“I had been operating my own construction business for 10 years and decided a change in career was due and that I would like to re-enter the workforce.
My life previous to construction was in Information Technology and I was looking to re-enter that field if possible, but I quickly discovered that finding ways to penetrate the SA market was difficult. Obviously the major job sites were available but getting an interview in the first place, or if I did, convincing employers that my business skills would actually be a benefit to their company, rather than my lack of current IT knowledge being a barrier was indeed challenging.
I discovered David Arcangeli of Qest HR through LinkedIn and noticed that he was posting IT jobs regularly. I messaged David and arranged a catch up to discuss my situation. He was extremely professional and took the time to fully understand my background, documenting both my IT specific and business related skill sets. He then went about matching me with his customer base. Literally within weeks he was able to set me up with an interview with an IT Services company who had been fully briefed about my history. The first interview was extremely successful, which led to a second interview. Referees were then called and a subsequent job offer made.
I would highly recommend David Arcangeli and Qest HR to anyone looking for work. He offers extremely personable service, runs a professional and efficient operation and is a truly great guy.”
Peter Turner – Business Development Manager
“David from Qest Human Resources has been nothing short of extraordinary. Having originally been in contact with David for a position that unfortunately didn’t work out, he soon after had another position come available. He emailed me with the details and I was successful with the application. David is a pleasure to communicate with, is extremely helpful and always kept me in the loop. David and Qest are not like other agencies, the experience is so much more personal.
I have no hesitation in recommending David and Qest for any recruitment requirements. Thank you again David.”
“My experience with David from Qest has been markedly different to that with Seek, Careerone and the like, which appear to merely a computer program aimed at filling your inbox with ill matched job roles.
With David the selection and interview process was efficient and quick, my new role is well matched to my skills set and experience, I look forward to this new challenge.
I will certainly be recommending David and Qest to my contacts when they are seeking employment or to fill vacancies.”
John – Systems/Quality
“It is with great pleasure that I recommend the services of David Arcangeli of Qest Human Resources. David assisted with me on my recent job search and provided the most professional service. David kept me informed at all times and was willing to offer suggestions with regards to client interviews. I found David to be professional and friendly at all times and I highly recommend his services.”
“Having recently worked together, as the applicant for the vacant General Manager of Operations position I wanted the chance to thank you for your support and professionalism. I found your approach honest and sincere throughout the entire process. This was perfectly demonstrated by your ability to empathise with the needs of your client and mine, the applicant. While the process was thorough it was also well communicated and clearly planned. I would also like to thank you for always making yourself available to answer any questions.
I encourage you to use me as a reference for anyone recruiting for a senior management position. I can honestly say that this was clearly the most professional recruitment process I have been involved in.
Once again thank you and good luck”
“Late last year for reasons beyond my control I found myself out of the workforce for the 1st time in over 30 yrs. People advised me to join up on career.com, myjob and a bunch of other jobs sites on the net. I filled out the requested information and sat back and waited. Slowly job offers came coming in but they were jobs for everything except my chosen field. Redefining my request proved just as bad and some jobs were not even in Australia.
Just as I was about to give it all in I stumbled across David from Qest. We spoke on the phone a couple of times and a meeting was arranged. David kept in touch until we met to make sure that I was at ease and comfortable with how things were progressing. David was polite and courteous and no question that I asked was too much for him. Having found me a suitable employer, David didn’t seem too worried if I asked him to ask about certain things. David told me I could phone him up at any time (within reason) and voice my concerns if I had any.
David also followed up after I was employed to make sure everything was going okay. I would 100% recommend David and the team at Qest to anybody looking at changing jobs or careers. I given out David’s number to a couple of my friends and have no doubt that if they get in touch with Qest it will be well worth their time.”
“I just need to say thank you so much! I’ve been placed in the perfect job position and perfect company for me!
The process was really smooth and your recruitment process with me was personalised, I wasn’t a number for you, I felt that your treatment was respectful all the time, with the proper feedback from you and the post placement was great!
All I have to say is a BIG thank you! Your recruitment process is different and is the best one from my experience! I will recommend Qest Human Resources to everyone I know! Thank you again!”
“David, thanks for your contribution in helping me find a new career. I applied for numerous positions I had listed with several agencies but Qest was by far the most engaging partner that I was involved with. With the other agencies I felt that I was just another number and did not feel that any real rapport was built. Qest was easy to deal with and kept me informed all through the process. I would like to once again thank you for your services as I feel it was a major factor in my obtaining a new position.
Thank you for your attention to detail and for being the first consultant I’ve met in years that actually listened. I had become so used to a very impersonal and robotic approach to recruitment that it was a pleasure to be involved with someone who worked so closely with the client and the prospect in a very personal and constructive way.
Your involvement at every level maintained a focus rarely seen in this process, and I have no hesitation in recommending you or Qest to any of my business associates.
“Having used in-house and large corporate Human Resource companies for staff recruiting over the last 20 years, I found myself seeking executive recruitment services. As a General Manager of a very large Company I made the right choice to use Qest Human Resources and was encouraged by the personable approach of David Arcangeli. David was not only professional with client selection but understanding and supporting of my needs and secured me a challenging role interstate. This has since also led to a successful transition back to Adelaide in an exciting dual role for the Group of companies.
I sincerely thank David and staff for their belief in me and would recommend Qest for your recruitment needs.”
Gary – General Manager
“My experience with Qest consisted of excellent communication and an informative update throughout each step of the recruitment process. Qest has shown me there is a professional, friendly and approachable recruitment agency who correctly matches each job placement for the benefit of employers and employees.
“I just wanted to thank you very much for recommending me to Martin and Tom. I am excited and looking forward to my new role at VTM as Sale Representative within their company. I found you and your company, Qest Human Resources a pleasure to deal with. You’re extremely professional, and your responsiveness went way beyond any industry norms and even my own expectations.
I would definitely recommend you and your company to anyone contemplating a career change, or an employer seeking a quality staff member. Again, many thanks for finding me the exact position I was looking for.
“I would really like to thank David Arcangeli and the team at Qest Human Resources for the tremendous effort that was put into keeping me posted and liaising on my behalf with my new company. I felt David really took the time and bent over backwards to reach an agreement which secured a position with the new employer. A really easy going and friendly person who I would recommend to anyone in the future.
Thank you once again David! I really appreciate all your efforts and hard work over the past few weeks and hope to keep in contact in the future.
Chris – Project Engineer
“David and Qest Human Resources are committed to producing the highest quality results in hiring process and they make rapid progress through thorough and effective communication, follow up, and the highest level of integrity in all of their interactions. Their approach, advice and insights were invaluable to me in gaining employment. I would not hesitate to recommend or utilize their services in the future.”
James – Civil Engineer
“Recently I was made redundant and found myself dealing with quite a few recruitment companies when I was fortunate to come across Qest Human Resources, they have been a refreshing experience with nothing but a caring, open and professional relationship from the initial telephone interview through to an offer of employment and beyond.
It seems rare to find a consultancy service that truly shows empathy towards individuals seeking employment. Your honest, courteous and informative approach to having open communications and your response to those calls and emails in a timely manner was second to none and I thank you for that. I am extremely Grateful for the level of Professional Support and Service you provided throughout the process of securing me a New and Exciting role. I would highly recommend Qest Human Resources to anyone seeking employment.
Thank you to all your staff for their excellence in service.
“Qest Human Resources was brilliant in servicing the needs of my business Flowers by Fruit. With our base in Sydney we needed to recruit a store manager for our Melbourne store who would be the right fit. With little experience in recruitment, I chose Qest Human Resources to manage this process. In a few words I found David to be personable, professional and he worked with a high level of integrity.
Once we recruited the right person for our business, I was impressed that Qest maintained our working relationship with follow up calls to ensure that the person we recruited was the right fit within our business.
The level of client servicing provided by Qest Human Resources exceeded my expectations and therefore I would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending Qest Human Resources to anyone.”
Tania Katsanis – Founder, Flowers by Fruit
“Have been working with Dave on a few recruitments on various levels over the years. Always helpful and delivers what is expected and more so needed when adding new members to one business. Look forward to the next recruit.”
A D Marrone – State Sales Manager, VTM
“The ability to source the right type of permanent worker was impeccable from the team at Qest Human Resources. Whether it was on the Engineering side of the business needing a Drafter or Technical Estimator through to our Contract Administration, Structural or Project Management area of our business. Reliable, knowledgeable in the Industry, trustworthy and always happy to provide suggestions for best practice. I always knew we were getting referred the best possible candidates available to match our needs.”
Nick Mastrocinque – Former Group Human Resource Manager, Bianco Construction Supplies
“I have nothing but praise for the service provided by Qest Human Resources. My experience with other agencies often left me feeling cold, as if I were just a number. David Arcangeli took the time to listen and understand my background enabling him to successfully target potential employers. David was in regularly contact throughout the process providing updates and feedback in an honest and straightforward manner. Even after securing a position, David continued to provide guidance and advice and I always felt he had my best interests in mind.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend David Arcangeli and Qest Human Resources to anyone seeking employment or looking to advance their career.”
“Qest Human Resources and David Arcangeli in particular, helped me a lot when I was looking for a full time job. I am an Automation and Control Engineer and when I came to Australia as a migrant it was very difficult for me to get a good job. Thanks to David now I am happy working for Clarke Energy (quite a big and successful company) more than one year. David continues to support and help me now.
From my own experience Qest has good, reliable and high qualified stuff. I would wish everybody to deal with Qest.”
“As a mechanical design draftsman who had relocated from Sydney to Adelaide, where I was an unknown in the local industry, it was a pleasure dealing with David. His professionalism, integrity and extremely helpful attitude were unmatched and helped me to secure a fantastic position with a well-established and growing company.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Qest Human Resources. Thanks David.”
“I would like to thank you for the work that you did assisting me in getting my new position. While the process was drawn out as I am based in NSW you always kept me in the loop and were honest with me on what I should expect. Your honesty and guidance really assisted me in achieving the positive outcome.”