candidate experiences

what our candidates have to say


"Dear Cathy, I know I have said it many times but I wanted to officially thank you for all the help and support you have given me.  Today was my first day and I can't express how happy I am to be part of this company. I am sure that I would never have landed this job without you. It's my dream job and my dream firm and I will forever be grateful for your tremendous help."  June 2017

"Cathy and her team took the time to understand my personality and career goals and match them to a company where I would be well suited alongside like-minded employees. Since being placed at my current workplace, I have loved every minute and feel lucky to have had this opportunity. Without research recruitment I doubt I would've been able to align such a match. Eternally thankful!!!"  Olivia, November 2015



"The Research Recruitment team were great to work with.  They followed up, were personable and supportive during the recruitment process. They took the time to find out about my interests and skills ensuring a good fit for me and the Agency.  Thanks!"  Anonymous, April 2015


"I am very thankful to Cathy and the team for placing me in a great role in a great company!  Research Recruitment were really helpful in matching my ideal needs with the right position. Three days after talking to Cathy I had a job offer.  Three years later and I'm still with the same company and loving every minute."  Liam, March 2015


“Research Recruitment really delivers. They offer a personalised service unlike any other recruitment company – they really want to get to know you as a person and go to great lengths to  find the right role that suits you. Their honesty, guidance, knowledge and strong connections in the industry made the experience a fantastic one, from start to finish. A big thanks to Alison and the team for finding the perfect role for me.” Michelle, April 2014


 "I am really happy with my experience with Research Recruitment, I feel that Alison and Amanda went the extra mile to make sure I found myself in the best possible role.  I am really grateful for everything that Research Recruitment has done for me.  Thank you."  Anonymous, April 2014.



“I have had a lot of interactions with recruiter processes, and while they have seldom been positive, dealing with Cathy and Alison has been a very pleasant, constructive and generally a great experience, and to me this is a big compliment to Research Recruitment that I want to share with you.  Thank you.”   Tomas, February 2014


"The team at Research Recruitment are most definitely second to none. I was at a pretty important point in my career and told them that I was looking to take my time in looking for my next role. We discussed in depth the kind of research role I was looking for – they took the time to really understand what I was looking for and, just as importantly, wasn’t looking for in my next career step. While we waited for the right role to come along, they made sure that if there were any temporary roles that suited me, I was aware of them. 

When the right role finally arrived, they spent the time in talking to both myself and my new employers to make sure that it really was the best fit for both of us… and the proof is in the pudding, I have never been happier at work!"

Damian, January 2014

“Research Recruitment is always my first choice when I am seeking a new position because Cathy believes in fitting the right person to the right role.”

Rebecca, September 2013 

“Research Recruitment team has been great to work with.  Alison and Cathy have done a great job, they have always been very friendly, upfront and clear on requirements.  Their advice has been a game changer for me.  They assisted me to clear my head and tweak my pitch to best suit my interviews.  They were always prompt and followed up with phone calls after interviews, and provided feedback on how the company perceived me.

I am really glad to have worked with both Cathy and Alison, and would recommend their service to anyone out there in the industry looking for candidates/jobs.  They provide exceptional service above and beyond expectations. I would have been far away from what I am currently earning, and the position I am currently filling without Research Recruitment's help.  They assisted me with their great service and advice to land the best fitting position and company culture for me.

Petko, September 2013


“I am very grateful to the team at Research Recruitment for their professionalism and expertise. I was confident, they had my best interests in mind and I believe they are renown for placing applicants in the most suitable role…they negotiated a great new role on my behalf. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new job opportunity.”  

Patricia, August 2013


"Thank you Cathy and team for helping me find the 'best career move ever'!  Even though I have been here for just over a month, I can see myself working here for many years to come.  If I know anyone in the Market Research industry job hunting, I will send them to you."

Sarah, August 2013

“I would like to take this opportunity to put into writing my thanks for all your hard work, patience, insight and advice over the course of the past couple of months. Your efforts have been instrumental in the success I've achieved.  My experience with both you and Cathy has been exemplary and the spirit in which Research Recruitment has conducted business has been outstanding and deserving of the highest commendation. In the best sense of the word, you and the organisation you represent are, to use statistical jargon, outliers.  My experience with you has successfully flipped on it's head a long-held notion of mine: "never trust an agent".  In short, you ladies have been wonderful.” Senior Quantie, August 2013  


"Thanks to Cathy and the research recruitment team for finding the perfect job for me - such a supportive and friendly service!"


"I have been placed in two positions now by Alison and have been happy with both. Alison actually puts effort into matching people with companies, which means less pointless interviews and makes the transition period less stressful."

Michael Hill

"'I had a great experience with Cathy and the team at Research Recruitment. Unlike other recruitment services I have used, Research Recruitment took the time to develop a full understanding of the type of role I was looking for. It was not uncommon to hear Cathy say, "I have this role...but no, it's not right for you". Other recruitment services put you forward for every role, but Cathy and her team only put me forward for positions that suited my requirements and jobs that I had a high probability of securing. The process was very consultative, I felt like an active participant in the recruitment process rather than a passenger. I would highly recommend Research Recruitment to anyone looking for work in the Research Industry.'

"I was very pleased and have never been better prepared for a potential position as I have from your organisation and Alison in particular. Being one of the only recruitment consultants that actually sat me down and took me through the process step by step and providing support at every stage was so gratifying."


“From my own experience, Research Recruitment are strongly connected with the best firms and leaders across the national research community. In my conversations, they were down to earth people who were genuinely passionate and committed to facilitating my interests as a candidate. If you are seeking high quality advice and you are looking for people that will open doors, I would highly recommend you make contact with Cathy and her friendly, results driven team.”          


"Research Recruitment was the most dedicated and supportive agency that I have ever come across. They were committed to finding a job suited to my interests and skill level. They continually helped me with interview preparation, even on several weekends. Their commitment and support made me feel like I was a priority to them".


"My experience was fantastic. Alison went out of her way on a number of occasions, from helping me restructure my resume, sitting down with me in person to prepare me for interviews all the way through to negotiating a salary which is significantly better to what I was previously on. However most importantly she was able to find me jobs that are well aligned with my interests, even in areas where I never imagined my skills would be applicable". 


"Unlike some recruiters I have dealt with in the past, I felt that the team at Research Recruitment are genuinely invested in ensuring that the right candidate is placed in the right role.  The support and understanding provided to me throughout the process was exceptional, and gave me the up-most confidence in the service they provide.  My experience as a candidate has shown me that this is a team I could trust, and I would not hesitate to use Research Recruitment when looking to make my own hires in the future".

Happy candidate

"Through Research Recruitment I successfully obtained an EL1 position in an agency with an extremely pleasant working environment.  I found Research Recruitment, and Alison in particular, to be extremely professional.  They provided constructive comments for improving my documentation for the position, and routinely kept me informed of how the recruitment process was proceeding, both via email and by telephone.  I would happily use Research Recruitment again, and have no hesitation in recommending them to employers and others seeking employment".



"Alison is a fantastic person and an excellent recruiter, very professional. She secured me an excellent position matching my expectations very quickly. I have never seen such a devoted recuiter. I will never thank her enough".


"Being new to the country, it was always a challenge to find the right job. Cathy and the research recruitment team have been of immense help in this regard. They were always accessible and provided me pointers that helped in all stages of the selection process. Their personal touch coupled with a genuine interest in my professional development is something that I greatly appreciate. I wish them all the best for the future and hope that we will be in touch. Thanks so much for your help!!"


"Cathy & her excellent team don’t just go the extra mile but an extra 2 miles in helping MR professionals find their ideal career. Experience, industry knowledge and dedication make research recruitment the first port of call for either finding new talent or looking to move on".  


"I have been working with Cathy and the team at Research Recruitment for 10 years now.  They have always been very helpful and thorough, and have kept in touch often to see how my career is going.  They have managed to help me secure a number of positions in Market Research over the years and I will continue to use their services for as long as I am in the industry.  I have no hesitation in recommending them as I have found them to be the absolute best!"


" was recently seeking to explore new opportunities in the research field, and was recommended Research Recruitment as being able to provide an excellent service with a thorough understanding of the research environment. I found them to be extremely responsive, helpful and not afraid to provide frank advice when it was required. I feel that both Cathy and Alison worked hard on my behalf to find me a position that would suit my needs and be stimulating, and they succeeded in doing so. Not least, I found them both to be warm and friendly consultants who I immediately felt at ease with. I recommend Research Recruitment to anyone who is considering their options in the world of research consultancy"

 Happy candidate     

 "Research Recruitment provide a personalised service that I believe is well aligned with what most candidates and employers want - a realistic view of both the organisation and the individual and their potential match. They helped keep the process smooth and moving along and were focused on good long term outcomes rather than simple placement".

Happy candidate

"The team at Research Recruitment went out of their way to find the right job for me when I felt it was time to move on. They take an interest in who you are and what's important to you. I have found they are very genuine, straight forward and they really do make that extra effort which stands them apart from the rest of the industry"



"I have been looking for the opportunity to move on for a while and was lucky to have submitted my CV to Research recruitment. They rang me and found out what I am like, which area I am interested in and what I can do. Soon I was contacted to try out the first interview and Research Recruitment gave me some tips and built up my confidence to have a go. Then I got through to the second round of the interview and got to meet in person with the agent and she geared me with all the tips, ideas and fixed few things and gave a practice run like a real interview. I felt very gifted, because practice does make you perfect. I walked in with confidence and enjoyed the second interview and I am now working in a new job. Loving the people around me and would like to THANK Research Recruitment and the agent who helped me to move on".


"The people at Research Recruitment were helpful, friendly and efficient and seemed to have my best interests at heart.  They matched me to the right job for me and didn’t try and get me to apply for just any old thing.  Thanks heaps!"


"The service I received from Research Recruitment exceeded my expectations ten fold. I don't usually approach recruitment agencies because they tend not to listen to my needs, however Research Recruitment truly stood out. They attended to my needs not just professionally but personally by getting to know who I was and the direction I wanted my career to go in. I definitely feel that Research Recruitment went above and beyond in helping me find the best possible career start. Thank you."
"Thank you for all your hard work over the past few months. I am now established in Sydney working an excellent job with a team of fantastic people. I am so grateful to have had a chance to work with you all during this process and look forward to liaising with you sometime in the future. All the best for the busy season, lets keep in touch.
Yours truly, a very happy Tom".

"Both professionally and personally I have been associated with Research Recruitment for many years.  I find the Research Recruitment service to have a professional approach with a touch of warmth and caring for people where you feel embraced.   Research Recruitment placement seeks to fit the person to the right job and company culture; they know the market research industry intimately".


"I would like to thank you for helping me with fixing up my CV when we first started talking, and since then it has really paid off. It has been a long road, but I am very relieved that I have now been rewarded. Once again, I would like to thank you for your effort and willingness to help me, and I wish you all the very best".

 Best Regards,Anonymous

"In reality I am only one of your many candidates
But every time I chat with you it feels like I am talking to a friend and I am different from the rest".
"I am finding the work absolutely fascinating and the team here are all really nice people and I get along really well with them. It is enlightening to be given the opportunity to work on topics that are so in line with my interests and are clearly helping society and the environment! I cannot thank you enough for getting me into this job!"
"I wanted to express my appreciation for the professional way in which you have managed our dealings in relation to my career move.  You have also brought a great attitude and pleasantness to the exercise and that is greatly appreciated.
Thankyou for taking the time to do things in the most effective way and I believe the outcome for me, will be a very positive experience, not only for me but I hope, for my new team as well".