Candidate Testimonials

The testimonials of candidates that we have recently placed speak for themselves.

Karen is the perfect professional. Her enthusiasm, support, personable approach and honesty is rare and greatly appreciated. I hugely recommend working with Karen and getting her to help you with your search journey. KP, Candidate

Karen is an excellent recruiter. She found my dream job with Carnegie Consulting in the space of three weeks. Karen is very professional, gave great thought to the types of Executive Search business I would be suited to, and provided me with valuable advice for my sets of interviews. I am very impressed with Karen and the overall operation of Ruella James. I will most certainly call Karen, as and when I grow the team at Carnegie. RD, candidate

Karen and Ruella were so helpful in their support when I started looking for a new role. The time taken to really get to know me, understand what was important, knowledge they provided and opportunities with clients was exceptional and was refreshing, Karen is so attentive, really genuine and I felt so confident in her representing me. I would highly recommend both Ruella James and Karen. LP, candidate

Of all the re2rec’s I have worked with Ruella James is by far the best. Ruella and her teams understanding and knowledge of the market are second to none and her attention to detail when preparing me for various roles was exceptional. Throughout my search Ruella and her team listened to me every step of the way and never once tried to push me into an interview that didn’t tick all the boxes for me. It’s also refreshing to hear clients speaking very highly of a rec2rec which only confirmed my faith in Ruella’s service. An excellent, all round experience, one that I would highly recommend to others. AG, Candidate

My recruitment experience with Ruella James was best in class. As a candidate I felt Ruella truly listened to my requirements and carefully selected the right opportunities for me resulting in two fantastic offers. She is extremely supportive, offering excellent advice and guidance throughout the process. I could not be more grateful for her efforts in making the process run smoothly and cannot recommend her highly enough. GW, Candidate

Ruella is absolutely brilliant. She really cares about her candidates and goes out of her way to make sure she understands exactly what you're looking for and what the right job will be for you. It's clear from those I know who've worked with Ruella that she's very well admired and respected and I can comfortably say from first-hand experience that it's for good reason! DW, candidate

Really great service overall, Ruella personally went through the interview preparation with me thoroughly which was really helpful. Sarah was extremely helpful also, she kept in regular contact with me throughout the whole recruitment process. Together they got me the role I wanted and exceeded my salary expectations. 5 star service! Would definitely recommend this agency. KB, candidate

I have no hesitation in recommending Ruella as an excellent recruiter. I worked with her several years ago to secure my current position and it’s without a doubt the best move I’ve made in my career! Ruella was extremely supportive throughout the process and presented me with a number of options that really matched my brief about what I was looking for. She was very knowledgeable about her clients and gave me some excellent insight pre interview which helped me feel very prepared. She was very responsive, I never had to chase her and she was always available to talk at odd times to fit around my schedule. She is clearly very passionate about what she does and you get a real sense that she cares about you, the candidate, far more than just making a placement. LM, candidate

Ruella and the team were brilliant in placing me in my current role. 2 key stand out elements was the speed of getting back to me/booking in meetings and the high level of communication. Time was put in to understand my background, what I wanted to do next and present me with spot on opportunities. I only worked with Ruella for a short time because the process was so smooth! BC, candidate

Ruella and her team were nothing short of outstanding. She listened to my requirements and matched my needs to suitable opportunities. Within 48 hours she has secured me 5 interviews which was then shortly followed by job offers. She completely took the stress out of job hunting for me and organised everything from start to finish. I couldn’t be happier in my new role. Highly recommend. KS, candidate

Ruella and her team were absolutely amazing throughout my (short!) experience of working with them. They were supportive, highly attentive, and you can tell Ruella is genuinely passionate about what she does. After meeting with Ruella, her and Sarah were in contact with me throughout the whole process and gave me so much guidance and preparation for interviews. Their market knowledge is second to none - cannot recommend highly enough! CH, candidate 

Ruella and her team supported me in finding my current position. I was impressed throughout the whole process really. A very professional, speedy and above all supportive and personal approach was taken. It's what you should expect from a good rec to rec firm. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Ruella and her team as a first port of call to anyone who wishes to make a change or take a step forward with their career. GL, candidate