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Candidate Source works exclusively with

recruitment agencies. We get your job

adverts in the right places online.

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We can teach you the trick to writing

successful job adverts and show you where

to post them for maximum impact.

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We're good at it! Last year we posted over

100,000 vacancies to over 300 job boards.

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You'll find quality candidates to fill immediate

vacancies while building a database for future roles.

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What we do

We help recruitment agencies get the best results from online advertising. Recruiters just like you use Candidate Source for their Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) because we get results.
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Candidate attraction

Whatever vacancy you need to fill, we can create an online advert to attract the right candidates.

Within just four hours of receiving your brief, we will:

  • research the role and which appropriate job boards to post to
  • write the advert and tailor it to those boards
  • advertise your vacancy for you.
  • filter the response.

Send us a few details about the vacancy.

Submit vacancy
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Media buying

With our years of experience working with online job boards, we've established strong relationships with all of the key mainstream and niche websites.

For you, this means a single point of contact for all of your online needs with expert advice on which job boards will give you the best results.

Recruitment agencies outsource all their buying of job board advertising to Candidate Source.

Send us an email with your requirements and our team will be in touch to see how we can help you.

Contact us
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Consultant training

Consultant training for your team to effectively write job advertisements online, it's important they understand how candidates view and select vacancies.

We offer a series of different style training sessions built around how your recruitment agency runs. Our sessions will give you practical tips and valuable insights from our specialists.

Training will:

  • help your team identify common mistakes made by recruiters
  • identify the dos and don'ts of online advertising
  • teach foolproof methods for writing online job adverts.

Book your team onto our next training course.

Book training

Who we are

We’re an experienced team of online recruitment marketers. But we’ve been in your shoes too – so we understand the pressure and demands on a recruitment consultant. We have a unique skillset that means we can precisely write (or rewrite) your adverts to maximise job board exposure and appeal to the right candidates.

To complete the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), we will filter the response to ensure you get the role filled with the very best candidate.

A brief video in which Michelle Davies introduces Candidate Source and the team.

A big hello from...

  • Michelle Davies - founder of Candidate Source Illustration of what Michelle Davies, founder of Candidate Source, wanted to be when she was younger - a vet!

    Michelle Davies

    Michelle is our founder and looks after our sales, consultant training and credit control. Michelle has worked in recruitment for 14 years so there’s nothing she doesn’t know about the business. In fact, she’s the one who discovered that start up businesses and small agencies needed help with attracting candidates.

    At school, I wanted to be... a vet

  • Laura Carroll - Online Advertising Consultant at Candidate Source Illustration of what Laura Carroll wanted to be when she was younger - a lifeguard!

    Laura Carroll

    As an online advertising consultant, Laura collaborates with our clients and job boards to write and post the perfect ad. Over the years she has been with us (yep she’s been here since the start too), Laura has helped many recruiters fill their positions. Beyond CSL’s four walls, you can find her shopping and socialising.

    At school, I wanted to be... a lifeguard

  • Photo of Amy Kelly - a key member of the team at Candidate Source Illustration of what Amy Kelly wanted to be when she was younger - a carpenter!

    Amy Kelly

    Amy has been with us from the beginning. She works with the account managers at job boards to build strong relationships with them. She’s one of the voices at the end of our phone – researching the most appropriate online media for vacancies and writing adverts to gain maximum exposure to target applicants.

    At school, I wanted to be... a carpenter

  • Photo of Alex Tate - the youngest member of the Candidate Source Team Illustration of what Alex Tate wanted to be when she was younger - a air hostess!

    Alex Tate

    Alex is the youngest member of our team. She joined in October 2011 from an online ad we posted – proof they even work for us! Her role is as an administrator – posting, writing and sifting jobs on a daily basis. She’s a gym-lover who enjoys a spot of photography and indulging in her passion for travelling.

    At school, I wanted to be... an air hostess

  • Photo of Luke Carroll - a key member of the Candidate Source Team Illustration of what Luke Carroll wanted to be when he was younger - a footballer!

    Luke Carroll

    Luke has been with us since 2013 and he’s a staple part of the furniture. He’s one of the team who maintains relationships with our current clients – so he’s always around with great advice. Luke also helps source new business. Outside of office time he’s a bit of a sports buff – he has a particular affection for the beautiful game.

    At school, I wanted to be... a professional footballer (birmingham city!)

  • Alanna Pawsey - the newest member of the Candidate Source Team Illustration of what Alanna Pawsey wanted to be when she was younger - a police woman!

    Alanna Pawsey

    Alanna is one of our administrators and is really enjoying getting to know our clients inside and out. She is the freshest face in our team having started with us in June 2014. Alanna isn’t a tea drinker – which is unusual for our office. When she’s not working, she loves to spend her time socialising, shopping and playing sports.

    At school, I wanted to be... a police officer

Job board network

When you work with us we can post your job on over 300 job boards.

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    Appoint Recruitment

    I just wanted to say thanks for your talk at our TEAM meeting. You are such a great presenter and always make me really laugh (oh and I generally learn something too).

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    Andy Grant

    Blue Marble Recruitment

    I’ve been a customer of Candidate Source for some years now and can heartily recommend any recruiters not already using them to get in touch and see what they can do for you.

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    Gail Flello

    CNA Thompson & Flello

    A great service! Always delivers in a professional and friendly way. Very helpful – they know their stuff!

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    Peter Buch


    I can’t recommend Candidate Source’s services enough. They are quick, reliable and well priced. I have used them for several years now and am very happy. They give me lots of good candidates and always find the right people for the company. I am very happy with the service.

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    Kathryn Willis

    CP Electronics

    I have sought the help of Candidate Source many times and I highly recommend them. They have helped me to fill many vacancies – both efficiently and cost effectively. They’re also a very professional and friendly bunch of people!

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    Robert Johnson

    Middlesex Partnership

    Candidate Source have been most helpful in providing me with a flexible advertising solution.  Beyond this, they operate with an interest in my work and how they can contribute towards its success – even down to re-writing copy for me, to help ensure that my adverts have the maximum impact.  For recruiters completely devoid of time, Candidate Source dont even require you to write the advert at all – just provide them with the JD and they will return a finished ad for your approval.

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    Rachel Anderson

    1st Stop Recruitment

    CONSULTANT TRAINING – On behalf of 1st Stop Recruitment, we would highly recommend Michelle for this service! She is coming back to train some new members of staff next month, which they are looking forward to.

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    Jamie So

    Pertemps London City

    We use the services of Candidate Source and have a relationship with the team that spans over several years.We have daily calls from various providers and find the current service to be highly competitive in terms of price and having a one stop shop is perfect.Candidate Source have trained many of my Consultants over the years and I am proud to say that I have the Top performing Consultants within our company nationwide.  The training is sharp and  would be advantageous to any organisation.

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    Katie Lowe

    Cactus Search

    After supplying our job postings for a number of years, Michelle very kindly agreed to visit Cactus Search in May 2011 to train our Consultants on optimising their advertisements for the major job boards. The training she delivered was truly excellent, delivering amazing industry insight with a really friendly approach. We would recommend her services to any recruitment companies looking to acquire some tailored, inside knowledge and a top quality job posting service!

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    John Russell

    Spitfire Recruitment Ltd

    We are new to CSL and have been flabbergasted at the increased business we have achieved since utilising their contacts, we have placed 2 ad-hoc listings as a trial basis for roles we had been unable to fill from our job board contracts or database and have secured 4 interviews from applicants in the first day alone to roles we had all but given up with. I have been elated with the quick response to all questions and the fantastic work of Amy and her team and look forward to a long lasting and profitable relationship.

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    Adam Butler

    Adam Butler Recruitment

    I’ve dealt now with the team at Candidate Source for a number of years. During that time I have sought their assistance on many occasions to find candidates for a wide variety of vacancies that my clients have given me to work on. I’ve done the maths, and I can confirm that Michelle and her team help me to fill over 80% of the vacancies that I advertise through their system. Clearly this has helped me to drive my business forward on the basis that every time I make a placement, I also make money. All of this without any of the hassle or worry that a long term contract may bring. Thanks Candidate Source, I know our relationship will continue long into the future.

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    Michelle Jones

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    As a relatively small Recruiter our budgets are tight so when we were recommended Candidate Source Ltd we decided to run a trial for one specific role we were struggling to source good quality applicants for. We had a great response and subsequently filled the position. At last we can tap into a huge source of candidates without it costing an arm and a leg. The team are very supportive and quick to respond to our needs.

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    Maxine Hart

    Wote Street People

    We have been dealing with Michelle and her team at Candidate Source since September and love how flexible our advertising can be with them.  Being a generalist Recruitment Consultancy often means we need to advertise over a diverse range of job boards.  Gone are the days of trawling through the stats to see who is best at what.  We just call Candidate Source ask for their recommendation and place the ads in the relevant places.  It not only ensures a more relevant response, it saves us money!

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    Jackie Jackson

    Flex Recruitment

    We engaged the services of Michelle Davies – Managing Director of Candidate Source to refresh and train our Consultants on how to write effective online adverts.  As a Recruitment Agency used to placing many adverts we thought we knew all the tricks, but Michelle opened our eyes and taught us new and useful tips.  Her knowledge of her subject is exceptional and she is full of tips that the job boards don’t tell you!  Her delivery and communication skills are excellent and coupled with a lively sense of humour the workshop proved to be great fun as well as extremely informative.  I would recommend Michelle’s services to any organisation – whether you are a “newbie” to the world of online advertising or whether you just wish to brush up and learn the “tips of today” – you will certainly have your eyes opened, attain new skills and come away from the workshop with a clear action plan on how to write clear and effective adverts that will attract the right candidates for your organisation.

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    David Heron

    Sheridan Maine

    We have only been using Candidate Source for a short time however have found them to be extremely knowledgeable, supportive and friendly.  They go out of their way to help and have saved us a lot of money on job boards as well as reducing our administration burden.  I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending their services.

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    Jean Fenwick

    Fenwick Consulting Ltd

    Customer service that is truly exceptional (nothing is too much trouble) on top of well negotiated discounted TEAM rates on ad postings helping us reach put to a wider range of candidates than ever before.  As they say ‘What’s not to like’?

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    Liz Longman


    Candidate Source offers TEAM members excellent value for money with their Ad hoc Advertising and Online Media Buying Services.  The deals negotiated by Candidate Source on behalf of TEAM with the majority of leading job boards represent  huge savings coupled with monthly invoicing and specialist advice.  I would highly recommend these services to recruiters.

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    Dan Thompson

    Specialist Financial Recruitment

    I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude in the service that Candidate Source provided me with. Running my own specialist Recruitment Consultancy I face the same challenges as most other small, independent consultancies especially when it comes to my online advertising capability. Through working with Candidate Source I was able to hand over the responsibility of writing a detailed advert for a Chief Financial Officer role and reach out to a far greater audience as they subscribe to all the major online recruitment jobsites – saving me a significant amount of time and money. The end result was an overwhelming number of suitable applications from which I could shortlist on behalf of my client and ultimately make a successful placement. Throughout the process their communication and delivery was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other recruitment consultants and businesses alike.

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    Paul Foster

    Skylan Recruitment Ltd

    Over the past 12-18 months, I have been very impressed with support from the team at Candidate Source. I have been recruiting for the past ten years and it’s good to know there is always something new to learn about how to write successful adverts.  Candidate Source have given continued advice/tips on the best way to write adverts, thus gaining exceptional quality candidates.

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    Becky Lucey

    Personnel Selection

    Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for such wonderful training yesterday. All the staff that attended were delighted with the training and all came away with lots to put into practice! Thank you for your time and effort.

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    Pat O’Donoghue

    PL & Associates

    I have used Candidate Source now for over 5 months as a recruiter and have secured 4 substantial placements over a 4 month period using their services. Without their help I doubt if I would have made those placements so quickly. Their people are so pleasant and helpful to deal with and nothing is a problem for them. I will continue to use their services and would highly recommend them to other recruiters. Thanks again!

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    Sophie Howe

    SES Recruitment Ltd

    The responses that we are getting from our new format ads is far better – a much better class of candidate thank you!

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    Darryl Banks

    Walter Everett Limited

    We have been employing Candidate Source for ad hoc advertisement services since 2011 and we have been consistently impressed with the level of service and professionalism we have received from them. As a small, technology-focused recruitment agency, we need to be able to reach as many candidates as possible without the expenditure of signing up with the numerous job boards available. CSL’s ad hoc advertising service has proved to be an extremely cost-effective channel for us, and our return on investment has been excellent. All of CSL’s staff – especially Alex Tate who we have worked closest with – have always been extremely helpful, and their expertise in ad’ creation and market knowledge has ensured our advertising presence across the web has remained well-qualified and professional. We have absolutely no reservations in recommending Candidate Source, and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

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    Jennifer Bramley

    Prodigy Personnel

    We received 4 applications from Indeed via Candidate Sources Emergency Candidate Boost service and 2 of these we have submitted to our client.  Really pleased that we were able to see the benefit from this trial and we hope it becomes part of the package in the future.

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    Donna Goodwin

    Midas Recruitment

    We asked Candidate Source to advertise a telesales role on the Emergency Candidate Boost service, unknown to us this also included Indeed which they are currently trialling.  We received from Indeed 10 applications, only one of which was already known to us.  Of the remaining 9 we put 2 forward for interview and added another 3 to our database.  We were really impressed with Indeed and are now waiting for Candidate Source to offer this as a regular part of their service.

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    Caroline Dixon

    Holgate HR

    The Emergency Candidate Boost campaign worked really well and we have made an offer to a candidate.  Since dealing with you, I have in fact referred you in to several contacts who I believe have placed adverts using your service.

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    Amanda Fisackerly


    Candidate Source consistently respond quickly and efficiently, enabling me to get my roles onto multiple job boards very quickly and get access to applicants very cost effectively.

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    Sarah Ellwood


    Thanks Michelle for a brilliantly presented training session yesterday with the Superteam. There were so many useful pointers delivered in an engaging and fun fashion – we all got a lot from it. It’s invaluable training to any recruitment business using the job boards and Candidate Source.


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