I have had a great experience with IC Resources and I would like to thank Caroline Pye for all the help she provided from the first stage of helping me putting my CV in the right order till now. I can't really say enough thank you to Caroline but I would certainly share my very good experience with other colleges and would recommend them to approach you for a superb opportunities.
MA, Sweden, 04/13
I'm settling into my new job at and enjoying it.
I've found that IC Resources are certainly one of the best technical recruitment agencies I've worked with. You have a good selection of the best roles available. There is always a good range of vacancies available with the best companies and locations.
I have worked with Rachel on quite a few occasions in the past. She has successfully helped me find other jobs. She's very helpful and has a very good understanding of the types of roles I've been looking for.
I have worked with other recruitment agents but whenever I'm looking for a new job I usually check the listings on the IC Resources site first. I've also recommended colleagues to use IC Resources when looking for work. In particular to contact Rachel as first point of call. I will definitely continue to recommend the IC Resources group in the future.
Thanks again for all your help. You provide a first class recruitment service.
MD, Somerset, UK, 04/2013
Since finishing my MSc and entering the search for a sales Engineer role in such a tough market, James Cunningham of IC resources was the only person who put everything into consideration what I wanted from a job and immediately started searching for appropriate roles.
He kept in constant contact so I was never left questioning what was happening with my applications. This job role is such a great opportunity and I can’t thank him enough for helping me find it.
His attention to detail, pre-interview briefings/preparation and post interview feedback has always been excellent. Overall his approach has set him miles apart from other recruitment consultants that I have been registered with and I would have no hesitation in recommending any of my friends / colleagues who are looking for positions.
Thank you James!
NC, London, Uk, 03/2013
My desire and interest to work for an European Organization made me apply for icresources.
Leon approached me with a job opportunity in Malaysia co-founded by an European company.
He said the pros and cons of getting an European visa and convinced me in all respects. Throughout the process, his support and co-operation is impeccable. In the end, we both were able to create that "Trust" and "relationship".
To summarize, icresources (w.r.to candidate)
1. pursue the interests of candidate
2. Able to convince.
3. Follow-up at regular intervals of time. (Phone / e-mail)
4. Support/help the candidate wherever needed.
5. Creates trust and relationship.
I look forward to maintain this relationship and would like to pass on my thanks to Leon for his support extended throughout this phase.
SP, India, 03/13
I'm writing this to express my utmost satisfaction to the service that IC Resources has given me, Clare O'Brien in particular:
- She has gone the extra mile to ensure that I'm getting all the proper info and practically set everything in place.
- She has been extremely helpful & accommodating.
- She attended to every query, assisted and clarified any doubts, and facilitated to get quicker responses from HR team.
- Working with her made everything smooth & easy for me... from application all the way to my relocation.
Clare deserves to be commended for a job well done. With this experience, I would definitely recommend IC GROUP's services to anyone needing a semiconductor job placement.
Thank you very much & keep it up!
RC, Singapore, 03/13
My overall feedback to Clare O’Brien and your team is very very professional. Clare is the best professional recruiter I’ve ever met. She gave me a lot helpful information about the position and the company and overall UK. Preparations according to the instructions from her are very useful for the interviews. And reasonable salary range estimation and analysis is definitely helpful for the success of the offer. Clare is very good at communication and never give up any possible last chance to close the deal which is sometimes very critical because people are always hesitated facing an offer and need more information and enlightenment.
I can never get the job without Clare and your team’s help. So really many many thanks to your team! I’ll recommend my friends to IC Group if somebody is looking for a change.
GG, China, 03/13
My experience with IC Resources has been very positive.
To be honest I did not have high hopes of finding a job with an intermediary service such as yours. And when I submitted the resume on your site I thought it would be hard to be called, since it is already difficult to be called back when you make an application directly.
Instead I had to change my mind! After a short time I have been contacted by telephone by Leon, who had two possible jobs for me ... In a short time, about two months after that first phone call from Leon, I had the contract to be signed at home! What about: spectacular!
I also want to say that Leon has been really perfect in all phases of brokerage. I am very satisfied indeed!
LA, Italy, 03/13
Job hunting is stressful at the best of times and it was a relief to find IC Group, everyone I dealt with was professional, honest and helpful plus with multiple vacancies they worked as a team. The offer I accepted was brought to my attention by one of the agents; I hadn’t thought to apply for it and I am now happily working away.
When I am on the market again I look forward to dealing with the team, please pass on my thanks to everyone.
KK, Avon, UK, 02/13
I am writing you to thank you your help and attention during all my recruitment process.
I really enjoy the constant follow-up and all the advices provided by Rachel that helped me a lot during this period. It was a very positive experience! Rachel was always very attentive and carefully selecting job opportunities that could fit on my professional profile.
It was a great pleasure to establish a professional connection through IC- Resources.
AS, Portugal, 02/13
My first contact with IC Resources was very interesting. After my wife and I started to think about a relocation to UK, USA or Canada, magically, before I started to do any steps towards this goal, you contacted me! After some hesitations, we decided to give it a chance. I emailed our intentions to make a relocation and to find an appropriate position, and the process has begun.
In any business it is quite important to find out those, that are interested in your services. And, I think that in my case, Caroline accomplished it brilliantly. This really allowed me to concentrate on passing the interviews that were suggested to me and not wasting my time on searching an appropriate job and agencies. In this way the IC Resources became my the only guide to the UK market.
All other steps, were great as well. Coordination of my phone, skype interviews, flying me to the UK to meet potentials employers were very effective and fast. I would like also to thank Clare O'Brien for arranging me additional phone calls and meetings. Negotiating with other potential employers helped me a lot in understanding and increasing of my market value as an engineer.
As one who was very satisfied with the services of IC Resources I would definitely recommend IC resources (and I am already doing it) to any engineer who is looking for an appropriate position.
DS, Israel, 01/13
Leon was helpful in providing me rough salary guides for my area, and over in Germany - it was an eye-opener to hear about the realistic targets I could be hitting. He had a personal touch which was never pushy (I don't respond to the hard sale tactic at all) and really seemed to care about placing me in a good job that would be a good match. He also has bundles of patience which I can't imagine many other recruiters having. Many thanks to Leon!
TR, Scotland, 01/13
First of all … I would like also to mention that I am very happy in my new role. Second, please give my thanks to Leon. He is one of the best professionals I ever met in my life.
Have a very good 2013 all of you!
MG, Brazil, 01/13
I have been working with the IC group since 2010.
Their patience to my specific personal and professional needs is beyond good, first with Mrs. Pallavi Chauhan and then with Mr. Leon Morrison. Both are very supportive and professional. Leon was very active is locating those hidden truffles of positions in the misty job search jungle, if I may be poetic, and he guided me to the position of choice, not before going through many different other options and dealing with each one in a highly professional way, both personable and resourceful, allowing me to find the position I desired as Senior CAD Engineer, at a company with perfect proportions to my requirements.
AS, Switzerland, 12/12
I found Rachel very good at her job, she suggested vacancies which I found suitable and appropriate to my experience and qualification. She kept me informed each step of the way and communicated with me in a timely manner. They job I now have is both challenging and interesting. I would highly recommend both Rachel and your company to anybody wishing to further their career.
JM, South Lanarkshire, 11/12
Working with Jameel was a pleasure. He was very detailed about the job offers and the communication with the employer was really fast and effective.
He was always proposing interesting roles to me; I finally got what I really wanted thanks to his good understanding of my needs.
I also learnt that the interviewing process is not always so easy, but Jameel helped me out a lot in this, making me feel very comfortable and welcome.
I have recommended IC Resources to some friends already, and will certainly use it again whenever I need a new job.
Kind regards and thank you very much!
LC, Italy, 11/12,
First of all, let me appreciate Rachel for the 4-yr-support to me. Each job appreciation, she is always so professional and do her best to arrange a precious interview.
Now I am successful to get a job from her!
WS, W. Yorkshire, UK, 11/12
My experience of the IC-Group was very good. My contact person (Rachel Anderson) presented several vacancies fitting my profile within a few days after the first contact. Rachel always answered e-mails quickly and she was never impossible to reach. She continuously tried to find more vacancies for me. Overall I believe Rachel helped me to find my new position in an efficient way. I would definitely recommend IC-group to my colleagues and friends.
AL, Austria, 11/12
I was very impressed with James throughout the whole application process. I was dealing with several recruitment agents at the time and all of them apart from James seemed quite clueless about the positions offered and appeared to know very little about the industry. Also, they made mistakes they didn't seem to care about; one agent had me go on a telephone interview for a job which was filled two months previous, for example.
In the end I had two job offers and while I know you have a financial interest in directing me towards the IC Resources option, the advice given to me by James was still very welcome and I chose the right job for me in the end.
I would happily recommend your services to colleagues and friends in future
CC, Berkshire, UK 11/12
It was a great pleasure working with Jeff in the IC Group during my recruitment phase. I liked Jeff’s professional and polite way of communicating very much. All information asked for was provided in time and follow up dates were kept. Jeff supported me a lot in communicating with my future employer, which was especially a challenge since two potential roles within two different departments and in two different cities and countries were discussed. During the final negotiation phase, Jeff’s pro-active tracking and following-up on dates towards the future employer was very helpful to not lose time. I can definitively recommend to work with the IC Group, they are one of the best international recruitment firms I worked with during my career.
CT, Germany, 10/12
I am now settled in the new job and so far enjoying it very much. In terms of feedback, I would say I was very happy indeed with the service I was provided by your company, through Rachel. I was recommended Rachel in particular after a long period of job searching on my own and after an initial communication she was able to offer me two relevant jobs very quickly. I applied for both and got an interview at one, which successfully led to my current employment. Throughout the process I was kept well informed by Rachel and felt able to contact her whenever I needed, which I did on several occasions. I believe Rachel played an important role throughout the process, and genuinely helped me get the job and I would recommend her and the company to anyone in the field.
GM, Wales, 10/12
You asked for a little feedback about working alongside Caroline during my career search. From the start, Caroline helped by identifying a highly suitable position for me. All communication was handled in a very professional manner and the first telephone interview was swiftly organised. Feedback as to how the call went and organisation of the next step was meticulous. Checks regarding compatibility and suitability were done very discretely. All communications were timely and thorough, so there were no gaps and we both knew what we were aiming for at all times. I think this highly coordinated approach greatly helped to achieve a positive outcome.
I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Caroline and IC Resources, as part of the IC group.
PH, Hampshire, UK, 10/12
I am very grateful to Caroline for reviewing my application carefully and recommending me for the most appropriate position. She also understood my situation very well and coordinated with my new employer to get it done in time.
It was my first time approaching a consultancy and I can say that its been a nice experience and probably I would not have been getting something like this without your help!
KK, Sweden, 10/12
I had great experience finding my new job through IC-group. Alex the recruitment consultant is excellent that just a couple of days after I contacted him, he has got me three phone interviews! He passed on to me first-hand feedbacks from the hiring manager after each interview, while also getting feedbacks and thoughts from me. It is just great working with a recruitment consultant who is willing to help out, understands your requirements and skills, and constantly communicates for you with the hiring manager. I am very happy with the new role I’ve got so thanks very much to Alex and IC-group.
I would definitely recommend the first-class "custom service" of IC-group to my friends and colleagues.
JB, UK, 09/12
I have been in contact with IC Resources since a year. I have appreciated the quality of communication and true feedbacks in my search for a new position. IC Resources has a true understanding of the semiconductor market and roles, which helps identifying true opportunities and transform them into good deals.
LS, France, 09/12
How are you? I wanted to write you to thank you for all of your support in this transition. After my first month back I really feel that I have indeed made the correct decision, and I thank you for all your support in making it happen!
I have spoken to many recruiters over the years, and I have to say that your efforts really stand out. I realize recruiters are financially motivated to do whatever is necessary to place people, but I really feel that at times, you did whatever it took. Especially during the many times where we both thought this was not going to work out. You really went above and beyond when it mattered, and I appreciate the effort and support.
NF, France, 08/12
My opinion of cooperation with Rachel and your company: I can honestly declare that I can't be satisfied more. At the beginning, I was not sure that it was even possible to just pack my stuff and set out to the world like "Here I am, I want to live and work in your country." But then, Rachel contacted me and you people have made things to happen. And for that I won't stop being grateful to you.
So far, it seems to be perfect here for me as well as for my wife so it further increase our enthusiasm for living here.
If I get to know about somebody looking for a job (e.g. my former colleagues), I will definitely recommend contacting IC-resources as a very clever thing to do. Or, maybe sometime in the future, we will feel need for a change and then I will also contact you as my first option. Thank you.
KN, CZ, 07/12
Regarding my experience with IC, I'm very pleased to work with you, specifically with Jameel. He was great since the first contact until the final relocation to the new company.
LJ, Portugal, 06/12
I found Rachel very professional and very knowledgeable in the area I was looking to work. She always returned my calls very quickly and past on relevant job roles. Her arrangements for the interviews were also very clear including what I was likely to expect when I arrived at the companies. This is not the only time she has been able to find me a position, I was offered a role in Germany in 2010 but on that occasion went elsewhere. Due to her help then I then contacted her again when looking for a new position and I will do in the future if the need arises.
SW, Gwent, UK, 06/12
IC Group has been involved in every job move I have made and each time has been nothing short of brilliant.
In addition to my personal moves I've worked closely with your contracts team when looking to employ contractors and this has also been another extremely positive experience.
As a result of my positive experiences it is my intention to work exclusively with IC Group in the future.
KS, UK, Berkshire, 05/12
My experience with IC resources has been really great. Caroline is incredibly nice and patient and her advice about the interviews, the job itself and all the little things that I could worry about was just perfect. And the role at my new company is just a perfect start for my career.
LM, France, 05/12
I have some history in using IC Resources for hiring staff. Based on this experience when it came to selecting an agency to find a new role myself it was an easy decision to use your company.
Dealing with Dave was easy and he proactivley chased up the various companies, helping to find a new role in just a few months.
Based on this experience hard to see how your service could be improved.
JS, UK, Berkshire, 04/12
Thank you very much for all help and advices which you gave me in order to find a job in the UK. I dealt with many recruitment agencies and recruiters. I have to tell you that you haven’t even been one of the best but… you’ve been the best recruiter I’ve ever met. It’s not just only about professional approach to potential employee but about everything. I could count on you every single time which is unusual nowadays. I think you’re a great person outside work and it influences on your work and achievements. Once again thank you so much and maybe someday our paths cross again.
GZ, Scotland, 04/12
My story is quite simple, I graduated from university with a masters degree and started applying for engineering positions in semiconductor companies.
I spent six months (September to February) applying to various companies worldwide through their websites but unfortunately I was unsuccessful in landing
an interview. Then I came across IC Resources online and within two weeks of having contacted Rachel, I was already lined up with two interviews. I probably would
have obtained more over time but thankfully that was not the case since my first interview was a success.
RO, UK, Middlesex, 04/12
I would like to thank IC-Resources and Caroline Pye in particular for helping me finding my first job. She was really quick in responding to all the emails I sent her and she gave me constant support during my job search. It has been wonderful working with her. I would strongly recommend Caroline and IC-Resources to any new IC Design engineer.
KL, Greece, 04/12
I contacted IC Resources after graduating from my PhD to find my career path in the semiconductor industry. They guided me in a very professional and helpful way throughout all the selection process: shaping my CV properly, getting me phone interviews with top-notch companies, advising me on how to face these interviews and finally to make my final decision. The company has a deep knowledge of the semiconductor industry and a fantastic network of contacts. I would not hesitate to recommend IC Resources to anyone looking for new endeavours in their career.
CR, Spain, 02/12
I wanted to thank you and your team for making my career a success with your hard work.
I have got quite a nice track record with the IC group now, as your team found me as well my previous position. At that time, I had been impressed by the support of Adel Eisa.
So, when I decided it was time to move, I felt like the IC group was the only viable option. I have tried various recruitment agencies over the years, but I've never seen another one like the IC group that combines a great personal support with an impressive amount of interesting job opportunities.
To be fair, you always seem to have the best job offers on the market, to the point that - even when it was taking long for me to find my way out of role - I was convinced that "if the IC group has got nothing available for me, then it means that there is nothing for me at the moment". And the patience paid, thanks as well to the enthusiasm of your consultants (James in my case). It is good to feel like we are never just a number for them and that they are genuinely trying to find a position that suits both the recruiting company and the applicant.
I am kind of a special case, because I made a very poor strategical move after 3 years in my then-young career. Following that move, my positions became less and less technical and I often feared that I would end up as a misfit salesman before turning 35. If it wasn't for your help and trust in my abilities, I would have never gotten the opportunity to return to the technical jobs that I really love doing, so a great thank you for the way you kind of saved my career!
The w job has started well and I can already see that this position will provide me with a lot of fun over the coming years.
I have no doubt that other talented people will benefit from your professionalism.
OG, UK, Leicestershire, 02/12
This was the second time I used IC Resources to help find a new role for me, and I worked with Caroline both times. I've been more than happy with the service on both occasions. Caroline is very personable on the phone, and is always quick to respond to emails and follow up on actions. She was very supportive throughout.
Caroline is also good at keeping in touch, and indeed had phoned me a few months before I was looking for a new role to see what I was up to. I was teaching at the time and, when I made the decision to move back to the semiconductor industry, I had no hesitation in phoning Caroline to assist me. I was amazed at how quickly things moved from there, and had secured my new role within a month of making that decision.
OV, UK, Lancashire, 02/12
- I found Adel to be very proactive and on top of things e.g. organising, confirming, checking, following up interviews
- I particularly appreciated Adel's preparation for interviews, in terms of describing the interviewer/organisation and their approach and expectations
- I felt that Adel managed expectation very well, so that the from my side the match to the role felt good, and I suspect this was also felt on the other side
- Overall a very positive experience and one that will mean I will keep IC Group in mind for the future, and recommend to others
AM, UK, 01/12
I would like to say that Clare and Caroline have given me constant support during my job search and they provided me all support what one candidate can wish for. It was really nice to see that how IC Resources involves and gives great support to individual candidates. I have had the nicest experience with this organisation.
AB, UK, 01/12
IC resources was able to quickly evaluate my application and immediately managed to arrange for technical interviews after they made their own assessment that I fit the role. We moved from interview, to job offer in a surprisingly short amount of time.
They managed my application in a very professional manner, were transparent in all aspects, and were always within easy reach.
Definitely highly recommended!
RG, USA, 01/12
I came in contact with Rachel Anderson via the recommendation of a former colleague, who was also hired by my previous Company through the IC-resources channels.
I found myself in a position of having to find a professional relocation quickly, since the Start-up Company I had been working with, from its foundation 8 years ago, decided to close the fab operations.
After a couple of days from the submission of my Resume, I was presented with a range of European companies working in the business of semiconductor technology and I chose two of them. I was fortunate enough that already one of them eventually offered me a very attractive position.
The search for a job under time pressure is always a stressful period. In my interaction with Rachel I always appreciated her quick feedback to every question or problem I submitted. I would like to thank Rachel and all of you for helping me through this transition and I wish you the best luck.
MD, France, 01/12
I found working with your company and Jameel a very good experience whilst I was looking for a new position. Jameel is very approachable and kept me informed of developments whilst searching for a new role. He
was very friendly and made me feel at ease whilst talking to him about opportunities and about other matters that arose during my time speaking to him.
GL, UK, 01/12
I want to express then my extremely positive feedback passing many thanks to all the IC-group and especially to Rachel Anderson. She did an excellent job guiding me in all the selection phases and letting me to feel comfortable all the time.
I had a very good impression about all your company and I would surely recommend your services.
AV, Italy, 11/11
"You've been absolutely great. Most recruiting agents that I've corresponded with (and it's been quite a few) don't seem to understand fundamentally the tech business or the specifics of the positions that they're trying to fill, and that's not at all the case with you. You seem to be well connected, and you also take the time to give feedback to and communicate on a personal level with your job candidates, even giving encouragement when needed. That sold me right away. I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't have any job offer right now if it hadn't been for your help. You do a truly exceptional job and I'll recommend you and your firm to any good ASIC engineer that I meet who's looking for a job change."
'Lastly, a huge thanks to you for getting me this position and getting my career back on track. It means a massive amount to my whole family, not just here in Swindon but Scotland and Kenya. The mood in our house is now back to smiles and joy as we know the future is not bleak but bright and eh orange hehe...
SD, Wiltshire, UK
'It has been a pleasure discussing my career plans and you going out of your way to manage it. It is a real honour to have a dedicated career resource person like you. IC is a very small world and I am sure I would surely look out for your help later in my career.
Thanks for all the support and help :) "
HK, Cambridgeshire, UK
"I also wanted to drop an email extending my sincere thanks to you Caroline, for all the help in finding me a suitable employment. It has been wonderful working with you. You would be the first one I'd get in touch with whenever I actively look for employment opportunities again!
Thanks. Best regards"
"Once again Leon thanks for your help. I have no hesitation in recommending IC Resources. In my view you are the best and most professional agency.
TS, Cambridgeshire UK
I inform you that i have already done the first day here in Taiwan.
Sorry if i take so much confidence with you but You are for me a sweet angel, thanks a lot.'
RP, Devon UK
Thank you very much for your help during the past few months you have been brilliant! Please keep in touch.
DK, Berkshire UK
Thank you for your support through this process. I appreciate the candid discussion that we've shared and know that this played significantly into the final outcome. I'm very positive about this opportunity and having this move in start date will allow closure with my current role. Thanks again and have a great summer.
'I would like to say once again how great pleasure it was working with you.
I'm not sure where to start and will probably miss mentioning some things, but the combination of your precision, speed and human touch were amazing.
It was so easy to contact you and talk to you and all your responses were amazingly quick. It felt like you are always keeping an open mind for verification roles and me.
Your excellent matching skills added to confidence that we were always on the right track, actually we never considered any role that was not exactly what I was looking for.
All in all feels like each communication we had was efficient, punctual and quick. We never lost too much time on it, it never got dispersed and yet always with all relevant pieces of information in it.
And finally I felt most comfortable working with you :)
So, I am saying all of this in an attempt to thank you, but would also like to recognise your effort and work, and would like to share with you how you came across to me.
I am sure (and hope) we will have a chance to meet, work or exchange email or two in the future :) Meanwhile, wish you all the best in your career and private life, hope things keep on going well and improve if and when needed :)
sincerely yours, "
JB, Hertfordshire, UK
'I would like to thank you for taking the time to reply to me, for me it shows a great deal of
professionalism from IC Resources. (I either didnt get a reply from your competitors, or did get
just a rather short one liner).'
Thanks for your help. I was incredibly impressed with the level of service I have received from you.
Throughout it has been fast and efficient, and has allowed me to proceed at the pace I required.
I won't hesitate to recommend you to my colleagues, or to come to you again myself.
MC, Wiltshire UK
“A (brilliant) recruiter and a (true) gentleman.
James is an excellent outstanding recruitment consultant, effective professional and friendly. His own background and perfect knowledge of the semiconductor industry allows him to really understand his candidates needs and expectations as well as the companies job requirements- but he is also carefully listening - a rare quality.
James is always "right on target" closely and intelligently matching the candidate profile with the job opening , never forgetting the interest of both parties. Every offer James submitted to my attention was very interesting, challenging and closely matching what I was looking for despite a quite difficult market. James accompanied me through the entire interview process, giving me an open and accurate description of the position, and of the companies backgrounds and needs before, as well as a very helpful debriefing afterwards. A real professional.
But above all, I appreciated James "human" qualities, his fairplay and elegance. Although I chose a different offer than the one he sponsored, he showed a real support. A true gentleman.”
“Leon has a huge background in semiconductors (have you been a designer in a previous life, Leon?), as well as excellent interpersonal skills which allow him to come up with great matches between candidates and openings. He is diligent, hard-working and patient, not trying to hook the candidates with the first position that comes along, but looking for real matches. I can strongly recommend Leon to any designer looking for a new position in UK or on the continent.”