Here you can find the answers to some commonly asked questions about registering with us and how we work. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us on the link at the bottom of the page.
HOW DOES KAREN COLLIER CAREERS WORK?
We are a recruitment company that offers recruitment services to the fashion industry. We deal with the whole range of fashion businesses, from small startups to significant multinational household names. Once our clients have placed a vacancy with us, and we have a full understanding of the job description and person specification, we then match this up with a candidate’s requirements, skills, and experience.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERING WITH KAREN COLLIER CAREERS?
More and more employers are choosing to use a recruitment agency, and many of our clients use our services on a sole agency basis, this means that some of the jobs we recruit into are exclusive to us and not advertised elsewhere. You’ll also receive the benefit of our expert consultants’ career advice and industry knowledge.
WHAT TYPE OF VACANCIES DO YOU HAVE ON YOUR BOOKS?
We recruit for temporary and permanent roles at all levels within the fashion and retail sectors. We have previously hired people covering, Buying, Merchandise, Design, Garment Technologist, Production, Sourcing, E-commerce, Product Development, Pattern Cutting; the list goes on, and we treat all candidates from College leavers to Directors as the same.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER?
Registration and all of our services are 100% free to candidates. It is illegal for a recruitment agency to charge work-seekers for their services.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Please make contact through either of the following channels, and your cv will be seen and handled by our skilled professionals – we never use technology to review CV:
WHAT DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
You will need to complete our registration form, which we will send to you and provide proof of your right to work in the UK, such as a Passport.
WHAT DOES REGISTRATION INVOLVE?
Once we receive your CV will send you an email that will set out our registration procedures and our Privacy Notice. Plus, there will be a link that will enable you to review and select an appointment for an introduction call with the head of our candidate team so you can choose a time that suits you. We don’t play phone tag!
WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING TIMES?
Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding UK Bank Holidays, but we can make time to talk with you when convenient.
CAN I ONLY REGISTER WITH ONE AGENCY?
No. You can choose to register with as many agencies as you wish. However, we believe that our excellent reputation sets us apart from our competitors and we would love for you to choose us as your sole agency. When selecting an agency, you may wish to consider these factors:
- Do they possess the industry knowledge you need?
- Do they offer a personal candidate experience or rely on technology
- Reputation – ask your friends in the industry. We are proud of the fact many of our candidates are recommended to us by word of mouth.
BUT I DON’T WANT MY CURRENT EMPLOYER TO KNOW THAT I AM LOOKING FOR WORK.
Don’t panic! Our service is confidential. All of our consultants are fully trained, and your details will only be disclosed to a potential new employer with your prior permission. And don’t just take our word for it, we’re audited members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and adhere to their Code of Practice at all times.