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Check out our Job in Focus below for exclusive advice from Farfetch’s Jazzmin-May Carroll, Talent Acquisition Manager in North America, to understand how you can impress in their recruitment process for the Retail Recruiter role.
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Location: New York
Job in Focus: Retail Recruiter at Stadium Goods
Interviewee: Jazzmin-May Carroll, Talent Acquisition Manager at Farfetch, North America, and Stadium Goods
What are the most important skills you’re looking for?
One of the biggest skills that we’re really looking for is [...] to be a true business partner to hiring managers. [...] We want someone who is almost like an expert in their field and can offer that level of rigour around advice, market insights, and what other competitors are doing.
For our interview process, we ask a lot of behavioural interview questions. We really want to know the situation, how you handled it, what did you do? So [those] examples of how they have filled roles successfully, how they partner with hiring managers, how they have really made an impact, it’s gonna be super important.
How can applicants stand out from their competitors?
Research. It sounds so basic, but you’ll be so surprised at how many candidates don’t [...] research before they go into the interview. Being clear on what their motivations are, why they want to work for our business, what they can bring, and really what long-term aspirations look like for them. We want people who want to stay with us for the long-term. I think just showing that very genuine level of enthusiasm is going to be important for us.
What advice would you give applicants applying for a role at the Farfetch Group?
There is so much room to do new things. We’re not a rigid business and there is a lot of autonomy to make changes. Any advice to someone coming in, is to come in with new ideas. Don’t be afraid to challenge the norm.
Come in with an open mind, because our business isn’t corporate. We’re not this super formal organisation — there’s so much that hasn’t yet been done. We would love to have someone on board who wants to make an impact, wants to build things that the name is attached to. I want someone who can come in and make [it] all their own.
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