We have both made a lot of money off each other, so you could say we’re friends with benefits.
Esther has mentored me over the years without my even realising.
Rockstar headhunter. Friend. And it’s great to have both in this business.
Esther is my advertising mum. She takes good care of my thoughts, my fears and my pocket money.
I wouldn’t say I owe my career to Esther, damn it, I actually kinda do.
Never go anywhere without a pen and paper, or an Esther.
I implicitly trust her judgment. Whether it’s for great candidates or sage career advice.
She’s never motivated by the deal, the commission, the headline or the networking opportunity.
There are very few people I implicitly trust in this business. Only one is an Australian recruiter.
I’ve recommended Esther to all of my friends. She recommends some of them.
She genuinely cares about people’s careers.
Like her martinis, a conversation with Esther about your career is chilled, straight up and always enjoyable.
A good friend, who is incredibly good at what she does.
Like the martini in her hand, Esther is honest, refreshing and known by everyone.
Esther knows what you need before you even know what you want.
I’ve known Est for 25 years and she’s never even got me an interview. I conveniently ignore the freelance work.
Esther is not only passionate about advertising, she’s passionate about martinis. That’s a woman you can trust.
A woman generous of her advice, time and spirit(s).
She has a knack for finding a diamond in the rough.
Esther’s so good she could probably get me a job in a creative department.
Often, Esther knows more about what’s happening in an agency’s creative department than the actual creative department.
One of the few great champions of Australian advertising.
Esther takes the bullshit out of advertising.
Wait. How do other people get hired?
Just being seen having lunch with Esther will get you a pay rise.
Esther is what happens when you put a strategist inside a creative inside a recruiter.
She tells you exactly what you need to know, to get the job you are after. She’s brilliant.
She's better connected than Telstra.
Career counsellor and raconteur. Esther is simply the best.
Esther is a complete bitch. But she's my bitch.
As well as placing me three times, she has been one of my closest friends for 20 years.
If you're after great creative people or great football tips, Esther is your best bet.
Ordering me a martini and getting me a job – two things I’d trust with no one but Esther.
Apparently, on average Esther places Sydney Swans supporters on 30% higher salaries than supporters of other teams.
She's spectacularly good on all sorts of levels.
I am a Diamond. Esther is a rock.
Love and money. Esther genuinely does it for both.
She got me my first job in healthcare. We celebrated it with a lunch that made my kidneys hurt.
Esther finds people who are not only very talented, but who fit culturally.
My name is Kate. But sometimes Esther calls me by my special nickname "Invoice".
Esther opens doors that other headhunters don’t know exist.
I value her opinion and trust her judgment.
She makes creatives feel a lot more important than we are.
One cannot excel on talent, charm and undeniable brilliance alone. One needs Esther.
Trust me, you could build a pretty good agency with Clerehan’s help. I did.
The world looks better after a coffee with Esther.
Behind many great Creative Directors is an even greater woman.
Having Esther in your corner gives you an unfair advantage...take it.
Advertising is the rock’n’roll of business and Esther is the band manager keeping us drunk, employed and happy.
You know you’ll be taken care of when you have Esther in your corner.
She is like a tubular animal bone through which I access a deeper understanding of my surroundings.
Knowing talent is one thing. Matching talent with culture is the real challenge. And no-one does it better than Esther.
The only thing she matches better than creatives and agencies is eyewear and her face.
Esther is refreshingly honest and tells it like it is.
For some sobering advice a martini with Esther is the only way forward.
I have never met a recruiter who is more genuinely passionate about, and immersed in our industry, than Esther.
She will always turn a negative into a positive.
When I get fired I always cry into Esther’s martinis.
Mentor / Confidant / Friend/ Smart / Caring / Loyal / Passionate
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.
A+++ Great seller. Speedy transaction. Would sell myself through her again.
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If you’re a junior, I’d highly recommend seeing Esther. Unless, of course, you like being a junior.
Esther treats candidates like brands. Each one with a unique selling proposition that must be discovered, developed and marketed accordingly.
The people Esther doesn’t know aren’t worth knowing. Or they’re complete tools.
I don’t just consider her my recruiter, I consider her my friend.
When what you're looking for doesn't exist, Esther can somehow conjure it out of thin air.
Esther is truly one of a kind (the good kind).
She was the only headhunter at the birth of my daughter.
Est turns ugly duckling creatives into swans.
So well known amongst creatives, she’s mononymous; like Prince, Madonna and Voltaire.
Esther gives a shit. But she doesn’t take any.
The industry would be a scary place without Esther.
Esther was there for the signing of my employment contract and my marriage certificate.
If there were more Esthers, there’d be more women in advertising.
A riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a Sydney Swans scarf.
I know my career is in good hands with Esther.
Esther is not just looking out for your next job, she’s looking out for your career.
Before: nervous, stressed, unsure. After: encouraged, confident, slightly tipsy.
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.
A recruiter who doesn’t talk shit; how refreshing.
She provides great perspective on the industry, commits long-term and is a trusted ally and friend.
As a great friend, Esther is still kind enough to occasionally remind me to "get over myself".
I couldn’t imagine this industry without her.
The Boss. Even though she works for you.
Esther does more than just find creatives jobs, she’s a career mentor who is always on hand with advice and guidance.
You can’t underestimate Esther’s nuance for creativity, personalities or martini selection.
I’ve been waiting my whole career to have a quote published on Esther’s website.
A martini in hand is worth two months showing the book.
I feel very sorry for those people who don’t have an Esther to call.
This industry is as much about what you know as it is who you know. If you know Esther, you know everyone.
If I woke up in advertising prison I’d use my one phone call to dial Esther.
When I arrived in Sydney, Esther made sure I had a job and a pair of winter boots. Talk about feeling looked after.
Get rich quick schemes aren’t to be trusted. Unless they’re in contract form from Esther.
Esther ‘MacGyver’ Clerehan. Somehow she fashioned my pencil, pad and hair into a career.
Almost every great campaign you can think of was written by someone who either knows or was placed by Esther Clerehan.
Esther is so much more than a recruiter, she is a friend and an ally.
If advice was a D&AD category, Esther would have a black pencil.
Esther works miracles. I wouldn't be surprised if she can turn water into martinis.
No one has a better understanding of people who love the idea of being misunderstood.
She knows the value that diverse talent can bring to a creative department. And she knows where to find them.
Esther cares. You can’t learn that. And no one can compete with it.