New homes recruitment is a nuanced business, with many facets that can only be truly appreciated by people who have themselves worked within the sector. So, when new homes sales consultants, managers or even directors are looking for a new start or the next path in their career, they need to be able to rely on a recruitment specialist that understands their need implicitly, as well as the needs of the industry itself. This is where Maitland Selwyn steps in.

For the recruiter, the required understanding for the new homes sector comes naturally, as most of the management team have, at one time or another, themselves been managers or directors within the housebuilding industry. It’s something Maitland Selwyn believes is a real advantage for understanding the needs of potential candidates, as managing director Chris Haley explains:

“For the sales consultant it gives them peace of mind that we understand both the requirements of the role and the type of companies that they feel most comfortable with, along with sites and locations, rather than their CV simply being thrown at a developer. Our first-hand experience gives us the ability to work with the candidates to enhance the CV, to ensure it shows the candidate in the best possible light and, due to the way we operate, if a candidate is presently employed by a developer but looking to move, there is discretion in how and where a CV is put forward – it is critical for confidentiality to be maintained.”

In addition, Maitland Selwyn provides expert advice on the interview process and suggested technique to present them in the best possible light, along with questions for the candidate to ask the developer, to maximise effectiveness in what should very much be a two-way process. Chris continues:

“From years of experience and going through these processes ourselves, we can advise candidates on how and when to ask the most appropriate questions to make the most of the interview opportunity, and in the event that an application is successful and a contract is offered, our HR department can review it on behalf of the candidate to ensure it is in their best interests.

When combining these important details with comprehensive training services offered for all candidates, whether new or experienced, it becomes apparent that this is no ordinary recruitment company, but rather one truly immersed and tuned-in to a specialist sector.

For career advice and training opportunities in all aspects of the new homes career spectrum, contact Maitland Selwyn today via