Testimonials

What People Say About Us 

“I consider Penny one of, if not the kindest and most hard working professionals I have had the pleasure of meeting. Not only did she go above and beyond in finding me the perfect Company from a supportive and culture fit point of view, but she mentored me every step of the way and provided valuable insight into all possible options. After joining my new company I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and am really looking forward to my future in recruitment and trying to emulate Penny’s work ethic and professionalism.”

Cohen Masson

 

“What an absolutely fantastic experience!!! The dedication Penny showed to finding me a role that I was happy in, was amazing. She truly went above and beyond for me and constantly keeping me updated. Thank you so much for everything Penny, you have been my life saver.”

Kesley Erikson

 

“I owe Penny for my career in recruitment. She was able to find me a suitable recruitment job when I was at a crossroads in direction I wanted to go. Not only did Penny provide me with several suitable options that catered to my experience and the industry I wanted to work in, she coached me through the process and helped me put my best foot forward. So far in my career, Penny helped me land my first role in recruitment and then followed it up 4 years later helping me land a role with an agency that suited me to a tee. I could not recommend Penny enough, whether you are looking to get into recruitment, a recruiter looking for your next move or you are a client in need of a Rec2Rec who understands your business, don't go past Penny”

Micah Beaumont

 

“If you’re looking for professionalism and a smooth transition into the next step in your career then I can most definitely recommend Liz and Penny at Aspire Recruitment......they know their clients well and take time to get to know their candidates, making the match perfect. The whole process was professional and efficient....always keeping you up to date. I started my new role with an amazing organisation and I love it and I have Aspire Recruitment to thank for that.”

Ann Louise Bird

 

"Meeting a recruiter like Liz was a breath of fresh air, not only does she take the time to get to know what you really are looking for. She helps make it happen. Liz is a genuinely easy and lovely person to speak with and to help find what I was looking for. Her level of communication is so great, you are never left wondering what is happening. You definitely get the feeling that they are there to help and support you find exactly what you looking for. I am extremely thankful that I met with Liz when I did."

Shanelle Balchin

 

"Liz is the most genuine, professional & supportive recruiter that I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I was apprehensive about being represented by a Rec2Rec agent due to past experiences, but Liz truly set a point of difference from the beginning and took the time to get to know me as well as she knows her clients, to ensure that ‘perfect fit’ for all those involved. Liz is efficient, organised and knowledgeable whilst taking a person-centred approach and being warm and caring, so if you are looking to take the next step in your recruitment career then I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Liz.”

Simone Brussow

 

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Penny for some years and during that time we have been competitors, service suppliers and in more recent times, I have been one of Penny's candidates. No matter what the professional relationship we have had, Penny has consistently demonstrated a high work ethic, unshakable confidentiality and absolute commitment to her clients and candidates. Penny's years of recruitment experience (both locally and internationally) are invaluable when advising employers or representing employees. The level of Penny's knowledge and understanding ensures her guidance can be trusted. Penny genuinely cares about the outcome of those she is supporting through the recruitment cycle. In practice this means she is flexible to meet their needs and honest in her appraisal of how best she can assist."

Joy Millard

 

"I have spoken to many Recruiters throughout my career and whilst searching for a new role in Perth, Liz Love at Aspire is the only person that I would work with. There are many reasons for this statement, amongst the first of which is that I trust her judgement. When I initially sat down with her our conversation was open, honest, direct, friendly and professional. She was asking the right questions in order to figure out what I wanted, what kind of environment would suit me and where I saw my career developing. She is also expert at reading between the lines. Liz is the kind of Recruiter who thinks of the long term relationship and genuinely wants people to be happy. Other reasons include her integrity, intelligence, her broad and diverse client base, her warmth and friendliness, her understanding of people and her local market knowledge. Over the years that I have known her, she regularly calls and emails me to check in and see how I am going, to ask me for referrals and advice and just to generally swap information - which gives me confidence that she is attuned to the current market and maintains her network. She introduced me to my next role and I am very much looking forward to it. I have recommended Liz to my friends and colleagues and I am proud to endorse her.'

Elke Koelman

 

"It has been a pleasure working with Liz and Penny at Aspire Recruitment. I reached out to Liz as team and cultural fit was important to me and I didn’t want to throw my resume around town trying to find the right opportunity. Liz was friendly, professional, knowledgeable with relevant market intel, listened to what I was looking for and matched me perfectly with some options. When I dealt with Penny she shared the same approach and professionalism. The whole process was easy and I can thoroughly recommend working with Aspire Recruitment."

Paula MacKenzie

 

"At the time I was referred to Aspire I had been going through the interview process for a couple of weeks and had met with a number of agencies, none of which were very appealing. After one meeting with Liz she instantly provided me with two great options, in exciting roles with very good companies. Working with Liz was a great pleasure, she was not only very thorough and professional, but also understood my situation perfectly and helped me get a very promising role with a global company. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Liz and will be sure to use her in future if I am in the position to hire."

Nathan Lovick

 

"Having had no real experience of looking into working abroad, Penny and Liz have been incredible from the start of the process and have the made the whole process enjoyable and exciting. Penny's dedication has been above and beyond - from calling at weekends during her free time, to sending contacts and visa help, as well as excellent interview help and quick feedback, I can see why Aspire Recruitment are the agency to go to for recruitment professionals looking to work abroad. I can't thank Penny and Liz enough for their help and professionalism, and would recommend their agency to any recruiter who is looking for their next challenge."

Luke Mankee

 

"I cannot recommend Liz highly enough. She takes time out of her day at the shortest notice and really listens to what you are looking for. Liz knows the Perth market inside out and is very good at knowing what will work and what won't. Liz is also in touch during every step of the process and helps talk through any difficult decisions! Aspire are committed to finding the right job for you and you never feel like just another candidate. Thanks Liz! "

Louise Holland

 

"Having been out of the loop as Recruiter trying to find my next opportunity I came across Aspire Recruitment – Penny Witcherley and from the moment we spoke on the telephone to the meeting that was arranged after hours (to suit my circumstances of course) was nothing but smooth sailing. Penny first of all “listened” to what was important to me and then went on to ensure that I was updated my the process at all times, even a text to say “no news” as yet. I felt that Penny understood my circumstances and assisted me every step of the way to find another suitable role. I would highly recommend Penny’s services to anyone; I found her to be nothing but friendly, professional and caring with a great deal of local knowledge. Thank You Penny – all the best! Thanks again Penny – you are top of my list for anyone who asks for a GREAT Rec to Rec…"

Kate Barr

 

"Working with Liz at Aspire has been such a rewarding and smooth process. Her market knowledge is excellent, whether you are looking for honest advice or practical support she is available and able to see the bigger picture using her own experiences and years of industry connections. Making a huge career decision to move overseas and change employer is so important, to be able to deal with someone who’s primary concern is candidate care and operating with absolute integrity and patience is very rare. I would absolutely recommend Liz and Penny at Aspire. "

Richard Dawson

 

"I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you again. I am really enjoying it here and hope that I am making my mark within the company. You took a chance on me even though I didn't have any Australian experience and still got me a couple of interviews in a matter of days after our initial meeting. You have been absolutely amazing and I will forever be grateful for your assistance in securing the job for me."

Marike Spies

 

"Penny at Aspire was absolutely incredible in helping me find a recruitment role in Brisbane. Not only was she full of industry knowledge and advice, she listened to what I was looking for and came up with some fantastic opportunities that matched my requirements. Moving to a new country can be daunting enough but Penny was in touch daily with progress updates and was always happy to give advice in moving over here and what it is like living in Australia. She was understanding and generally wanted the best for me rather than just a placement which was seriously refreshing. I couldn't recommend Penny enough to anyone looking to make the move - she generally cares, works hard and is incredible to work with. I'm looking forward to catching up with her when she is next in Brisbane! A top rec to rec who went above and beyond in every possible way"

Tiffany Way, Brisbane

 

"Penny was just fabulous through the entire process. She was proactive and always kept me in the loop with my progress. Penny was understanding, honest and showed me what I should be doing for my future candidates. Even though there was a 3 hour time difference, Penny was always available and went out of her way to ensure I felt supported and reassured me I was on the right track! I would 100% recommend Penny and Aspire Recruitment for anyone wanting to get into recruitment."

Kelsey Martin, Brisbane

 

"I was recently referred to Liz through a friend who had told me of her excellent service previously. I met with Liz and found her to be empathetic, warm and sincere. She was extremely consultative and helped me to identify a narrow and select list of agencies to explore opportunities with. Liz was fantastic throughout the process of my job search and kept me posted at each stage of the interview process. I would recommend Liz to anyone looking to gain a greater understanding of the opportunities that might be present in the Perth recruitment market."

Tim Ponnusamy, Perth

 

"Penny Witcherley from Aspire is highly knowledgeable in her field.  She quickly understood my needs and managed my expectations in a friendly and professional manner.  I instantly felt assured that she was the right person to assist me with making the employment move from the UK to Perth, Australia.  Within a two week period she had not secured a number of perfectly matched interviews Even following my placement Penny was on hand to assist me with settling into my new position.  I would highly recommend Penny and Aspire over any other Rec to Recs due to the speedy, efficient and friendly professionalism they offer....Which is very refreshing!  If you are considering making the exciting move from another country or to move into another role locally, Penny from Aspire is the ONLY person you need to contact."

Rachel Jones - Relocated from the UK to Perth

 

"After several bad experiences with other Rec2Recs it was brilliant to work with someone who really got to know me on a personal level. I found Liz to be sincere, genuine and transparent through out the whole process! The best part about being Liz's candidate, at not point in time did I feel like a candidate instead she treated me like I was the client and she was working for me. Liz's communication and regular updates were impeccable. Liz will be my 1st point of contact if I'm ever back on the market again. I cannot recommend her enough!"

Dion Clark, Brisbane

 

"Having used Aspire Recruitment as my first rec to rec agency, I am totally amazed at the quick turn around rate in placing me into a new opportunity. Working with Liz was a wonderful experience, she has gone above and beyond great lengths to meet my very specific requirements for my new role. Thanks to her, I was quickly placed with an excellent role as Recruitment Consultant, that exceeded all my expectations. From the initial meeting, to the interviews - whereby they provided every aspect of support, interview tips, encouragement, down to basics like exact directions to the office, to the quick follow up with the employer and feedback to me, placement in the role and even as far as that personal touch of a good luck message on my interview day, Liz provided me with a "second to none service." I remain extremely happy with this new role, and cannot thank Liz and the Aspire Team enough for their extreme professionalism and all the support of every kind that they have given me. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to candidates or employers."

Moreen Khan, Brisbane

 

"Penny came highly recommended to me by a former colleague when I was starting my job search and I am happy to say she was exactly as advertised. I was doing my job search from afar (Canada) and Penny made it very easy. Always willing to work around my schedule, happy to take calls after hours and on weekends, Penny was excellent to work with. Penny was very open and honest, was a great sounding board and advisor, and really listened to what I was looking for in my next opportunity. I would have no hesitation recommending Penny to any recruiter who is looking for their next opportunity!"

Trent Turvey - Relocated from Canada to Melbourne

 

"I thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with Liz. She's really down to earth, honest and approachable but the differentiator that made me choose her to represent me was her ability to understand the right culture fit / environment for me. Liz also went out of her way to assist me over the quieter December period and really helped me get in front of interesting clients in the Brisbane market. She is tenacious and really seemed to get it with all the clients she introduced me too. I'd highly recommend Liz from a candidate and a client perspective. She won't waste your time and will certainly add value."

Adam Taylor - Relocated from South Africa to Brisbane

 

"Having had a bad experience with a 'rec to rec' in the past I was a bit dubious about using another one again.  However, I decided to give it a go and I cannot recommend Liz from Aspire Recruitment highly enough.  Liz listens really carefully to what you are looking for, your careers aspirations and most importantly understands the cultural fit that is right for the individual.  Liz is also extremely good at following up and responds to emails, texts and calls very quickly even if it’s outside of normal business hours.  Liz has now found me the most fabulous role and I cannot wait to start! Thanks Liz."

Louise Holland

 

“Penny recently recruited for us for the first time. We found her service to be excellent, both in her interpretation of the type of candidate required and in her understanding of the importance of the “cultural fit”. We are very pleased with the process and look forward to having our new recruit start soon. Thank you Penny!”

Independent Practioner Network - IPN Group

 

"Within 3 days of meeting with Liz and talking through my experience, I was interviewed and offered a recruitment consultant position and therefore have no hesitation in recommending Liz and her colleagues at Aspire to any job hunters out there. Liz was very supportive and was able to assist me in obtaining the exact role I was looking for. Her professional and friendly approach made me feel very comfortable and confident. She is well respected and connected in the recruitment industry and I can’t thank her enough for making my transition from Scotland to Australia so smooth and stress free"

Janine McCarthy - Relocated from Scotland to Perth

 

"I would highly recommend Liz Love and Aspire Recruitment Partners to any recruiter looking to relocate to Perth or make a move within the Perth market. Liz took the time to understand what I was looking for in an employer and helped me understand what was out there and where I best  fitted in. I usually avoid rec to recs but after the professional and personal service I received from Aspire, they would be my first port of call if I was looking to make a move ever again."

Ken MacLeod

 

“My experience with both Liz and Penny has been nothing but positive. They are both professional and efficient and are running a company where they really care about their client’s and candidate’s needs. I would not hesitate in recommending their services to anyone looking for their next career move and I wish Aspire Recruitment every success in the future.”

Aillinn McGoldrick

 

“I would like to recommend Liz at Aspire Recruitment for assisting us in finding a really superb candidate. The brief was really hard in terms of what we were looking for and we had engaged numerous sources without luck before speaking to Liz. She took time to listen to what we wanted, sent us one CV and they were absolutely on the money of what we were looking for in terms of cultural fit, relevant experience, and made the process really easy and smooth and managed the expectations of both sides really well. She was consultative, not pushy at all and made sure both the candidate and ourselves were bought in and comfortable with the process at every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Liz and have no hesitation in using her again in the future.”

Marcus Wood, Director. MARS Recruitment

 

"Penny from Aspire Recruitment has been a delight to deal with from start to finish. Penny managed my expectations and helped me through anything I was unsure about. If ever I had a query or wanted to know something I could rely on an extremely efficient and engaging service from Penny with prompt responses to my needs. Penny has kept me up to date from start to finish of getting my placement, and has made the process extremely painless.

I can thoroughly say Penny has been a joy to work with and would wholeheartedly recommend the service that she has provided. I cannot wait to start my new role, and without the help of Penny, it just would not have happened. Thank you so much Penny."  

Jason Crooks

 

"Knowing that Liz worked for a boutique recruiter herself back in the UK, I thought before meeting her she would be a quality recruiter. I wasn’t disappointed! We met for a drink and a chat and I knew as soon as I decided to start looking at new opportunities she would be the best to help. I found Liz to be honest, patient and understanding with my search which wasn’t easy as I did change my mind at one point. She was open to all my suggestions and really listened and sympathised to my situation. She only put me forward for roles that ticked all my boxes and secured me 3 great offers! Liz acts with the utmost honesty and confidentiality to ensure that your transition is as hassle free as possible. I really cannot recommend working with her highly enough!"

Kate Smith 

 

"Penny and Liz were professional, knowledgeable and very responsive. They walked me through the process step by step, discussed expectations on both parts and went that extra mile to get me the role I wanted. Above all else, I knew of their strong expertise and many years experience and yet they remained very open, honest and approachable. They believed in my skill set and sought the best for me. I have now landed a fabulous job!"

Suzanne Adlington

 

"I have only recently moved to Perth, Australia from the UK and had previously worked in recruitment a few years ago. Liz reassured me that she would find me the right job opportunity and I felt immediately confident. In less than 24 hours after meeting Liz I had already had my first interview with a Company. I couldn't believe how quick and efficient Liz was. An hour later I had a great job offer which I gladly accepted. Without Liz I would still be looking for the right position -  I'm very confident of that!. I cannot thank her enough for being the most helpful and caring recruiter I have ever me." 

Rachel Sharp

 

“I would highly recommend Liz as a recruiter She is highly professional, diligent and I found her service refreshingly prompt and a pleasure to be involved with. She found me many leads and roles whilst seeking another role and kept me informed and up to date. I would highly recommend her and would definitely be using her as my first point of contact when searching for a role”

Rochelle Horvat

 

"Having recently moved to Perth from the UK, Penny has provided a personable and professional service to me as a candidate, helping me get interviews within a market she has demonstrated a vast knowledge of. Throughout this process she has always kept me informed whilst being both approachable and considerate of confidentiality.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Penny and would engage her services immediately should I need to in the future. I thank her for her efforts and assistance during this period."

Marc Hall - Relocated from the UK to Perth

 

"Liz was very helpful and professional during the entire recruitment process. It is rare to find recruiters who act in such an honest and genuine manner. Liz thoroughly understood my background and what I was looking for and helped me to find the best match with an employer. I look forward to working with Liz again in the future and would highly recommend her for anyone looking to find successful recruiters".

Dora Vegvari

 

“Liz and Penny took the time to really listen to my career aspirations. They gave a really good over view of the market and lined up several interviews with highly reputable companies in a matter of days. I found them very supportive throughout the whole process and their feedback was prompt and useful. They gave me really good advice and help me find a role and company that matched my requirements exactly. I would have no hesitation in recommending Penny and Liz.”

Daniel Gallagher

 

"Liz is extremely well connected in the recruitment world and has a clear understanding of what makes each individual client and candidate tick. She is able to determine a candidate’s suitability for a role depending on their key strengths and personality, and is able to provide support and guidance through every step of the recruitment process with patience and understanding.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Liz and Aspire Recruitment to any prospective stakeholder. Liz has shown herself as an excellent mentor and displays a passion to help people achieve their goals, which can be a rarity in the world of recruitment. I wish Liz and Aspire Recruitment every success in their future endeavours"

Aaron Chan

 

"Liz is a great recruitment consultant. She gathered an understanding of my background, performance in previous/current roles, and type of firms seeking next that would be a good fit. She has excellent follow up skills and provides good feedback from the client. Liz is one of the best Rec 2 Rec's that I worked with during my search for employment." 

De'Javieur Speller 

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