Candidate Testimonials

Names of all people who have provided testimonials has been omitted to protect their confidentiality.  Contact information can be provided upon request.

"I was looking for a new role after an acquisition reshaped the job I was in.  I had taken a look at one opportunity and dismissed it, but Paul flagged it to me and suggested that I take a closer look.  I did, and ended up in the role... It turned out to be a great fit and a perfect step forward in my career.  That was over five years ago, and I am still with the same company and very happy with where it has taken me."
VP

"After working with many recruiters during an extended job search, I was fortunate enough to meet Capital Ridge.  They wore down my skepticism about the recruiter role through their desire to really get to know me and what I was looking for, their proactive approach to identifying potential roles, and regular ongoing communication throughout the process.  Capital Ridge was not only able to identify a great fit for me but they were always able to obtain all the required information to ensure that I was fully prepared for each step of the interview process as well as negotiation process.  I have now successfully transitioned into a new senior management role that I am very excited about.  Many thanks to Capital Ridge!"
Director

"I have been working with Paul since 2003, first as a candidate looking for a job, and then as a client looking for candidates for job opportunities I had in one the companies I worked at.  In both functions I found him very professional, reliable, dedicated and always had time for his clients.  He also helped me to find a position when I tried to move from one city to another and during that time his dedication and effort, helped to land me a great job. I highly recommend him and his professional recruiting services.”
Director

"When Capital Ridge presented me with the opportunity, I immediately thought of it as my dream job, but wasn't sure that it was the right time to pursue it.  This is when their ability to recognize their clients requirements made a difference: they convinced me to apply.  The more I learnt about the position, the more I grew confident that this was the right job for me and so I went for it.  I received an offer and I am very excited about it. Capital Ridge take the time to really get to know both their candidates and their clients - this is their ultimate distinction from the others."
Architect

“I was referred to Paul by an acquaintance of mine.  I was reluctant to go to an agency as I had some bad experiences in the past, but Paul was different.  He really listened.  He evaluated my personality, my stated goals and quickly determined both the technical and transferable strengths I had to offer.  He has a fun personality that is thoughtful and relaxed.  He focuses on the individual.  I would recommend Paul to anyone out there who is looking for a position or wants a change in career.”
Project Manager

"Paul's keen understanding of my skills, interests and goals, combined with his excellent employer relations, enabled him to connect me with the ideal employer. This placement has proven to be highly enjoyable and prosperous. Without Paul's dedication and efforts my employer and I would have missed out on this rewarding arrangement, as I was not even seeking a new position at the time! Paul instinctively knew that my skills and experience would be a substantial asset in the growth of the business and that I would welcome the challenge."
Software Development Manager

"It was a great pleasure working with Paul! Unlike many other agents, Paul is very knowledgeable in technology and technical terms, very easy to work with and he has connections with many fast growing employers. After an interview, he will regularly have me updated on progress until I eventually land on an ideal position in a great company. I will definitely refer Paul to anyone who is looking for a job and I have every confidence that Paul is the one to find the best position for you!"
Senior Software Developer

"Paul helped me secure my contract with an Ottawa based company.  He was a great help in my establishing a solid relationship with the team there right from the start. The job was stimulating technically and I was able to both contribute and grow significantly through the multiple terms I was able to fulfill with the company. It was a very good match.”
Senior Software Developer

"I met Paul after being restructured out of a job.  He managed to find a good contract right away. The contract turned into a full-time position and I was very happy with the position. I liked dealing with him because he was genuinely interested in helping people.  I sent many people looking for new opportunities to Paul and he worked hard to help them out, even providing tips for other leads when he couldn't help directly.”
Senior Software Developer

"Paul contacted me about a position which was aligned with most of my work values and criteria. I'm really happy about the job I was able to land because of him. His great personality and professionalism made it an enjoyable employment process. I'd recommend Paul to anyone."
Senior Software Developer

"Working with Capital Ridge was an excellent experience from start to finish. Unlike so many other recruiting companies I have been to, I didn't feel like I was just a number filling a quota, they really took the time to meet with me and talk to me and really explore who I was before presenting me to a client. They went above and beyond helping me, taking extra time to meet with me more than once, helping me prepare for my interview exceptionally thoroughly and really putting their necks out there for me with the client to help me get a job I really wanted! I wouldn't and couldn't ask for more, they are truly excellent at what they do and you can tell the difference. I cannot thank them enough!"
Project Manager

"I first met Paul late in 2009 when I was looking for a new challenge. I discovered that he's not just simply a recruiter trying to find you a job but a person who is genuinely interested in helping to find a good fit for you personally. He's almost like a 'career counselor' in his ability to listen and understand exactly what you're looking for and then find jobs which are a good match. Perhaps he even understood what I needed better than I did myself since I had many reservations about the job that I eventually took but it's turned out to be a great place to work and a fantastic career move."
Senior Software Developer

"Paul is very professional and a dedicated individual. After exhausting multiple options and recruitment agencies that yielded no results, I was referred to Paul. Paul was able to offer many outstanding opportunities that were previously hidden, and within a matter of weeks, I had secured employment that far surpasses any previous working experience I have had to date. I highly recommend Paul to anyone searching for a Professional Recruiter."

"After a layoff, I had an extended time as a stay-at-home parent.  Getting back into the job market was difficult, but Capital Ridge helped find a place to land by working with me to determine what skills I had that were most in demand in the job market - ones I hadn't considered as being strong differentiators in my resume.  They were then able to match those skills with his extensive network of opportunities.  Their personal approach helped me land a full-time job that not only met my technical skills, but with a company that matches well with me on a personal level.  I am extremely happy with where I landed and I can't recommend Capital Ridge's work highly enough."