Keeping in Touch
You've just finished your interview with ALTIA CENTRAL, now what happens? Bearing in mind that it can be some time from interview to start date, we try to keep in touch with you on a monthly basis with our Recruit Newsletter updates, which give you an idea of what is happening in ALTIA CENTRAL's world. These newsletters will come out periodically every month or so and will contain a plethora of information on the ALT job, the overall process of recruiting and placing, as well as more in depth insights into our company and our policies.
For successful applicants, there will also be numerous emails and phone calls back and forth between yourself and the Recruiting Department as both of us try to hash out the details and find a suitable position for you. We kindly ask that you be patient as possible with us though as the 6 to 8 weeks before the main starting dates (ie. mid Feb to end of March and again in July/August especially) can be very very hectic for us. But rest assured, we will do everything we can to keep in contact with you as much as possible and welcome communications from you as well.
The Official Offer
After interviews are completed, we review all resumes, confirm position openings, make final lists and contact referees. We will send out Official Offer emails to all successful candidates as early as possible but of course this will be the culmination of several weeks of back and forth communications between you and us to check and confirm all preferences, needs, specific details etc etc. This will be, as much as possible, a very involved process for both of us so you won't just have to wait and wait and wait and then suddenly hear from us. Once you get an Official Offer, the onus will be on you to accept it or turn it down. The offer will detail all the conditions of the position and you will have a chance of course to ask any questions or confirm any details at this stage. Once you accept the offer you will begin to hear from our Training Department regarding the initial Orientation/Training dates and venues as well as pre O/T online training. You will also hear from your Supervisor and from the head office ALT Administrator to introduce themselves and start discussing things like documentation etc. within a few days of your acceptance. We try to keep the process as personal as possible to make you feel welcome and ensure that are as comfortable as possible with your decision to work with our company.
For applicants who have interviewed overseas, there is quite a gap between the interview and the actual placement. Interviews are generally in November/December for April start positions and in May/June for September starting jobs. The COE and visa application process takes some time of course but there is also a lot of waiting unfortunately. This is because finding out the intentions of our current ALTs and the securing of the various BOE contracts doesn’t take place until a month or two before the positions actually start. For many overseas applicants, we are extremely confident that we would like to hire you and try to express that to you as soon as possible. We may not be able to narrow down your exact placement just yet, but we will be able to let you know that there will be a suitable position for you somewhere. For others, we may not be 100% sure just yet, but we will certainly try to keep in touch with you in that final month or 2 and keep you informed about all the possibilities. If we think we will have a position for you then we will certainly be as open and honest about it as possible. For still others, it may be the case that we agree to put you on standby for possible openings and sudden new openings that come up. Though the main hiring seasons are leading up to April and September, we do hire pretty much throughout the year so this kind of flexibility really does help us to place you in many cases. Regardless of whether we can guarantee you something suitable right away or ask you to be a bit more patient and flexible while we wait to confirm you, what we can and will do is communicate with you throughout the process as much as possible. Our Recruiting Department will always answer emails and phone calls so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.