Opus Career Managment

Some of our frequently asked questions. 

Candidate FAQS

Yes, absolutely.  During our initial discussions we will review your resume/portfolio to ensure you have the optimal format and content. Thorough interview preparation is essential and we will help you ensure a solid understanding of the firm, position and expectations.

No. Opus charges our client a fee to introduce our candidates to them. As such, our service is completely free to you.

No. We only place people in direct hire permanent positions.

We work with any company who are in the A/E/C industry or who have A/E/C vacancies. These companies include architecture and interior design firms, engineering firms, general contractors, project management firms, real estate developers, and end users. We only work with firms who have solid reputations, ranging from small boutique firms of 5 people through to some of the largest A/E/C companies in the world.

No. We only send your resume to companies that you have given us permission to do so. Before sending your resume, we brief you fully on the vacancy and the hiring firm, so that we can ascertain if the opportunity is the right fit for you or not.

Client FAQS

We recruit any level position within the A/E/C industry (Architecture, Interior Design, Construction, Engineering) but we specialize in senior and intermediate level positions.

We do not work on contract vacancies, because the vast majority of candidates that we present to our clients have been headhunted and are currently working in permanent jobs. As such they would only be interested in moving companies for another permanent job, and not for a contract job.

It depends on what we do for you. If you engage us on a contingency search, then Opus only charges a fee if we successfully place someone at your organization. The fee is based on an agreed percentage of the first year salary. If you retain us on an executive search, we charge one third of the fee upon acceptance of the assignment, one third of the fee when we present resumes, and one third on completion of the assignment. 

Yes. We guarantee our placements for 90 days and we have the flexibility to offer either a rebate of the fee, or a free replacement.

Opus conducts two reference checks on candidates, and we can provide transcripts to clients on request. However, we do not provide criminal background checks, financial credit, or drug screening checks unless specifically requested by the client.