Benefits of using a recruitment agency as a job seeker

It's said that January is the most popular time of year for job seekers to start looking for new opportunities and we can only agree; our busiest day (by far!) at Four Seasons Recruitment this year in terms of applications was on the 24th January. People tend to re-evaluate their jobs (and lives in general; gyms will be packed soon) when a new year starts.

If you are considering changing jobs within the luxury retail or fashion sectors, we’d recommend you to 1. start looking NOW as there will be more competition the longer you wait and 2. let a recruitment agency help you - we can recommend a brilliant one.

These are the benefits of letting one of our Consultants help you find your next job.

1. IT’S FREE!

Letting us help you find a job is completely free of charge, no hidden fees. We get paid by the clients we partner with - never the candidates.

2. A weight off your shoulders

Instead of spending countless hours on job boards and amending your CV / cover letter for each application, we will do the job for you. You will be put forward for suitable roles, but only after you've been briefed and confirmed interest.

3. We are market experts

In addition to multiple years in recruitment, the majority of our Consultants come from a luxury retail and fashion background. We know exactly what our client’s requirements are, what salary you can push for with your experience and what the current market looks like within your field.

4. We hear about new openings first

As an agency we have built long-lasting relationships with the brands we partner with and are in constant communication with them. Because of this, we are often the first to hear about new openings and can help you get an interview before the job is even on the market!

5. A more tailored and efficient job search

You might feel productive if you apply to 20 jobs in a day, but if they are not relevant to your experience or unrealistic it's a complete waste of your time. Our Consultants, on the other hand, will only put you forward for roles that are right for you.

To ensure we have a clear sense of who you are we aim to meet all our candidates face-to-face. We want to establish what your ambitions are, what sort of working environment you thrive in and what is important to you in your new role. At the end of that meeting we are able to discuss and suggest specific roles with you.

6. Support, guidance and feedback

We will support you and monitor your application on your behalf from the initial interview to potential employment. We will prepare you for interviews and strengthen your skills and we always ask the client for constructive feedback afterwards.

If your application is successful, we will help you negotiate your salary and benefits. We also follow up with you after your start date to ensure you are happy in your new role.

7. An ongoing relationship

A recruitment agency doesn’t need to be a one-off support system. If we stay in touch, we can help you down the line when it's time for your next career move. A tip is to add your recruitment Consultant on LinkedIn to make it easy to get back in touch.

Are you actively looking for a new role, or curious to have an innocent browse to see what else is out there? Click here to see our current vacancies, or click here to send us your CV.