Specialising in the following sectors:
Civil Infrastructure Construction
...Since 2003 Built Recruitment has been helping construction companies throughout South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East meet tight budgets and timelines through the provision of highly professional construction personnel.
Providing the best service requires being the best in class and this comes through extreme knowledge and strong business ethics.
These core values are the foundation of every interaction with both client and candidate.
"John's professional approach in the process and his vast knowledge in international placements was refreshing, rewarding and indeed amazing."
...Being a member of NPA Worldwide gives instant access to like-minded recruitment agencies worldwide. Finding exceptional people in distant continents takes only a phone call.
Bio – John Clutten
30 years engineering sector experience.
12 years specialising in construction recruitment.
BSc Civil Engineering and MBA.
Member of NPAworldwide, an association of like-minded recruiters and sourcing specialists in Africa, Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
400 firms. 1400 recruiters in 35 countries.
NPAworldwide gives me a way to compete in a global marketplace without sacrificing the unique qualities that distinguish me from larger competitors.
Working For You
I take on no more than 3-6 client assignments at a time. This allows me space to be thorough and make sure that nothing falls through the cracks.
When the pressure heats up, like on recruitment campaigns with multiple vacancies, I have a very tight network of fellow recruiters and sourcing specialists around the world that I can call on. These associates are also there to help out when I have to search for people in foreign countries.
I have regular clients in South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
Why Work With Me?
I understand my clients' needs and save them valuable time by only sending them exactly what they need. I've interviewed thousands of construction professionals over the years and know what separates the wheat from the chaff.
Superior engineers seldom respond to job adverts and these are precisely the kind of people I network with and speak to on a regular basis. I can pick up the phone and speak to people who are outside of the normal reach of hiring managers.
Retain My Services
I can't guarantee filling every position (sometimes the right people just aren't out there) but I can guarantee that I'll use every trick in the book to maximize the chances of success.
When I work on retainer I agree on a process upfront with clear deliverables with regular feedback as the assignment progresses. Just what you would expect of normal employees.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I send you my CV
Of course! I may not have a matching position available at that moment but will certainly contact you when something suitable comes along. Probably 50% of the placements that I make originate from people sending through their CVs. Email me at email@example.com.
Do you offer career advice?
I offer it only in terms of how I see things as a recruiter. I continuously speak to employers and job seekers and know what each are looking for and how they interact with each other. It's all about making a connection between these two parties and I'm always in the middle of the conversation. You'll also find on this site blogs and guides on things like CV writing, interview preparation, etc.
Will you charge me if you place me?
Absolutely not! The companies that I recruit for pay my fees. I do not charge individual job seekers.
Do you place students and fresh graduates?
This is a tricky one and I'm inclined to say "No". My clients pay me to find exceptional people that they normally can't find themselves. A graduate or student is still an unknown entity in the workplace and there's no guarantee that a brilliant student will become an exceptional employee. Furthermore it's really quite easy to find a graduate (just visit the university) and I normally suggest to my clients that they do this. Having said that I am always available to offer career advice to young people and share with them what I've picked up in many years of workplace experience.
Can you find me a job overseas?
The two considerations here are a work permit and the cost of international relocation. Governments normally only issue work permits to foreigners where skills shortages exist and a hiring company will only assist you in getting a work permit if they can't find someone suitable locally. They will also only pay to relocate you when they have no other choice. You'll increase your chances dramatically if you get your own work permit and do your own relocation. If you get that out of the way I have associates in 6 continents who can help you to find a job on the other side.