A LITTLE FINDER: Recruitment Consultant Francesca Smith
Francesca is a Senior Consultant at Matchstick, a boutique recruitment consultancy firm based in London, where they find fantastic people for office support jobs with a diverse range of companies from fashion to media, through to creative and corporate.
Looking to change careers in 2018? Then read on for Francesca's Top 3 Tips to help you land your dream role.
FRANCESCA'S TOP 3 TIPS TO FINDING YOUR DREAM JOB
GET PERSONAL WITH YOUR CV.
Your CV is your way of selling not just your skills to a potential employer, but also your personality. Make sure that you talk about your personal qualities in your CV, not just how strong your Excel skills are! Your interests section is also key, as it demonstrates to a potential employer that you are a well-rounded individual, who can bring real qualities to the table. If you are going for a creative role, include links to your social media pages – but do make sure that there’s nothing on there that you wouldn’t want a future boss to see!
CHOOSING WHAT TO APPLY FOR.
When beginning the search, there can be the temptation to apply for every single vacancy that vaguely fits the description of what you are looking for. However, this can be off-putting to a potential employer if they receive an application from you for every single job advert, as it shows that you are not hugely paying attention to what the advert says. Where possible, research the company and tailor your CV to the requirements of each individual application. Better to apply for 1 perfect job than 10 not so perfect jobs!
YOUR AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS.
When working with agencies on your search, pick carefully. There are so many out there that it can be hard to know who to work with. The most important thing is feeling that you can have a relationship with your recruiter and that they really understand what you are not looking for. If you feel that your recruiter doesn’t fill you with confidence on this, they are not the one for you! It’s also super important that as a candidate, you also show your recruiter that they can trust you! Turn up to interviews, don’t ignore calls and emails, and you’ll be just fine!
FRANCESCA'S A LITTLE FIND
There are so many amazing brands available on A LITTLE FIND, that it’s hard to choose just one; but I think it would have to be the Tangle Teezer! I don’t go anywhere without mine, it’s a great size for your handbag and it manages to keep my frizz free as I run around all over London!
The Compact Travel-Friendly Styler by Tangle Teezer helps to detangle and leave hair feeling smooth and perfectly finished. They use a two-tiered teeth system technology, the long teeth detangle and the short teeth smooth the hair cuticle for healthier-looking, glossy hair.
FRANCESCA'S LITTLE TRAVEL HACK
It’s all about the rolling – it’s amazing how many clothes you can fit in your hand luggage when you roll! And obviously getting all your travel favourites in miniature sizes from A Little Find!
FRANCESCA'S FAVOURITE QUOTE
“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine” - A. A. Milne