Why recruitment and why the Tarsh Partnership?
As a candidate myself on various occasions, I had always been curious about what my consultant was telling me and what they were not! Apart from a few occasions, I had also enjoyed the process of interviewing for different roles; meeting senior marketers and gaining an insight into other companies.
After 5 years in brand management, I had already made the move to the agency-side into a boutique brand consultancy, where I worked with many different FMCG and other clients, so at a point when I was looking for a new career challenge, a move into recruitment became one of my options – a move that enabled me to build a successful, interesting and consistently challenging career.
Having met thousands of candidates and clients over many years, I continue to enjoy meeting candidates of all backgrounds, getting under their skin and debating their particular talents and career aspirations. I equally enjoy getting to grips with a client’s brief, working out who might best fit the role and company.
When I established the Tarsh Partnership, I was keen to embrace all the recruitment skills I had learned over many years, but to add a level of pace, transparency and openness to the recruitment process and company management. I was also determined to harness what was then a relatively immature on-line industry, and use it to promote jobs, attract candidates and clients and build robust relationships with, using the latest technology to communicate and get the best CVs onto the table quickly and efficiently.
All the consultants at the Tarsh Partnership share a passion for delivering best-practice recruitment, bringing professionalism, honesty and a personal touch to their work. They understand the needs of their clients and candidates and are committed to providing exceptional service.
What is your area of specialism within the business?
I have always worked with a very broad range of candidates and clients across the entire marketing industry, managing roles in brand management, consumer, shopper and market insight, category, customer and shopper marketing and in brand & innovation consultancy. I tend to work with candidates at the more middle to senior levels of their career, often advising them when they are considering tangential career moves into other sectors or more specialised marketing disciplines. I regularly work with candidates who are clients of the Tarsh Partnership; confidentiality and discretion being key in these instances.
One piece of advice you would give to a candidate looking for a new role?
Think really hard about what you are trying to achieve in your next move and your longer-term career aspirations, whether that is status, specific marketing challenges or money. Be realistic and pragmatic about your successes, ability and competitive set, but never under-sell yourself or hide your light!
One piece of advice you would give clients?
Trust us as marketing recruitment professionals to offer you current, well-founded, honest advice. Before you brief us on a role, know what your perfect candidate would look like, but also think about where the person spec or role might flex in order to ensure you have the shortlist you want within the timescales and deadlines you need to meet.