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“Placed do a lot of the hard work for you. They are the negotiating party between Candidate and Employer. Also, Geremy would frequently check in with me about roles he knew would fit me.”

Lauren finds her ultimate role was created specifically for her

Sometimes, you see an opportunity and go for it but then it seems it was meant for someone else. This was how it went for Placed Recruitment Candidate Lauren, who applied for a position as Director of Food & Beverage at a high end Sydney property with multiple F&B outlets. After missing out on the role, she continued the job search and was ultimately validated with an offer from the same employer six months later.

How Placed Recruitment kept Lauren in the loop

Initially, Geremy had conducted one of the three interviews with Lauren for the Director position and was advised that she was the second choice. The employer asked if she wouldn’t mind being kept in touch. “I thought they were just letting me down easily but Geremy stayed in constant contact with me and kept me informed of other roles I might be interested in. We kept in touch and he heard from that original employer. They said they would literally create a new position for me and today, I’m their Assistant Director of Food & Beverage!”

Getting to know the Candidate

Even from their initial communication, Geremy had been creating a profile on Lauren which, as with all Candidates, was comprehensive enough to know exactly the type of role for which she would be a perfect match with an employer organisation. “He knew that money wasn’t the priority but that I wanted to learn new things and move out of operational roles. He made the effort to get to know that I was after a more strategic, executive role and that I wanted something where I would be the one who makes things happen.”

The Placed Recruitment difference

Lauren says that she has used other hospitality recruitment agencies in the past but that they take a very superficial approach. Placed Recruitment was entirely different.

“Placed do a lot of the hard work for you. They are the negotiating party between Candidate and Employer. Also, Geremy would frequently check in with me about roles he knew would fit me.”

Coaching and mentoring is all part of the service

Lauren was surprised to discover that before and after every interview, Geremy would call to provide coaching. “He would give me feedback from the employer and reassure me that I was suitable for the role and advise on how I should tackle the next interview round.”

Calling it “empowering”, Lauren says her bolstered confidence meant she didn’t miss an incredible employment offer based on interview performance.

Not ‘just another faceless Candidate’

Feeling valued as an individual was an important part of the Placed Recruitment experience for Lauren.

“Geremy never leaves you wondering. You never feel like if something didn’t go well, it’s all over. He takes the time to explain and encourage.”

Lauren also says that the recruitment process was very personalised and that she felt guided and supported every step of the way. “Even when it seemed to be taking too long for the contract to be presented, Geremy would call and keep me posted on what was happening.”

Would Lauren recommend Placed Recruitment to others?

“I personally only ever dealt with Geremy but he is such an expert in matching people to hospitality roles and, seeing how the team operates, I would never hesitate to recommend him.”

“We have now used placed on four separate successful occasions.”