Posted: 18th of November 2015 by Amanda Kouwenhoven
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From when we first started communicating Mischa treated me more as a person than as a client. His communication skills were excellent in making it an enjoyable experience while remaining professional. This was the skill that stood out the most to me and it was refreshing.
Mischa made sure to keep an open dialogue between us for any questions and to make sure I was informed about the next step. He helped coach me into being the best applicant I could be so I could push my best foot forward.
Even after the process, Mischa is still proving feedback and coaching going beyond what I would have expected. Thank you Mischa
E-Commerce and Marketing Manager at Metro Hobbies
Mischa helped me procure my current position.
He worked round the clock to meet the demands of hiring for a company that was opening a new branch in another country. He was responsive to my e-mails and worked very late into the night in order to answer any questions I had and even followed up after I had been given an offer and started in my new position.
Wilson H. Kong
eCommerce Merchandiser/CRM at Science in Sport
Mischa was incredibly helpful throughout whole recruitment process, and always provided helpful information with his in depth knowledge within the digital and the recruitment industry. Morover his polite and kind disposition made him stand out as a recruiter.
The service I received from Cranberry Panda was a truly personable experience. My recruiter, Mischa worked with me every step of the way including my application, the interview process, when I was offered the position and even checked in after I started work.
The stand out factor through all of this was the impeccable communication and care I received. While they were located in London, I was situated in Melbourne, Australia, they navigated the 11 hour time difference and went out of their way to make sure we could have phone conversations and avoid inconvenient email communication.
Science in Sport, Online Trading Manager (Melbourne)
Mischa is an amazing professional that helped me recruit top candidates for my team. He really cares about each candidate and advises them very well, putting the candidates' needs above his own.
Also, he understand client's needs perfectly and filters applications carefully. He always sends top candidates and moreover, great people to work with.
I would recommend and encourage anybody that needs to recruit people for their company to use his services.
I am happy to write this letter of recommendation for Aimi as a Recruitment Consultant. Her consistent support with the proper attitude has been quite impressive. During the time that she has helped me with the recruitment process, I found Aimi very friendly, intelligent and hard-working. She was patient with me and kept in constant contact.
Having dealt with numerous agencies in the past and not had great experiences, Aimi has restored my faith in agencies, making me feel like an individual rather than just another number looking for a job. Aimi's efficiency helps candidates to find the right job opportunity.
Data Modeller, Pearson
Aimi is personable, intuitive and highly professional. With her strong knowledge of the analytics landscape she quickly gained a clear understanding of my skills and capabilities in terms of aligning me with appropriate roles. When it came to the interview process, she provided me with all the information and support I needed at every step of way regarding the business, my interviewers, and the kinds of things I needed to focus on preparing.
After starting work in my new job, she was kind enough to follow up with me to check on my progress. I can confidently recommend her to anyone who is thinking of using her to find their next job.
Web Analyst, ATG (Auction Technology Group)
Aimi is by far the best recruitment consultant I’ve ever dealt with. Thorough, efficient, courteous, professional and helpful, this is how recruiting should be done. She is genuinely interested in finding candidates a job and always tries to exceed their expectations. I really felt well supported throughout and I strongly believe she is an important asset for Cranberry Panda. Also, our conversations were real fun and this shows the ability she has to build long lasting trust relationships with candidates.
In the clinical world of recruiting, it is comforting to know that in a game where you can often feel like a number, where your CV and cover letter aren’t even acknowledged that professionals like Aimi are out there - I’d recommend using Aimi if you have a job as she will comprehensively cover all bases for you.
Analytics Insight Manager, Loveholidays.com
As someone with little knowledge of the UK eCommerce job market and plans to move from the other side of the world, I approached Cranberry Panda.
Yasmin has been an excellent mentor and one of the most knowledgeable and kind recruiters I have come into contact with, assisting with everything from career advice, my CV and putting me in front of one of the UK’s largest retailers before I had even landed.
Working with Yasmin was an absolute pleasure and she comes highly recommended.
UI / UX Designer
The winner of this category submitted a robust entry filled with examples of genuine value-added services within a very tight and competitive sector. Tangible statistics supported obvious thought-leadership and a vast understanding of candidate and client demands.
Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards - 2015 Judges
cranberry panda - 'Best Niche Agency - Sector'
Yasmin is the best recruiter that I have ever met! She was very attentive to my needs. She has maintained regular contact, provided me with some very useful feedback and been very supportive in helping me with my personal development. She provided me with resources that made the interview easier as I knew a lot about the job I was applying for. If you’re looking for a job in digital media and want someone who’s not just sitting at a desk fleshing out their candidate base and actually really know what they’re talking about – talk to Yasmin.
Digital Designer at Bounty UK Ltd
Yasmin not only has been really extremely kind to me, but she is great at doing her job.
She is a professional recruiter, with a clear experience in the design industry. All her job suggestions have always been spot on and she really understands requirements both from the employers point of view and from the designer (employee) point of view.
Do get in touch with Yasmin as she'll be able to find you the right job for you and guide you through the whole process with extreme clarity.
Senior Digital Designer at Habitat
You're the bees knees - Joshua Shrive
Kyla Justine Downton
Yasmin is an excellent recruitment consultant, thinking out of the box, providing an outstanding follow-up and achieving results. She first contacted me in January for a job and 4 months later I was hired by my new company. Throughout the whole process I felt understood and taken in consideration, which is really appreciated.
E-commerce art director, shoot producer at Freelance
As a young professional in a competitive market, searching for employment can be an overwhelming task, but Yasmin was the best professional support I could hope for. Diligent, friendly, honest and encouraging, she showed sincere dedication not only to her profession but to me as a candidate. Anyone who has the pleasure of liaising with her, either client-side or as a jobseeker, is in very good hands indeed. Thank you!
Junior Digital Designer at agent3
I had previously searched for a job for over a year and found it difficult to secure a position when searching independently. This time around, within 4 weeks of Yasmin contacting me and helping with my job search I had secured my dream job. Not only is Yasmin extremely friendly and professional but she is very dedicated to what she does. She made a process that had previously been stressful and quite daunting, stress free and straight forward. It's easy to see that she is incredibly passionate about her job and the people she works with. Working with Yasmin was an absolute pleasure and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to secure a creative position.
Junior Multi Channel Designer at Robert Dyas
Yasmin has always been very personable, approachable, honest and a very effective consultant. Her friendly, yet professional style is like a breath of fresh air and I always know where I stand with her, which to me is key within a client - consultant relationship. I know I can count on her to find the right role for me, and not just one to tick of the list. I would definitely recommend Yasmin to all my creative friends and colleagues!
Senior Digital Designer at House of Fraser
Both Jonathan and his
co-founder Joe Mountain have been in
ecommerce for 14 years, having started and
sold an ecommerce development agency
called e-inbusiness and also a hugely
successful etailer, Buyagift.co.uk.
cranberry panda has quickly grown into the
‘go to’ agency for ecommerce teams looking
for new people but also advice and
consultancy about the sector.
Working with Jonathan was a real pleasure as I felt that he truly took the time to understand my skills and experience, and what I was looking for in a new role. For a recruiter to have this type of expert industry knowledge combined with such a personable approach is extremely valuable! I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for a role in the e-commerce industry and I hope to work with him again in the future.
Jonathan just "gets" e-commerce having, worked on its coal-face in marketing, project management and more. I therefore turned to him when he founded Cranberry Panda for our recruitment needs. He did not disappoint. Jonathan quickly found me a key team player who exactly suited the required role. What is impressive about his service is how well the candidate matched our needs both professionally and temperamentally too. I have no hesitation in recommending him and Cranberry Panda for digital recruitment.
Paul Lewis Design
Jonathan is an all round great guy and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has great integrity, always keeps you informed at every stage of the process and you know he has your best interests at heart. If you are thinking of working with a high calibre expert in eCommerce recruitment and want someone who gets results, Jonathan is your man.
Jonathan is the most considerate & personable recruitment consultant I’ve worked with. He has a sound knowledge of the industry, always kept me well informed & best of all, offers genuinely helpful & relevant advice. Jonathan found me a fantastic role & I’d highly recommend working with him.
Digital Marketing Manager