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Candidates Testimonial

Thank you to The Candidate, particularly Natasha, who helped me to quickly find the role I was looking for. Natasha was very prompt in finding out exactly what sector interested me and finding my key strengths which would suit the roles I was applying for. Natasha helped me throughout the whole process, from my application, to interview tips and even a good luck call on the day of my interviews. From start to finish applying and securing the perfect role was made so much easier thanks to Natasha and the rest of the team at The Candidate. I've now started at a top agency as an Organic Performance Executive and I'm thoroughly enjoying my role and love the team I'm now a part of. 
Alex, Organic Performance Executive, March 2014

The Candidate are an excellent recruitment agency, the best that I have worked with. They don't just find you a job, they find you a job that's right for you and are always on hand to give you advice and help. I would definitely recommend The Candidate to anyone who was looking for recruitment services in the digital sector.
Abigail, PPC Executive, September 2013

The Candidate have interesting opportunities available. Due to their swift communication between myself and their clients they found me a new job within a week. It was a great experience!
Emma, SEO Manager, February 2014

The Candidate was extremely helpful, supportive and professional at all times. They really went above and beyond the call of duty. I was informed of all new developments immediately and with complete disclosure.  I truly believe The Candidate negotiated the best deal for me. They carefully sourced a suitable position based on my qualifications are experience. Which was done based on what was right for my career path. This requires visit.  The Candidate was also friendly and approachable. 
Stephen, PPC Account Manager, December 2013

The Candidate are great recruiters, their team are always bright, friendly, a joy to talk to and really helpful. They managed to get me into a new job really quickly with no hanging around, giving feedback from interviews promptly and quickly. The Candidate are knowledgeable and really can match you to the job you want.
Daniel, PHP Developer, October 2013

My relationship with The Candidate has been managed through Simon and I have nothing but positives to say regarding his overall demeanour and dedication that he has afforded me throughout my new job search. What impressed me most was the complete understanding of my specific requirements that I was looking to progress my career. Combined with his excellent knowledge of the Manchester digital landscape and great relationships with key contacts it was very apparent that Simon always had my interest in mind. I felt The Candidate team went the extra mile with regards to preparation, and afterwards would always go out of their way, even if this meant making themselves available on evening and weekends. Overall, I'm very happy that Simon was able to secure me a fantastic role at a very vibrant and exciting Manchester based media agency and I couldn't recommend him, or The Candidate, enough.
David Selby, Account Manager, August 2013

I found The Candidate to be a fantastic company to deal with. The team are friendly, helpful and very discreet. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to make a move in the near future.
Digital Marketing Manager, August 2013

This is the first role I've ever been placed in through a recruiter, and can honestly say that The Candidate has been completely different from every other recruiterment agency I've worked with in the past.  The Candidate didn't try and put a square peg in a round hole by pushing unsuitable jobs at me - they listened to what I was looking for and found the ideal position for me. There has been regular communication, unlike others who usually go off the radar once they have your CV - The Candidate has been in touch regularly providing me with updates on where my application was up to - I've now got an offer from one of the biggest agencies in the country thanks to the team! 
SEO Manager, August 2013

From the first phone call I had with The Candidate through to the offer letter I was really happy with their efforts in helping me get the job I really wanted. I'd like to thank the team and I'd recommend The Candidate to other people in a similar position to me.
Rob, Senior Account Manager, July 2013

Working with the guys from the Candidate was a pleasure! Without their help and guidance I would not have been in a position to land the superb opportunity they introduced me to! They have been a real asset to me in finding my new role. Many other agencies tried to place me in any role they could without taking into account my experience and knowledge. The candidate approached this differently in looking to get me the best opportunity they could rather then any opportunity they could. Given they had only sent me for one interview and this is the role that I secured I would not hesitate in recommending the agency to others. I wasted time in trying other recruitment agencies when I could have gone straight to The Candidate.
Richard, PPC Executive, July 2013

My experience of The Candidate has been very positive from the first call. They were very proactive and delivered a personal experience. The Candidate gave me support at every stage of the process; ensuring I fully understood the company and what was expected. I would not have found this great position if it hadn't have been for The Candidate.
Lucy, Business Development Executive, June 2013

As a former recruitment consultant myself, I know that recruiters can be guilty of pushing square pegs into round holes simply to fill a role. That's not the way with the guys at the candidate. They listened to exactly what is was I wanted from my next role and importantly took note of the reasons I was leaving my current one too. Interviews were all arranged swiftly with full briefs of the roles and companies beforehand. The role they found was exactly the type of job I had hoped for. Recruitment Consultants get a lot of bad press - these guys are working to change that!
David, PPC Executive, April 2013

I met up with The Candidate and had a coffee discussing the potential roles they could put me forward for. This was a completely different approach to any other agency I had been approached by and the personal touch was a massive plus factor for me. They put me forward for a role I was very interested in and was with me every step of the way. If I was ever in the position where I had to find another job then my first port of call would be The Candidate.
Andrew, SEO Strategist, March 2013

I have no problem reccomending The Candidate as they are by far the best recruitment consultants I have come across. Their personal yet professional approach put them streets ahead of other recruitment companies I've dealt with in the past as they have ensured that they found me a position that was appropriate for me. Brian in particular was very helpful; he listened to what role I wanted and suitably prepared me for interviews - offering the right amount of information and support. The job turn around was also impressive, as I had secured a job within a week. I would highly recommend The Candidate to anyone looking for a new position
Lisa, Sales Account Manager, Feb 2013

The Candidate are by far the best recruitment agency I have come across. Brian was great support when putting me forward for relevant roles and prepping me beforehand with a hands on approach. He showed a real understanding of what I was looking for, which they achieved within an amazing 2 week turnaround! I would definitely recommend The Candidate to anyone as their service is outstanding.
Sally, Account Director, January 2013

The Candidate helped me secure my first graduate job after leaving University. They are definitely the most friendly, co-operative and helpful recruitment agency I have used. They are always there to answer your queries by either phone or e-mail, even during holiday periods such as Christmas. I would not hesitate in recommending The Candidate if you are looking for a job within media, marketing or sales.
Chris, Trader, December 2012

From start to finish, The Candidate team were dedicated and supportive in finding my new role. What's most special about this recruitment agency, is their personal touch in ensuring you get the job you want - regular contact, approachable staff and all with my best interests at heart. I have no problem recommending them to anyone!
Katie, SEO Executive, November 2012

Thank you so much to the team at The Candidate for helping me in getting my new job. They gave me support and guidance throughout the whole application process for my new role. I'm coming towards the end of my first week and already I can tell I can tell I have made a good decision. I think taking this job was just what I was looking for and is going to really help me progress in my career.
Emily, Affiliate Executive, October 2012

The Candidate have made finding the next career move very easy and straightforward. They listened and understood what I was looking for and made sure that I was prepared for each opportunity. I would recommend them to anyone and hope to use them again in the future.
Sian, Affiliate Manager, September 2012.

The continued support and dedication from The Candidate to find the right opportunities suitable for my skills has helped me successfully secure my first position since graduating from University. They are a fantastic, friendly bunch of people who are always prepared to go the extra mile! A real pleasure to work with and the best recruitment agent around. Thank you!
Matthew, Email Executive, August 2012.

The role which was offered to me, complimented my skills and was exactly what I was looking for. Overall the process was, smooth, fast and personal. Any queries or questions I had were answered immediately and I couldn't recommend a better agency.
Adam, July 2012.

The candidate are the most friendly and supportive people you will meet and they definitely have the best contacts and mindset to help you build your career. I will recommend them to anyone I meet!
Katy, Account Executive, June 2012.

The Candidate are the best recruitment agent I have ever had the pleasure to be represented by. Regular contact, in-depth knowledge of the industry and complete transparency meant I trusted them with the task of placing me in a position that would allow me to progress in my career whilst there was no compromise on my desired requirements.
Leanne, Media Executive. May 2012.

I found the service offered by The Candidate to be excellent, with the time from first contact to accepting the job being in under two weeks. Throughout the interview and selection process I was always offered professional and supportive advice, and any queries were answered immediately.
Aisling, Account Executive. April 2012.

Working with The Candidate has been great. The team have demonstrated that they fully understand the nature of our business whilst being mindful of the culture and environment. Well done!

I found The Candidate to be a real breath of fresh air. i was really pleased with how professional the management between the job seeker and employer was.

Your enthusiasm for really understanding candidates’ experience and career aspirations is second to none, making you a real pleasure to deal with.