Cam Blackley
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We have both made a lot of money off each other, so you could say we’re friends with benefits.

Cam Blackley

Tara Ford
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Esther has mentored me over the years without my even realising.

Tara Ford

Kim Pick
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Rockstar headhunter. Friend. And it’s great to have both in this business.

Kim Pick

Laura Petruccelli
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Esther is my advertising mum. She takes good care of my thoughts, my fears and my pocket money.

Laura Petruccelli

Scott Dettrick
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I wouldn’t say I owe my career to Esther, damn it, I actually kinda do.

Scott Dettrick

Sally Hastings
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Never go anywhere without a pen and paper, or an Esther.

Sally Hastings

Gavin McLeod
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I implicitly trust her judgment. Whether it’s for great candidates or sage career advice.

Gavin McLeod

Sunita Gloster
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She’s never motivated by the deal, the commission, the headline or the networking opportunity.

Sunita Gloster

Jeff Goodby
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There are very few people I implicitly trust in this business. Only one is an Australian recruiter.

Jeff Goodby

Siobhan Fitzgerald
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I’ve recommended Esther to all of my friends. She recommends some of them.

Siobhan Fitzgerald

Justin Drape
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She genuinely cares about people’s careers.

Justin Drape

Mietta McFarlane
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Like her martinis, a conversation with Esther about your career is chilled, straight up and always enjoyable.

Mietta McFarlane

Shane Bradnick
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A good friend, who is incredibly good at what she does.

Shane Bradnick

Emma Park
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Like the martini in her hand, Esther is honest, refreshing and known by everyone.

Emma Park

Mandie van den Merwe
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Esther knows what you need before you even know what you want.

Mandie van den Merwe

Steve Dodds
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I’ve known Est for 25 years and she’s never even got me an interview. I conveniently ignore the freelance work.

Steve Dodds

Matt Eastwood
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Esther is not only passionate about advertising, she’s passionate about martinis. That’s a woman you can trust.

Matt Eastwood

Sarah MacGregor
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A woman generous of her advice, time and spirit(s).

Sarah MacGregor

Yash Ghandi
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She has a knack for finding a diamond in the rough.

Yash Ghandi

Ted Horton
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Esther’s so good she could probably get me a job in a creative department.

Ted Horton

Simon Bagnasco
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Often, Esther knows more about what’s happening in an agency’s creative department than the actual creative department.

Simon Bagnasco

David Droga
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One of the few great champions of Australian advertising.

David Droga

Felicity Buckham
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Esther takes the bullshit out of advertising.

Felicity Buckham

Rohan Cooke
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Wait. How do other people get hired?

Rohan Cooke

Josie Fox
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Just being seen having lunch with Esther will get you a pay rise.

Josie Fox

Avish Gordhan
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Esther is what happens when you put a strategist inside a creative inside a recruiter.

Avish Gordhan

Alex Stainton
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She tells you exactly what you need to know, to get the job you are after. She’s brilliant.

Alex Stainton

Christine Isaac
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She's better connected than Telstra.

Christine Isaac

Damian Fitzgerald
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Career counsellor and raconteur. Esther is simply the best.

Damian Fitzgerald

Ned McNeilage
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Esther is a complete bitch. But she's my bitch.

Ned McNeilage

Therese Leuver
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As well as placing me three times, she has been one of my closest friends for 20 years.

Therese Leuver

Michael Canning
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If you're after great creative people or great football tips, Esther is your best bet.

Michael Canning

Tessa Midgley
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Ordering me a martini and getting me a job – two things I’d trust with no one but Esther.

Tessa Midgley

Simon Langley
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Apparently, on average Esther places Sydney Swans supporters on 30% higher salaries than supporters of other teams.

Simon Langley

Russell Smyth
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She's spectacularly good on all sorts of levels.

Russell Smyth

Carolyn Diamond
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I am a Diamond. Esther is a rock.

Carolyn Diamond

Tom McFarlane
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Love and money. Esther genuinely does it for both.

Tom McFarlane

June Laffey
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She got me my first job in healthcare. We celebrated it with a lunch that made my kidneys hurt.

June Laffey

Ben Welsh
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Esther finds people who are not only very talented, but who fit culturally.

Ben Welsh

Kate Catalinac
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My name is Kate. But sometimes Esther calls me by my special nickname "Invoice".

Kate Catalinac

Lizzie O’Hara Boyce
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Esther opens doors that other headhunters don’t know exist.

Lizzie O’Hara Boyce

Michael Cook
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I value her opinion and trust her judgment.

Michael Cook

Sam Saunders
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She makes creatives feel a lot more important than we are.

Sam Saunders

Linda Knight
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One cannot excel on talent, charm and undeniable brilliance alone. One needs Esther.

Linda Knight

Warren Brown
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Trust me, you could build a pretty good agency with Clerehan’s help. I did.

Warren Brown

Barbara Humphries
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The world looks better after a coffee with Esther.

Barbara Humphries

Darren Spiller
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Behind many great Creative Directors is an even greater woman.

Darren Spiller

Becca Duggan
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Having Esther in your corner gives you an unfair advantage...take it.

Becca Duggan

Neil Walshe
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Advertising is the rock’n’roll of business and Esther is the band manager keeping us drunk, employed and happy.

Neil Walshe

Elizabeth Whalen
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You know you’ll be taken care of when you have Esther in your corner.

Elizabeth Whalen

Scott Harris
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She is like a tubular animal bone through which I access a deeper understanding of my surroundings.

Scott Harris

Jerker Fagerström
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Knowing talent is one thing. Matching talent with culture is the real challenge. And no-one does it better than Esther.

Jerker Fagerström

Vanessa Robinson
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The only thing she matches better than creatives and agencies is eyewear and her face.

Vanessa Robinson

Ben Stainlay
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Esther is refreshingly honest and tells it like it is.

Ben Stainlay

Andrew Ostrom
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For some sobering advice a martini with Esther is the only way forward.

Andrew Ostrom

Narelle Vine
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I have never met a recruiter who is more genuinely passionate about, and immersed in our industry, than Esther.

Narelle Vine

Andy Fackrell
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She will always turn a negative into a positive.

Andy Fackrell

Rocky Ranallo
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When I get fired I always cry into Esther’s martinis.

Rocky Ranallo

Edwina Gilbert
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Mentor / Confidant / Friend/ Smart / Caring / Loyal / Passionate

Edwina Gilbert

Paul Reardon
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One of the many things I love about her is not only how sound her solutions are; it’s how quickly and confidently she produces them.

Paul Reardon

Mike Harris
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A+++ Great seller. Speedy transaction. Would sell myself through her again.

Mike Harris

Marita Leuver
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Ezzy Ezzy Ezzy Oi Oi Oi

Marita Leuver

Ed Howley
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If you’re a junior, I’d highly recommend seeing Esther. Unless, of course, you like being a junior.

Ed Howley

Kim Neidhardt
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Esther treats candidates like brands. Each one with a unique selling proposition that must be discovered, developed and marketed accordingly.

Kim Neidhardt

Emma Hill
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The people Esther doesn’t know aren’t worth knowing. Or they’re complete tools.

Emma Hill

Ben O’Brien
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I don’t just consider her my recruiter, I consider her my friend.

Ben O’Brien

Pia Chaudhuri
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When what you're looking for doesn't exist, Esther can somehow conjure it out of thin air.

Pia Chaudhuri

Grant McAloon
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Esther is truly one of a kind (the good kind).

Grant McAloon

Kaye Schirrman
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She was the only headhunter at the birth of my daughter.

Kaye Schirrman

Dennis Koutoulogenis
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Est turns ugly duckling creatives into swans.

Dennis Koutoulogenis

Karen Ferry
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So well known amongst creatives, she’s mononymous; like Prince, Madonna and Voltaire.

Karen Ferry

Michael Dawson
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Esther gives a shit. But she doesn’t take any.

Michael Dawson

Emma Borland
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The industry would be a scary place without Esther.

Emma Borland

Chris Ellis
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Esther was there for the signing of my employment contract and my marriage certificate.

Chris Ellis

Helen King
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If there were more Esthers, there’d be more women in advertising.

Helen King

Jakub Szymanski
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A riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a Sydney Swans scarf.

Jakub Szymanski

Lucy Downs
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I know my career is in good hands with Esther.

Lucy Downs

Simone Brandse Drape
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Esther is not just looking out for your next job, she’s looking out for your career.

Simone Brandse Drape

Jack Nunn
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Before: nervous, stressed, unsure. After: encouraged, confident, slightly tipsy.

Jack Nunn

Richard Morgan
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Esther only deals with people she likes, and a lot of people like Esther. To those in the know, it’s like a mark of quality.

Richard Morgan

Lauren Ami MacDonald
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A recruiter who doesn’t talk shit; how refreshing.

Lauren Ami MacDonald

Scott Nowell
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She provides great perspective on the industry, commits long-term and is a trusted ally and friend.

Scott Nowell

Andrew Henderson
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As a great friend, Esther is still kind enough to occasionally remind me to "get over myself".

Andrew Henderson

Scott Whybin
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I couldn’t imagine this industry without her.

Scott Whybin

Alex Bolderoff
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The Boss. Even though she works for you.

Alex Bolderoff

Sian Binder
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Esther does more than just find creatives jobs, she’s a career mentor who is always on hand with advice and guidance.

Sian Binder

Wilf Sweetland
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You can’t underestimate Esther’s nuance for creativity, personalities or martini selection.

Wilf Sweetland

Anthony Moss
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I’ve been waiting my whole career to have a quote published on Esther’s website.

Anthony Moss

Kate Holdsworth
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A martini in hand is worth two months showing the book.

Kate Holdsworth

Gerhard Mybergh
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I feel very sorry for those people who don’t have an Esther to call.

Gerhard Mybergh

Sara Oteri
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This industry is as much about what you know as it is who you know. If you know Esther, you know everyone.

Sara Oteri

Benn Sutton
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If I woke up in advertising prison I’d use my one phone call to dial Esther.

Benn Sutton

Melissa Hawkett
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When I arrived in Sydney, Esther made sure I had a job and a pair of winter boots. Talk about feeling looked after.

Melissa Hawkett

Fee Millist
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Get rich quick schemes aren’t to be trusted. Unless they’re in contract form from Esther.

Fee Millist

Dan Staudinger
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Esther ‘MacGyver’ Clerehan. Somehow she fashioned my pencil, pad and hair into a career.

Dan Staudinger

Andy Flemming
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Almost every great campaign you can think of was written by someone who either knows or was placed by Esther Clerehan.

Andy Flemming

Tom Lawrence
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Esther is so much more than a recruiter, she is a friend and an ally.

Tom Lawrence

Jardin Anderson
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If advice was a D&AD category, Esther would have a black pencil.

Jardin Anderson

Anna Yates
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Esther works miracles. I wouldn't be surprised if she can turn water into martinis.

Anna Yates

Jonathan Kneebone
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No one has a better understanding of people who love the idea of being misunderstood.

Jonathan Kneebone

Stefanie diGiavincenzo
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She knows the value that diverse talent can bring to a creative department. And she knows where to find them.

Stefanie diGiavincenzo

Ant White
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Esther cares. You can’t learn that. And no one can compete with it.

Ant White