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24th September 2015 / Posted by CRP Team

CRP’s Recruit London project is delighted to celebrate the perfect match of our candidate with luxury retailer Penhaligon’s!

Westminster resident Simone came to Recruit London with a number of personal setbacks that had prevented her from working since 2014. Now, with our support “every step of the way” and her positive attitude she is working at Penhaligon’s and has a “future in retail”.

When we first Simone in February 2015 she was struggling to get job interviews and was starting to feel frustrated. She wanted to move away from her previous career in banking into retail and was happy to ask for help to achieve that. Simone benefitted from interview technique sessions and a mock interview. We helped her confidently identify her transferrable skills gained from banking and reassured her about the gap in her employment history. Our main aim was then to start introducing her to employers.

After one interview with a retailer that unfortunately only lasted a few minutes and left Simone feeling she had done something wrong, we helped her keep her confidence up, explaining to her that that not all interviews go according to plan and that the important thing was to learn from each of them. After that session Simone was determined to use her positivism to secure a role… and she did!

In July 2015 we secured an opportunity with the perfumery retailer Penhaligon’s. It was a brand we knew that Simone loved and a small store that would offer her a friendly culture to grow within. After a final mock interview session with Recruit London and a session to ensure she knew all there was to know about Penhaligon’s, Simone attended the interview and won them over instantly!

Penhaligon’s say: She is settling very well! She did brilliantly and was a joy to work with. I can say that she’ll definitely have a future in retail. It felt like having another member of staff and not a new starter.

Simone explained: I want to take this opportunity to thank the Recruit London team for working with me and preparing me for the interviews that came up and getting my confidence back. I felt your support every step of the way, I felt I could always call on you or send an email with confidence that my questions or coaching enquires would be sorted before an interview. Thanks too for all your patience with me on those days when I didn’t return your calls or reply to the emails on time. Nonetheless you carried on searching on my behalf and for this I thank you…. Especially for making the right match for me with Penhaligon’s!

Recruit London are continuing to be on hand for Simone should she need us but we are confident that this is the start of a long term career in retail for her.


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