It’s always great when a job seeker is referred by a friend…

So it was with genuine interest and anticipation I made my initial call with Fiona Duffy. She’d already shared her CV after her friend’s introduction and we began with a general conversation about her experience and her ambitions.

The REALLY interesting thing that came out of this discussion was her personal passion. Interiors design and everything related to this vibrant niche industry.

Incredibly, her original CV didn’t mention it *Screams internally and bangs head on desk!*

She did list her blog URL but didn’t showcase that she’d actually been running this personal blog for a number of years, that it had a huge focus on lifestyle and interiors content or that her blog had won interior awards in 2017 and been shortlisted many other highly coveted awards! In addition to running her blog, Fiona had been providing freelance content for prestigious, much-admired brands.

Guess what folks, this wasn’t on her CV either! Side hustles are SO important and if relevant, should definitely be included on your CV.

It only took a fresh pair of eyes and a bit of recruitment know-how to find out what makes Fiona tick. Essentially we took everything she’d shared with us and created a much-improved CV which showcased her experience, passion and potential talent. In case you aren’t aware, we offer our CV critiquing service for free. If you work in Digital Marketing and want to make sure your CV is the best it can be, make sure you take us up on it by booking your own consultation.

Once we’d recrafted her CV, our focus turned to our extensive network of industry contacts and quickly honed in on one we knew Fiona would love.

its all about who you know

TCMM Shutters, based in Hove, hold a portfolio of plantation shutter brands and were expanding their digital marketing team under the Digital Marketing Manager we had already hired for them. We knew the Digital Marketing Manager had loved his move into the company and it was highly likely Fiona would too.

The next bits all a bit predictable as you know this has a happy ending…

Fast forward 6 months, Fiona has now passed her probation and her career is thriving at TCMM Shutters. She’s also been kind enough to share her take on finding a new job through clockworkTalent:

“I’m so glad I met Natasha. A friend of mine put me in touch with her and the team at clockworkTalent when I was at a big crossroads in my career. I’d handed my notice in at my then job and suddenly found myself looking for a dream career with only a few weeks to find it!

The first thing Natasha did was listen to my interests, experience and passion for interiors – then just when I thought it wasn’t possible, within a week she had got me an interview in a dream position on the salary I wanted, in the interior sector. She is magic! Recruitment consultants like Natasha are rare gems – I’ve never forgotten how much Natasha CARES for her clients and candidates. She genuinely wants to see you happy at work and I am so grateful to be in a career I’m content in, all thanks to Natasha!”

-Fiona Duffy, Digital Content & PR Specialist at TCMM Shutter Group Ltd


If like Fiona, you’re looking for a new job in digital marketing or would like to recommend a friend to our specialist recruiters, get in touch by emailing jobs@clockworktalent.com or you can call me, Natasha directly on +44 (0) 2037 514108.

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