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Thank you so much for finding me a great position! Evie in particular was really friendly and so helpful when preparing me for interview once she'd found the perfect job for me. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a new role. Thanks again!
Chris did a great job finding me a role that was suitable to my skillset. He made the application process simple and stress-free, giving great advice and acting as the perfect intermediary, even when I renegotiated my fee at the job offer stage. Highly recommended.
I highly recommend The Candidate for anyone looking for a career move. I was looked after by Meg Hughes, who really took the time to understand what I was looking for in a role and was incredibly helpful and proactive. I also had great support from Leif Radford and the rest of the team. I couldn’t be more happy with my new position and I’m extremely grateful to the team at The Candidate for helping to make this happen.
Laura was a huge help in my successful career move providing great advice and true care throughout the process. Her recruitment expertise was evident in every conversation we had and I can't recommend highly enough her approach and support, she was always available at the end of a message or call helping guide me through each step. I could not have asked for a better recruitment experience, cheers for everything Laura!
Vic managed to get me a job that kickstarted my whole career. Wouldn't have been able to do it without her. Thank you!
Vic Fuentes handled a whole bunch of my applications, helping me fulfil my desire to move to Manchester and reach my professional goals. She always had something helpful to suggest to improve on my applications and was a breath of fresh air when the majority of recruitment can leave you feeling discarded. Eventually she helped me find my current role and I couldn't be happier! Thanks Vic!
Henry and Victoria massively helped me with my job search and securing a job! Very fluid communications throughout and kept me in ear shot of anything I might be interested in.
Vic was great in helping me find a job and was very responsive when I had any questions.
Had a recent recruitment opportunity with Jack, the experience was really pleasant and the candidate first approach really helped with the experience.
Jack was transparent throughout the entire process, ensuring that any information I needed to find would be instantly accessible as soon as he knew.
Really patient and really professional, would happily work with him again!
Chris Phair is an very professional and attentive recruitment consultant. He made the whole experience feel personal, catered to my needs and was very good at helping me achieve a quick successful employment change in my career. I could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you.
Excellent experience with Elliot Jones at The Candidate. Approached me about a job that was absolutely perfectly suited to my skill set , experience and expectations - a role I wouldn't have known about otherwise. Great communication and support throughout the huge process.
This was my first time working with The Candidate. Leif was great to work with, the communication was great throughout the full process and any questions I may have had were quickly responded to or resolved. Overall he made the full process very easy.
Quick response and very professional! The recruiter that contacted me was Chris Phair and honestly he was the best recruiter that I’ve talked to all these years. Very nice and very considerate about my job application process. He was extremely helpful and reached out a lot even after I got my new job.
I can't thank Elliot enough for helping me in my job search since moving to Manchester! I had 2 job offers from great businesses within 5 working-days from first contact with Elliot, which completely suited my skillset and career interests. Contact didn't stop once offered the job either - Elliot helped me when following up HR tasks and referencing queries. Couldn't recommend him & The Candidate more - looking forward to starting my new position, thanks again so much!
Fantastic recruiters. I would highly recommend them.
The Candidate is THE recruitment agency to go for! I worked with Leif and Ali and cannot thank them enough. Day 1 I got my CV across to these guys and on the same day, they got back to me with a few options and recommendations of roles.
They helped tweak my CV to make it more presentable and gave me a few tips for my interview. And I got the job! It was one of the smoothest processes to secure a new role.
I'm 2 months in to the job and it's the best ever. Would recommend The Candidate to anyone in the marketing industry!
Leif helped me to get an amazing job quickly and professionally!
Jack was amazing to work with on getting the exact role I was looking for. He was checking in and making sure I was happy throughout the whole process even after starting the new role and couldn't have been more helpful!
The Candidate helped me secure my dream role!
Those who contacted me throughout my job search, were incredibly professional and supportive. I cannot thank you all enough, I would definitely recommend.
I had a great experience with The Candidate. Leif was brilliant, and supported me throughout my interviews - sharing some pointers and tips which I found useful and kept me informed every step of the way.
I cannot thank Elliot Jones enough for helping me secure the perfect role for me. His constant reassurance, professionalism and support was wonderful and exactly what I needed. Elliot’s easy-going and friendly personality, as well as knowledge about the industry, put me at ease and he was a true joy to work with.
I can't speak more highly of The Candidate. Within an hour of registering my CV, I had 3 different opportunities presented to me and one of those ended up with me landing an incredible role which I am so excited about. Thank you so much Leif for all you did to support me though the interview process!
Laura helped place me in my current role and I couldn’t recommend her enough. She was so helpful and friendly and got any questions I had answered as quickly as possible. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Laura for any recruitment needs in the future, she’s great!
extremely professional, supportive and guided my through every step. He was available across the entire day and answered whenever help was needed. He even kept in contact to see how everything was going after I started my new role.
Leif has been very professional and extremely helpful throughout my job application process. He would keep me well informed throughout all the interview stages. Explaining in detail what is required in a very personable way.
Leif was responsive and provided great support, especially any questions I had about the role and contract.
The high level of support I have received by Leif is truly commendable! He is extremely professional, very easy to communicate with and went above and beyond to assist me including making me less nervous on my Interview day! He was also excellent at keeping me updated on each step especially when the job application process can be worrying on whether you will ever hear back haha!
I couldn't be any happier! A big thank you to you Leif, keep up the great work!
Jack was amazing from start to finish. He helped secure me a fantastic job and was helpful, friendly and attentive throughout. I couldn’t recommend him enough, thanks Jack!
Leif was able to help me land my dream job! He reached out to me based on my job interests and immediately presented me with suited vacancies which I would not have found if it hadn't been for him. I got 2/3 interviews and over the course of my interviews, he made sure to supply me with advice and constantly reassured me of interview outcomes by communicating with employers on my behalf. Overall, very satisfied with the level of service, pleased with this positive attitude and grateful for approaching me with appropriate career roles during my downturn. :)
Emma was absolutely amazing to work with. She really took the time to get to know me and understand exactly what I was looking for career wise. She was able to find the perfect role for me, ensuring it was the right fit in terms of the agency culture and the role itself. The level of communication and preparation was exceptional from start to finish and she was a joy to work with. Her positive can-do attitude was definitely appreciated on the interview day. I would highly recommend working with The Candidate
The Candidate helped me find a job at a particularly difficult time to do so. Emma, who I spoke to around the role, always spared enough time and constantly gave the impression she valued me as a person rather than a stat. As a consequence the service I received was top notch!
Jimmy Coultas , December 2020
Thank you so much Laura. From the start of the process Laura was committed to finding me the perfect role. I could not have asked for anyone more supportive in my job search. I highly recommend Laura 100%
Keniz Budhabhai, November 2020
An efficient and responsive experience working with Leif from start to finish!
Ashwin Mehta , September 2020
I had a stellar experience with Alison as my recruiter. She made the whole process of interviewing smooth and even enjoyable as nerve racking as those experiences can be.
Such a positive attitude and great follow up she checked in with me every step of the way. Cannot recommend her enough.
Landed a dream position thanks to her!
Sofia, September 2020
Fantastic service from Elliot, he secured an interview for me and was there every step of the way, right through to job acceptance. Very professional and efficient, couldn't recommend enough!
Hannah Riding, October 2020
Leif was amazing when I was looking for a new role, really responsive and went above and beyond to really get to know what I was looking for. Very friendly, helpful and really knowledgeable about the industry and the type of roles that would suit me. Would definitely recommend!
I have also spoke with Laura, who again was really responsive and knowledgeable - I love that The Candidate all work together to make sure they find the perfect role for you.
Nadine Higham, October 2020
Worked closely with Helen and Matt at the candidate. Couldn’t fault them at all, both extremely helpful throughout my job search. They were in constant communication with me from the outset, right through to getting the offer letter from the job. Cannot thank them enough, would not have found a job I love so much without them.
Hannah Taylor, February 2020
Jim Ker, February 2020
I can't praise the Candidate, and in particular Alison and Emma highly enough. I recommend them to all my friends in the industry looking for their next move, and have used them to recruit into my team agency side.
They have supported me into every role over the last 4 years, and I wouldn't use ANYONE else. Firstly they care about finding you to right fit, give advice on prep work ahead of any interviews and most importantly are able to have honest conversations, both ways when needed to ensure everyone is on the same page, and in an industry full of noise this is absolutely crucial.
If you are looking for a new role, or hiring into your team I dare you to find a better recruitment agency or duo better than these guys!
Victoria Blount, February 2020
Adam Karow, February 2020
Incredibly impressed with the recruiters. I had my CV with several agencies, but the Candidate hand-picked digital roles that were suited to my experience and what I was looking for.
A special thank you to Beth, Emma and Helen who collectively secured me with 4 interviews in the space of a week!
Couldn't be happier with the service and support I have received, from initial discussions to being a phone call away and assisting me at every step in what could be perceived as a daunting process.
Sultan, February 2020
Jack Park, February 2020
Jordan Ashcroft, December 2019
Angus Grove, November 2019
Sophie Roberts, November 2019
Hazel Owens, November 2019
I've spoken to a fair few recruitment agencies and agents over my career and none have been as happily involved as the candidate and more specifically, Leif.
I first asked for promise of a longer term partnership with Leif so that we could really spend time finding the right role and he massively delivered on that commitment.
I felt supported and that Leif had a genuine interest in getting me to where I wanted to go which in this day and age is a hard service to find!
To The Candidate, Leif really does work hard and deserves acknowledgement!
Michael Chapman, November 2019
Sarah Phillip, October 2019
Great service from start to finish. Christian was really helpful, called me and followed up regularly. His help and advice was invaluable, helping me get the job!
One of the best agencies I have ever dealt with - thank you.
Tracy Eastham, October 2019
Andrew Dutton, October 2019
5* for Felix, made the process smooth and easy and helped me get a fantastic job.
Nen Narry, October 2019
I've worked with the Candidate a couple of times now and had a fantastic experience - I feel that Alison has really taken the time to get to know me, firstly helping me secure the job that allowed me to relocate from London to Manchester and then again being incredibly proactive and supportive when I was looking for a new role in the city.
Alison and the team always kept me up-to-date and answered and queries/concerns/questions I had, as well as readily given advice when needed. They understood what I was looking for and ultimately helped me find a fantastic role!
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a digital role in the North West!
Olivia Skinner, October 2019
Kelly Cunningham, September 2019
Chris Timm, September 2019
Christian was absolutely amazing at getting me the job! He worked extremely hard to arrange both parties and I can honestly say after so many bad experiences with Recruitment agencies, The Candidate offered so much support and advice. Such a genuine experience with genuine banter! Thank you so much to both Christian and the Candidate!
Kendall Jones, September 2019
I was referred to the Candidate by my girlfriend who had used them previously for her placement and held them in high regard.
I was working across a number of different agencies but always felt that The Candidate and Leif, in particular, were the most pro-active in finding job opportunities. These always felt carefully considered to my requirements and Leif always was able to explain the company, role and culture, which is good evidence of strong relationships between agency and client (and not always the case).
After a matter of a few weeks I had a number of fantastic offers, but what impressed me most was that despite being at the last stages, Leif, who over this time had really tuned into my wants and needs, threw a curve ball of an opportunity that he believed really suited me. Given my status of having offers, he worked quickly, leveraged his personal relationship with the business, emphasised the urgency, and ultimately this is the job role I ended up accepting.
I always felt this behaviour was above and beyond, which is credit to The Candidate. It's not just about placing a person quickly, as might be the case elsewhere, but working with that person to get them their perfect placement.
David Selby, September 2019
Alex Glendinning, September 2019
Andrew Haines, September 2019
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Richard Halling, September 2019
Friendly, professional and extremely helpful!
Sian Maxwell, September 2019
Tried a few different recruitment agencies before coming to The Candidate. None of the previous agencies could find someone with all the qualities we were looking for.
I contacted The Candidate and got assigned to Helen who was lovely, I explained what we were looking for and within a matter of days I got sent an application. We had an interview and everything was perfect. Helen helped us with the salary negotiations and we got the ideal candidate.
We are a few months into working with our new colleague and couldn't be more pleased.
Really impressed with the speed and quality, would definitely recommend.
Jordan Beaumont, August 2019
Ellie Swinton, July 2019
One word ... Fantastic.
I had been job hunting for a while and not really getting anywhere until I found 'The Candidate'.
Sophie and the rest of the team were able to find loads of interesting positions that I would be a match for (some I had never even considered before). They even supported me through each step of the interview process, I really got the feeling they were interested in me and what I wanted to get out of my career.
Fantastic service if I am ever looking for a new position again I know where I be going first.
Luke Hilton, July 2019
Lina Mikolajczyk, June 2019
Benji Cohen, May 2019
Daniel Robinson, May 2019
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Francesca Noto-Roberts, April 2019
Karolina Sykut, March 2019
Katie Bull, February 2019
Caldon was fantastic throughout the entire process, always available to chat and very helpful. Couldn't recommend The Candidate enough!
Daniel Mckay, February 2019
Massive thank you to Emily Clarey at The Candidate for being so thorough and helping me get the role I really wanted. Definitely would recommend them as there hands on approach is great when looking for a new role. Thank you again for your help!
Chloe Gallacher, February 2019
Shikhar Kapoor, February 2019
The team at The Candidate were absolutely brilliant. Their consistency from start to finish was fantastic, they always kept you up to date and made sure they were readily available for any queries / worries / questions you may of had. They understood me and what I was looking for and ultimately helped me find a fantastic role. I would also like to say a special thank you to Helen and Chloe for their incredible service. I would absolutely recommend The Candidate to a family member or a friend.
Hannah Davies, February 2019
Steven Long, February 2019
Alison Livesey was great in helping me secure a new, fantastic role. Alison was professional, friendly and focused on my interests and requirements. Would highly recommend working with Alison if you’re looking for a new role!
Ken Berkley, February 2019
Within a week Emma and Megan found me a dream job in PPC. Excellent help and advice from start to finish and I wouldn’t have gotten the job without them! Can’t recommend the Candidate highly enough if you’re looking for digital jobs in Manchester.
John, February 2019
First class recruitment agency! I've been in touch with The Candidate for a few months discussing various roles. They are great at finding roles that are relevant to you, rather than just bombarding you with whatever is available. I worked with Leif and Dave who were a great help along the way and always at hand to help. Most importantly they placed me in a role that was perfect for me and my career goals! I highly recommend their service.
Thomas Potter, February 2019
Helen and Alison from The Candidate helped me land the perfect role for me.
They took time to get to know me and really understand what I was after :)
They are really great people to work with, and I can't recommend them or The Candidate enough :)
Lene Raastad, February 2019
Cannot recommend the Candidate enough. I have recently landed exactly the role I wanted through the Candidate after a long time trying through other agencies.
Leif was friendly, supportive and always kept in contact throughout the whole process. After applying for the role he contacted me within 24 hours and set up an interview straight away.
I highly recommend them!
Kate Holmes, February 2019
Chloe has been so great in helping me secure a new, fantastic role. Chloe was helpful, professional and friendly. Would highly recommend working wth Chloe if you’re looking for a new role!
Natalie Norman, February 2019
I was contacted by Helen Logan when looking for a job once I had finished my Master's Degree. She secured me an interview at a really exciting Digital Marketing Agency and I am over the moon to be starting work there next month. Throughout the whole process, Helen has been amazing, always on hand to answer any questions and to see how everything is getting on regarding the role. Thank you for everything!!
George, February 2019
I can’t recommend The Candidate enough! I initially came into contact with them when I was search for a new role 6 months ago, Ash was great and found me a number of suitable roles straight away.
When those roles fell through, I was still hearing from the team every week or two to check in and find out how I was. That’s what sets them apart, they take the time to really get to know you and place you in your ideal role.
Thanks to Helen, Ash and everyone else, I’ve just managed to secure a really exciting role and the process could’ve have been better!
Lucas Abbott, February 2019
Great communication and guidance from Leif. Thanks for your support!
Jane Hannam, February 2019
The last couple of months I've worked with people from the candidate for securing my new job.
In particular, I worked more closely with Felix Peach who from day one gave me the impression that he'd do his best to get me a job.
And not just any job. One that matched my skills and I saw myself progress in.
He gave me the confidence and the ability to show my skills when it came to the day of the interview.
He also sincerely kept me updated for any decisions and progress concerning potential offers following that day.
Needless to say... I highly recommend Felix as the person to go to when in search for your new job.
Anargyrose Michaletos, February 2019
An "AWESOME" group of people! Emma, Leif, Chloe & Caledon were very helpful, they made me feel comfortable and kept me up to speed with things. Emma was recommended to be me by a friend and the rest is history. I went into the office to meet the team, they asked me questions to get an insight to my weaknesses and strengths to assist them with finding the best match for me. They really went the extra step to make sure, I was satisfied. It was EMOTIONAL. You can tell when people have your best interest at heart and when others are just ticking a box. These guys really made the process smooth and met me the middle 100%. They gave me a timeline and managed my expectations whilst going through the process. I'm very thankful for stumbling across you guys, the industry needs more guys like you!!! Love you guys!!
Emmanuel Ambrose, February 2019
Helen was really Friendly and professional! Was always checking how I got on after the interviews she provided me. Highly recommended
Candidate Testimonial, February 2019
Helen went above and beyond every step of the way to help me secure the job, offering advice when needed and a confidence boost just at the right time.
Daniel Bee, February 2019
Sophie Parkin was great at keeping me up to date through the interview process and made sure I was always clear on what the next steps were. Thank you for helping me find the perfect role!
Hattie Broom, February 2019
Chloe was incredible to deal with. She responded to my application the same day and was very proactive at arranging an interview at my earliest convenience. I was offered the position all within the same week. She is BY FAR the best recruiter I have ever dealt with and extremely easy to talk to and even rang me at 7am the day of my interview. Chloe is amazing, her people skills, enthusiasm and diligence will take her very far! I wish her nothing but success!
Alvin, February 2019
Whilst on my job search Chloe Connett got in touch and secured me an interview working for my dream company. She stayed persistent throughout the whole process without trying to sell me other jobs and gave me a massive confidence booster. I went into my interview believing in myself because of the support I had received from Chloe. I think she is a very valuable asset to The Candidate and they are lucky to have someone so nice and understanding working for them. She's helped me kick start my career and I wish her all the best with everything.
Ellie, February 2019
Millie helped me to find a job within 2 weeks! Highly recommend this company.
Lily Fisher, February 2019
Sophie is fantastic to work with. She guided me through the whole process from start to finish and her knowledge and experience really shines through.
Additionally, she truly has your best interests at heart, helping you to find the perfect role for you. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sophie to anybody looking for their next challenge.
Lydia Cartwright-Bain, February 2019
My recruiter Helen was great throughout the whole process, ensuring that I was well placed In a job that suited both my skill set and my interests. Communication on all ends couldn't have been better and I would definitely recommend the Candidate.
James Ashby, February 2019
Leif was absolutely amazing in helping me find my perfect job. He helped me throughout the whole process. The candidate is by far one of the best recruitment agencies I have used. Thank you so much!
Soraya Smedley, February 2019
I can't thank The Candidate enough for their support in finding me my new job. I mainly dealt with Leif, who was absolutely FANTASTIC. I felt like he always had my personal interests at heart and the service felt 100% genuine. Finding a new job is always a stressful process but he made it so much easier for me and provided support all the way, from sending employment options through to interview support. Thanks guys!!!
Graeme Taylor, February 2019
Fantastic recruitment company, Leif was fantastic throughout, providing lots of support and fantastic communication, truly going above and beyond. I would definately recommend them and turn to them again.
Lisa Hesketh, February 2019
A special shoutout to Leif at The Candidate! He was always on hand throughout my job search, even messaging me at my brothers wedding over the weekend! Found me a fantastic opportunity which I was more than happy to accept when offered! Thanks again to Leif and all at The Candidate!
Rhys Clough, February 2019
Fantastic service! Regular communication throughout and they were very supportive in finding the right role for me - even taking phonecalls in the evening hours to check how my interview went. I spoke to Helen and Meg, and they were both fab - would definitely recommend.
Kate Murray, February 2019
The best I could ask from a recruiter! There have been a few unforeseen problems during the process, however Helen and the team have been absolutely incredible, keeping an exceptional line of communication between myself and my employer and ironing out all the creases for me. If I ever need a recruiter again (hopefully not for a while), I know exactly who I'll be turning to! Thanks again.
Sam Cant, February 2019
Amazing experience with Leif Radford.
The communication was fantastic, can't recommend these guys enough!
Rachel Doherty, February 2019
Megan and Ashleigh were both a great help during my job search and found me a brilliant position in a highly respected company.
Working with them has surpassed any experience of recruitment that I’ve had in the past, and I would recommend that anybody who is looking for their next challenge in marketing, to get in touch with The Candidate.
James Tomlinson, February 2019
I can't thank both Leif and The Candidate enough for all their help in securing my new role. Leif was fantastic at every step, from finding me a great opportunity, prepping me for the interview, and genuinely caring about whether the position was right for me.
I'm so happy to be making my next career step, and Leif's commitment and professionalism along the way have made the often stressful process, uncomplicated. I look forward to working with him in the future, and would highly recommend him to any potential job-seekers.
Samuel Allen, February 2019
Absolutely world class support and communications. The Candidate has my heartfelt thanks for helping me find the right opportunity. Special thanks goes out to Leif and Megan. I would not have been able to succeed with their support.
HP, February 2019
I can't recommend The Candidate highly enough, especially Leif.
He is extremely helpful and friendly and goes out of his way to help you and make you feel valued and you really feel that they want to help you.
Sally Johnson, February 2019
Really impressed with service and results. Helen continually went above and beyond expectations and made the whole process efficient and above all successful. Would recommend The Candidate to anyone, 5/5!
Conor Wilde, February 2019
So pleased with my experience with The Candidate. I was in touch with Helen and then Leif who were both attentive, supportive and professional. They listened to what I was looking for and Leif was in contact with me on his weekend before one of my interviews. Highly recommend!
Jaimie Crowther, February 2019
We worked with Sophie P on a number of digital roles - she was very proactive in finding the best and right candidates for us. We are extremely impressed with the work Sophie put in to our recruitment campaign and we look forward to working with her again in the future.
Will Hayes, February 2019
Nathaniel Banks, February 2019
The Candidate are the best recruitment agency I have ever worked with! I worked with both Melanie and Millie to help me find a new role and they were both so helpful and caring throughout the entire process. They both really listened to me and understood what I was after. The entire process was made enjoyable because of the extra care they gave me, even giving me relocation advice to make sure that I got what I wanted. I never felt like they were rushing to place me in any job, and they have completely redeemed my previous opinions about recruiters.
Sarah Botha, February 2019
Fantastic experience with The Candidate and couldn't recommend them more! Simon was so helpful and professional, he helped me throughout the process and has superb knowledge of the Manchester market.
Rachel Fisher, February 2019
I had a great experience with The Candidate.
Helen has been helping me find a job and she’s been extremely available and helpful all the way. She found me an interview in just a week and she has been amazing to work with from start to finish.
She really went the extra mile to help me find a job that matched my expectations.
I would definitely recommend The Candidate to anyone in search of a new job.
Noémie Polet, February 2019
The Candidate were so helpful in finding me a job. Beth was lovely and made sure I was completely up to date with everything and kept in touch, she even offered to advise me with relocating! I would definitely recommend this recruitment agency, after dealing with quite a few over the past 2 months The Candidate clearly treat you with respect and go the extra mile to help you.
Nikki Brown, February 2019
Great recruitment company with amazing people who are super helpful. I would particularly like to thank Beth who was really committed to finding me a good opportunity. She would always give me a call before and after my interviews to make sure they went alright, help me prepare and always follow-up with the feedback the company gave. 100% recommend this company for people looking to find their perfect marketing role.
Lyba Nasir, February 2019
The Candidate were great! Leif was friendly, professional and supported me closely through the whole process.
Alex Todd, February 2019
Top agency! They really helped out by sending my CV out tailored to the specific job I was looking for with other recommendations. Megan and Emma were really helpful in keeping me up to date with any new jobs posted and also were able to provide tips for the interview. Thank you.
Dalton Sebastian, February 2019
Leif was absolutely amazing when I was looking to switch job roles, and maintained a good, trusting relationship with me throughout the process. He offered friendly, professional advice, helped me proof creative briefs when necessary and always went absolutely above and beyond to ensure I made the right decision. I would 100% recommend The Candidate, and Leif in particular to anyone needing recruitment services.
Natasha Leyland, February 2019
I was contacted by the lovely Helen Logan who brought me an opportunity at Marc Darcy Menswear. The job sounded great and she mediated everything with excellent professionalism. She helped me prepare very well for the interview process and was there every step of the way, and I got the job!!
Thanks to Helen for all her hard work, I've been working now for 4 months and i couldn't be happier!
Craig Cassidy, February 2019
After a relocation back to Manchester after 6 years in London, Leif at The Candidate really made the transition into a new role so much easier than I anticipated. Leif is so approachable, professional, friendly, and always available when needed, he guided me through the entire process from start to finish and I couldn't be happier. I'd 100% recommend The Candidate to anyone looking for marketing roles in and around Manchester. Thanks Leif!
Sally Egginton, February 2019
Alex Bradford, February 2019
Robin Taylor, February 2019
Fabulous service! Dominique was so so lovely couldn't have done enough for me! It was like chatting to a friend! Thank you Dominique for everything.
Annah Hughes, February 2019
Leif was so helpful with finding me suitable roles. Always at the end of the phone when needed. Would definitely recommend!
Eleanor Graceful, February 2019
Leif was a massive help in finding me a role, pretty much straight out of uni in a city I barely knew. A recruiter like this is what every grad needs!
Izzie Glazzard, February 2019
Can't express how incredible Ashleigh at The Candidate was, she made my move to Manchester feel stress free and exciting as well as going above and beyond the extra mile! From the initial call to helping me with my interviews and finally getting me the perfect role, they were friendly, helpful and supportive.
If you're working in the digital or creative sector and looking for a new position, get in touch with these guys. I'll be recommending to everyone I know in the industry!
Cameron Thaya Noble, February 2019
Leif and Meg helped me a lot on job searching. They are always here to help and advise and ensure you are on track. Thank you guys you are amazing.
Jill Chou, February 2019
The experience was great and Isabelle is amazing!
Karolina Cala, February 2019
I would highly recommend Leif and all at the Candidate. He has helped me in the past for the job hunt and landed me a job where I couldn't be happier
Todd Pilling, February 2019
Leif was really helpful in my search for a new role. He really helped and was very professional! Thanks!
Daniel Waite, February 2019
The Candidate were so so helpful and caring during the stressful time of job hunting. Emma was always available to chat and give advice throughout my whole application process. Her approach to relationship building with her candidates really does make the process enjoyable and you know they're available to help you through any hurdle.
I am in my first week at my new job and although i'm still finding my feet, Emma still shows the commitment to me and ensures this is the right thing for me as well as the company.
Emma really was like a friend to me and helped me build my confidence to prepare for my interview which turned out to be successful. I now feel i can reach for higher opportunities from her kind reassurance.
Thank you The Candidate and Emma for showing me there's other opportunities out there for me to flourish into!
Olivia Taylor, February 2019
The whole team were great from start to finish, especially Isabelle and Ash. They made it all so easy and talked me through every stage of the process, they helped me get a position in a job that I love! Couldn't be happier with the service.
Joshua Williams, February 2019
Would highly recommend The Candidate and in particular Mel, she’s been very helpful and personable throughout the experience and has placed me in a role I’m greatly enjoying. THANKYOU!
Natalie Gibson, February 2019
“My introduction to the team at The Candidate came in late 2018 around the time I was told that my role at my previous employer would soon be redundant. At the time I was considering a variety of opportunities and I was approached non-stop by recruiters from Manchester, many of whom were just a little bit irritating. During this time I was approached by The Candidate who had some extremely interesting opportunities to offer me.
However, I took the opportunity of redundancy as a chance to go self-employed and have a real go at running my own digital marketing consultancy. The was no animosity when I broke the news to the team at The Candidate and they completely understood that I wanted to give self-employment a shot.
9 months later and slowly becoming fed-up with working for myself and clients who cared little about the work that was being done, I was approached again by Elliot from The Candidate. He came to me at the perfect time with an amazing opportunity I personally would never have thought I was qualified for. A few weeks later and I've been offered the role at an amazing company, within a team of passionate individuals.
I can't stress just how great Elliot and the team at the Candidate have been, and they're nothing less than an exceptional company. Unlike many recruiters I've been approached by these guys know the industry, they have a strong grasp on what certain roles require which I think helped massively as I wasn't simply bombarded with hundreds of jobs I "might" like. They understood my needs and have found me a role that for the first time in years, I can honestly say I can't wait to start!”
Sophie, Senior Google Shopping Executive, October 2019
My experience with the candidate has been nothing but positive. Sophie has been amazing throughout and continues to boost my confidence/spirits every time we speak. Sophie has been super reliable and even taking time whilst on her holidays to update me on the status of roles. I cannot thank her enough for all she has done for me so far. The Candidate has the most wonderful staff!
Ellie, Ecommerce Executive, July 2019
Laura was fantastic and really supported me from start to end. She saw how my CV fitted what the client was looking for and she was right- this was because she was so passionate and knew so much about the client that she knew I was perfect for the role! Laura is also a really friendly and genuine person making job hunting as a Candidate, fun and enjoyable- something I have never experienced before!
Research Lead, June 2019
Amazing team at the candidate! They managed to place me in three jobs in the past 5 years and always had a great experience. They know their stuff and always put forward relevant interesting roles for you.
Stuart, Digital Marketing Executive, July 2019
The candidate is a great recruitment company! I have worked with Emma and Megan in the past and they have been nothing but consitant, honest and caring. Megan really helped me and made what could have been a stressful situation a calm and enjoyable experience. thankyou!
Cesca, Media Manager, Media, April 2019
First class recruitment agency! I've been in touch with The Candidate for a few months discussing various roles. They are great at finding roles that are relevant to you, rather than just bombarding you with whatever is available. I worked with Leif and Dave who were a great help along the way and always at hand to help. Most importantly they placed me in a role that was perfect for me and my career goals! I highly recommend their service.
Tom, Senior Optimisation Insight Executive, Agency, January 2019
If you're looking for a job in Manchester, I would definitely recommend getting in touch with The Candidate. I found that a lot of recruiters would ring you once and then never get in touch again but Chloe was really consistent, understanding and friendly. She made applying for jobs hassle free and helped me get my current job, which is great. She kept me updated during the process and really helped me to secure the job. Thank you, Chloe, you are a star.
Katherine, Marketing Executive, March 2019
I highly recommend working with Leif at The Candidate. Not only was he professional, caring, and speedy, he was genuinely interested in making sure there is a good match on both sides. He was very communicative throughout the process, making me feel really cared for! Compared with the majority of recruiters I've worked with who place salary and speed above everything else, this was truly a refreshing experience. I will be working with them again!
Lina, Head of Growth Analytics, Finance, May 2019
Laura was extremely pro-active when I was available to the market and instantly found me several opportunities, one of which I got the role for within a matter of 2-3 weeks of starting her search. Great attention to detail asking all the right questions which meant all her recommendations for roles were spot on, rather than simply sending me a load that were not suitable as you sometimes find with others.
Also worked with Laura from the recruiting side too and once again the list of candidates and CV I received were of high standard and the right level and experience for the people I was looking for. Highly recommended.
Conrad, eCommerce Director, August 2018
Laura was originally recommended to me by a trusted friend however I’ve since worked with Laura in multiple capacities during my time in the industry. As a recruitment partner Laura and her team have consistently sent over winning candidates, their attention to detail and understanding of the requirements was really refreshing and saved me so much time. Additionally as a candidate Laura really listened to what was important to me to find the right role for me & I'm super happy!
Natalie, Head of Marketing, July 2018
Laura was instrumental in placing me into my position of Head of E-Commerce. Her communication at every stage was brill and she updated me constantly which was really refreshing from a recruiter! She's professional, courteous and very funny. I owe a lot to Laura and the team at the Candidate.
Head of eCommerce, Retail, June 2018
Laura was great to work with in my search for a new challenge. She was there every step of the way during what was a long selection process this included evenings and weekends! I am now 7 weeks in and happy and settled in my new role which I have Laura to thank for her encouragement. I would fully recommend working with Laura in the future.
Louise, Head of Marketing, May 2018
Having worked with Laura on a recent and successful job application, I felt she provided excellent support and was very organised, proactive and professional. I’m positive that the effectiveness she demonstrated with my application will help many other candidates with their next job.
Sam, Head of User Experience, 2018
You couldn't ask more from someone like Megan! She is professional, attentive and listens to what you want from your next venture in the work of world! If you are seeking out a new role I would highly recommend getting in contact with her.
April, January 2018
I had an incredibly pleasant career change journey with Stevie & Leif. They are both very patient, always available to answer any questions and listened to my role preferences without being pushy.
I have now landed my preferred role with an amazing company thanks to Stevie & Leif!
Can’t recommend them enough!
Bea, November 2017
Stevie was brilliant at every stage of helping me secure my next career move. He responded at light speed to any questions I had about opportunities, never pushed roles that I wasn't interested in and supported me every step of the way.
Danielle, November 2017
Stevie supported me every step of the way during the recruitment process. He and Emma regularly kept me up to date with the proceedings and were always on hand to answer any questions I had. I recommend them both highly!
Andrew, October 2017
Stevie helped me progress in my career. Thanks to him and Sophie Parkin I managed to get the role of Senior CRM Executive at BPP. Steven knew what I was looking for and managed to get me into a couple of interviews. He is a great guy and has plenty of options for those who are ready to take the next step in their career.
Tom, October 2017
Megan was thoroughly professional and efficient in helping me to find a full-time SEO position. She offered useful advice before my interviews and followed up after every stage to provide me with updates and feedback. I would highly recommend contacting Megan if you're looking for an SEO or any digital marketing position
Jamie, August 2017
I dealt with Megan initially who was very quick to set up everything up and very understanding of my career aspirations. My point of contact then changed to Amy who guided me through the whole process and put me at ease before my interviews and was very quick to provide feedback. I now have a dream job that I can't wait to start! I'd seriously recommend The Candidate as they genuinely help and aren't like any other recruitment agency! :)
Christina, August 2017
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Megan over the past 6 months. Not only did she listen carefully to all of my needs that I wanted for my next role and matched me perfectly, but she is also professional and is extremely easy to talk to. For those of you who are looking for a new opportunity, I would highly recommend contacting Megan as she is no doubt an expert at her profession!
Katie, July 2017
This is the first time I have worked with Caldon (and The Candidate as a recruiter) and I can honestly say I am extremely pleased with the level professionalism and expertise he has displayed in finding me my current role. Caldon made my work search easy and smooth. He has the natural ability to understand your skill sets/experience and carefully match these with roles which will best suit and challenge you. Throughout my interview process, Caldon made a conscientious effort to regular keep in contact, respond to questions quickly and efficiently and was always accessible – even on the weekends. I would highly recommend him!
Rukma, March 2017
Caldon was brilliant in helping me to secure a new digital marketing job. He was there with me every step of the way through the whole process and was there to give friendly advice when I needed it. He was a very supportive recruiter and got me the best possible offer. He also made sure it was something I wanted and didn't push me for roles I didn't want. I'd highly recommend working with Caldon.
Sophie, March 2017
I couldn't recommend Stevie and also Jack at the candidate enough during the process of acquiring my new position. His friendly, relaxed, but very professional approach really helped in preparing for the interview process and put any nerves I had to bed. I really appreciated the regular updates of progression from start to finish and never felt out of the loop or in the dark. I would definitely approach Stevie again if I seek further employment he and The Candidate provide an excellent service.
Stephen, February 2017
Stevie was great when helping me look for work and made sure I was being put forward for suitable roles where I would be able to develop and not be thrown in the deep end or put forward for just any role! Throughout the interview process for my current role, I had phone calls and texts before and after any interviews and was given lots of useful information on the company and the role itself before I went in. Stevie helped me with my interview prep and gave me lots to think about before going in to interview and kept me up to date from start to finish if he had any feedback or updates. Stevie was really organised and quick to contact me for any updates or even just to catch up on how interviews had gone/how I was feeling about them. It was great to feel so comfortable through what could have easily been a very stressful time. Without Stevie taking the time to look into what would be suitable for me and get to know where I wanted to be, I would not have found the role I am in now - which I love! Thank you, Stevie!
Lindsay, February 2017
Stevie made choosing a new opportunity easy and stress-free. He was friendly, professional, listened to my requirements and delivered what I wanted. Stevie's knowledge of the companies he was working alongside, as well as his in-depth understanding of what each e-commerce role requires, really impressed me. Thank you!
Rebecca, November 2016
I would not hesitate in recommending Laura. She was thorough and more than helpful with my search, always ensuring that she was available to advise and direct me any time of day or night. She provided honest, professional, hands-on support during my search and was always prompt in providing updates on the position. I found her approachable and human in what is always an unsettling process. Thank you, and I hope to work with you again.
Nicola, October 2016
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Laura at The Candidate where she helped me find a role in Manchester. Laura was really hands on, was always on the end of the phone to advise and chat me through the process. She was incredibly helpful, professional and just generally lovely to work with, so it made the whole experience very easy.
Nicola, September 2016
Whilst looking for work, I have worked with various recruiters, but Stevie and the team at The Candidate stand out as the most helpful. Stevie found me suitable roles immediately and sat me up with the perfect opportunity. He was extremely helpful in preparing me for my interviews and was friendly and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend The Candidate for anyone looking for work in the digital sector.
Billy, September 2016
Stevie helped me a lot throughout the whole recruitment process. He was very professional and committed to his job. His support given was above and beyond, making sure that I was applying for the suitable role and he provided excellent advice as well as all information to prepare and pass the interview successfully. I would definitely approach him again if I seek a new role in the digital sector
Antonio, September 2016
Megan reached out to me after finding my uploaded C.V. Right from the start she was enthusiastic and energetic, ensuring me she is doing everything she can to find me the perfect role. She was contacting me about numerous roles and her communication throughout was exceptional. She also didn't just stop at one role but laid anything else that came up my way. Any questions or queries I asked were dealt with as promptly as possible, with her liaising perfectly as the 'middle man' between myself and the companies. She was on the ball as things moved quickly from interview to offer, and it always seemed like I was the top of her priority! She made me feel right at home, when I paid a visit to the agency to meet her, and she was just as lovely in person!
I would highly recommend The Candidate and in particular Megan, for anyone wanting a role in the marketing industry. She did a cracking job, and ended up helping me get the job role that I wanted!
Josh, September 2016
I have had the pleasure of The Candidate successfully placing me in two great roles over my working career at very reputable companies. Laura in particular has always worked tirelessly to help me get the right role and extremely quickly. I have good memories of exchanging emails 11pm at night with Laura responding to my queries and at the same time ensuring I was prepared for my interviews. I have used many recruitment companies in the past, but none like the Candidate who would go out of their way to help me get the right job. Thanks Laura and The Candidate, the best recruitment company and Consultant by far!
Shiraz, August 2016
It was great working with The Candidate when I was trying to look for a new role! Megan, in particular, helped me through the process in a professional manner and put me at ease before and after each interview. The process was quick, simple and you can tell Megan works with many fantastic clients. Not only this but I was given feedback quickly and I felt supported throughout the job hunt. Overall I'm extremely grateful for all the help I received from Megan and can't thank her enough
Samantha, July 2016
I can't express my gratitude enough to Stevie and the team at The Candidate for their hard work. Without Stevie's hard work and dedication, I wouldn't be starting my new role in 2 weeks time. Throughout the application process Stevie kept in contact so I knew how my application was going, which many other recruitment agents fail to do. The service provided by Stevie and The Candidate is unrivalled in the digital sector, and if needed, they will certainly be my first contact for further employment.
Andrew, July 2016
Stevie helped me all along the process of applying for my job, he was very personal and kept me updated throughout the journey! A credit to the company.
Chris, July 2016
My experience of working with Stevie was exceptional. He took care to find out exactly what I was looking for, and quickly found me a role that exceeded my expectations. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable, but professional service. Highly recommended.
Lydia, June 2016
Throughout my job search, Stevie was incredibly helpful, informative and always available to answer any questions. From initial contact to job offer, the whole process was really swift and as I'm about to start my new role, I couldn't be happier! If I'm ever looking again in the future, Stevie and the team at The Candidate will definitely be my first port of call. THANKS AGAIN!
Laura, June 2016
Stevie provided lots of information and preparation for the role. He was extremely helpful and positive throughout the whole process which made the interviews run smoothly and put me at ease. I'd definitely keep in contact if I'm seeking a new role in the future and will recommend him to others.
Christina, June 2016
Stevie approaches recruitment with commitment, passion and enthusiasm which definitely mirrors his style of recruiting. Throughout the whole recruitment process Stevie managed and helped progress my CV, set up interviews and provide outstanding support. I would definitely approach Stevie again if I seek further employment in the digital sector, he and The Candidate provide an excellent service and really stand out in the competitive recruitment sphere.
Nicholas, May 2016
I started my search for a new job just 1 week before Amy was able to secure me 3 interviews for great Marketing firms within the area I was looking at. From these interviews I received 2 job offers which Amy managed brilliantly. Throughout the whole process Amy was attentive and offered great advice and feedback. I am so pleased with the service I have received from The Candidate. I am now looking forward to starting my new job. Thank you Amy.
Natalie, April 2016
When I got in touch with Simon, he was very inquisitive about my experience and what roles might be suitable for me. He was proactive in putting me forward to companies and within days he managed to secure three interviews for me that same week - they were all for jobs I would have happily considered. I got a great offer after my second interview and gladly accepted. I'm now looking forward to starting soon. Throughout the process, Simon was very attentive and we had a lot of follow up calls to make sure I had the best opportunities. I know I will stay in touch and will recommend Simon to anyone looking for work.
Agata, April 2016
Laura has been instrumental in helping me build the team here at Graham & Brown. She is absolutely fantastic to deal with- transparent, great communicator and willing to go the extra mile.
It always surprises me she is only joined the recruitment industry in recent years, but my assumption that's the reason she has been so successful. Previously working on 'the other side' she is a much more rounded individual than the vast majority of recruiters I have dealt with.
If you are looking to recruit or be recruited in a Digital or eCommerce role I would without doubt recommend Laura, she is fast becoming (if she isn't already) an instrumental figure in the northern digital landscape.
Chris, April 2016
Becca was invaluable in helping with my current career move, keeping me in mind when new roles were available. Instead of putting me forward for just anything Becca rightfully waited until the perfect role came in that would match my key skills and capabilities. Thanks to Becca's intuition, I knew I was the right person for the job as soon as I stepped into the interview and was told I had by the end of it.
Damian, April 2016
I would highly recommend Daisy to anyone looking for a new role. She matched me up to fantastic role and helped me to reach the next stage of my career. She is extremely friendly and made sure I was fully prepared for the interview process. In the past, I have been put off by recruiters due to their nature of sending multiple roles and not considering if the company is right for the person. Daisy makes sure that the job is right for you, not just the role but the culture of the company, too.
Sam, Arpil 2016
Laura is exceptional at what she does. She goes the extra mile, providing knowledge and insight that is second to none. She makes you feel well taken care of and will go above and beyond to match the right person to the best role for their skill set. I can't recommend her enough!
Alexandra, April 2016
Simon was an excellent help in me finding a new placement, due to his reliability and hard work. He achieved more in 2 days what other recruiters couldn't do within a week. I am very grateful with all the work Simon has done for me and would happily recommend him for anyone else's help.
Harry, April 2016
Caldon was a pleasure to work with and was very supportive during the recruitment process, allowing me time to ask any questions about the client and the role, which enabled me to enjoy the interview process feeling prepared and relaxed
Kaye, April 2016
I worked with Simon from The Candidate to assist with my recent return to the job market after 3 years and he was amazing. He was very helpful and approachable asking all the right questions regarding the type of job I was looking for and offering recommendations especially as my job requirements were quite specific. He was always quick to respond and get in touch whenever either of us had questions which made the whole job search so much quicker, better and overall an enjoyable process.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon and would highly recommend/come to him again in future!
Tola, March 2016
I have recently worked with Dan to find my current position. Throughout the process he has shown professionalism and knowledge of his field. In addition he went above and beyond what was expected of him to make sure I was well prepared and well informed throughout. His follow up didn't stop after I secured my job but continued well after that. Dan doesn't only get his job done to a high standard but he is also good at building long lasting relations.
Rabih, December 2015
My time working with The Candidate was short, which in itself is testament to the great work they do, as I found employment within a number of weeks. I dealt directly with Simon Rigby, who kept in contact touch with me throughout, keeping me up to date as my case progressed and remaining available whenever I needed him, including out of standard business hours.
Simon was always keen to hear from me, and was receptive of any questions I had. I'm grateful for the time and work Simon put in to help me, and would rate my entire experience with him and The Candidate extremely positively.
Conor, December 2015
Daisy is a dedicated and incredibly friendly recruiter,
and is honestly the best I've ever worked with. She really paid
attention to my previous experience and listened to the type of
jobs I was looking for, and found me two roles that were great fits
for me, the most recent of which I am now in.
She was an excellent communicator, and made sure to check in with me before and after my interviews to make sure I was prepared and to see how they went, which I really appreciated. Thank you again for all your hard work.
Daisy, February 2016
Laura is a very professional and experienced person who gave me valuable advice for the interview process. I very much liked working with Laura and highly recommend her.
Anne-Kathrin, February 2016
Laura was brilliant from start to finish in finding me a new role, she carefully selected companies and roles she thought would be suitable for me and I am pleased to say she was right all along. Laura really covered all the bases when it came to interview and showed very high attention to detail, some of her tips were extremely helpful. It is quite rare that a recruiter takes the time to really understand what it is you want and what would suit both your skill set and personality. I would highly recommend Laura and hope to work with her in my new role.
Richard, February 2016
I recently worked with Laura when looking to take the next step in my career. Laura's diligence made her a pleasure to work with. Thanks again, Laura!
Kaye, February 2016
Within a day or two of first speaking to Daisy she had already organised a promising interview for me which then went on to land me a brilliant new role within only a couple of weeks. She is brilliant at communicating and keeping you updated. I would highly recommend Daisy to anyone looking for a new role
Jade, February 2016
Laura is professional, incredibly hard working (on behalf of the client and the candidate) and has excellent knowledge of her sector. It has been a pleasure working with her and I would highly recommend Laura if you are seeking a new opportunity or searching for your next great hire.
I joined The Candidate's recruitment services in early October 2015 and liaised with Simon Rigby to secure my next job, although this was a speedy process I managed to meet other staff who were also brilliant.
Simon has a very friendly, determined approach to recriutment and has an uplifting personality which makes him easy to work with. He had shown a great level of care and attention to my needs to find me the perfect nest, as I was looking to move from London to Manchester.
He also demonstrated many strengths by going the extra mile during the time we spoke, some examples of these are: Understanding that I was not available during working hours, therefore, he committed to assisting me throughout early morning and late evenings, he also proofread any communications before passing them across to Employers, guidance on presentations and interview preparations, following up with me once a day and even more at times. I am now working in an agency Manchester where I have a strong career prospect and clear growth in my position.
Imtiaz, December 2015
My job hunt had been really difficult until I was contacted by Caldon for my current position. He not only supported me during the whole process but helped me see how valid I was for the position. His knowledge, advice and dedication helped me reach that extra mile needed to be successful. I am very thankful for having been contacted by Caldon and The Candidate. Now I can say I have found what I wanted.
I have recently changed job and Caldon has helped me a lot through all the recruitment process. His professionalism and support are outstanding. He has always given me precious advice not only during the preparation of the first interview but also for the final stage. I would love to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a new job in sales and marketing - commitment and passion for his job have made him stand out from the crowd!
Martina, November 2015
I have really enjoyed working with Laura over the past few weeks, and found her committed to the task at hand, whilst also being extremely personable. I am delighted with my new role and can't wait to get started. Nothing has been too much for Laura and she has been truly dedicated to placing me in a great role. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for roles.
Hannah, November 2015
Fantastic recruiter! It has been my pleasure to meet and work with Laura this past month.
Laura is completely dedicated, hard working and her knowledge of the industry is second to none. From day one I felt at ease with Laura and knew my career move was in good hands. She took the time to know me and what roles would best suit both my skillset and personality.
I would not hesitate for a moment in recommending Laura to friends, colleagues and employers. Laura has turned what can be an extremely stressful experience into an absolute dream!
Ellis, Display and Activiation Executive, October 15
Laura is a great recruiter, definitely specialized in E-commerce positions. She helps you all along the recuitment process, from your first interview to the final stage with presentation. She gives really good advice and helps you to get the job! Thanks again Laura :)
Florian, eCommerce Manager, October 2015
Laura stands out as a recruitment professional, Laura is passionate, hard working and an excellent communicator. Her knowledge of the industry she recruits for is extremely high. I would highly recommend Laura and use her services in the future.
Paul, Change Manager, October 2015
Laura stands out as a recruitment professional because of her knowledge of the industry she recruits for and her extremely professional yet personal way of working.
Having been in touch with Laura for some time, I contacted her recently when I was ready to find a new challenge. Laura, unlike other recruiters I spoke to, only contacted me with relevant roles and ones she genuinely thought matched my interests and seniority level.
Within days I was presented with opportunities matching my requirements, and within two weeks I had interviewed and found an ideal role.
I would highly recommend contacting Laura if you need ecommerce/digital marketing staff or if you are looking for your next job in the industry.
Keiron, Marketing Manager, October 2015
Laura is a fantastic recruiter. She took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for in my next role and did a lot of work on my behalf. She supported me throughout the whole interview process and made sure I felt prepared for each stage. She has found me the perfect role and I would have no issue with recommending Laura to anyone who is looking for a new role.
Jennifer, CRM Manager, October 2015
I required an urgent appointment for an interim digital role. Within one day of briefing Laura, she had visited my office after 6pm to find out more about the role in detail. Just one week later Laura had found the perfect candidate for me and they started 3 weeks later. You can't get a more perfect recruitment experience than this. Thanks Laura!
Jason, Digital Marketing Manager, Co-op Funeralcare
We've worked with The Candidate for quiet some time now having worked with many other recruiters in the past. Laura is by far head and shoulders above when it comes to her knowledge of the industry along with conveying our brand message to the candidates in the most effective manor that results in a seemless process and higher success rate.
She is a fantastic person to work with and is on hand no matter what the time of day to ensure the our requirements are fulfilled.
I would highly recommend The Candidate to anyone looking to recruit.
Les, Head of Global eCommerce, The Snugg
I first met Laura earlier this year and immediately liked her. I was very impressed by the amount of time she gave to get to know me as a candidate.
So it didn't come as a huge surprise when she secured a fantastic role for me which I have recently accepted. Out of all the recruiters I have worked with she has been the best at sourcing the most suitable roles and keeping in touch.
I would highly recommend Laura to both candidates and employers alike!
Daniel, Marketing Manager, September 2015
Daisy has a very friendly yet professional approach. She helped me find a new role after 4 years within the same company, taking into account my preferences and goals for the future. She kept me up to date throughout the whole process via phone/email and gave me all the information needed to give a good interview!
Catherine, eCommerce Executive, September 2015
Laura is fantastic at what she does and I wouldn't hesitate recommending her. In fact, I would actively suggest her as the first port of call if a friend were considering a career change.
At the outset it was apparent that she was professional, driven and clearly very passionate about matching her candidates to the right company.
I have no doubt that Laura will continue to be successful in her recruitment career moving forward.
Claire, Marketing Executive, August 2015
Laura really went the extra mile in helping me find my new role. She made the recruitment process smooth and less stressful than it potentially could have been. She is both friendly and professional and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone going through the recruitment process.
Charlotte, Regional Sales Manager, August 2015
Laura is a dedicated and hard working recruitment agent who always go the extra mile to make sure you not only find the right role but are fully prepared for interviews - checking presentations and recommending improvements/amends even at the weekend and long past normal office hours! I'd strongly recommend her for both her enthusiasm and professionalism
Jenny, Digital Marketing Manager, August 2015
I received a phone call from Daisy just one hour after I applied for the role 'photographer' for a leading fashion brand. Daisy turned the conversation into a great career opportunity for me by providing me with an exact job description as well as explaining the company culture and personality fit. The amount of information seemed colossal, however Daisy made it all sound clear and understandable. Daisy managed my application for the role over the course of a week. She was incredibly responsive and always happy to answer every query I had. Although applying for the role was a very tense time for me Daisy made the whole situation much less stressful by giving me advice on what I need to prepare for an interview. In the end, I was successful on that role and I am really thankful to Daisy for the help and support I got from her.
Patryk, Photographer, August 2015
I really can't praise Daisy enough. Friendly, professional, excellent communicator. I met Daisy through The Candidate as I was looking for work and she matched me up with a job and company I adore. She even checked up on me before and after the interview and on my first day, which really helped me feel good! She's a natural and I wish her a long and fruitful career!
Kathlyn, Reputation Assistant, August 2015
Having experienced many recruiters in the past, I can safely say Caldon is by far the best! Not only did he go the extra mile in helping me prepare for my interview, but he had excellent communication skills and a deep in-depth knowledge within eCommerce, which was extremely reassuring. Caldon was also on hand to answer any questions or queries I had, no matter what time of day it was. For this reason, I would highly recommend Caldon and the people at The Candidate, for their assistance in helping me find a new job opportunity.
David, CRM Executive, July 2015
Laura is one of those rare recruitment professionals who is very committed and persistent to help candidates find their dream jobs.
She is like a trustworthy business partner: highly professional, reliable, available, helpful and has excellent contacts to source the right employer to meet candidates' career expectations.
I can highly recommend her to professionals who are out there on a job hunt, Laura will definitely do everything possible to match you with the right employers
Noemi, Sales Manager, July 2015
Laura was really committed to supporting me as a client from the moment I got in touch. She worked quickly to understand my requirements and matched me to the perfect role in no time at all. Laura was never out of touch and kept me updated with my progress consistently (including at evenings and weekends) as well as providing advice and guidance for my interview preparation. I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone looking for their dream role to advance their career. Thanks for everything Laura!
Danielle, Marketing Officer, June 2015
Laura works extremely hard at making sure no stone is un-turned when it comes to placing candidates. Her thoroughness means that candidates are extremely well briefed and feel really comfortable when it comes to interviews. Laura also chooses candidates well after a similarly thorough research period.
Oliver, Digital and Creative Media Director, June 2015
Daisy was impressively diligent in making sure I was well prepared, confident and thoroughly informed through all stages of the recruitment process. I felt confident consulting her with all of my queries.
Kiran, Digital Marketer, June 2015
Laura was really proactive from the moment I got in touch. She was nothing but helpful and really supported me though the interview process. She understood what I was looking for and only suggested roles she felt would be a good fit, rather than adopting the scatter gun approach which I found a lot of other recruiters were using. I would definitely recommend working with Laura if you are looking for a new role. Thanks for all your help!
Michelle, Email Marketing Manager, April 2015
I cannot thank "The Candidate recruitment team" enough for helping me get the perfect job for me. They got me in the front door, where I was able the rest. They not only listen, but get to know you as a person, not only on paper. I enjoyed getting to know Simon and Laura - they really know the difference between getting someone a job and getting a job that you will love and use to build a successful career.
Sammii, SEO Strategist, March 2015
Thanks to the Candidate, their expertise in the sector, candidate care and professionalism, I found a job that finally answers to my personal and professional requirements. I finally had the chance to drive my career towards what I really like and achieve a position that will make me grow further. Supporting me through each stage of the recruitment with good luck and catch-up calls, their team has always been helpful and friendly. Overall, very positive experience and great results!
Angelica, Digital Acquisition Executive, March 2015
I was fresh out of University, a mature student, looking to make headway in a new career. I had spent a number of months sending CV's to what seemed like everyone when out of the blue I was contacted by Laura and The Candidate. I have to say that I was a little surprised to hear from her as I felt that I would never hear from anyone. She was brilliant. She had found the perfect role for me and was interested in every aspect of what I wanted to achieve in the future. She got me an interview with Trueshopping and the rest, as they say, is history. I cannot begin to thank her enough for the help and guidance she gave me both before and after my appointment at the company. the service she and The Candidate offer is exemplary and I will be eternally grateful for her support in getting me where I wanted to go. Thanks Laura, you're a gem!
John, Content Marketing Executive, March 2015
Laura is a really friendly, lovely person who really made the recruitment process easier - it was definitely much less stressful working with Laura than on any of the other applications I made. Laura sent me through a position that I hadn't seen before, saying that it would be a great fit for me. She was right - I loved it, I applied, interviewed and got the job! I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone looking for a new role.
Amanda, Marketing Manager, February 2015
With their specialism in Marketing, The Candidate really understood the breadth of my work experience and knew which companies would value it. Simon was the epitome of professionalism from start to finish. He listened to my job aspirations, secured me four interviews with great companies and within seven days of walking into The Candidate's offices I had received a brilliant job offer. I couldn't be happier with my new role and will always work with The Candidate in the future.
Liz, Senior Display Executive, January 2015
After the birth of my first child, I decided that I needed to shake up my working life, struggling with a daily commute and with the subsequent drain on finances and the lack of family time, I began searching for new opportunities.
Although a few agencies contacted me, Laura at The Candidate stood out from the rest. Not only did she listen to my needs and requirements in terms of work but the personal touches really made the difference.
It seemed that Laura was on call 24 hours a day, in fact even during the nightly bottle feeds Laura was still answering emails and messages.
After a thorough interview with The Candidate, they suggested a different approach to the type of role I was looking for and after two interviews with my current employers I was offered the position.
Now I work for an amazing company who really care about my work life balance. Which is a hundred percent down to Laura and The Candidate.
To sum up the experience, Laura was understanding, kind, personable, professional and involved. I couldn't have asked for a better process and The Candidate comes with my full recommendation.
Lewis, Analytics & Insight Manager, December 2014
It has been a pleasure to work with 'The Candidate' through which I have secured a great role within a fantastic company. I would like to say a big thank you to Simon, whose personal approach to his job is second to none. From day one he has been immensely supportive and has provided a professional service going the extra mile to ensure that he has fulfilled all his commitments and promises of on- going communication. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone looking for their next work opportunity.
Katie, Campaign Executive, December 2014
Claire, eCommerce Executive, December 2014
The Candidate are by far the best recruitment agency by a mile! They really go the distance when it comes to finding the role right for you. A particularly huge thank you to Greg and Simon who have been so patient, friendly and supportive throughout the task of finding me the right role. They are there talking you through every step of the way from offering supportive phone calls before interviews, after interviews and even on weekends. I could not recommend The Candidate enough as a recruitment agency, I feel so lucky to have had the chance to work with them in finding my perfect role!
Laura, Junior Content Strategist, Oct 2014
It's very rare to find someone like Laura, who not only dedicates herself completely to her work with every ounce of enthusiasm, ambition and professionalism, but who is a friend, offering honest advice and empathy when you need it. I'm truly thankful for all that Laura has done for me in finding my dream job! And also for supporting me every step of the way, whether that meant she worked nights, weekends, or both! You're one in a million Laura - Thank you!
Roxanne, Marketing Manager, October 2014
Laura stayed true to 'The Candidate' name and was extremely nice to deal with. From the first conversation through to last and all the emails in between Laura was extremely professional, helpful and supportive. She placed me at Clear Channel which is so far going extremely well. I would certainly recommend The Candidate.
James, Regional Agency Account Manager, September 2014
The Candidate helped finding my next career move
straight-forward and easy. Laura in particular was very supportive
and provided me with a choice of exciting opportunities, which she
was then instrumental in providing guidance as to which one would
offer me the development I was looking for.
I would definitely choose to work with The Candidate for any further role developments, and recommend them to anyone who wants to build a strong career within Digital Marketing.
Tom, Account Manager, September 2014
Laura has been very helpful from the start of the job
hunting process to the finish. She kept good contact and regularly
checked in to make sure everything was okay. I got the job I
applied for, and I definitely think that Laura was a big
She is a very fun person to work with, and I'd definitely get in touch if I ever need a recruiter again.
Joshua, Media Executive, September 2014
Having experienced working with numerous recruiters during my job search Laura was by far the most personable, knowledgeable in the field, honest, supportive and consistent. From the start of my job search to my first day of my new role Laura provided a personalised service that was second to none. I would highly recommend her expertise.
Lauren, Account Executive, September 2014
The service The Candidate provided was above and beyond. Natasha was not intrusive at all, she was very polite and thorough in helping me understand the job role whilst giving helpful tips for interview success! Being a graduate I found the immediate feedback process from interviews incredibly useful and Natasha was well organised to contact before and after the interview which gave me reassurance and put me at ease. I thank her for the service she provided and getting me my first graduate job!
Natalie, Junior Account Executive, July 2014
Laura assisted in putting me forward for a new role and did a fantastic job. Her and her colleagues at The Candidate ensured that I was well prepared for my interview and that I knew what to expect. She is highly personable and kept in constant contact via phone & email, even over the weekend. I would highly recommend Laura as a recruiter.
Amy, PPC Executive, July 2014
I was given a tight length of time to find a new job within the digital marketing sector. Luckily, with the help of Laura at The Candidate, I managed to secure a brand new role very quickly. The level of care and knowledge Laura provided going into the interview process was extremely helpful to me in securing the role, certainly more than I would have usually expected from a recruitment company.
Charlie, SEO Executive, July 2014
Laura informed me about a potential role. We discussed if it would be suitable in terms of my skillset and for my career progression. After deciding I would pursue the role, the interview happened in two days and there was regular contact before and after making sure everything was fine and answering any questions I had. After my second interview, I found out the next day that they gave me an offer. The end to end process was very quick and guidance given at every step.
Ratul, Data Analyst, July 2014
I'd like to send a huge thank you to The Candidate - especially
Laura and Simon - for helping me in finding a new role. It really
is the best recruitment agency I have dealt with; Laura was always
available for me to call or email with any queries, and really
worked hard in making the recruitment process as fast and efficient
I've not only had a professional experience with The Candidate, but a very personal one; Laura made sure she knew exactly what role I was after, and successfully delivered in placing me with a reputable marketing agency. Always on the other side of the phone or ready to reply to my emails, Laura was there to help and support me throughout the process. Simon was also very professional and friendly when I first went into The Candidate. Also, a big thanks to Brian for liaising so efficiently with the client, which made the process a smooth-running one.
I'd recommend The Candidate to anyone - in fact, I already have - as everyone who works there that I have dealt with is dedicated to finding the best possible jobs for their candidates.
Lauren, Copywriter, June 2014
I saw one of the job vacancies advertised by Laura through a mutual connection on LinkedIn which caught my eye, so I decided to take a look. I read through Laura's profile and was very impressed at the attitude and ethos behind the recruitment style of the business so continued to add Laura as a connection. I then got in touch with her and set up a meeting of which I was made to feel extremely welcome. My questions were answered with ease and professionalism. They also showed me different job vacancies that they had hand-picked for me to suit my experience levels and it was then confirmed to me that The Candidate was a company I would love to work with.
Lee, Marketing Assistant, June 2014
Thank you "The Candidate". Easily the best recruitment agency I've worked with. Special thanks to Laura for making the whole job searching process a little less painful, whilst being treated as an individual. I would definitely recommend The Candidate to anybody that is looking for a job.
Steven, eCommerce Assistant, May 2014
The Candidate are one of the best recruitment agencies I have had experience with. I was contacted by them for a job role that was exactly what I was looking for and I had received an offer within a week of the first contact. Special thanks to Laura and Natasha for being so helpful and friendly! I would definitely recommend them.
Sarah, eCommerce Assistant, May 2014
Many thanks to Natasha and The Candidate team for all your help following my application. It was very refreshing to deal with someone who continuously took the time and effort to keep me updated on how my application was progressing and providing valuable feedback after my interviews. I was really impressed with the service you provided and I would not hesitate to recommend The Candidate to anyone looking for a marketing role.
Vicky, Marketing Co-ordinator, April 2014
Greg at The Candidate has helped me to find the perfect company that has the international scope I was looking for. Impressively, the process took less than two weeks from start to finish. The staff are superb - very experienced and friendly.
Brad, SEO Executive, April 2014
Thank you to The Candidate who helped me to quickly find the role I was looking for. The team were very prompt in finding out exactly what sector interested me and finding my key strengths which would suit the roles I was applying for. The Candidate 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 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 2015
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
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
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, 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
Lucy, Business Development Executive, June 2013
Lisa, Sales Account Manager, Feb 2013
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
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
Chris, Trader, December 2012
Katie, SEO Executive, November 2012
Emily, Affiliate Executive, October 2012
Sian, Affiliate Manager, September 2012.
Matthew, Email Executive, August 2012.
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