Just wanted to drop you a line to say a BIG thank you for all you have done over the past 4 weeks/4 interviews! Going for a new role is never an easy task but you made it brilliant, easy and enjoyable.
Really looking forward to starting with Exponential.
Again - THANK YOU!
Hi again Samantha,
Wanted to say that Mark has been great to deal with > very accommodating, honest and thorough! No doubt you know this already.
"Kenan and I met at the beginning of 2012 and, unlike many other recruiters, he didn't then send countless inappropriate job opportunities to me in the hope that something would stick. He did however periodically keep in touch and when an opportunity arose a couple of months later that he thought was a good fit, sent through the details. He was absolutely right and as a result I'm incredibly happy in the role he found!
Throughout the entire process Kenan was engaged and available when I needed him. Kenan kept me up-to-speed on progress throughout, coaching on how best to approach each stage of the interview process and was generally a great support both prior-to and during the transition to my new company, which can be a challenging time.
Since securing my role, Kenan has remained a great contact who can often be found at many of the numerous networking events, where he always has a big smile and time to catch up. He's one of the only recruiters who have made a consistent effort to maintain the relationship beyond the appointment and as such I have used him to build my digital team and will continue to use his services well into the future.
If you're looking for a change of career, or to hire that perfect person, want advice on the latest trends in digital, or just a friendly person to have a beer with, then I'd definitely recommend Kenan as a good person to call"
You're actually one of the few recruiters I’ve dealt with who sees past their own
commission. It’s why I like to work with you to find people.
Big Red Group.
Thank you so much for trying!
Also, although I have only met you this week I would like to thank you for making me feel more confident and trusting with working with recruiters and agencies. I will have no hesitations recommending you to friends & media colleague looking to change roles. It was great to be able to talk to someone who understands the media industry and who I felt had my interests and career progression in mind.
When next looking for the next step, I will be definitely contacting you :)
We did it..... loved working with you on all this....its been a weird but fun ride......just had a feeling it would all end up ok.. you have been brilliant on all this, know you supported me getting this role even though you had to put many others up... you are a good man Captain!!
I meet with
Rebecca Herbert from your staff today and had some great feedback thus
far, there seem to be some interesting job opportunities I would like to
pursue prior to moving into considering a recruitment role. I was
referred to you through a mutual contact Chris Lorang, thus the previous
I feel I'm in
good hands with S2M, they have shown to be eager and have been quick to
react in sending me opportunities. I think we will be able to find the
right position soon.
I am working now as Digital Director soon DJ and got a sweet package of $210k. I plan on building the department so will only use you mate for staff. You stuck by me mate... love ya!!!
Hi Matt and Nhi,
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know I've accepted a role and will no longer need your fabulous recruitment support. It's been an absolute pleasure to deal with you both, all too brief with you Nhi but if I'm ever looking again S2M will be my first port of call.
I saw the Mumbrella hoohaa the other week too and thought the S2M team responded really well. I didn't think there was anything wrong with the tweet and I, for one, hold the company in high regard - and I'm an expert in recruiters now, I've met with an incredible amount most of whom think it's my responsibility to follow them up each week regardless of their lack of response and not a team effort which has been my experience with you Matt.
I wish you both all the best!
I hope you are well. I left a message with Justin earlier. Both of you were out of the office. I wanted to follow on with an email to ensure the message got through.
I received news that I have been accepted for a role I applied for last week with an agency this morning. This was poorly timed with news yesterday of the interview with APN.
Unfortunately I will not be in the position to move forward with the APN opportunity. It was a great role and I appreciate your effort and your teams for pitching me forward.
Hopefully if we don't do work together in the future, we can catch up for a coffee around the industry traps soon. My new office is actually neighbours to yours.
Please pass on my thanks to Justin. He offered great feedback throughout the process and you guys are a head above the rest of the recruiters out there!
Thanks again Matt.
Sam from S2M was amazing from the start to finish in securing my new role. She was available anytime to talk through concerns, worked to get me the best job offer possible and followed up to make sure that I had settled in successfully and ensure I didn’t have any issues. It took all the unneccessary worry out of what can be a very stressful process and I would recommend S2M to anyone looking for a new role.
For the very last time.I'd like to take this moment to to say 'YOU ALL ROCK'! Everyone at S2M has been great. And even through most of these conversation have been over the very misconstruing medium of email (which I'm sure has it's laughable moments)... It has still been a pleasure to receive reminders and words of joy.... Again, thank you and our paths may cross again in the future. I am now a full time UX dude at Igloo digital.
Thank you for your support- William
It was disappointing that I wasn't successful as I was very keen on the role & it was an opportunity I was excited about. But you prepared me well from the beginning and you didn't set unrealistic expectations. As I've mentioned briefly, I have had some bad experiences with recruiters of late who have either mislead me and given me high expectations. And even though I wasn't a successful candidate you were still able to provide me with the courtesy of a call and feedback, which is all I could ask for.
Thank you again for all your effort, its a shame you don't deal in my area of work as you have been a pleasure to deal with and made this experience very easy! Please feel free to pass my comments onto your manager, I think He/She should know what a great help you have been to me and what an asset you are to their business!! We don't often get acknowledged for the little things that we do, but often its the little things that mean the most to others!
Thanks again & Take Care, Melissa.
Just wanted to say thanks for the call...and how much I appreciated you being honest with me regarding my skill set! I'm sure you are aware that it doesn't happen much in your industry, so thanks! I look forward to working with you chatting again soon.
Thank you for your help and support in landing this fantastic opportunity; I am absolutely delighted to be joining such a fabulous, dynamic team and business. To have had the opportunity to work with both you and Sam has been an amazing experience - incredibly professional, finger on the pulse, and absolutely gorgeous. We don't often get that combination :)
Thanks again Bexstar, Serena
I wanted to give you an update about my job hunt. I've accepted a position in the policy team for a not-for-profit. It has a perfect mix of communications and policy that I think I'll really enjoy. While this position was one I applied for directly, your help has been invaluable in my job search. You were far and away the most supportive recruitment agent I have dealt with. I felt prepared and confident going into the Red Cross interview despite the fact that it was a position perhaps a few years down my career path. Your positive attitude really boosted my confidence. Anyway, thank you for all your help. It's very much appreciated. I hope we'll stay in touch.
Thank you for your time today.
I have seen a lot of recruiters in the past years and it is great to finally find someone who is on the same page!
Looking forward to hearing from you next week, have a great weekend
Just wanted to say thank you for all the guidance and support through the job hunt, hopefully things come good and I'm sure with whatever happens will be for the best.
Best Regards, Luke
Thanks so much for getting back to me. I myself have recently filled a position so I am certainly hoping to not be on the move again in the near future, but having said that there is certainly never any harm in being made aware of opportunities that are out there.
I believe I mentioned it in my initial application to you, but I am encouraged by S2Ms approach to the recruitment process, asking what I think are the important question in order to make good matches and find win-win scenario's for businesses and individual professionals.
I hope that we do get the opportunity to work on something together at some point.
I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know how much I appreciated working with Kerry Allen over recent months. Whilst I have been offered a role that was not managed by s2m I have to say, I truly found your service and care for your clients vastly different from some of the other recruiters I dealt with.
Kerry displayed genuine care for me as an individual, and provided much encouragement and kindness to me as I searched for a suitable job. Additionally, she always fulfilled her promises to me and provided me with a range of potential jobs to consider. In doing so, I felt that she actually understood the importance of finding me the right role, rather than simply palming me off to go for jobs that werent a suitable fit. In a world where some 'commission focused' recruiters treat you as nothing more than a pawn, it was refreshing and such a relief to work with someone who sincerely seemed to care.
Just thought I would let you know. Many thanks for everything.
Kind regards and Merry Christmas,
Good Beck and Kerry,
Hope you are well today. Thank you both for all your help. In my years I have dealt with many recruiters and to be honest, most are time wasters, only bringing you in to hit KPI's etc and generally not providing a good service. Both of you have displayed the level of service that all recruiters should set the standard by. Thank you!
Sorry I couldn't get back to you earlier today, guess what - I am officially off the market and had my first day at work today!! But thank you so very much for passing through those job opportunities! I had much fun and really enjoyed working with you and the team at S2M, please send through my regards to your crew! Keep in touch my dear, you have been a great inspiration to me!
Hope you are well
Ive been meaning to give you a call.
Ive just accepted a role however I just wanted to say Thank you for all of your help over the past couple of months , appreciate the efforts you and your team at S2M have gone to in finding me a role.
Well done today, I really enjoyed meeting you girls. Today has been a breath of fresh air as you are the first recruiters who have made it fun and yet still remained very professional.
Kerry, you are doing a fantastic job!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
I am just emailing you to let you know I have found employment. Thank you for everything over the last few weeks.
I have dealt with a few different recruiters during my time looking for work and you were by far the best. I will keep your details handy for future reference and will pass on any people looking for work within call centers to you in the future.
Just wanted to give you a quick update that we have made an offer for someone we interviewed this week and they have accepted. Which is great news.
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts. Out of everyone I have spoken too across all the jobs I have been recruiting for you are the only one who has consistently been able to provide people for me to see and all at the highest quality. I really do appreciate it. And not only that but you understood my issues in terms of costing and gave me solutions that allowed me to hire people within the restrictions I have. I'm sorry after all your hard work that in the end the only candidate provided to me from someone else was the one we went with.
Thanks for lunch. Great Steak!
Also, thanks for your hard work this year and both Seamus and Katie's placement. They're both doing a fantastic job and spot on for what we need. You definitely put every other recruiter in Melb to shame!!
Have a great break over Xmas/NY.
Dear Kerry, Corey & Rebecca,
It was a pleasure meeting with you all this afternoon.
I've always thought S2M has the most switched-on talent scouts in the industry, and that belief was reinforced again this afternoon.
Look forward to hearing from you next week. Have a great weekend!
Phew! Almost the weekend....
I wanted to drop you a quick email in regards to Sam Watts at S2M Digital. I and a large number of managers have been working with Sam very closely over the past 18 months. Sam is very black and white, what you see is what you get, and this also reflects in the candidates she represents too. Every time I ask a Sales Manager here, who would you recommend or choose to work with and it's constantly and consistently, Sam at S2M! Sam has had some great business from Fairfax Digital...... in return she has given me a candidate with no fee!
If you are ever looking for a consultant that understands media, the personalities and culture, Sam does.
I understand that Sam has been in touch with you. I just wanted to let you know, you would not be wasting your time to meet with Sam for 30 mins.
If you have any question or want to discuss briefly do give me a call.
Ello me dear!
Thanks so much for what you've done. I couldn't expect anything better really. Working in the best environment, for a big company and getting a good salary, what else can I ask for??? Will definitely have to celebrate that at some stage next week.
Thanks heaps to both of you, you really rock!!!
Have an excellent week-end you deserve it :)
Best regards, Eddy
Just wanted to say thanks again for all your help (and David's) with getting me a great job in a field I really wanted. The service was thousand times better than any received from Michael Page and all the other players. I owe you a drink I feel :)
I will let you know the score with Friday but as far as I know, Lash has organised or is organising drinks after work at the Ivy?? Should be a laugh so come along.
Speak soon and take care. Luke
Thank you for the opportunity. I must say, your email brief for the interview is the best I've ever received compared to all my other head-hunters. I'll let you know if I have other questions for the interview and call you immediately after for an update.
Best Regards, Glenn
Thank you very much for meeting with me today! You were right, I walked out smiling, not worried and nervous :)
Kind Regards, Nicola
I really appreciate the opportunities you have in mind for me and look forward to hearing about more!
I am the type of person who likes to be stimulated and loves getting my hands dirty so I am continuously learning. From my past experience you will know that my background is entertainment based, so the Account Executive through MTV sounds perfect for a step in the right direction, especially in an industry I have a passion for.
Thank you again for all your help, it is great to know I have someone helping me through this time!
Dear Samantha and Kirsty
Thank you both so much for your time this morning. It the first time since being back in Sydney that I have walked out of someone’s office feeling so positive and confident and finally believed that returning to Sydney was not a wrong decision. You were the double espresso I didn't get the chance to have before our 9am. Even if nothing comes my way from either of you I really am thankful for your positive energy, your insightfulness and your incredible passion for what you do. Kirsty I will take on board your comments on CV presentation and Samantha I hope to at least get my head in the door at MTV and I wait to receive job descriptions including one Digital Producer as reference.
Once again thank you both.
Have a great weekend.
Best regards Mary
Met up with Kirsty on Friday and was very impressed - really nice to meet with someone who knows what they're talking about in this business. Am due to hear back from her shortly and discuss other potential roles but just wanted to provide some positive feedback to kick-start your week.
How is it going in Australia?
I’m currently in the UK working with the old epay MD now CEO rebranding our global division :) I have been seconded as Global Marketing Manager for 4 months. You should see the new look epay in the Australian market in the next few months :)
I can’t believe it’s already June, but I just wanted to thank you for the advice you gave me at Christmas as this opportunity would not have come up otherwise.
Keep in touch.
You are a breath of fresh air in an industry in which I had virtually lost faith. 10 out of 10!
Please remember to delete my old CV from your system and replace with the latest one.
I am open to any comments you may have regarding the CV....I've been so totally focussed on it that I think I've become a little too close. The input is very much appreciated.
I’m doing well thanks. There are a couple of new freelancers at GPYR who are with S2M that have joined us recently, they say nothing but good things about your agency!
Best Regards, BM
We have had the benefit of using s2m Executive for professional placements. The service provided has been exceptional in all areas from the initial stage briefings through to the provision of very suitable applicants for consideration. We have been impressed by the way George has worked hard to understand the requirements of our organisation. I would recommend s2m Executive’s services for recruitment in the online sector.
Thanks again, Accor
Thanks for your time on the phone this afternoon, and all your guidance over the past week. Of all the consultants I’ve dealt with (not only since returning to Australia, but throughout my career), you are one of the most professional. At no time did I feel I was ‘wasting my time’ when dealing with you, unlike most other recruiters I had spoken to. I am sorry we couldn’t come to an arrangement regarding a placement, but please keep my CV on file, you will most definitely be the first point of contact should my situation change in the future.
All the best Gia, Rebecca x
Reward program for referrals. nice touch works well for all sucessful business. like testamonials they give an unbiased comment which can only help in securing customers.informative on a high level to both client and candidate,with a professional over all feel to the web page,say’s to me “i want these guy’s to represent me”.
Really appreciate it, M
It has a nice personal touch without making it,let say “gushing”.after all we are all humans not numbers.Also has a fair “dinkum” attitude that imbues honesty which is extremely important,firstly because of competition whether it be shady opperators or real opposition,secondly and most essential to longevity is reputation,it lasts a life time.Word of mouth is the most powerful tool you can harness in making a business,or breaking it. overall A- just joking A+ by the way, thank you for being SO proactive. I needed to find you and Sam.
Again, thanks so much for the record breaking turnaround time! You are a super star.
I don’t know anyone who is looking for work at this stage, but I will definitely let you guys know if I find anyone. I would like to say a BIG thanks to you and Gia for your support through out the job hunting and interview process. You guys were there to give me great advice and encouragement with continuous follow ups. S2M is definitely my top recommended recruitment agency for their excellent service and friendly staff.
It is great to see how a recruitment agency can actually prepare their candidates for their interviews. I must congratulate you and your team for offering a complete service.
Look great – let me check with Angela first and get back to you first thing. No doubt about you David!!
Many thanks for taking the time to meet with me yesterday and considering me for such a worthwhile opportunity. I’d also like to thank you for providing such a comprehensive list of resource tools and reference materials for the meeting next week and you have my commitment that I’ve do my ‘homework’ before that time. I’m impressed with your enthusiasm and attention to detail in this matter and will do my best to consolidate my chances. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or further insights to convey. Hope you have a great weekend.
Kind regards, Steve
Thankyou for the email. I have attached a copy of my resume to the email. I was given your company details by Tishan, who highly recommended your company, after his recent experience with his job placement at Samsung.
Wonderful, you are doing a great job, very impressed at the quality and turn around time. Irene, can I pls meet this person next week with Fiona or 30 mins.
Hope all is well. Just thought I’d drop you a quick line from the office to let you know all is good and I’m loving the new job. The team here is great and the work varies so I couldn’t be happierJ. We all get along and I seem to be proving myself quite solid with the work I do.
Thanks again for opening this opportunity for me.
Thanks for checking in. I really appreciate it. It is nice to know that your recruiter is working on your case. Some of them you have an interview with and never hear from them again. Nice touch.
No worries, Shane.
I find your attitude quite refreshing too. You seem to be actually interested in what we do beyond recruitment. If I’m right, you’ll be far more effective at what you do compared to your peers.
All the best, Michael
Thanks for the referral James and for all your help. s2m has by far been the best agency Ive worked through. Very helpful, friendly and stress free.
I'd like express my appreciation for your time and help this afternoon.
Kind Regards, Chris Zheng
Honestly, Your advice was really constructive, informative and helpful. I will definitely keep in touch with you, and let you know my progress. I look forward to working with you as long as I overcome my biggest barrier in my career in Australia. Hopefully, it won't too long.
Once again, thank you. Wish you have a nice weekend.
Hope you still remember me! I trust that everything is well at your end?
Although we have not done any transactions & you haven't placed me in any position, would that be possible to ask you an objective opinion as a professional? The reason I ask is because I highly respect s2m as a recruitment agency and you guys have a solid reputation for being one of the few who carries business with integrity.
Let me know if this is ok.
Sam is the best!
Cheers mate, Stefan.
I recently completed the formalities associated with the acceptance of a position of Marketing/Communications Manager with the Arc@UNSW student association.
Regards, Gillian Rosen
I really appreciated your help and advice in my search for a suitable role.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank S2m, and yourself in particular, for the excellent assistance I received. Please also note my new contact details.
Great to meet you today, you were very thoughtful and gave good advice. I wish we met 1.5 years ago
Speak soon, Rowan
Anyway I remembered where our paths crossed. We hired a guy that lasted a week, who then did a runner, You rang to say you would not charge us and Lucy had done a runner too. Did they run off together I wonder?
Had a look at Razor website looks cool
Yeah Gia, I remember now, of course. Miguel did speak highly of him, but I think Ben found him to be too engineering focussed for the role (despite him being highly qualified). For me, though, that is the sort of focus I need.
Appreciate your comments about process. You've been the most helpful (and understanding of our business) out of the 3-4 other agencies that I've spoken to!
Thank you for asking, I don't think V Project has much to offer me right now. As it turned out they were just seeing me because they liked me. Kind of like for future reference, for when they will be recruiting in a couple of months time. On another note, I received a strong personal reference to you as a recruiter from someone I used to work with. In his own words - the only recruiter in town worth talking to! Now that's a nice one to finish the day on.
Have a great evening, V
Thank you. I’m very pleased for me too And I really appreciate all the help and support you’ve given as well as your enthusiatic nature - it really got me all pumped up and confident.
So thanks again, Pete