A day in the life a recruiter is as hectic as it is rewarding. We have the opportunity to directly impact the fashion industry from the retail to the corporate level by identifying talented candidates and introducing them to exciting opportunities with great companies. Below, a few insights on what goes on in the world of staffing:
How much do our services cost? As a candidate, JBC’s services won’t cost you anything! If you’re ever asked to pay a recruiter – run! But how do recruiters get paid? We have separate agreements with our clients who are seeking talented individuals who can impact their business. Recruiters only get paid when they make a successful placement. Talk about motivation! Their rate isn’t included in your package, so you don’t have to worry about the recruiter taking a cut of your salary. That being said, it’s important to note that recruiters work for their clients, not for their candidates. If they don’t have a job for you, they probably won’t reach out.
Getting in touch with a recruiter. There are numerous ways to reach us: phone, email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn, to name a few. Of course, LinkedIn comes in at number one, so be sure to keep your profile updated with accurate information and the appropriate keywords. Recruiters search LinkedIn for talent – don’t make it difficult to be found. A recruiter will reach out because your work experience and background may be ideal for one of their open roles. They will want to meet with you to gauge your interest, ensure you’re a good fit, and potentially submit your résumé to their client(s).
We have to meet you first. Our clients trust that we have met (whether in person or via video conference) and qualified each candidate before submitting them for an open position. The screening process consists of a casual conversation between candidate and recruiter to review your résumé and to learn more about your experience, background, and career goals. The execution of the steps leading up to a placement are important in that they will make all the difference when it comes down to the final stages of the process.
Career advice. A great recruiter is knowledgeable of the roles in which they are recruiting for and the industry in which they specialize. They will be able to offer guidance, career advice, and reassurance during your job search. Even if they don’t have an immediate opportunity for you, you’re welcome to inquire about what their clients look for in an employee. Recruiters speak directly to hiring managers, so they can offer insight into any questions in regards to culture, onboarding methods, and more.
Instant access. Companies don’t post all of their open jobs for the public to search (for various reasons), but recruiters sometimes have exclusive access to these roles. Location is also not a factor as we work with clients who are hiring globally. When navigating the job market, it’s best to utilize every route possible. Enlisting the help of a recruiter will only broaden your options and expand your network – increasing your chances of getting hired.
If you’re currently in the job market, browsing our job board is a good place to start. Here you will have access to our open jobs and you can apply directly through the site. We look forward to hearing from you!