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Jobs at mccarthy

Why work for us?

We are a unique and exciting business - we are always interested in talking to like-minded, talented, driven, tenacious and fun people. We don't recruit to specific vacancies, we recruit the right type of individual who we feel will add value to the business. Our journey so far has been exciting, successful and exhilarating; could you be celebrating our next award with us?

To get an idea of the types of roles within our business please see below for a variety of our Job Specifications.

Our selection process

Our interview process is crucial in making sure that we hire the right people; not only to do the job, but more importantly who will slot seamlessly into our culture.  If you are interested in working for us and finding a Career in Recruitment the selection process you would be involved in looks a bit like this:

  • A telephone chat – a chance to find out a bit more about the role and for us to find out a bit more about you!
  • A face to face interview – an opportunity to meet your future Manager and see who you might be working with.
  • A work sample – this is a crucial part of the recruitment process where you will get to truly see what it is like to be in the hubbub of the office, meet the whole team and experience half a day of the "McCarthy Life".  You will also get a chance to have individual conversations with some of the team to give you a true picture of what the role involves.
  • Meeting out MD – when you meet with Kate McCarthy you will be able to truly understand the principles and ethics that the business has evolved from and discuss the role that you are interested in more detail.

We would hope that the above would give you a good taste of what it is really like to work for McCarthy Recruitment, however, we also make sure that at the point where you accept an offer from us, you know exactly what your role will involve and what the ups and downs could be.  We know that if you want to join our team and be successful here then you need to do so with a strong understanding of what the role and business is like; no matter what level you come in at.

What makes a ‘Very McCarthy Person’

At McCarthy we genuinely aren’t like other Recruitment Businesses; where your job has a heavy emphasis on cold calling and extreme levels of pressure.  At McCarthy, our team deliver on established client accounts, which means you don’t have to do any cold calling, but instead simply work hard to fulfil our clients’ needs by finding them the very best talent in the marketplace. 

In addition, we aren’t overly corporate or structured; instead, we encourage people to work in a fluid way, developing an approach that works best for them so that ultimately they can do a great job whilst staying true to themselves within their Career in Recruitment.

Unlike many of our competitors, almost all of our staff have previously worked within the Retail industry themselves so we genuinely feel that we can add real value to our clients as a recruitment partner, drawing on our extensive retail knowledge and experience in the sector to ensure that our customers are able to attract the best candidates for their businesses. We have also successfully appointed people into our business without a Retail background as we believe that we can teach anyone how to recruit; so long as they have the right attitude. 

Our DNA Tree below highlights the types of behaviours that we would be looking for in a new recruit and we utilise this ‘Tree’ as a reference point throughout our Recruitment Process.  It is essential for us that any potential new team members understand our team dynamics and identify with our values and unique culture.

Our careers in recruitment

Graduate Recruitment Resourcer
Recruitment Consultant (Retail Sector)
Recruitment Consultant - Retail Fashion
Graduate Executive Resourcer
Executive Resourcer

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