I had numerous conversations with Amy about my job search and my requirements including doubts and concerns around the role I applied for. I felt I could be open and honest with Amy and did not feel pressured into making decisions that may not be right for me, which I really appreciated.
I feel the service and the process I went through with Grafton Banks, was a superior service to that I have experienced with other agencies and look forward to working with them again as both a candidate and a hiring manager.
I felt that Alex was an excellent communicator throughout the whole recruitment process. Not only did he listen, discuss and understand my personal requirements, he ultimately was able to put me forward for roles that were clearly a good match for both the candidate and the client. He kept me in regular contact throughout the recruitment process, both obtaining and providing feedback at each stage.
Thanks Alex, for all your assistance throughout the recruitment process. Your sound advice and professionalism are very much appreciated and undoubtedly assisted me in securing the role.
Alex helped me find the perfect role. He was very helpful and communicative throughout the process, making himself available if I had any queries and keeping me updated with progress.
I personally cannot recommend Alex highly enough. His expertise and professional approach guided me through every stage of my job hunt journey, from CV critique through to specific interview advice. Many thanks Alex!
Amy and Paul were very helpful and professional all the time. The process was clear and transparent and my overall experience was great.
I quickly felt that my requirements for a new role were understood after discussing what I was looking for, and why I felt it was the right time to leave my current employer. Alex then pushed to understand my longer term career goals (something I hadn't given extensive thought) in order to source the most suitable opportunities.
I was originally approached for a role, but upon discussing with me it was quickly replaced with a better role closer to my location, with more responsibility and growth opportunities that I was ultimately successful in securing.
I was looking for a role in a specific sector and thought it would be a long search, but I was pleasantly surprised at the number of roles that Grafton Banks were able to find and put me up for. I'm pleased to say that I found my new role fairly quickly through Grafton Banks.
Communication was good, especially as I was trying to balance my job search with my existing day job, which meant a lot of calls outside of normal working hours. Interview feedback was delivered promptly, fairly and honestly.
Amy has been able to find me two contract roles in the past eight months that completely work for me personally at this time, without trying to persuade me to consider any role that would not be suitable for me.
I have always enjoyed working with her on a role, and feel that I can be completely honest in what I am looking for, and what concerns I might have over a role. She has also advocated for me to ensure that I get a good rate of pay, which I have been really impressed with.
I would recommend her to any other financial professional looking for a specific type of role. I feel she “gets it”.
Following an initial conversation, it was apparent that my needs were well considered. All roles offered were vetted to be in line with this giving a personal feel to the service. Additionally, support and advice was provided utilising their experience to help guide my decision making without pressure and with patience.
All roles offered were within scope of my remit and fitted with my demands i.e location, salary, hybrid-working and company size/ structure. Contact was regular through email, text and phonecall. I was fully prepped for interviews and appreciated the courtesy of a check in following these to get my feedback. None of which ever seemed pushy.
As a first time user of a recruitment service, I was surprised of the level of high quality and personal service received. It was a real help to have a knowledgeable member of the team to bounce my thoughts off in relation to the available roles and at later stages when interviewing. I will keep in contact for when it's time for my next move.
I worked recently with Alex on an opportunity. I was very impressed with the professional manner in which Alex conducted himself. He had an excellent understanding of both the clients and my personal requirements and was extremely effective in keeping me informed throughout the recruitment process.
I would gladly recommend both Alex and Grafton Banks for any future recruitment assignments.