Suits you! Anne Corder Recruitment helps women dress for interview

Staff at Peterborough agency Anne Corder Recruitment have joined the likes of Prime Minster’s wife Samantha Cameron by donating suits, clothes and accessories to a charity helping women get back to work.

Dress for Success offers practical help to women who have been out of the workplace for a spell. Professional stylists help them pull together interview outfits from clothes donated by other business women. They are also given personal interview training by a senior executive to boost their confidence as they embark on their job search.

The international charity has the backing of Samantha Cameron who hosted a Dress For Success reception at 10 Downing Street earlier this year.

And now the Anne Corder Recruitment team has pledged its support. By the time the team had rummaged through their wardrobes, the rails at the agency’s Park Road offices were bulging with an array of good quality suits, trousers, skirts, shirts, bags and accessories.

These will now be available through Dress For Success to women on low incomes who are taking their first steps back into the workplace.

“We felt a real affinity with the charity,” said recruitment partner Karen Dykes. “We deal regularly with women hoping to return to work who feel nervous and lack in confidence. The clothes we have donated will be available for women just like that to put together an outfit, with professional help. Just knowing you look the part can be a tremendous boost when you walk into an interview.”

Pic cap: ACR staff Rosie Hooton (left) and Danielle Molyneux (right) examine one of the suits collected for Dress For Success

Since 1995, Anne Corder Recruitment has been at the forefront of recruitment in the Greater Peterborough area. By ensuring best practice in every area, the entirely independent agency has developed a reputation for providing a high quality service to candidates and clients, delivered by a team of hand-picked professionals.

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