Dan actually contacted me in the hope that I would be able to help him as a hiring manager. Unfortunately my company was going into administration at the time and redundancy was looming. Dan immediately changed tack and focussed his efforts on trying to help me find a new position. He understood my skills and background and started to use his network of existing contacts to find a fit. The organisation that he managed to get me a meeting with weren't even actively recruiting but were willing to see me based on Dan's recommendation. In a world where the recruitment industry is full of sausage machines churning out speculative CV's Dan and Astute are consummate proffessionals. It was clear to me that they have a true understanding of both candidate and client needs and expectations and put in the effort to meet both. Dan will remain a key contact and I hope to use his services again in the future as a client rather than a candidate.
Dan was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the position and knew exactly the skill sets the client was looking for in a candidate. He provided me with in depth detail of the position and the expectations of the hiring manager. He was transparent about other candidates whom where submitted unsuccessfully and what the reasons were for them not being selected. Without Dan's guidance I would not have been as prepared as I was for the interview. I knew the demands of the role and the clients expectations of my experience which enabled me to talk about it's relevance to the position. Dan provided me with company links, brochures, and press releases which enabled me to do thorough research about the company and its projects prior to me interview. He went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations as a recruiter. I highly recommend Dan for any recruiting needs.
Dan had thoroughly reviewed my CV and matched against the role requirements and his knowledge of the role and background was exceptional.
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