Can’t praise David and the Agency he represents highly enough. My earning expectations were met and managed and I would have absolutely no hesitation in using them again.
The result was that I got an initial 6 week contract that quickly became 6 months and has just developed into being offered a permanent full time senior role.
He didn’t try to fit me into the first role that became available – he helped me understand where my strengths and weaknesses to an employer were.
He helped me understand both the permanent and interim markets. Interim was something I had never considered before, but after David explained the pluses and minuses of that particular niche, I felt it was something I would like to try.
Having been out of the recruitment arena for nearly 20 years, I was very nervous about having to find a job again. I did the usual round of the major agencies I knew from previous dealings and was fortunate enough to come across David Clark at Headstar.
I met Jenny when looking for my next career move. She immediately struck me as very personable, with a great understanding of what was Important to me. Throughout the entire recruitment process I found Jenny very professional, informative and engaged. With Jenny’s help I secured a great opportunity in a senior role in a multi national business. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jenny for anyone searching for role or candidate.
I have worked with Headstar for a couple of years now on both sides of the fence i.e. as a candidate and a recruiter. All of the people I have worked with (Neil Muffitt, David Clark) there have been very responsive and genuinely achieve what many recruiters just say they do – that is to listen to what is needed and provide a great service as well as coming up with some original thought as well. Whilst I am usually hesitant recommending companies/people I am happy recommending Headstar to other people.
David’s is excellent in applying his insight and experience to guide Finance professionals in identifying their key strengths. He assists in making CV’s focused in communicating these skills, leading to effective interviews.
David recently provided me with a free review of my CV, which very quickly turned into excellent advice as to how to market myself as well. It’s not an exaggeration to say it has been a light-bulb moment for me and I would highly recommend anyone, regardless of where you are in your career path, to get in touch with him so you can benefit from his expert advice. He’s also a genuinely nice guy who takes a great deal of time and effort into listening to you.
I would have no hesitation in utilising Jenny’s services again or recommending her, from the outset she remained professional, courteous and humorous. Great asset to her company.
I lost hope in agencies, whether perm or temp…..then Natalie came into my life. Perfect service and makes recruitment so much easier.
One of the best recruiters that I have ever worked with. And Natalie really does deliver.
The moment I first met Natalie, I knew straight away she is the kind of person who would do her best to help and I was right! Natalie has given me a lot of support and advice and I feel she is always there to help.
I met with James after he contacted me with a view to joining their roster of interim FDs. Very soon after meeting, they were able to place me into a client where I was able to work under their banner for almost 6 months before transferring to working directly for the client on an ongoing engagement. It’s hard to imagine the process going more smoothly, and I hope to work with James and the team on other projects in the future.
I’ve worked with James and other members of the Headstar team as both a candidate and a recruiter. They all have an excellent knowledge of the local market and a a positive and professional attitude. Highly recommended.
I have worked with James and the team at Headstar for some years now. The service is first class, underpinned by James’ knowledge of the market and a very professional approach to a task in hand. I would have no hesitation in recommending James and the team to anyone at any stage!
I greatly enjoyed working with James, he provided invaluable advice and support which aided us making decisions within our business. His experience spans a wide range of industries and company sizes and he was very keen to understand both our business and industry to provide the best input possible. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Olivia is fantastic at Time Management and Communication. Her work is always completed to the highest standard and ensures that she goes the extra mile. She is brilliant at working under pressure of deadlines and expectations. I always feel confident in her work and highly recommend her.
Jenny was excellent throughout the recruitment process. She really took the time to understand the type of role I was after and ensured that the opportunity in question fit these requirements.
As a Finance Director working in industry whenever I’ve found a great recruiter i.e. someone who has really understood what I want from a candidate, I’ve always followed them in their new roles as their career progresses. Some of those have now settled at Headstar – good to know where they are.
I have been working with Dave Clark and the team since the start of the year and cannot rate them highly enough. I have had some brilliant assignments, they really listen to what you are looking for and place accordingly. Invoices are paid like clockwork, never any issues there and a great support team who get back to you really quickly on any questions. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to explore the interim market!
From receiving my CV, Natalie worked quickly to arrange a face to face meeting with me to learn more about what my career interests were, what I wanted to achieve and where I wanted to go in future. Within a short space of time Natalie had arranged an interview with a company which was an ideal match to my interests. I was briefed and prepared by Natalie for the interview, she was both professional and personal offering advice wherever appropriate; as a result the interview was successful and I was offered the job. Natalie knew the what the manager required and expected in a candidate, as well as having a vast knowledge of the company itself.
James led the search for several senior finance roles, both interim and permanent, within our business, including the appointment of our Finance Director. Their network and expertise stood out from other recruitment firms, and so we were very comfortable in appointing them on an exclusive basis. James showed real creativity and a good understanding of our business in presenting candidates that we would have probably overlooked, but who he felt had the right skills and character to add value to our business. He was right to do this as culture and fit are just as important as skills and expertise and we’re delighted with the appointments we made. I would wholeheartedly recommend James for any senior finance recruitment assignments.
Having worked with James as a fellow director, I found him to be a highly resourceful and extremely well-focussed FD, very skilled at identifying opportunities to grow the business, clearly seeing and seeking out root causes of obstacles to development, and with a very clear mind to setting, and working with the team to chase down, our key business objectives His communication skills are highly developed, and he engaged freely and willingly with our international customer base on all levels to deepen his knowledge of the industry, and always found ever more creative ways to add value to our offering. Always open to input and setting about the role with vigour and genuine commitment and energy, he provided a well respected and often used sounding board for my plans to grow the business. I enjoyed working with James immensely and would whole heartedly recommend him.