7 Reasons to Work with a Specialist Recruiter to Find Your New Retail and Hospitality Role

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​If you're facing the task of looking for a new retail, hospitality or leisure role right now, this blog is for you.

Whether you've been made redundant, had a change of circumstance or the pandemic has made you re-evaluate your career choices, working with a recruiter is the best way to look for a new job right now.

Many job seekers don't realise the benefits of working with a recruiter, so this article is here to help you learn about the amazing service and value you get; and all for free.

Here are seven logical reasons to work with a recruiter to find your next retail, hospitality or leisure role.

1.     To Help You Find Your Passion and A Role You Enjoy

If you're looking for a job right now, there's a good chance you are feeling a little overwhelmed.

With everything that's happened this year, looking for a new job probably wasn't something that you had planned on; was it?

Many retail, hospitality and leisure candidates looking for jobs right now will be looking for more than just a job – many will be looking for a job they can enjoy.

The pandemic has caused many people to evaluate what's really important to them, and as expert career advisors, that's what we're here to do.

A dedicated recruiter can help you find your passion and a role you enjoy.

  • It could be in a different part of the sector you're used to,

  • a new role in a part of retail, hospitality or leisure that you're used to

  • or a new niche altogether.

So how is it different working with a recruiting specialist. Let me explain.

2.     Access to Unlisted Jobs

Are you tired of applying for roles as soon as they come onto job boards and feeling that you don't stand a chance?

The truth is that the jobs that are being posted are just a fraction of what is available.

They are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of roles available.

Most jobs get filled via recruiters before they make it to job boards – by working with a recruiter you get to be considered for these opportunities before they make it into the public domain.

3.     For Their Network

Not only will your recruiter have access to unlisted jobs, but they will also have a wide and reaching network. This means that they can give you insider information about the industry, the role and what's going on behind the scenes – all to provide you with more pull in your interview.

Because of our 'contacts', we can often approach a specific company or hiring manager for you. No doubt you will have heard the saying; "it's not what you know it's who you know". Well this plays out all the time when it comes to a recruiter helping you find a fantastic role that you want. Remember; starting a working relationship with a dedicated recruiter will open up new possibilities for your career that you wouldn't have access to if you 'go it alone'.

4.     They Have Experience in Your Sector

Well, I can't talk for other retail, hospitality and leisure recruiters, but at C2, all of our consultants have experience in the sector they recruit in – it's part of our ethos.

Due to our consultants' experience in the industry, they have a deep understanding of the type of roles you will be best suited to. They understand the sector inside out; it's not like talking to a general recruiter who doesn't understand what working in retail or hospitality is all about.

5.     Interview Coaching

Once they have secured you an interview, your specialist recruiter will also coach you before the interview takes place.

Interview nerves are a reality for most people, but you can relax knowing that your recruiter will be able to help you prepare for what to expect in the interview.

Being briefed by your recruiter before your interview will give you the confidence to present your best self to the interviewer – it will provide you with the edge over other candidates too.

6.     Moral Support

Looking for a new job can make you feel like it's you against the world – working with C2 Recruitment, you will have a dedicated recruiter with you at every step of the way.

We pride ourselves on our helpful approach, which is something our candidates tell us they value, especially in the current climate which many job seekers are finding challenging.

We believe that an important part of our service is the moral support we offer candidates; it's not just about finding a candidate for a job, which some people tell us they have experienced with other recruitment companies.

7.     It's a Complimentary Service Too #Itsfree

And finally – you get all of this for free!

Our recruitment service for candidates is full of value through the support and guidance we provide; and is and always will be completely free.

Our clients pay us a fee to find you, and our job is finding you your perfect job.

The great news is – we've got plenty of vacancies for talented retail, hospitality and leisure candidates right now, so get in touch with us if you're looking for a new role.

Call our team on 01743 770280 to speak to one of our team, or send us an email by clicking here.




About C2 Recruitment

Originally established in 2008, C2 Recruitment specialises within the Retail, Fashion, Hospitality and Leisure sectors.

Our consultants come from the industries they specialise in and are renowned for giving the very best possible recruitment service to our clients and candidates in our chosen fields.

The C2 team recruits on a national scale across all specialist areas of Retail, Fashion and Hospitality.

To find out how we can help you with a recruitment or career query in these fields, call us on 01743 770280 or contact us here.