Here’s what our clients and candidates have to say about working with us.
We’d love to blow our own trumpet all day long and tell you just how great we are! But let’s stick with the musical theme and get some of our clients and candidates to sing our praises instead. You’ll find they all seem to be ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’ when it comes to praising the North West’s best recruitment agency (whoops, there we go again, put that trumpet down!)
Candidate & Client Testimonials
I first approached Square Peg Associates in relation to a vacancy they had advertised for a receptionist. I forwarded my cv and contacted them the next day to follow up and to ask for more information regarding the position.
I had a lovely chat with Suzanne who was so helpful, and made me feel very much at ease and confident. I was then asked to go for an interview at the company where the job was advertised. This went very well. Suzanne helped me prepare for this, she gave me a great insight into the company I would be working for and was very knowledgeable. During the whole process, Suzanne kept me fully informed by email.
I was successful and start my new position on the 2nd January 2018 which I am very excited about.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Square Peg as they couldn’t have been more professional, thanks for everything especially Suzanne.
Janet – Great Harwood
“Kim found me my dream job…..
Kim has been fantastic to work with. I approached Kim in relation to a vacancy she had advertised, Kim got in contact with me and took the time to listen to what I was looking for. Kim knew exactly and understood the kind of role I was looking for, recognising my strengths and putting me forward for the job, which after a couple of interviews I did get the job!
Kim always maintained a highly professional demeanour, very friendly, approachable and was always at the end of the phone or e-mail if I needed any support. I cannot highly recommend Kim enough – she has been an absolute superstar. Thank you!
Kelly – Accrington
“I was contacted by Square Peg after weeks of struggling to find my perfect job. Kathai informed me that she came across my CV online and knew of a company who were looking for a new employee with similar attributes and skills.
After our initial phone discussion, I had a meeting with Kim. Kim informed me of the job specifications and she gained an understanding of who I am as a person. She told me all about the business and what she knew of them and their teams.
Kim lessened my nerves by giving me thorough interview advice via numerous phonecalls and ensured that I was fully prepared, thus giving me the best chance to succeed! Throughout the process, Kim frequently contacted me and gave me relevant information and motivation. With Square Pegs ongoing help, support and genuine encouragement, I managed to get the job!
The Square Peg team are incredibly kind, relatable and great people. I feel that they care and would be sure to recommend them to anyone and I would like to thank them for helping me on my career journey!“
Erin – Wigan
“A friend recommended that I contact Suzanne at Square Peg. I really felt that she understood where I needed to be in my career and the type of business that I would really connect with. It was so important that this move was the right one for me. When I met up with Suzanne, we chatted about everything and got to know each other well. I felt totally hand held throughout the whole process and landed a fantastic role which I am loving”
Jen – Blackburn
Hospitality Management Recruiter
“Suzanne is the reason I got into recruitment. She has the unique ability to spot talent other people may not pick up on. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She has an amazing work ethic and builds fantastic relationships with both candidates and clients alike – First class recruiter that really cares. Spot on.”
Dawn – Manchester
PA Tax & Payroll Adviser
“James has recently helped me secure my dream job and I couldn’t be more impressed with his positive and professional approach.Not only did he provide me with support and encouragement throughout the entire process but provided me with the knowledge and interview techniques to present myself and my talents in the best way.His vast knowledge of the market, recruitment and employers is clear from the advice and guidance he offered. He was always available to speak to and provided me with feedback and updates along the way.I would highly recommend using James for your recruitment needs as an employer or employee.“
Emma – Bury
“James has been absolutely fantastic and has been the most proactive recruitment consultant I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He has helped me find the perfect position for me on the first interview he arranged! Could not recommend Square Peg enough and will be passing their details to everyone I know.“
Chloe – Bury
“This was the first time I used a recruitment company to find a new career so everything was very new.
James reassured me, made the process easy and arranged everything for me. My interview was set up at a convenient time for everybody, I was sent details of this via email with all the relevant details on, simple & effective. James then went through the interview process and prepared me for any eventuality. It was nice to have somebody to ring to ask questions etc. And also somebody to pass information to me about the company and what was required in more detail than what was posted on the job specification. It gave more of an understanding about what the employer wanted regarding the role.
I was able to contact James easily, just a phone call away. Was completely helpful and informative every time we spoke. Would recommend Square Peg to anybody looking for a new role.”
Tracey – Burnley
“I was searching for a new job role and wasn’t finding anything that I was passionate about.
James got in touch with me after coming across my CV online and said he had a role that he thought was perfect for me. After making the initial arrangements to meet and discussing my skills, achievements and future goals he put me forward for an interview with a local client. After my interview James followed up with a phone call and email to gain my thoughts, feedback and interest in the position. He listened to what I had to say and we moved forward to a second interview which again was followed up thoroughly.
From his initial contact through to my interview and job offer he was always in contact supporting me and offering advice. I knew that if I had any queries he would be just a quick phone call away.
I can’t wait to start my new job and I would like to thank James for his help. I would definitely recommend James and Square Peg Associates to anyone looking for a new job role.
Thanks for everything”
Cherice – Oldham
AFG Law - Greg French
“Towards the end of last year AFG LAW were recruiting for a new assistant cashier and passed a referral to Paul. Square Peg very quickly made contact with us and identified what it was that we were looking for in a candidate. They understood the skill sets required, and perhaps more importantly the type of person that we were looking for.
They put forward what looked to be an excellent candidate within 2 days of being given the brief. An interview was set up but unfortunately the guy gave back word and even before the interview, decided to stay put at his current job.
In between making the appointment and it being cancelled, we decided that the job role that we originally briefed Square Peg had changed. We passed on the amended job description and again within 2 days or so, Square Peg had identified a further candidate. We interviewed Matt, and after having a couple more chats with him, decided that he was the ideal fit to what was a fairly new role for AFG LAW, offered him the job and he accepted. He has now been with us for approximately 3 months.
It would have been very easy to pass this testimonial as soon as the role had been filled – job done! But I felt that it would mean far more now, several months further on and seeing Matt developing so well in the role.
Square Peg are different to other recruitment companies that we have used in the past. They listened to what we needed and understood the sort of person that we were looking for – both from a skill set and a personality. They also understood the ethos of AFG LAW. Suzanne actually took the time to come out and meet with us and talk to us so that she fully understood what it was we were looking for.
They vetted and only sent through real candidates and not like so many other agencies that will “listen” but then just send anyone through to you. And ultimately sent through what so far looks like being the perfect candidate.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Square Peg Associates.
“I was very unhappy in the job I was in so I posted my CV on line and lucky for me Kim from square peg ‘found me’. Then James contacted me to say there was position available that would be suitable and the company wanted to meet me.
The support and communication with James was brilliant I was beginning to feel like there was hope out there! Very exiting! A new start was just the boost I needed.
To bring my qualities and personality to this role and become a valued member of the team is amazing. I have now started my new role as Office Manager and whilst its early days I feel like I am part of the team already.
I cannot thank the staff at Square Peg enough for all the support and friendliness, they gave me new hope. I would recommend Square Peg to all my friends as I would be very confident they would do their utmost to help!!
Thank you so much James for all your help I wish you and all the staff @ square peg all the best and a Very Happy Christmas & Prosperous New Year x
Linda – Rochdale
Purchase Ledger Clerk
“I was looking for a full time permanent position working in Accounts and I was very fortunate that Kim Taylor from Square Peg Associates contacted me after reading my CV/job application to go forward for a job interview. She was so helpful giving me the opportunity to work for a fast growing business and the opportunity to be part of their growing team. I am so grateful to Kim who has constantly been on the end of the phone/emails to offer any help I needed. I now have a new job with lovely people and am so excited. I would highly recommend Square Peg Associates and Kim she was the best, she couldn’t do enough for me.
This is a fantastic Recruitment Company with lovely genuine people.”
Adele – Bolton
Customer Service Advisor
“The team at Square Peg Associates were very personable and really took the time to get to know me. They put me forward for jobs that suited my personality as well as my skills. I dealt with Jemma Doolan at Square Peg and she really took the time to support me with interview preparation and guidance. She saw me for my qualities, she was not just any recruitment consultant, I felt really positive about the whole process. Jemma kept me well up to date of what was happening and gave full feedback from my interview with great tips and advice. I got the job!
I feel very lucky to have the constant support of Square Peg and will highly recommend them to any of my friends and family.”
Jack – Burnley
“I was searching for a part time job working in an accounts based role. Square Peg sourced the perfect role for me working as a credit controller for a flourishing security company. They gave me a wealth of information and helped me through the interview from start to finish. I would recommend Square Peg to anybody looking to find their perfect job”
Jemma – Rochdale
Junior Project Manager
“Kim at Square Peg initially contacted me with a role of Junior Project Manager after seeing my CV online. She explained the role in detail with me and thoroughly went through my past and current experience. Kim gave me as much preparation as I needed before the interview took place. I was offered the role and was very happy to accept the position as I knew it was a fantastic opportunity; I would like to thank Kim and the Square Peg Team for approaching me with the role and being very thorough throughout the process”
Dan – Todmorden
Telecommunications Business Development Manager
“I was contacted by Jemma at Square Peg when I started to look for another job after becoming disillusioned in a previous role. Jemma took an interest in my skills and what I wanted from my next job and was quick to offer me a job interview in a similar industry but fitting exactly what I was looking for. Cannot thank Jemma at Square Peg enough.”
Robert – Blackburn
“I wanted to move upwards and onwards. Square Peg looked at my skills and my CV and using that information it wasn’t long before they found me a progressive role in a global business.”
Steven – Todmorden
Customer Service Administrator
“I was looking for a new job in customer services when I was approached by Kim from Square Peg with a job to work at Teal… If I was looking for another job I wouldn’t hesitate using Square Peg again”
Rebecca – Burnely
“…when I was granted an interview, Square Peg made sure I was fully prepared, providing me with a wealth of information about the company. What they were looking for in a candidate and more important what points and skills to emphasise. The result – I accepted the job offer”
Alan – Rossendale
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