When you register with The Works Search you can expect thoughtful career advice, great connections and insider knowledge. For corporate communications professionals looking for a supportive search agency to help you make a great career move, this is what you can expect.
What we WILL do
What we WON’T do
You might wonder “what is the point of signing up to a search agency to help with my job search when I can contact companies directly?”
While you can of course go direct with your job hunt, signing up to a reputable search agency makes sure your search is seamless and a lot of the leg work is taken care for you.
Think about why singers and actors have agents to represent them – it’s because they need someone to proactively present opportunities to them, negotiate pay, and manage their timetable.
Similarly, you are a highly skilled professional and deserve someone to represent you in your job search. By signing up to us, we can come up with ideas that you might never have considered. We represent you in negotiating your salary with the companies where we have arranged interviews for you. We discuss the details of the job roles with you, before you even meet with the companies. If you have multiple interviews, we make sure that their timings are all lined up so if you have multiple offers, you can consider them all at the same time. We also give advice on whether we think a particular opportunity is suitable for you and help you make your CV great!
The Works is unlike any other recruitment agency I've met. They work hard to understand what is best for you AND best for the employer. Sarah wants a perfect match not just a role filled. She gives intelligent and useful insight on those who will be interviewing you and information about the firm you can't find by reading websites. She challenges you to stretch yourself and gives you the confidence to deliver. Her pre-interview prep talks are first class. As a potential employee or as an employer I trust The Works to deliver what I need wrapped in a seamless process.
What makes The Works stand out for me is that they take the trouble to build a relationship over a period of years. They have always been prompt with feedback (no ghosting, which is all too common) and give comprehensive overviews of the personalities involved at prospective new employers on the basis that it is best for everyone to avoid surprises. They give me good advice on my strengths and weaknesses and on the packages on offer. They also never waste my time by contacting me about unsuitable roles.
Director of Communications,
Leading investment firm
I would recommend Sarah and her team to anybody looking to change roles within the industry. She really listened to what I was looking for and provided brilliant guidance and encouragement at every stage of the process.
Associate Partner, Instinctif Partners
If I would use one word to describe Sarah, it's thorough. Nothing is left to chance - candidates will feel like they are properly prepared before any interview stage - Sarah does not hold back in giving feedback on their strengths, and critically, the things they need to work on. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Corporate Communications Manager, PA Consulting
Sarah is very well connected and extremely experienced. She gave excellent support all the way through the process - from tips on improving CV to advising on every round of interview. I liked that Sarah is efficient, professional and focuses on candidate’s unique skills and experience carefully assessing various positions. There is definitely no “one size fits all” approach.
Corporate Communications Manager, Franklin Templeton
I found Sarah great throughout the recruitment process. Always happy to answer questions and I never felt like I was being put under pressure either way.
Director of Investments & Client Communications, Aviva Investors
It you’re a PR and communications professional in London, I recommend you only go to The Works. They know the industry, they have great connections and they know how to help you become the best applicant you can be.
Head of Marketing & Communications, Canopius Group