James Henderson, Design Consultant at Anglian Home Improvements (UK)
Firstly, I recall being incredibly apprehensive initially, as this was obviously a significant investment that required a lot of trust.
It had been over 20 years since I had to put myself out into the market again as I had always been recruited for for roles throughout my career.
I also understood that I was ultimately the one who would secure my new role. That The Barrett Group would not just get me a new job, but support, direct and guide me through a very thorough process that would prepare and enable me to be successful through leveraging relationships in my portfolio whom I trusted as mentors throughout my career to date.
Waffles Natusch, Dan Resendes and several support team members were all instrumental in not just support with weekly calls, but available at incredibly short notice if an interview came up. Even on weekends. Everything from refreshing a relevant resume/CV, training for interviewing techniques, depending on either agency or direct company members and their backgrounds, LinkedIn data mining, company databases etc. and a journey of home work and ground work in preparation.
I think it would also be relevant to add that obviously as of late, the world has changed massively. Major retailing/business trends that are coming out of COVID19 are focusing on collaboration, partnership, community & transparency. The need to be agile, flexible and must have the ability to pivot their business and to pivot digitally. Balancing technology with humanity is now vital and how we navigate the physical environment and digital environment become more relevant.
The rise of sustainability and the rise of the mindful consumer and mindful consumption increases. Todays consumer is much more thoughtful, that cares, is focused on health & safety, security and trust. When searching for the right fit with future roles, candidates should focus on challenging to understand how brands/companies nurture the consumer, focusing on empathy, inclusivity and feeling safe. The future will quickly become PEOPLE FIRST, SAFETY FIRST as apposed to product first.
ALL of this is completely how The Barrett Group focuses their support and I fully endorse them 100%!