Smart Works

Smart Works

Mode Search are proud partners of ‘Smart Works Charity’,

Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need. They harness the power of clothes and confidence to allow a woman to be her best at a crucial moment in her life, giving her the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview and transform her life.

Women are referred to Smart Works from organisations such as job centres, work programmes, prisons, care homes, homeless shelters and mental health charities. Half have been unsuccessful in over 20  job applications. A third have been turned down from over 50 jobs. All are suffering from a lack of confidence in their own abilities.

The tangible impact that the service has on a woman’s confidence is something they  have the privilege to witness every day.  The magic begins when she enters the dressing room and is styled into her interview outfit, hers to keep, by trained volunteers. This is followed by one-to-one interview coaching, after which 64% of their clients go on to get the job. We are honoured to support such a worthy cause.

Smart Works was named Social Action Charity of the Year 2017 at the National Charity Awards, it is their  mission to ensure any woman who needs help should be able to utilise the support of  a Smart Works centre. HRH The Duchess of Sussex is the  Royal Patron of Smart Works Charity.  

Mode Search’s Founders

“Having spent most of our working careers in recruitment, it’s an industry we are both truly passionate about and we know that finding the right job can be life changing.

We understand the  importance of confidence to allow a woman to be her best when looking for employment , giving her the self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview.

When looking for a charity to support, we wanted to find an organisation that would really benefit from our time and expertise so we could put our industry experience to good use."

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