Just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you for your very informative/fun training yesterday, I think I can safely say we all felt it was very useful and at the same time rather ‘cringey’ for want of a better word when we look at how we’ve been writing our ads for all these years!

Jacqui Earles-Barrett
Harris Jones

I just wanted to thank you for the training on advert writing in Wetherby. I am relatively new to the industry and found the training invaluable not just in how to word my adverts but where and when to market them.  I was able to return to the office and even my more experienced colleagues learnt something new!

The Ambitious Group

We posted a Data Administrator recently via Candidate Sources Emergency Candidate Boost service and received 124 CVs. They kindly posted my job to Indeed for free as well. Overall, we had a great response, and have now filled the position and offered an alternative position to another applicant.

Paige Hill
Hampton Knight

We have built a strong relationship with the team at Candidate Source since using the branded advertising service, tapping into their specialist candidate attraction knowledge.  Since using this service we are now able to enhance our existing recruitment advertising strategy and get our brand in front of more candidates.

Kirsten Stewart
N Brown Group

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.

Jackie Jackson
Flex Recruitment

We at Mynt Recruitment have used Michelle several times over the years and she never disappoints. On a more recent occasion, Michelle came and delivered a session on “Job Board Advertising” at my TEAM Regional Meeting, some 28 attendees who loved everything. Michelle knows all the tricks and quirks of job advertising and even some of the more experienced recruiters who attended, came away with lots of new, fresh and exciting ideas. Add to that, all at Candidate Source are experts at what they do and I/we would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle and Candidate Source.

John Stanton
Mynt Recruitment

Laura and the Candidate Source Team are all really approachable friendly and extremely attentive whenever providing updates or answering query calls. They always respond quickly and efficiently. A great bunch who I would highly recommend to any recruiter.

Jonathan Dobkin
Connections Recruitment

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.

Rachel Anderson
1st Stop Recruitment

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 don’t 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.

Robert Johnson
Middlesex Partnership

In 30 years I’ve never had such a brilliant response – Candidate boost is a great concept and was the answer to my prayers.

Alison Fox
Alison Fox Recruitment

We posted a client branded job advert for a Procurement and Planning Assistant recently via Candidate Sources Client Branded service and in just 5 days, it had had that much of a great response we had to ask Candidate Source to pull it early! Client branded advertising is definitely very efficient.

Leah Ward
Arden Personnel

We have worked alongside Candidate Source after being introduced to them through our TEAM UK Membership since 2011, here at The Recruitment Link Ltd we have always found Laura Carroll and the team to be friendly, helpful and efficient, providing us with the required services to fulfil our business needs in a timely manner and at the most competitive rates, we would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in utilising the solutions that Candidate Source offer to recruitment businesses and look forward to our continued successful relationship.

Lee Harper
The Recruitment Link

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.

Jennifer Bramley
Prodigy Personnel

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.

Caroline Dixon
Holgate HR

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.

Darryl Banks
Walter Everett Limited

We posted a job advert for an Internal Sales Engineer recently via Candidate Sources Emergency Candidate Boost service and received 43 CVs. They kindly posted my job to Indeed for free as well. Overall, we had a great response and have now filled the position with an applicant from Indeed.

Heather Webb
Donaldson Solutions

A huge thank you to Michelle from Candidate Source who delivered another excellent training session on advertising. Our consultants have taken away lots of very valuable and interesting tips which have already been put into action… Google Jobs, we’re ready for you! Thanks again, and we look forward to another informative and fun session with you in the future. From the team at Hart Recruitment and Wagstaff Recruitment.

Vicki Hunt
Hart Recruitment

The start-up section on your website has been a huge help so thank you for that

Ryan Haffenden
We Find You Work

The multi-channel advertising with you has supplemented our search methods and directly led to placements.

Jonathan Pearson

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.

Peter Buch

Great response to the advert and I have a starter on Monday – over 100 responses within 30 minutes of the ad going live..excellent.

John Dolan
King Brothers Foodservice

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!

Kathryn Willis
CP Electronics

The training was brill.  We got so much out of it and are going to create a simple advert structure that people can work from but make their own.  Watch this space and (hopefully) our ads will be transformed!

Sarah Ellwood
Supertemps 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.

Paul Foster
Skylan Recruitment Ltd

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.

Michelle Jones
e-recruitment buddy

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!

Katie Lowe
Cactus Search

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

Gail Flello
CNA Thompson & Flello

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.

Becky Lucey
Personnel Selection

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.

Jamie So
Pertemps London City

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.

Amanda Fisackerly

Candidate Source (and Amy in particular) have been an outstanding help in hiring our Office Manager. We were lucky enough to receive over 700 applications and it would have been impossible to go through all of them in a timely manner without the very helpful team at Candidate Source.

Konstanty Sliwowski
Caissa Ltd

Just a quick note to say thank you for today. I can honestly say that I have never known my lot so positive and enthusiastic following a training session – hopefully they can now translate that into more placements!!!

Neil Johnson
Apex Recruitment

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.

John Russell
Spitfire Recruitment Ltd

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

Gail Flello
CNA Thompson & Flello

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.

Donna Goodwin
Midas Recruitment

We are doing the Monday morning advertising for jobs and its definitely going well with an increase of applications.

I even did the whole posting on a Sunday this week and that has been so good!!

Michelle Laight
Pertemps Redditch Office & Professional

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.

Dan Thompson
Specialist Financial Recruitment

Thank you Michelle for delivering such a great presentation at the TEAM conference. I really did take a lot away with me.

Adam Hickman
Elevate Recruitment & Training Consultants Limited

Where we ran adverts with Candidate Source we received a good number of applications, with at least 50% of these passing the initial screen. Where we didn’t run adverts via Candidate Source and relied upon the Company website, LinkedIn & the free ad on Indeed, we only got 3-5 applications for each role. Your ads really made a difference.

Christine Edens
Shawcor Ltd

Just wanted to feedback that we have had some good responses to the advert you put on for us. It’s been a really good exercise as we have received most applications from Total Jobs and CV Library – 2 job boards we don’t currently use – which will give us food for thought when we look at renewing job boards in August.


We’ll definitely use this service again though so thank for all of your help.

Lynne Rose
Personnel Placements

Just want to say that your girls, Amy & Laura whom I deal with, their support is brilliant.

Nothing is ever a problem, I feel like a right pain at times, but they always respond quick.

Mark Wiggan

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.

Liz Longman

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your training session, both for the valuable content and the way in which it was presented – thanks!

Sue Eustace
ARV Solutions

Michelle delivered advertising training at our office in May. Michelle really explained the importance of formatting the adverts to suit different job boards and gave us a template to follow as well as thinking about the company we are recruiting for, their selling points and key words to capture as many potential candidates as possible. The following week after the training, I took a specialist vacancy for a client in a new geographical area so advertising was essential for this position. I followed the clear format that Michelle had provided in the training and also followed her advice on the most suitable time to post a job advert to get the best response. With this being the first time I’d used this format I was interested to see the difference in applications and I was so pleased with the result!

I received over 70 applications, however 90% of these candidates had relevant experience to the role which resulted in me shortlisting down to 4 candidates to interview and then a final shortlist of 2 candidates to present to the client. Both candidates were selected for an assessment day and were then selected for the final interview stage. They were competing against two other candidates and I’m pleased to say one of my candidates was offered the role! Our client commented on how impressed they were with the advert we’d put together (it made them want to apply themselves!!!) and they also said our candidates really stood out from the other candidates they’d reviewed for the role.

After competing with 3 other agencies and their own recruitment methods in a geographical area we haven’t recruited in before, this could’ve been a very difficult role to fulfill. However the advert was key in attracting the right candidates and ultimately resulted in us making a very successful placement. Thank you so much Michelle!

Helen Page
Hart 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.

Andy Grant
Blue Marble Recruitment

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.

Sarah Ellwood

We have had some good applicants through thank you, and we have placed the Project Costing Analyst now

Sam Cox
Brite Services Limited

The response from the Employer Branded advert has been good and I placed a couple of candidates from it, so definitely worth it.

Clare Godfrey
Proftech Talent

Candidate Source is a great way of widening your advertising net in a cost effective way and was both easy and quick to set up. The Solutions Architect role we advertised with yourselves has one candidate at interview stage – someone who applied through CV library.

Katrina Redmond-Lyon
People Connectors

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!

Maxine Hart
Wote Street People

A couple of the candidates have been interviewed from our Candidate Source advert, which is great news!

Jack Hopkins
Searchlight 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.

Adam Butler
Adam Butler Recruitment

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

Sophie Howe
SES Recruitment Ltd

Since using the advertising service with Candidate Source we now have a consistency with our company brand across our recruitment advertising.  The simplicity of the service has also meant we have been able to save on administration time too.

Katrina Oxtoby
Dent Wizard Ventures Ltd

I attended one of Michelle’s training sessions on job boards. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and offered valuable, relevant and up-to-date advice on advert writing and how job boards work. Michelle’s session was also very engaging and interactive, and I’d highly recommend it to other recruiters.

Ben Lyons
Lyons Recruitment

Thanks for today Chelle, the guys loved the training today and initial feedback was they found it so useful they wished they had it earlier!!!  Thanks again Andy

Andy Long
Pertemps Recruitment

As a newly established agency, I have found joining TEAM and using the services of Candidate Source really beneficial.  The service has been very helpful and cost effective enabling me to receive quality candidates quickly which is something I wouldn’t have been able to do as easily without their help.

I simply gave a rough brief over the phone and in turn had a professionally written job advert created for me and advertised.  Being able to pass all of this on to Candidate Source has saved me a huge amount of my time and allowed me to see which job board performs best for me.  I also now have a friendly voice at the end of the phone to call who will answer any of my questions and offer me support and advice as I grow my business.

Gary Richards
Fillmore Recruitment 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’?

Jean Fenwick
Fenwick Consulting Ltd

We made an offer today so the advert has done its job – please thank Tom who placed it for me.

Helen Lord
Used Kitchen Exchange

“They go out of their way to help and have saved us a lot of money on job boards.”

David Heron
Sheridan Maine

I rang Courtney and asked her lots of weird and wonderful questions about advertising in Europe and she was back within the hour with all the information.  She is really helpful and a pleasure to deal with!!

Gary Simpson
Simpson Recruitment Services

I had heard good things of Candidate Source from a consultant who worked previously with eSift, and since I was struggling to get the results I needed from generic advertising, I reached out. I received a response within the same day with all the information I needed – Luke Carroll was great in answering any of my queries and has given fantastic customer service throughout and after the campaign. The advertising from Candidate Source was highly cost-effective and gave me exceptional results immediately, with almost no dip in response until the end of the campaign. Overall, the service I received was essential to my positive experience and I would recommend Candidate Source to any agent or consultant with additional advertising needs.

Ashleigh Hall
eSift Ltd

Candidate Source have been supportive of Monarch over the last couple of years we have been working together.  We have found the team to be friendly, engaging and knowledgeable around the creation of adverts, getting the best response and advising on the best websites to place adverts.

Robert Edwards

The adverts have been very productive, I’ve been able to fill 2 of my driving roles 👌

Victoria Roycroft
Reach In Ltd

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.

David Heron
Sheridan Maine

I’ve just written up a new job spec following the training this morning and re-advertised the role and it has ended up at the top of the job board when the exact same job I posted 2 weeks ago was at the bottom of the page when categorised in relevance, not date.


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!

Pat O’Donoghue
PL & Associates

I would highly recommend the work of Amy Kelly and Candidate Source. I work as an independent recruiter, so I was very cautious about any advertising spend I used and wanted to make sure I got good ROI. I can honestly say that the team and in particular Amy have been great. They are very knowledgeable on the technical side of advert writing and helped me to get sustained results. Even though I drop some of my ads very last minute on Amy, she manages to turn things around quickly, even when it has meant staying back after hours. I have also had value for money from my spend with Candidate Source and will continue to use their service moving forward after a successful 6 months trialling.

Keith Payne
First Future Recruitment

Having the ability to use the advertising service with Candidate Source when we need to have a larger candidate reach is really beneficial.  We also take advantage of the CV filtering service to save on our administration time.

Rachel Wenman
Beijer Ref

“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.”

Michelle Jones
e-recruitment buddy

I had a great response and sourced a number of good candidates for this role

Olivia Hudson
Be Personnel Ltd

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).

Appoint Recruitment

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