Lauren M

“When I’m considering a career move, I know that if I contact Geremy, he’ll know exactly how to help me so even though I may look at other job boards, I would absolutely ring Placed and let them know I’m on the market.”

A long time between job searches but Placed is always top of mind

For someone like Lauren M. who likes to spend several years in a job to learn and grow, the opportunity to maintain a connection with a hospitality recruitment agency that remembers her when she calls is priceless. At her previous role which came via Placed Recruitment – a 1-hat fine dining restaurant – Lauren spent six years, and she has now been with her current employer for three years.

Finding work in a “very small” hospitality industry

“Sydney is surprisingly small in terms of the hospitality community,” Lauren explains.

“When I’m considering a career move, I know that if I contact Geremy, he’ll know exactly how to help me so even though I may look at other job boards, I would absolutely ring Placed and let them know I’m on the market.”

The Placed Recruitment registration process

From her initial encounter with Placed Recruitment, Lauren found that the emphasis was on establishing a relationship. “I had to go in for a meeting with Geremy; we had a chat one-on-one and he really took on board everything I was saying.”

“You could see from the jobs they sent me to that he’d listened to me.”

“Even when I approached Placed for my second placement, Geremy remembered me and knew exactly how to help me.”

Lauren’s new job wish list

Every Candidate who registers with Placed Recruitment is asked about their career goals. In Lauren’s case, she had a 3-point checklist and insisted that at least one of the items had to be fulfilled. “After twelve years of working weekends,” she says, “I really wanted Sundays off. I also wanted to work fewer than 50 hours, and I wanted a change in cuisine focus.”

On both occasions, Geremy was able to secure for Lauren an interview for a Sous Chef position within around a week.

“Geremy very quickly put me on to a job that actually ticked all the boxes!”

“I’ve got my Sundays off, my manageable hours and I’m learning tons of new things in a different environment, focusing on meat instead of fish.”

The value of being a Placed Recruitment Candidate

With two hospitality placements squared away via Placed, Lauren says she knows exactly why they are “the” Sydney hospitality recruitment agency.

“Placed really meet my needs. They help me find what I’m looking for,
not what they’re looking to fill.”

“And Geremy has great contacts in hospitality. Sometimes I feel like he knows where the jobs are before everyone else finds out so I would always go to Placed first to find out what’s out there.”

The ongoing relationship

Lauren says Geremy followed up a few months in to her new role to check how she was enjoying it. “He also comes and says hi when he comes in for a meal at the restaurant. It’s great to be able to stay in touch like that.”

Would Lauren recommend Placed Recruitment to others?

“I already do,” she insists. “I tell other people in the industry that my recruitment agency always looks after me so look them up.”