Circle is completely free for candidates to use and for candidates placed through the platform we’ll donate £500 to charity.

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Is it worth registering if I’m not looking?
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Absolutely, even if you’re not actively looking, it’s a great way to stay in touch with the market without having to find the time to speak with multiple head-hunters.  You’ll also be able to recommend others for roles (and if they get the job we’ll donate £500 to charity).  If your dream role does arise, you’ll get to hear about it at the earliest opportunity.

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Can employers view my profile?
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No one can see your profile unless you apply for a job and then your application will be visible to that employer.  You can be confident that you can browse opportunities with complete confidentiality.

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How do I register?
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Simply complete the registration form on the website which is quick and easy, we’ll check we’re right for each other and then you’ll be able to create a profile and browse branded roles.  No more guessing who that leading Private Equity Fund might be and you can be sure that all the jobs on the site actually exist!

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Do I have to upload my CV?
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No, there is no need for you to upload a CV in order to create a profile.  We just need enough information from you to know that you’re a good potential match for the Employers on the site.  Only when you wish to apply for a role will you need a CV.

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How will I be alerted to relevant roles?
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Once registered you’ll be able to set-up alerts according to your preferences and can choose the frequency of these.  The Hiring Circle team will also let you know if something arises that you’ve told us would be particularly compelling.

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Can I talk to someone?
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Of course, we’re very aware of the value a recruitment professional can add so an expert is on hand throughout the process – they can have as much or as little input as you want.  Every job description always allows you to submit questions to the team, allowing you to quickly and easily find out further information before deciding if you wish to apply.