GET THE INSIDE EDGE WHEN SEARCHING FOR YOUR NEXT JOB IN BEAUTY

June 19, 2017

GET THE INSIDE EDGE WHEN SEARCHING FOR YOUR NEXT JOB IN BEAUTY

We work with lots of Recruiting Managers in the Beauty industry; no matter what kind of role, or size of the company, their hiring challenges are often similar.  As a job-seeker, understanding the challenges that potential employers have, can help you tailor your approach, so YOU stand out from the crowd!

CHALLENGE: TIME PRESSURES

What are employers looking for?

Information about you, provided in the most time-efficient way.

A cover letter that is relevant

This is your opportunity to draw connections between you and the role:

  • If there is an ad you’re responding to, make sure you address the specific criteria listed in the ad, and describe why you would be a great fit for the job. 
  • Avoid using a form letter that hasn’t been updated specifically for the job’s requirements.
  • Keep it short and to the point.

A résumé that clearly spells out work history, skills & experience

Employers want to see quickly that you have the experience and skills to do the role, therefore your résumé needs to be well-formatted, uncluttered & easy to read. For each role, list:

  • Where you worked.
  • Your title.
  • How long you were there (use month/year format).
  • Your responsibilities (listed in bullet points).
  • Your achievements (again, in bullet points).
  • Include your education details, as applicable.

A LinkedIn profile that’s up to date

  • The details of your LinkedIn profile should match that of your résumé – titles, employers and dates.
  • Make sure you look professional in your photo.
  • Research and “follow” other companies in the Beauty industry – this tells us about your professional interest in Beauty.
  • Above all, ensure that all of this content is free of typos - to an employer, it demonstrates your work ethic and attention to detail. Put your best foot forward!

CHALLENGE: FINDING THE RIGHT BLEND OF SKILLS & CULTURAL FIT

What are employers looking for?

Not only someone with the skills and experience to deliver on the role, but also a personality and working style that will fit into the company’s environment. Use homework & the interview process to make sure you are the right fit for each other:

  • Is the company fast-paced, or more measured and process-oriented?
  • Is it a smaller organization, with less resources but a ‘roll up your sleeves and get it done’ approach? Or perhaps bigger, with more departments that specialise in their functions?
  • What are the values of the company? Do they fit with your values?

CHALLENGE: CANDIDATES KEEN FOR THE ROLE & WITH A PASSION FOR BEAUTY

What are employers looking for?

Someone who will describe:

  • Why you want to work for their company.
  • Why you want the role that is on offer.
  • What you can bring to the role.

Be sure to do your homework, and be prepared to discuss:

The Company:

  • Look at their website and social media channels.
  • Google the brand and their parent company to familiarize yourself with their company structure and any recent news.
  • If they are a retail brand, go in to stores and look at their counter presence or their wall – have a chat with the beauty advisor.
  • Already love & use their products? Look in your cosmetic bag & note the specific product & shade name, to mention in your interview.

The Role:

  • Read the advertisement/job description carefully!
  • How does your experience make you qualified for this role?
  • How does a role like this fit into your career progression plans?

LOVE THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY? TELL US WHY!

A genuine enthusiasm for Beauty always makes a positive impression on potential employers.

You can tell us in your cover letter, and/or in your interviews, but be sure to be able to also tell us why you want a career in Beauty.

By Michelle Heaps & Erica Oroszlany, Managing Partners, BeautyConnections Australia

SYDNEY
Michelle Heaps
Managing Partner BeautyConnections Australia (02) 9432 7826

MELBOURNE
Erica Oroszlany
Managing Partner BeautyConnections Australia (03) 9607 1391

 

 




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