And does your service stop there?
Absolutely not. To date, around two-thirds of our clients have been successful in landing the job they interviewed for, which is a fantastic success rate and one of which we’re very proud. If a client gets a job within six months of their original appointment, we offer the opportunity to come back to us for a second dressing, to choose a working wardrobe. They can choose up to another five pieces to take away and keep, to help them through what can often be a challenging first month in a new job.
Our small team of stylists work hard to help our clients as much as possible. They meet and greet them when they first arrive and set to work, planning the perfect interview outfit. They find out a bit more about the job role the client is going for so they can find the perfect outfit for every interview.
This is not a makeover – they are already great as they are. It’s all about the client and what makes them feel comfortable and confident for their interview. We aim to empower our clients to turn up and do their absolute best in the interview situation.
Who is your typical client for Smart Works?
We see a range of women – from those who have been unemployed for a long time due to health issues, those who have been made redundant, have been caring for family members or have lost their confidence. We support women from all walks of life into the workplace – from 16-year olds to ladies nearing retirement.
In terms of the industries we support, we’ve helped women find work as carers, in the hospitality industry, retail, management roles, administration, HR, and jobs within corporate organisations as well.
Providing a client has a confirmed job interview for a paid role, whether temporary, part-time or full time, a year-long apprenticeship position and they identify as a woman, Smart Works can help.