Butlers: Tips for Working with An Agency – Be More Effective


Published on September 13, 2016

If you’re a butler looking for a job you probably already have experience in working with recruitment agencies. As you know, an agency can be a great way to help you find your next job, but working with a bad agency can be a disaster.

Here is a few words of advice about working with agencies from a veteran butler.

What should you look for in a good recruitment agency?

The Butler, from experience, would know what agencies to use and who you would trust and who you would not trust. Some agencies just want to put you with a client for the sake of a commission, whereas there are other agencies who actually want to help you find an actual fit.

Why is trust important when working with an agency?

If you want to be Butler, trust is very important, as the agency also has to trust the staff they are placing, as they are actually representing that particular agency in that household.

What advice would you give to a candidate looking to join an agency?

I would go online and check the agencies for the references of people who have actually been working for them, who have used them and see what guidance they would provide to me – the reputation, have they got a good turnover of staff?, are they recommended by other people? etc.

I’d also deeply research the clients they would be sending me to as well, if it was possible.

What is the most important thing to look for in an agent?

The most important thing to look for in an agency is an agency you can trust. If you feel that something should go wrong, they would support you in their times.


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