New partner to the Giftware Association, I Love My Job, are a specialist recruitment company in the gift, home and accessories industry. They are offering free of charge advice on anything recruitment related to all GA members.
Founder Louisa Mordaunt regularly interviews candidates to help them find a job that they love, so we’re switching things up and putting some questions to her to find out what they are all about.
Louisa, why did you set up I Love My Job?
I launched I Love My Job in the summer of 2010, having worked for 6 years within the gift industry and I was very lucky to always love what I did. I wanted to be able to help other people feel the same way, so I set up ILMJ with the aim of helping people find jobs within the industry that they can love too.
What roles do you cover?
We have probably worked on every type of role that exists within a gift, home or accessories company! The most frequent candidates that we find for our customers Account Managers, Sales Administrators, Product Developers, Supply Chain Coordinators and Designers but we cover all departments including marketing, technical, licensing and finance. We also work on the retail side, recruiting seasonal and home Buyers and Merchandisers for retailers.
What makes you different?
We’re knowledgeable about the industry and we really care about the candidates and clients. As a team, we’ve always wanted to change the perception of ‘recruitment’, as it’s an industry with such a bad reputation, so by being different we can show that recruiters can actually be really honest companies to work with.
Our focus is on finding exactly the right role for our candidates. The first person we placed into a role is still with the company after 6 years which is something that we are really proud of!
Do you love your job?
It’s going to sound cheesy but I really do! I absolutely love it. There are some parts to the job that I don’t enjoy, like feeding back to candidates when they’ve been unsuccessful at interview but the good times definitely outweigh the bad. I will never get tired of giving candidates the news that they’ve got their dream job – that’s the best bit, I love it!
What are the next steps if anyone reading this wants to get in touch?
Whether you’re a company that is potentially looking for a new team member or you’re in a job that you’re not loving just give us a call us on 0203 283 4032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you’re in London just pop in and see as, we’re based right by Trafalgar Square. Have a look at our website for more info – www.ilovemyjob.co.uk