about 5 years ago
As I’m sure you are aware, there is no industry where the competition for jobs is as tough as the fashion industry. Whether you are looking for your first role or your third, using a good recruiter is essential. By making the most of your consultant, you could soon be in your dream job. Listed below are four ways you can make the most of your recruitment consultant.
- Use a Specialist Recruiter
Generalist recruiters don’t have the contacts necessary to effectively place candidates in the fashion industry. Whereas, specialist recruiters in your sector will have the vital connections that are going to give you the best chance of landing your dream job within your industry.
- Choose Your Consultant Wisely
Do your research! Look at the consultant page of your recruiter’s website and choose a consultant specialising within your area of expertise. Also, don’t forget to read testimonials and look at consultants’ LinkedIn profiles to see what roles they recruit for.
Once you have chosen, it is important that you and your consultant develop a good working relationship as it will improve the efficiency of landing you your dream role.
- Respect Your Consultant
It is a common misconception that recruiters care more about commission than their candidates. Good consultants care about you and your career, so would never place you in a role that isn’t 100% the right fit. Respect your consultant the way they respect you and you will be one step closer to landing your dream job.
- Be Open and Honest
The more honest you are, the more efficient your consultant will be in helping you land your dream role. Whether you have a gap in your CV, or have made direct applications to companies as well as using an agency, it is best to inform your consultant and explain thoroughly so they can use their time wisely in getting you your desired role. Your consultant can help you with a number of things such as how to improve your CV, interview advice and preparation.
If you do want any advice or help, please feel free to contact one of the team here at TRP: https://www.trprecruitment.com/consultants