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Paul Hasse, Financial sector

"I have found the services provided by Blackbox to be extremely effective in finding me a challenging role within an excellent work environment. Excellent communication and advice helped me seal the contract in no time. I was expecting a nightmare relocation however, after 4 days of starting my contract, I was able to relocate my family and move into an apartment thanks to the detailed information provided by Blackbox.

If you’re looking for an agency geared towards candidate satisfaction, look no further!"

Arjan van Hof, SAP SCM (APO) Specialist

"I was pleasantly surprised by the approach and proactiveness of Blackbox (Neil in my case). Contrary to other recruiters the contact was made discreetly and the follow up prompt. This ensured that my interest was kept and eventually with the mediaton of Neil I got a role as I was looking for a while. All I can say now is a big thank you"

Gary Stewart, Technical Consultant

"I came into contact with Blackbox after seeing an Advert on the Internet. They forwarded my CV on to a number of companies and they actively followed up on all opportunities. Their knowledge of the market and service was consistently good which made it a pleasure to use their service. I was kept well informed of the procedures and any updates that were made. In my situation, I ended with one good job offer and a second interview. However, I chose not to accept the offer as my own situation had changed. Even after deciding not to take the offer, Blackbox remained professional which is definitely a reason why I would not hesitate to recommend Blackbox to anyone."

Christopher Sherrington, Energy sector

"BB Europe offered me a personal service that I didn't get from other agents. The roles I was offered suited my skills and more importantly my wants. Both before and after interviews BB made sure I knew what was going on and what had been communicated about me. I was treated as a person rather than a prospect on a contact list."

Marco Rossen, Hi-Tech industry

"Neil is one of the best recruiters I've worked with. He's patient, professional and knows what he's talking about."

Harry van Aken, FMCG

"When you are working in the IT market it is not uncommon that you are approached by executive search and selection companies on job offers. Having 16 years of experience I have often dealt with these companies as a customer, as well as on job opportunities they have offered me. My experiences were often far from positive. There seems to be more interest in ‘selling’ the candidate then ensuring there is a match between the customer requirements and candidate’s skills and ambitions.

You can imagine I was hesitant when I came in contact with Blackbox Europe some time ago on a possible job opportunity. Pursuing this contact has however been quite a different experience. The Blackbox Europe consultants know the market and how to ensure the customer and the candidate get the right service.

I received a detailed description of the job requirements and an interview with the customer was only arranged after a thorough assessment of my skills and ambitions against these requirements. It took some time and effort from Blackbox and my side before I had the first contact with their customer, but this proved to be worth the investment.

By the time I went for my first interview, to what is now my new employer, I was well informed on the company profile, the job requirements and the match with my skills and ambitions. This really helped everybody to make the interview rounds effective and efficient. We felt we already knew each other when we first met!

During the interview rounds the communication by the Blackbox Europe consultants was excellent. After every of the three interviews there was immediate communication on the results from the customer and candidate perspective and the next steps in the process.

I am happy working in my new job and look back at a very good experience with Blackbox Europe. Executive search is all about matching customer requirements with candidate skills and ambitions and good communication during the process. That makes the difference!"

RS, Specialist

“I would highly recommend working with Blackbox as they delivered what they claimed. Special thanks to Neil Woodhams for showing professionalism of the highest level.  He was effective and efficient throughout.”

Collen Munyoro, Technical Consultant (Banking)

"My experience with Blackbox has been very positive, they secured me my dream role at ABN AMRO Bank.  During the process they were extremely professional, honest, always kept me in the loop on the developments.  I am forever in debt for the effort to help secure this role for me.  Since I am working in the Netherlands as an expat, very often i have questions and concerns about some issues but i always get them addressed in an expeditious fashion, and resolved satisfactorily. My salary Payments are processed in a timely manner.  Blackbox Europe is my preferred recruiting agency and I always direct any of my friends/colleagues to them, and i am positive they will give them the same level of service that they continue to give to me."

FG , Architect, Technical Consultant

"As a contractor, I have been very satisfied with the services of Blackbox Europe and have been impressed by their professionalism and their commitment to mutual success. They have helped me secure a challenging and profitable contract within my area of expertise. Both before and after I started work at the client location, my Blackbox contact has followed up with advice to help me fit into the project organization in the best possible way.
Last but not least, their payment process has been very efficient and timely.
I would certainly recommend Blackbox Europe to any contractor in the technology sector."

SA - Technical Consutant

"I've spent the last year working on a contract placement in Holland via Blackbox and the experience has been nothing but professional, flexible and personal. My previous dealings with recruitment, selection and placement agencies has rarely been good. You are made to feel important and tend to be given great service during the interview process but once a placement begins, you are forgotten about and the quality of service you originally received fades. Not with the team at Blackbox. Throughout my contract I have felt that I could contact the team with queries at any time and have received outstanding service. I highly recommend them as an agency that puts the needs of their clients first."
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