FAQ for Applicants
Are there any fees?
Yes. However, all fees are Employer Paid.
Is it really Confidential?
Yes. We do not share the names of our applicants or our employers until a match is made and both parties are interested. Often we will do our presentation generically so as to protect that Confidentiality.
How long does the process take?
Sometimes days, sometimes weeks. Sometimes longer. We have a good flow of jobs and people through our office. Finding a match - job, proximity, income, experience - sometimes comes easy and sometimes not. The more open the applicant is and the more open the employer is the easier a match is made. However, too often the employer is looking for very specialized credentials.
What do you do?
We take a thorough application on each applicant. Go over the details, check references and establish the credentials of each applicant. We take equally thorough job orders from employers, most of whom we have had a history of working with over the years. When presenting employers to applicants or applicants to employers we are very frank and honest. We include the good with the bad and allow each to make up their own minds about who they will or will not interview.
Do you have any references?
Yes. Call anyone in the Pacific NW that you know and ask them about us. If you don't know anyone just grab the yellow pages and look under A for automotive.
Why should I go through you instead of looking for myself?
You should do both. Most of our jobs are unadvertised. We know who is doing the hiring and have access to them. If you're currently working we can search for you confidentially without risking your current job. A true job search should include several sources of job contacts. You should include Car People as one of them.
Do I have to come into the office?
It's always better if we have met you and done an eyeball to eyeball interview - and many of our employers prefer it. However it is not required. Obviously if you live outside of our service area or even too far from our office to make a visit practical then we will have to do without an interview. For us that means that we check a couple more references and try to get a feel for the working environment and employer you will be most comfortable with.