It took me 3 months to find my first job in London. If I had to be honest with myself I was under prepared and had high hopes of walking straight into my dream job in fashion.
After the 1st month of job hunting with no bites, I was starting to feel uneasy. As the 2nd month whizzed by. It felt like I was throwing my CV into a black hole never to be seen again! Desperate to get a call back from anyone I knew I had to change my tactics.
So instead of pursuing an industry, I had no experience in I decided to apply for roles where my skills could be easily transferred.
One of these roles was a Junior Consultant role at Creative Recruitment. It was perfect! I had a good working knowledge of the industry. I had experience in vetting CVs and it would be a great insight into how the industry worked in London.
Exactly a day later I got a call back from Alan and he wanted to meet up!
Halleluja!!! I finally got to speak to a human!
My time at Creative Recruitment was short. I learnt a lot about recruitment in London, I even picked up interviewing tips.
I loved the administrative side of things. Like data entry, completing the candidate profiles on our system, and general paperwork for the senior consultants. Although I didn’t run any candidate interviews on my own I did get to sit in on some. I loved meeting creatives and getting to know more about their work and what their career aspirations were. This was 3 months well spent.
Also, my wonderful colleagues helped me get an interview at asos.com 🙂 I’ll be forever grateful to Di who gave me a chance and effectively set up my career path in London!