a valuable source in the job search process. Before job
candidates contact a recruiter, they should gain a better
understanding as to how recruiting agencies work. Here, Apparel
Search offers some insight.
engage recruiters for many reasons with the main reason likely being
to save them time. Recruiters have a knack (and the time
considering it is their business) for narrowing the search down to a
few qualified resumes. When employers post a job ad, they tend to
receive (and have to screen) thousands of resumes, and it takes an
enormous amount of time on behalf of the employer to go through,
question and, qualify each candidate, which is a main factor in
going with a recruiting firm.
It is in
the job candidates best interest to use a recruiting firm as they
will almost always negotiate a better compensation and benefits
package than a candidate will be able to negotiate on his or her
own. During tough economic times, employers often take advantage of
candidates and will offer less attractive salaries, bonuses, and
benefits especially if the candidate has been out of work. A good
recruiting firm will negotiate on your behalf and act as the
middle-man, which is difficult for the individual to do because he
or she may come across as very aggressive.
reason employers go with recruiters is confidentiality – if an
employer has an
employee they are looking to replace and/or promote they may
want to keep it under the radar. By engaging a recruiter, employers
can qualify the best candidates without ever releasing the name of
the company, so the company gains control and can decide who they
want to interview and disclose the new opportunity to.
important to note that fees should always be the obligation of the
recruiter's client rather than the candidate and are typically based
on a percentage of the candidate's first year income, which will
range between 20% and 30% of the first year's salary. For example,
if there's a $100k job at 25%, the employer would pay the recruiting
Apparel Search offers a list of fashion recruiters:
The 24 Seven staff brings
together years of experience from both the fashion and retail
industries, as well as the businesses of staffing and recruiting.
Areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, home furnishing,
marketing and creative services, retail, and action sports.
With more than twenty years
in the fashion industry,
EZ Fashion Jobs brings to recruiting a keen understanding of the
apparel manufacturing process from inception through delivery.
Fashion Search Group
Fashion Search Group is a
premier executive search firm specializing specifically in the
fashion, apparel, and retail industries. It works within
accessories, home fashions and furnishings, and retail markets.