Whether you’re looking to hire a Fashion Designer, to hire a Fashion Consultant, or to hire a Merchansider, here are our expert tips for fashion recruitment and finding excellent fashion talent:
Be flexible with candidate experience
Working in the fashion industry is extremely competitive and can be difficult for graduates to get into. As experienced fashion recruiters, we advise companies to be flexible in terms of the types of skills you’re looking for when you hire fashion staff.
Avoid requiring candidates to have extensive previous experience, as many junior candidates looking for entry-level fashion jobs may not have this. Instead, it’s best to focus on other candidate qualities in your recruitment process.
Focus on personality
Building on our above point, we advise you to focus on the personality traits you require in a candidate. Whether you’re working in fashion buying recruitment, luxury fashion recruitment, or you’re looking to hire fashion photographer, look for candidates that have a genuine passion for the industry.
The beauty of hiring graduates is that they’re always eager to be trained and absorb knowledge. So they’re well suited to adapting to new companies. Visit our blog for more of the benefits of hiring graduates.
Have an engaging fashion job description
One of the best ways to attract top talent and the right candidates to your fashion role is to have a stand-out and well-written job description.
Make sure to have a section at the top that describes your company. This is your chance to sell your role to a candidate, so list any impressive statistics, exciting clients you’re working with, and enticing upcoming projects.
It’s then important to include all the day-to-day tasks of the role and working hours. Our top fashion recruitment tip is to have a ‘benefits of the job’ section towards the top of the ad, as most graduates will be looking for this.
Graduates value more than just salary. So, be sure to include opportunities for progression, training packages, company benefits, and anything else they’ll gain from the role.
Offer a fair and competitive starting salary
It’s important to make sure you’re not taking candidates looking for entry-level fashion jobs for granted. Sometimes, junior fashion jobs are unpaid or minimum wage.
All top fashion recruitment agencies are aware of the value of every candidate. Never undervalue your new hire!
Visit our graduate employment statistics archive to find out what other fashion companies are paying their graduates.