After studying Art and Fashion Promotion at University, Sara Taylor took her first steps into recruitment - and she's thriving! We asked her about her experience working at The Candidate so far.

Sara Taylor - Creative Recruitment Consultant


What is your role at The Candidate and what type of things do you work on?

I am a creative recruitment consultant, so I work on the permanent creative roles we get here and with candidates looking for a role within the creative sector, whether that's Graphic Designers, 3D Modellers, Photographers, Video editors, or Presentation Designers for example. I work with candidates and clients alike to find the perfect match so that both parties are happy and excited about the pairing. With a background in fashion and the creative industry I really enjoy helping my candidates find their ideal role, no matter what level they are at. I also love discovering more about the industry and changing trends by attending events, talks, and just through chatting with candidates!


What is the culture like?

The culture at The Candidate is unrivalled. Everyone is so supportive, encouraging and champions each others success. Having never worked in recruitment before and hearing the horror stories of how some agencies are, I was nervous about the pressures and culture, but luckily those stories couldn’t be further from the truth here. Everyone is genuinely friends, work as a team, emotionally supportive, and the work/life balance is great. Best place I’ve worked by far! 


What is the best thing about working at The Candidate?

I think the best thing is the people. Going for drinks after work, days out with the team (like the Chester races!), and just the general loveliness of everyone makes it feel like a family. I actively want to come into the office so I can see everyone! The flexibility is also a massive perk, meaning you can sort things out or take some time off if need be - really takes the pressure off and gives a great work/life balance.  


Who should speak to you?

Anyone looking to get into the creative sector or for their next role in the industry. Whether you’re self taught, have a degree in a creative field, or have years of experience already behind you, it would be great to have a chat and find out how I can help you get to where you want to be, so please do get in touch!


Looking for a job in the Creative industry? Get in touch with Sara on 0161 833 1044 or [email protected].

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