Candidate testimonials

Alice Corble – Senior Library Assistant

Victoria is an excellent professional consultant in library and information sector recruitment, with high standards, a friendly and engaging manner, and good attention to detail. She has served my needs very well as someone who has achieved a permanent contract and promotion via my initial temp contract with Sue Hill. She also went out of her way to advise me on a dilemma when I needed support, taking care to follow up and maintain the human face of recruitment.

Colin Sweett – Project and Public Engagement Manager

Sue Hill have been fantastic in helping me establish my library career in the UK. I arrived from Australia in 2012 and within a couple of weeks you had found me my first job. I went on to work a number of contract posts through Sue Hill and appreciated the diversity of roles they provided me with. I have always found the team to be very professional and supportive. I can’t recommend Sue Hill highly enough.

Shamima Khanom – Library Assistant

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for putting me through for the Kings College Job months ago. If it wasn’t for you then I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to work for such a great place. And now that I am permanent, it’s a huge relief and I’m so glad to be working here. I want to thank you for everything that you’ve done for me and I will definitely recommend your agency to friends and family. I have never had a problem with your agency and you guys have always made sure everything is sorted as soon as possible. Thank you for everything!

Agisilaos Trigazis – Assistant Librarian

I am very glad and feel lucky that the team at Sue Hill have been my guides ever since I first registered with them. They are all professional, friendly and add a personal approach. They are experienced, persistent, encouraging and patient and have already helped me to find two jobs within 10 months. I trust them a lot and always seek their advice and mentoring. Therefore, I undoubtedly recommend the whole team to be your port of call.

Joey Sheffield – Researcher

Sue Hill worked with me when I was a student at City University. You were very prompt and thorough about helping to find a suitable match for me in my field and helped to ensure that communication between myself and the client was beneficial. You were all very well informed and I knew that I could always count on you for the latest information about the field.

Steven Walker – Information and Knowledge Specialist

Sue Hill is a first class recruitment consultancy.

With a wealth of experience and knowledge of the information and project management sectors, the consultants are skilled and adept at placing people in the right positions that enables both organisations and individuals to flourish.

You found me a temporary Information Management role at the Open University in Milton Keynes for six months in January 2015. The opportunity allowed me to draw on my SharePoint, information and staff management experience at one of Britain’s leading universities.

I’m now embarking upon a challenging web based digital role with one of the United Kingdom’s leading charities, based in London.

Sincere thanks for all your endeavours.

Geoff Gray – Corporate Information and Records Manager

I cannot speak more highly of Sue Hill’s consultants, especially the way they built a rapport between myself and my then future employer. Hearing praise also from my HR department of the dealings they  had with them speaks volumes for the professionalism and approach. I will certainly refer friends to Sue Hill as the first port of call.

Sharon Messenger – Royal College of General Practitioners

Sue Hill Recruitment have been an enormous influence on my archival career since 2009. They have, and will, look after me from ‘cradle to grave’ throughout my professional career. Back in the early days as a trainee archive student at UCL you were extremely helpful in helping me organise an archive trainees group meeting at the Wellcome. You freely offered your time, gave us all an inspirational talk (which we all still remember) and then unbelievably took the time to look over everyone’s CVs and offer individual advice on ways to improve our career options whilst studying and choosing placements.

Less than two years later you were there again dealing with a nervous newly qualified graduate. Inspiring me and filling me with confidence you found me my first role at the RCGP which eventually was made permanent. You continue to be there for me during challenging periods and most recently, helped me recruit a fantastic Records Manager here at the College. you were an absolute star. Through investing time and infectious energy you were able to come up with the perfect set of candidates for the job that made it almost impossible to make a selection. I have also benefited from continued professional development through a fabulous free training session and networking opportunity and most importantly the knowledge that you will be there for me for the rest of my career. Thank you so much for being such a fun, friendly and professional team. I look forward to working with you until my retirement!

Claire Woodlock – Information Officer

You were extremely responsive, friendly and helpful in arranging my current contract. When I am ready for my next contract, my first phone call will be to you!

Philippe Dirven – Associate Researcher

You has been great to deal with when I was looking to find a job. You’ve been very forward and direct with me about any opportunities and linked me to a great job at the end of it.

You’ve always made time for a call or meeting to discuss potential career opportunities and what direction to move into. You also looked further ahead in the sense that you were happy to discuss what my current role would mean for me in the future job market. All of which I think are essential skills for a recruiter to have.

Moritz Schick – Researcher

I got to know Sue Hill in early 2011, when I tried to secure my first employment in the information and library sector after graduating with a Master in Information Science from City University. Because of the recession my job hunt had not not going well and my confidence was at rock-bottom, when I registered with Sue Hill. You struck me as very supportive and encouraging, while at the same time scrutinising my CV to make sure that I fulfilled the necessary qualifications for the role. Despite attending an interview (which felt like a huge achievement after months of writing applications), I did not succeed, but you not only provided me with plenty of detailed and positive feedback on the interview, but within a couple of days was able to offer me a temporary position with another employer. This temporary stop-gap eventually evolved into a full-time permanent staff position. While still working as a temp, you were in regular contact with me to make sure that I am okay in my role and to keep me informed about current job opportunities at other companies. I always felt that you wre really interested in helping clients progress, instead of getting them into the first job available and then forgetting about them (my past, pre-Sue Hill experience of working with recruitment agencies).

Since being permanent staff I have been managing on several occasions temporary researchers of Sue Hill. All of the researchers were excellently vetted and adopted very well to the challenges of their roles. Again you were regularly in contact to make sure that I was happy with your clients and looking for feedback to pass onto them.

In short: you are the best recruitment agent I ever worked with.

Becky Cooper – Library Assistant

I approached Sue Hill Recruitment as a trusted recommendation from a colleague. Anxious with my existing contract completing; the team at Sue Hill reassured me of employment, promptly arranging two suitable interviews within the week. Shortly succeeding the interviews, the team were able to offer me a temporary assignment, with the possibility for extension. I settled in quickly to a professional yet a friendly environment; recently accepting an extension in my position. I would highly recommend Sue Hill Recruitment for their attentive ability to guide and care for employees when progressing throughout their career.

Louise Dalsgaard – Knowledge Manager

I had the pleasure of working with you when I was looking for a new job and he was attentive and helpful throughout the entire process. You took the time to review my background and to get a good understanding of what I was looking for. You then offered constructive feedback on how to improve my CV and made sure that I was well prepared for the interviews set up for me. You followed up when you said you would and generally made the job-hunting process much easier.

You are clearly an experienced recruiter who provides an approachable but professional service and I can only recommend you.

Robin Hemmings – Taxonomist

Over several years, you have suggested and successfully placed me in a series of excellent roles, both temporary and permanent, all of which contributed seamlessly to my career development.
Your ability to consistently offer relevant and pragmatic career advice, and your incisive ability to match opportunities and clients shows a clear understanding of individual clients’ skills, strengths and aspirations. You have a comprehensive understanding of the information and recruitment marketplaces.
I have always found your advice and attention to be invaluable: offering pragmatic and relevant suggestions, positive encouragement, and always suggesting appropriate and relevant roles. you see your clients as unique people and take on board each of their career stories.
I would recommend any information professional to contact the Sue Hill team, whether they are looking for short-term guidance or holistic career development.

Khumo Dohrau – Information Specialist

I met Sue Hill Recruitment as a job seeker. you were very professional and empathetic when dealing with candidates. You always approached me with positions that closely match my skills and experience; and provided excellent briefing about the job responsibilities and benefits of the job in question. you were friendly and not too “pushy”; it was always a pleasure working with you as a job seeker.

Overall, I had a positive experience at Sue Hill since 2002, I have always been successful in most of the positions they have put me forward as a candidate.

Katie Espley – Records Manager

I had a great recruitment experience with Sue Hill Recruitment, thanks to Victoria. Victoria was my first point of contact with Sue Hill. In our initial discussions, I was impressed by Victoria’s knowledge of the records and information management sector and felt that she really understood my employment needs too. Clearly she did because she matched my needs to a fantastic job opportunity in my chosen sector, arranged an interview and I got the job! During the recruitment process, Victoria answered all my questions promptly and was always helpful and friendly; even getting in touch to see how I was getting on once I’d started. Many thanks Victoria!

Julija Paskova – Cataloguer

I have been involved in various jobs through Sue Hill Recruitment for several years now, and you are the first point of contact for me through all these years. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you. Not only do you have professionals of a high calibre, who are knowledgeable, prompt and precise in everything you do, but your consultant has a great personality which gives his professionalism another dimension. His positive and confident way of dealing with people makes you feel comfortable and in control of any professional matter

Ann Brew – Librarian

I have been placed into both permanent and temporary jobs by Sue Hill over a period of six years. Your consultant is reliable and will always return calls and emails promptly. He has a good understanding of what skills I have and what areas I’m trying to develop, but also is adept in not pushing me into jobs where I feel I wouldn’t do well. Thanks to his encouragement, I’ve applied for positions where I’ve learned new skills and then carried these new skills forward into other jobs. I would always consider any role he put me forward for, as I know he understands what my skills and preferences are, and he wouldn’t waste my time. Thanks to his professionalism and enthusiasm, I’ve been happy to encourage other colleagues to sign up with Sue Hill – he’s redefined what I expect from employment agencies and I don’t think I could settle for anything less now.

John Heyderman – Librarian

As a temporary Librarian employed through Sue Hill, I found your consultant highly empathetic, understanding the needs both of staff and clients, considerate and diplomatic. As well as being knowledgeable in the field and efficient in everything he did, he always displayed the utmost professionalism and integrity, so that both clients and temporary staff were able to have total confidence in him. I would recommend him unequivocally.

Jessica Lloyd – Library Assistant

Honestly the pleasure has been all mine. Everyone I’ve met at the library have become a second family to me in the last year. Hopefully we will be in contact again in the future.

Thank you so much for all your help, Sue Hill Recruitment you’ve been amazing.

Jane Battye – Librarian

Your consultant comes across as an advisor who is genuinely interested in his clients. He seeks out roles to suit and will make suggestions even when they are not a perfect match because he knows you might just be interested.

Having hired staff through Sue Hill Recruitment for many years, it has been a pleasure to work with him as someone seeking roles.

Irena Valouchova – Research Librarian

When I was job-hunting you arranged a few meetings for me and one led to a short-term assignment. You always provided feedback from his clients. You went the extra mile and were professional. I would like to recommend Sue Hill to all prospective candidates.

Judy Gough – Information Governance/Freedom of Information professional

I am really very grateful for all the times during the last 20 years when you have sorted my timesheet for Sue Hill!

Graham Hurford – Catalouger

In 17 years of temping I have had a better working relationship with you than with any other of the numerous agents that I’ve dealt with. I can think of no instance where I have had a bad relationship but I think your informality has made it easier for me to say what I really felt about a prospective role and afterwards how I felt about the assignment. Even though your job might be described as trying to fit pegs into appropriately-shaped holes, you always gave me the feeling of being “on my side”.  It’s a good trick.

Emily Hammond – Library Assistant

I would like to thank you and your colleagues very much for all of your assistance and for finding me this work at the Wellcome Library. You have made finding library work in the UK much easier and it has helped me to gain a wealth of experience that I would not have had otherwise.

Ellen Christensen – Librarian

During my library career in London Sue Hill has played a key role, helping me to gain employment in three different contract roles over 7 years. You guided my entrance into a new country/job market and have encouraged me to pursue professional development opportunities. When I contacted you last year with a very specific request for part-time temporary work you were able to find me a suitable option within a week. I can highly recommend Sue Hill’s services.

Elena Corsi -Librarian

I have nothing but praise for Sue Hill Recruitment. I have been registered with Sue Hill since 2006, when I moved to London from the US, and you have been there to help me get job roles from the beginning and continues to do so. You have a strong commitment to your work. I have the utmost respect for you. You are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and kind, and always takes the time in his busy schedule to assist me with any questions I may have. You always leave the door open for me to talk about any work-related concerns. You offer practical advice, whether it be suggestions on ways in improving my CV or how I can further develop my skills in the field of library and information science. Through Sue Hill, I have had the great opportunity to work in a variety of roles in different types of libraries, such as university, public, health and art. I highly recommend you!

Davis Martens – Researcher

Sue Hill has provided great support throughout the entire recruitment process and been highly professional. You were  able to give me helpful advice and communicated effectively between myself and the employers. I was able to secure the opportunity I applied for and have been in the role for over 1.5 years with great success.

Dan Smith – Digital Services Librarian

You were helpful, efficient, dedicated and instrumental in helping me secure my current position, for which I am very grateful.

Caroline Jupp – Librarian

Sue Hill has helped me gain two library positions this year, including permanent employment as a School Librarian – a wonderful job!  Both positions were well matched to my particular skills and circumstances. I am very happy to recommend you as a knowledgeable, attentive and reassuring guide through the whole process.

Carole-Ann Barnett – Librarian

A big thank you to Sue Hill for finding me my first temp job  and even better, before the contract ended I had another similar post to go to. You were very easy to talk to and took time to understand both what clients are looking for and matching my skills to roles that would suit me. you are always contactable and helpful. Highly recommended!

Janice West – Collections Assistant

Thank you both for your hard work on my behalf over the last year and a half.  I now have a permanent post and I am absolutely clear that without the time and effort you put into finding me such great temporary posts I would not have been appointed to a permanent post.

You and your colleagues at Sue Hill have been professional, helpful and courteous at all times, and, also very kind.

Bina Chauhan – Librarian

You helped me overcome a spell of unemployment at the age of 52. I felt as though everything was against me having worked all my life since 19. You gave me confidence to pick myself up and start looking. Encouraging me to apply and not feel incapable.

I would recommend Sue Hill as a Recruitment Consultancy without hesitation.

Barbara Norrey – Library Services Manager

I have worked with Sue Hill Recruitment on several occasions, both as a recruiting manager and as a job-seeker. I can honestly say that, without fail, whilst dealing with everything in a friendly manner, you have been completely professional, conscientious, polite, and helpful. One of your key strengths are your communication skills, consulting me and keeping me up-to-date at all times. When things did not go smoothly, you showed infinite patience and worked hard to resolve all the problems that inevitably arise when dealing with large organisations and HR / Finance departments etc. You provided me with all the information I needed and steered me through the whole process, making it effortless on my part.

You are experienced in the field of recruiting which has given you an innate capacity to match organisations and roles with the right employees. You have also demonstrated that you can diversify through studying and would therefore, I think, embrace development, and innovation in any field.
For all these reasons I would not hesitate to recommend you in any capacity.

Anna González Fort – Cataloguer

You were extremely helpful when I started looking for a job in London. You gave me excellent advice on how to adapt my CV for the British library sector and helped me through my entrance into a new country/job market. I highly recommend your services.

Maija Maanavilja – Researcher

I got to know Sue Hill in the spring of 2014 through to the recruitment to my current role. You managed the communication and process in a very professional, welcoming and polite manner. You were definitely the most pleasant, helpful and kind recruiter I have ever worked with.

It is not often the case in the recruitment industry that you get the feeling that the recruiter actually cares about the case and has a passion for matching your skills with the position. This was definitely the case with you. You were extremely polite and constructive in all your communication and took time for calls and questions always responding quickly despite all his workload. During the time that I was in contact with you I got very convinced about your deep expertise and knowledge in recruitment and your social intelligence.

I can highly recommend you to anyone looking for excellent quality in any recruitment and communication services.

Andrew Grave – Trainer

You contacted me about a short-term opportunity at the University of Greenwich. It was not an industry sector that I had worked in before but you had identified my skills as a good match to the position.

The recruitment process moved very swiftly and you ensured that everything went smoothly. You followed up with me once I was in the role to see how things were going.

You were very easy to deal with and someone I have no hesitation in recommending to employers and candidates alike.

Mary Cordiner – Information Services Professional

You have taken the time to understand my background and experience and brought relevant openings to my attention. You are always friendly but professional, courteous, helpful and encouraging. It is always a pleasure to deal with you, I would thoroughly recommend you as a recruitment specialist.

Nick Hider – Information Professional

You were been persistent, patient and organised when recommending me for information and library roles in a number of governments departments. You were very approachable and always willing to give advice and post-interview feedback. It was always a pleasure to speak to you on the phone when you were working on my behalf to find me suitable employment

Scott Sammons – Information Governance Practitioner

I worked with you as a client searching for a new job role for myself in early 2015. I found you to be very supportive, knowledgeable and engaging. Not only were you successful in helping me find a role but you were a great support during the interview process and someone I would very much recommend.

Shaeli Ball – Library Assistant

You were very helpful and thorough in getting me my temporary post at UCL.

Shane Pekrul – Records Manager

You were a marvel at helping me find work while I lived in London.You were always quick to answer any questions I had and were always looking out for work that suited my abilities and interests. I would highly recommend you for any research and aid that one may need.

Susan Issac – Librarian

You have been a great support during my move into contract work during 2015. I’ve found you to be very supportive, knowledgeable and engaging. You have helped me find new roles, offering advice when I’ve needed it. It gives me confidence that you are in the background and able to provide help and encouragement in the hunt for the next role.

Zoe Fullard – Assistant Archivist

I recently landed my first professional role through Sue Hill Recruitment and had pleasure of dealing with you throughout this process – you were efficient, approachable and a great communicator. You ensure that the temps are happy in their role and it is clear that building and maintaining relationships with both temp and client is important to you. I would highly recommend Sue Hill.

Tom Shotton – Knowledge Systems Officer

You have placed me in several successful and enjoyable roles at various points over the last eight years. You have been consistently supportive and offered development throughout my career so far and always inform me about roles which are “just right” rather than anything which seems vaguely appropriate!

Tina Lloyd – Researcher

You have always been attentive and helpful in my dealings with you. You have brought some unusual roles to my attention, which I would have not found out about otherwise. One of these turned into an successful research contract working with Ringgold Inc. You have also helped me with broader industry related queries with regards to my freelance research career.

Samantha Sergent – Information Manager

You have always been a pleasure to deal with, take the time to know your clients and candidates personally and have kept in touch over many years and various different roles. It is obvious that people are more than just names on a piece of paper to you which really distinguishes you amongst the raft of impersonal service providers in the recruitment sphere. I would not hesitate to work with you again in the future!