General

  • What’s with the Fruition Recruitment name and the logo?

    The Fruition Recruitment name was derived from a love of the phrase when ideas ‘come to fruition’: which means the attainment of anything desired; for dreams to come true; representing accomplishment and efforts realised, or the ‘state of bearing fruit.’

    In line with the ‘fruit’ of the name Fruition, the Golden Pear was chosen for the business logo as this symbol traditionally represents prosperity and good fortune.

    The font of the word ‘Fruition’ is actually Jane Austen’s replicated handwriting, representing a love of literature and of the written word.

  • What services does Fruition Recruitment offer exactly?

    Fruition Recruitment offers a range of recruitment and professional writing services for both businesses and individuals which are:

    Business Services:

    End-to-end permanent recruitment, advice on how to recruit, advertisement and position description writing, professional business biographies, copywriting, LinkedIn profile writing, outplacement services and development training.

    Individual Services:

    Career counselling, interview preparation, CV, key selection criteria and cover letter writing, outplacement support, LinkedIn profile writing and graduate advice.

  • What can Fruition Recruitment write about?

    Given a little time for research Fruition Recruitment can write about anything.   This includes writing about you, your career, your business, your products or your message.

    There are certain areas of which we have a degree of pre-existing knowledge from personal interest or previous jobs. A brief version of this varied list includes specialist knowledge in industries such as: Information Technology, Office Support, Community Services, Marketing, Education, Government, Healthcare, Banking, Administration, Sales, Finance, Retail and Telecommunications.

  • What’s the difference between a resume and a CV?

    Three major differences between CVs and resumes are the length, the purpose and the layout. A resume is a brief summary of your skills and experience over one or two pages, a CV is more detailed and can stretch well beyond two pages.

  • What’s your turnaround time to write CVs?

    Generally 5 – 10 business days, but we can accommodate with as little as 24 hours’ notice in special circumstances.

  • What areas can Fruition Recruitment recruit in?

    Fruition specialises in providing recruitment support exclusively to businesses located throughout Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and regional Victoria. We also only recruit permanent ongoing positions or fixed term assignments (we don’t do temporary roles). Our methodology and process for recruitment is almost exactly the same, regardless of the type of position, but in the past, we have specialised in recruiting across industries such as: Information Technology, Office Support, Community Services, Marketing, Education, Government, Healthcare, Banking, Administration, Sales, Finance, Retail and Telecommunications.

For Individuals

  • How much will it cost me to have a resume completed?

    To rewrite your resume and cover letter is, on average, a 6-7 hour process with Fruition Recruitment. The documents we produce are intended to secure interviews and are quite detailed and very high quality. We also don’t use templates so your details won’t look like anyone else’s on the market. The tax-deductible investments required are:

    Resume Writing (Professionals) $245.00 + GST
    Resume & Basic Cover Letter Writing (Professionals) $295.00 + GST
    Resume Writing (Executive) $415.00 + GST
    Resume & Basic Cover Letter Writing (Executive) $535.00 + GST
    Cover Letter (standalone) $190.00 + GST
  • What are resume writing services?

    In today’s competitive job market, a CV prepared by a professional is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. Fruition Recruitment provides powerfully written content that moves careers forward. We can help with resume writing that fully articulates your value, as well as support you with key selection criteria writing and cover letter writing. We can even write your personal biography for your website or LinkedIn. And unlike some other resume writing services that churn out resumes in factory fashion, Fruition Recruitment are not a resume production line, but a boutique service dedicated to high quality and helping you land your target job.

  • Are you a resume writer in Geelong?

    Fruition Recruitment is located in Geelong, Victoria and exclusively supports individuals and businesses across Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and regional Victoria. Our local connections with employers will ensure your new resume, or CV, really hits the mark. Fruition Recruitment can help with resume writing that fully articulates your value, as well as support you with key selection criteria writing and cover letter writing. Unlike some CV or resume writing services that churn out resumes in factory fashion, Fruition Recruitment are not a resume production line, but a boutique service dedicated to high quality and helping you land your target job.

  • How much for key selection criteria documents?

    $55 – $85 per criterion depending on the level of complexity in the question.

  • What is Fruition Recruitment ‘career coaching’ or ‘career counselling’ and how much will it cost?

    Fruition Recruitment provide coaching for individuals undergoing periods of transition. This includes outplacement support, graduate advice, career coaching and interview coaching. We will help you become clearer about what you want to do, what you’re suited to do, what you’re good at doing, and how to be focussed in getting it. You may want to review the career path you have taken, deal more effectively with work problems, consider improving your work-life balance, or ensure you nail an upcoming interview. With our in depth knowledge specifically of the local Geelong employment market, employers and business community, we are well equipped to provide you with valuable insight.

    The tax-deductible investment required to engage Fruition Recruitment coaching services are:

    Interview Preparation — $195 – $610 per 1.5 hour consultation (1.5 hour min charge)
    Career Guidance for Professionals — $235 per 1.5 hour consultation (1.5 hour min charge)
    Career Counselling for Graduates — $145 per 1.5 hour consultation (1.5 hour min charge)

For Businesses

  • Why is Fruition Recruitment right for my business?

    Fruition are a Geelong based boutique talent firm that specialises in regional recruitment. We operate on a fixed fee structure (not a percentage) and support our clients with talent business advisory, end-to-end recruitment campaigns or any aspects of the recruitment process as standalone services. We’re the first choice for companies who believe in the value of their people and with a reputation for providing industry leading results, we’re a business that clients love working with and candidates trust.

    – Leading insights and unparalleled regional talent expertise and advisory
    – Permanent recruitment, executive recruitment and unbundled recruitment
    – Strong track record of really understanding and nailing cultural fit
    – Simple fixed fee that is set upfront, not a percentage of salary
    – Market leading candidate database of 15,000+ quality local candidates
    – True strategic business partnering approach with a deep client focus

    Fruition is where small business agility meets big business mentality.

  • What is actually included in Fruition's fees?

    Rolled into the fees is all advertising across all job boards and extensively across social media, proactive sourcing, fielding enquiries, vetting candidates (including personally interviewing candidates before recommending to clients, and if recommending candidates, including notes from interview with the candidate on specific suitability), interviewing alongside clients in formal interviews as a soundboard, conducting references, offer choreography, counter offer and resignation support for the candidate, and a 12 week placement guarantee.

  • What is different about Fruition's business model?

    The Fruition business model was designed from the start to better facilitate a partnering approach to recruitment, talent sourcing and management processes. This business model removes the need for us to focus on transactional recruitment like the larger and more traditional recruiters. We are predominantly dedicated to identifying solutions, driving innovative strategies and building strong candidate networks to deliver valuable results within a cost effective, service and results orientated framework. We genuinely partner and create an effective tailored solution to fit the specific needs of our clients and deliver cost effective results that are measurable. Our business is highly flexible with the freedom to develop and implement fresh innovative recruitment solutions quickly and effectively adapt to changing economic conditions, client expectations and highly mobile candidate markets.

  • What roles do you recruit?

    Any permanent (including permanent part-time) roles from entry level to intermediate, senior and executive (including fixed term contracts). Fruition specialises in providing recruitment support exclusively to businesses located across Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and regional Victoria, and our methodology and process for recruitment is almost exactly the same, regardless of the type of role. But in the past, we have specialised across industries such as: Information Technology, Office Support, Community Services, Marketing, Education, Government, Healthcare, Banking, Administration, Sales, Finance, Retail and Telecommunications.

  • What's Fruition's candidate care like?

    Consistent general market feedback highlights that a significant percentage of candidates feel that they have been poorly managed during the job search and interviewing experience. The quality of Fruition’s candidate support is second to none — candidate details will always be kept confidential, Fruition lets candidates know how they can improve their CV and LinkedIn profile and we can even coach candidates through any pre-interview nerves. Fruition’s candidate care provides a consistent engagement with candidates where their career aspirations are explored, recorded and included in the talent mapping to role requirement process. Fruition are also actively involved in the on boarding process to help hiring managers successfully guide, manage and integrate new permanent employees into their business to ensure a successful placement.

  • How can you get in front of candidates a business can't?

    Fruition are functional experts who have built extensive professional networks within specific candidate pools over decades. While our competitors rely on job boards, we are extremely well networked, engage with an active social media following (of approximately 18,000), work with a buoyant candidate database of over 15,000+ registered candidates, and leverage sophisticated name generation tools and deep web mining to uncover candidates that are simply unavailable through more conventional means. We also attract over 2,000 unique visitors to our Fruition website per month and consciously restrict the number of companies we recruit for at any one time so that we can invest the proper and required commitment to proactively sourcing the very best talent without overcommitment.

  • What is 'Talent Advisory'?

    Investments in talent are some of the most essential decisions a company makes, and directly impact future business success and value. Fruition’s talent advisory expertise is grounded in hands-on, practice-based talent management experience as a function of placing a high number and broad range of talent into leading companies. We develop close relationships with business leaders, independent board members, innovators, decision makers and sector experts and are often afforded unique access into the dynamics and cultures that make effective workplaces tick. We leverage all of that experience, knowledge and insight to assess your current talent strategy and help you drive your business performance by understanding your challenges and delivering the deep competitive intelligence on relevant markets and business landscapes required to help you implement bespoke solutions

  • Geelong recruitment support?

    We are based in Geelong, and not only are we very well networked with both employers and professionals across the Greater Geelong region, but we exclusively support the Greater Geelong (including the Bellarine), Surf Coast and regional Victorian areas. We know Geelong talent, Geelong employment trends, Geelong remunerations, Geelong businesses, Geelong growth areas, and Geelong people.

  • What does ‘segmented recruitment’ mean?

    We understand clients may only wish to engage Fruition Recruitment support during certain parts of the recruitment process. Segmented recruitment is a Fruition Recruitment service by which a client may elect any aspect of the recruitment process as a standalone service.

    For example, business owners Fruition Recruitment have worked with in the past have only asked for a recruitment advertisement to be written. Others have asked Fruition Recruitment to only support them by participating on the interview ‘panel’, asking the HR behavioural questions to shortlisted candidates and being able to provide real time feedback and advice after each candidate interviews. Other clients have asked Fruition Recruitment to shortlist an advertisement response in a skills matrix against the key selection criteria, to solely manage the offer process, or conduct references, or provide skills testing, or any combination of the above and more. Fruition Recruitment charge on a ‘Recruitment’ fee basis for these standalone services, and the investment required is established upfront once an understanding of the requirements has been assessed.

  • When you say recruitment ‘consulting fee’ what charge range can I expect?

    Fruition can support clients with a full end-to-end recruitment process for a set fee, or clients can simply select any aspect(s) of a recruitment campaign they would like assistance with, and we will just charge on a consultation basis. Only need an advertisement written? Just need some help shortlisting or screening? Only require a support when you interview candidates? Want an unbiased third party to negotiate the offer process? Fruition are experts at every stage.

    As a guide, the average isolated consulting fee for recruitment work is around $480.00.

  • What are the fees for Fruition's recruitment services?

    Our end-to-end recruitment service fees for permanent recruitment start from $3,980.00 and depend on the calibre of role that requires recruitment support. However, we operate on a set fee range and establish the full charges up front that don’t change throughout the recruitment process. We also don’t charge a fee based on a percentage of the successful candidates salary package.

  • How has Fruition adapted to the current COVID-19 climate?

    COVID-19 social distancing restrictions have fundamentally changed the way we work, live and interact with one another. The pandemic has also transformed how we plan and conduct recruitment activities and has made it necessary to implement more large-scale virtual recruiting and interviewing efforts in order to remain competitive and ultimately secure talent. Similarly adjusting to changing times are those incumbents now sought by organisations who will also need to embrace a new set of skills, and a fresh approach as well. Qualities such as adaptability, creativity, leadership, emotional intelligence and tech-literacy will be highly sought after.

    Having remotely-recruited many roles throughout 2020 and 2021, Fruition are very familiar with the struggles of creating a cohesive remote interview experience but also know how to generate a successful remote candidate interviewing process, and how important this is. It can be hard to near impossible to assess for cultural fit via a computer screen for those unaccustomed, especially when you are used to looking for nuances in face-to-face interactions. Organisations that will win the war for talent in this new remote, distributed workforce era are already looking at ways to excel at virtual recruiting, or at ways to partner with those who can. While it’s a bit harder to make a personal connection when interviewing remotely, Fruition find putting in the extra effort can be the difference between an average conversation and uncovering top talent.

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