Registration and Interview Process

When you register your CV with Imperative you can expect to be guided through a recruitment process once your CV has been approved by a registered client. This is a step by step guide of our typical process and what to expect.  

First Registration

After reviewing your CV, we will require further information such as current and expected salary, notice period, locations considered, reason for leaving your current role and what you are looking for next.  

Consultant Interview

After the initial registration conversation, we will discuss your CV, background experience, qualifications, key strengths and skills. We will then score this against the job specification.

Provided you score highly, we will discuss the role and company in detail. At which stage if you agree submit your CV and recommendation for interview. If you don’t meet the criteria we will say so.

Submit CV to Client 

Upon their decision we will provide feedback. 


We coordinate with you and the client and facilitate interview times, address and contact details, as well interview format and job specification then confirm via an outlook appointment on email.  


We check-in with you a couple of days before interview to go over any last-minute questions and the spec, company background again, covering off any required areas together to making sure you are fully prepared.

1st Interview

Making sure you answer all questions concisely and don’t go off on tangents or waffle on. Make sure you can talk about every aspect of your CV and give a good account of examples on how you went about a task. Get a good feel for the role and the employer and decide if you can see yourself working together.  

Debrief after 1st Interview

We will contact you and the client to discuss your thoughts and answer any questions you may have then schedule any next steps.

2nd Interview

After your 2nd or final interview we will contact you once again to assess your sentiment either way we will then contact the client to find out what they are wanting to do next.


We will relay the decision either way and provide feedback and clarification.

Job Offer

We will relay the job offer or intent to offer verbally in the first instance and will outline the proposed offer on an email. Once you have made your decision we will let the client know and they will draft and send the official offer letter to you directly.

Resignation Management

Assuming you are happy and accepted, we will provide you advice and guidance on how to manage your resignation and deal with any anticipated counter offers.   


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