Sales recruitment by direct-selling companies such as the Avon cosmetics brand is helping people who are struggling to find full-time employment keep some money coming in.
Companies like the international cosmetic brand have been steadily recruiting sales representatives across the UK, with many finding it a crucial source of income while they look for elusive permanent jobs.
One Avon representative, 20-year-old Lauren Moulsley, said throughout her time at college and subsequent period of unemployment, she has found the direct sales job to be both important and enjoyable. She eventually decided to go to university, and has kept on her Avon commitments to help with the costs involved.
“I’ve kept Avon up since I started at university and, especially in the run up to Christmas, the extra money came in really handy,” she explained. “I can fit my hours around my studying commitments, and it was great to have some cash to be able to afford more for my family and friends.”
The flexible nature of the sales job means that she can also fit in both her studying and her search for a permanent position, at the same time as adding a very respectable business sales line to her CV.
Geoff Newman, chief executive of online recruitment company Recruitment Genius suggests recruitment of independent sales representatives is a growing industry. “As the economy pulls out of the recession companies are increasingly hiring commission only sales people to reduce their risk and bring in sales.”
Become a Recruitment Genius
The induction process can be a daunting prospect for both the manager and the employee, with lots to remember from…
Making A Job Offer
This is one of the best parts of the recruitment process, as you are able to give the candidate the…
Effective Reference Checking For Prospective Employees
Reference checking is typically considered time-consuming and ineffective. However this is generally because companies adopt the wrong approach. Recruitment Genius…
Illegal Interview Questions
As an employer there are plenty of questions you are entitled to ask at interview. However, there are many questions…
Effective Interview Techniques
Whilst interview techniques will vary depending on the amount of time you have and the position you are recruiting for,…
Shortlisting Candidates for Interview
Whilst short-listing can be a time-consuming process, it is also an exciting moment when you get to meet the potential…
Could Application Forms & Career Portals Actually be Damaging Your Recruitment Campaign Prospects?
Career portals start with the best of intentions – to differentiate you as an employer of choice, underline your employer…
10 Tips To Improve The Success Of Your Online Recruitment Advertising
Online recruitment has revolutionized traditional advertising. You can now truly measure your return on investment and identify the most effective…
Secrets To Online Recruitment Success
Online job sites are arguably the most effective way to reach a wide range of candidates simply because they are…
Choosing The Best Online Job Boards
If you do not choose the best online job boards, then your recruitment campaign runs the risk of immediate failure.…
Selecting The Best Online Recruitment Company
The good news is that the age of expensive, poorly targeted newspapers and print media is pretty much dead. But…