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Dario has been extremely helpful throughout the whole process of looking for new opportunities. During our initial call, he carefully listened to what I was looking for and type type of challenges I wanted to experience, and he found the perfect match. During the process, each step was carefully explained by him with full transparency, and answered all my questions patiently! 🙂 I couldn’t recommend Dario enough – Thank YOU, Dario!

Senior Account Executive - PR

I would highly recommend ID-SS. My experience with them was extremely positive; very professional, responsive and focussed on what it was that I wanted from my next role. There were timely follow ups with me after interviews and overall, a great experience. 

Editorial Team Leader

A big thank you to ID-SS in helping me move forward in my medcomms career.

Jon was fantastic throughout the job search process and it’s clear he’s very knowledgeable in the industry. He took the time to understand what I wanted and I was able to quickly secure a role that met my needs. Also really appreciated both his proactiveness and patience in order to get things moving without causing stress at the same time. Highly recommend them to anyone in medcomms at any stage in their career!

Senior Medical Writer

The team at ID-SS were pivotal in helping me secure a role within med comms. As this was a new industry to me, Naveed ensured I was up to speed with all things med comms and guided me through the application process seamlessly. Jon was wonderful when it came to my interview prep and made the whole process of starting my career in med comms incredibly enjoyable and exciting! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ID-SS to anyone looking for a new role.

Project Co-ordinator - Med Comms

Sabine was excellent with her approach to finding me a new position.  She took the time to talk through my previous work experiences and what skills and transferable skills I  had before matching me to a role.  She was there for every step of the process and was both friendly and professional.  I found the whole process really easy and an enjoyable way to look for a new role.  Thank you Sabine – you have been brilliant and the new role seems like a great fit!

Senior Project Manager

I’d like to thank Sabine for allowing me to secure a role. She and her colleagues such as Jon made sure that I was looked after, and were willing to work with me until I secured the right role. I am forever grateful to them. I will happily recommend their services to anyone.

Project Manager

I would like to say a huge thank you to Jon Gawley at ID-SS for his invaluable guidance and support in helping me secure my new role. Jon took the time to understand my current role and instantly informed me about two similar job opportunities near to the place I was moving to and I secured one of the roles! He helped me throughout the interview process and provided me with valuable information that helped me secure the job. Thank you so much Jon!

Project Manager - Med Comms

Jon was really helpful in finding me Associate Medical Writer positions. I ultimately got offered one of the two positions I applied for. Unfortunately, I decided to join a different company for personal reasons, but Jon was fantastic throughout the process; he gave excellent advice. I felt as if Jon genuinely cared for my career aspirations and he did his utmost to ensure the job applications were on-track and timely. I cannot thank him enough for his help and support.

Associate Medical Writer

I would highly recommend ID-SS to anyone thinking of applying for a job in medical communications. Faiza helped me guide me through the recruitment process and provided invaluable advice on CV and interview preparation. I was really impressed with the friendly service and level of communication that ID-SS offered. Faiza helped take a lot of the stress out of job hunting and I am now looking forward to starting my new role as Associate Medical Writer.

Associate Medical Writer

I had a very positive experience with Sabine throughout the search for my new role as Scientific Advisor. She was extremely responsive throughout the entire process and was very accommodating of my needs to speak out of office hours. I’m aware that finding the right job can sometimes take a long time, but Sabine was always “on it” and driving things forward. Thank you, Sabine – it’s been an absolute pleasure!

Scientific Advisor

Sabine really understood what I was looking and since day one she was very professional, efficient and friendly. When I contacted Sabine I was not very happy in my job position and she really listened and suggested where to go next. She always forwarded me all the positions that would fit my experience. Sabine was very supportive during interview stages, making sure I have everything I need and if she was not able to answer her colleague Jon always followed up the next steps. Thanks to Sabine and ID search I secured myself a job in medical communications agency and I am very happy to start my new career chapter!

Scientific Advisor

Sabine at ID Search and Selection found me my perfect role. Unlike other recruiters, Sabine listened to exactly what I was looking for, took notes on my personal priorities and only put me forward to companies and roles that were my ideal fit. Even with my specific criteria, she set me up with 3 interviews and I had 2 excellent job offers within a couple of weeks of speaking to her, that exceeded my expectations. Sabine worked with me closely throughout, identifying my needs career wise and as a new parent and then helped me make the right decision. She clearly has excellent contacts in the Med Comms industry, a great rapport with them and always puts the candidate first. I will definitely be going directly to her again should I ever need to move! Thanks again!

Senior Account Manager

Thanks to Faiza at ID-SS, I managed to obtain an entry-level position in the field of medical writing, just after graduating from university. The advice I received was invaluable and comprehensive; Faiza helped me to fine tune my CV and cover letter, prepared me for interviews, and made the whole process a pleasant experience. I’m thankful to Faiza for helping me break into such a competitive job market, and I highly recommend ID-SS for their recruitment services.

Associate Medical Writer

I would like to thank Sabine for helping me find my perfect job! I was particularly impressed by her professionalism, support and unbiased advice that other recruitment consultants did not seem to offer and at no point did I feel pressurised into doing anything I didn’t want to do! I highly recommend IDSS as they put me at ease and made job hunting a pleasant experience! Thanks again Sabine and Jon ?

Senior Medical Writer

I would like to thank Sabine from ID-SS for helping my secure my first job as an Associate Medical Writer. She was incredibly helpful throughout the process and made it smooth by being very responsive, providing advice on interviews and helping with the communication and final negotiation with the company I have applied for. Having such a friendly and professional attitude made it a pleasure for me to work with Sabine during my job hunting. Thank you!

Associate Medical Writer

I couldn’t recommend Sabine at IDSS more! Fantastic service throughout, giving lots of helpful advice before applying, for a writing test, and for interview. Sabine kept me informed every step of the way, making me feel at ease throughout the whole process. So much so that I even received an offer after my very first interview!  Even after receiving my offer Sabine stayed in touch, helping to iron out a few details with my new employer and making sure I was happy with the decisions I was making. Sabine went above and beyond, and for that I am extremely grateful. Thanks Sabine!! Couldn’t have done it without you 🙂

Associate Medical Writer

My experience with ID Search and Selection has been extremely positive throughout.  Faiza guided me through the application process from start to finish with advice along the way to help me show my full potential, and I am extremely grateful for all the help and support she had shown me.  I would highly recommend this company.

Associate Client Services Manager

I received a very professional and helpful service from Jon, who managed and advised on my applications, through interviews and responding to an offer. I really appreciated Jon’s responsiveness, and his messages to say good luck before and to follow up after interviews. I’d recommend Jon for his expertise and to be a trusted representative.

Medical Editor

Sabine from ID Search and Selection helped me at every stage of my application for a role as an Associate Medical Writer. From describing the industry and job to a naive newcomer, to suggesting suitable companies and roles, and providing feedback and support. She was always professional and friendly, and it was a pleasure having her help during this process. I wouldn’t have been offered a job without her help. Thank you!

Associate Medical Writer

Jon Gawley from ID-SS was both extremely helpful and friendly throughout the whole process. He was very easy to speak to and helped me to build up my confidence after being made redundant. Always professional and understanding, working with Jon has enabled me to land a fantastic role. I will definitely be recommending ID-SS to anyone who is looking for a new role.

Senior Account Executive

James at ID SS was a fantastic recruiter and absolutely pivotal in landing me my first job as a medical editorial assistant, which I am really enjoying. He checked through my CV, quickly responded to any queries and gave me loads of hints and tips to ensure I felt confident and prepared for the phone interview, writing test and in-person interview. He was so helpful and efficient and I can’t thank him enough!!

Editorial Assistant

I would like to thank ID Search and Selection, and James in particular, for helping me to secure my first job as an associate medical writer! Having applied to a number of different jobs, I found that going through the process with ID Search and Selection took a lot of the stress of job hunting away. The process was incredibly transparent, and James offered a great deal of support and encouragement along the way. From providing useful interview tips and inside information on the company, to keeping me up to date with the application process, it all went very smoothly. Thanks again for all your help!

Associate Medical Writer

I am very grateful to James at ID-SS for helping me secure my fantastic new job! The whole process was very quick and easy, just when I was starting to tear my hair out in my job search! James supported me all the way from informing me of the job position to checking in after I started in my new role. I’d definitely recommend ID-SS for their honest, friendly and professional attitude.

Associate Medical Writer

I would like to thank ID-SS, and in particular James, for helping me finding my first job in Med Comms. After years spent working in academia, looking for a position in a completely different field seemed daunting and difficult; James has been friendly, professional, and very helpful throughout the whole process. He secured me a great role in a very good Med Comms agency within a month from our first phone call; thank you James and ID-SS for making my job search quick and painless!

Editorial Assistant

The service I have received from ID Search & Selection has been excellent. From sending off my CV to my first interview, James was incredibly supportive and offered very valuable advice. Jon also provided helpful guidance at the interview stage. With the assistance of James and Jon, I was able to secure my first position as a medical writer 2 weeks after initially contacting the agency. I would definitely recommend using ID Search & Selection if you are looking for a job in medical communications.

Medical Writer

I was very impressed with the service at ID Search & Selection, and in particular with Jon. Jon was with me every step of the way, and made sure everything was in place for me for securing interviews and finding my new role. Even after I secured my new role, Jon’s offer of support was faultless. I would certainly use them again and would highly recommend them.

Thanks for all your help and support over the last few months – I’m really excited about my new role!

Medical Writer

I am indebted to Sabine from IDSS for securing me a job in my dream field, if you are looking for a recruitment consultant who is very friendly, approachable and supportive then go to Sabine! Sabine kept me updated throughout the whole selection process and gave me very valuable, prompt feedback during each stage. I felt very well prepared for assessments and interviews and I would not have got this job without her!

I will definitely pass you on to anyone I know looking for a job 🙂

Account Executive - Med Ed

I found ID Search and Selection very helpful throughout my job search. Providing me with job opportunities, assisting me in preparing for interviews and answering any questions I had. I’m about to start work for a great company as a result of their help and I’m really looking forward to beginning my new role. Thanks again for all your help!

Associate Medical Writer

It’s never easy to find a job in a city 5000 miles away but ID-SS made it much easier for me, helping me to secure a great role back in the UK while still living abroad. ID-SS go far beyond what other recruitment companies do, and they are far better communicators than their competition. They always put forward interesting positions to me and helped in every step of the process – from narrowing down my search, through the interview process, and all the way up to starting at the company. I wouldn’t hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend ID-SS.

Project Manager

Sabine really helped me with my job search after sending in my CV and has kept in contact with me since October when I finished my Masters. She really took the time to go through suitable roles with me, took into consideration that I wanted to work in the South, and was absolutely brilliant throughout the interview process for an Account Executive role in Healthcare PR, which I received an offer for and happily accepted. Really recommend this agency and Sabine, they will provide you with loads of information and guidance. Absolute stars!

Account Executive - Healthcare Public Relations

I was really impressed with the service from IDSS. The roles and companies recommended by Jon were spot on and he kept me updated throughout the interview process with honest and timely feedback. I never felt pestered with unsuitable opportunities or pressured into making a decision – not the case with other recruitment agencies I’ve used in the past! The role I accepted seems to be the perfect fit for my skills and career aspirations. I would happily recommend Jon and the IDSS team to others.

Client Services Director - Medical Communications Agency

I was recently fortunate enough to secure my first medical writing position and it was all thanks to Sabine at ID Search & Selection. Not only did she inform me of the role and put me forward for it, but she was also very supportive and willing to offer invaluable advice for each step of the recruitment process. She went above and beyond to help me secure the position and constantly kept me updated. It is safe to say that I would not have this position without her unfaltering efforts and I am very grateful. Thank you Sabine!

Associate Medical Writer

I am truly grateful for the help and support provided by Jon at ID-SS. As a recent graduate with no prior experience in med comms, my knowledge of the industry was limited. However, after an initial phone conversation with Jon my understanding had improved considerably. Throughout the application process Jon continued to provide support and assurance. He was more than happy to discuss and advise and was easily accessible. In the short time applying for jobs, Jon was without doubt the most helpful recruiter that I dealt with.

Account Executive

I would like to thank IDSS for helping me through the whole process of finding a new job. From start to finish, Sabine assisted me through all stages of recruitment and all the time I felt everything was going smoothly and the whole process was stress-free. I am deeply grateful for all the support I have received. Thank you!

Senior Research Executive - Market Research Agency

Finding a job in the UK when you are living overseas is not always an easy task. I would like to thank Sabine at ID-SS for her outstanding assistance in securing my new role as a Senior Account Executive at a healthcare PR agency, just in time for my UK arrival. Sabine delivered beyond expectations and I especially valued her quick response and ability to make me feel like a priority – she was a remarkable support from start to finish. I would recommend ID-SS to anyone looking for a new role in healthcare communication.

Senior Account Executive - Healthcare PR

Sabine Willms at id-ss helped me to secure a job at a great medical communications agency. Without her, I quite simply would not have got the job! She not only informed me about the position, she also helped me prepare for writing tests, negotiated my contract and keep me in the loop about my application throughout the process. Thank you Sabine and id-ss for helping me get the job!!

Medical Writer

I cannot recommend ID Search and Selection highly enough. Thanks to Sabine Willms, I have managed to secure my dream job within Medical Communications. She was supportive, friendly and really took time to get to know me and what was important to me in a role. Nothing was ever too much trouble. Not only that, but I really felt that Sabine had a thorough understanding of the industry – which has not always been my experience with other recruitment consultants! I recommend ID search and selection without any hesitation.

Senior Account Executive

ID-SS helped me to secure a job within one week of my return to the UK. In addition to finding and suggesting companies and vacancies, their help regarding company info and advice for interviews was invaluable. In future, I would definitely not wish to seek employment without this level of support and assistance. I recommend ID-SS without hesitation.

Medical Editor

I recently received an offer of employment with the assistance of Sabine at ID-SS. Sabine’s help was invaluable throughout the whole process, from finding the position and suggesting I apply, to guiding me through the interview process to helping me accept my offer of employment. She was helpful and approachable, gave me great feedback from the company regarding my two interviews, and responded to all my emails and phone calls in a prompt and practical manner. I would not have got this fantastic job without her help!

Account Executive - Full Service Agency

The service at ID Search and Selection was exceptional. Sabine found exactly the role I was looking for! Most of all I didn’t feel like I was just a target, which was great! Very helpful and friendly!

Account Executive - Medical Communications

Sabine has been very friendly and supportive throughout the whole job application process, helping me secure the role I wanted. Her advice was excellent, making me feel really confident during interviews! The communication between us has also been very good and I will recommend Sabine and ID-SS to all of my acquaintances looking for jobs in healthcare or medical communications. Many thanks Sabine!

Medical Writer

Sabine was undoubtedly the most helpful recruiter I came across during my job search. Her professionalism and assistance were outstanding, the whole experience was very pleasant! I felt that my skills and experience were valued, whereas other recruiters were directing me towards grad schemes. I secured a good job in a great company and could not have done it without her. I definitely recommend Sabine and would like to thank her!

Account Executive - Healthcare Public Relations

I had been looking at the different opportunities available for me for some time. Jon and David at IDSS were a great help and directed me to the companies and roles that really appealed to me. I’m really pleased with the final role I got offered and am currently in my first few weeks there. A big thanks to IDSS!

Account Manager - Healthcare PR

I have used many recruitment agencies over the years both as an employer and as a candidate and ID-SS has proved to be amongst the best. I have been especially impressed with Jon’s industry insight and his professional, proactive approach. From the moment Jon became aware that I was seeking a new role, his dedication and ability to match my experience and expertise with suitable potential employers became evident. Jon kept me fully updated throughout the whole process. Thanks Jon & thanks ID-SS.

Business Development Director

I would highly recommend ID Search & Selection. I was very impressed with my recruitment consultant, David Proudfoot, who has solid experience and understanding of the Med Comms industry and job market and worked hard to match my preferences. In contrast to other agencies, I was given prompt updates during the job search process. The excellent tailored advice I received from David helped me secure the perfect job.

Medical Writer

I would like to thank Jon Gawley from ID-SS for all his help in finding me a new job. I was moving from a completely different job sector into medical writing and Jon successfully helped me navigate through. He gave me great advice throughout the application, pre- and post-interview, finding me a suitable position in a great company. Thanks Jon and ID-SS!

Medical Writer

Sabine from ID-SS was fantastic in helping me secure my first job out of uni. From our first phone conversation to my first day at the job she was really helpful with suggesting the sorts of roles I could apply for, talking me through the industry and giving me advice, and also with things like making sure the company were aware of my dyslexia for the tasks I had to complete during the application process. ID-SS definitely made the job search a little less stressful and I would definitely recommend them to anyone job hunting in this industry.

Account Executive

I am indebted to IDSS for helping me secure a full-time position in my preferred location on my return to the UK. Throughout the search process, IDSS were approachable, encouraging and meticulous in keeping me informed about the progress of my applications. I was impressed by the speed of their responses, their knowledge of the market and their evident concern to find the best possible fit for my skills and preferences; these people clearly enjoy what they do! I am happy to give IDSS my highest recommendation.

Senior Medical Writer

Looking for a new job can be a scary prospect but ID-SS provided me with all the support and help I required from initial interest in my current role right through to my start date. Jon at ID-SS was very informative, transparent and extremely helpful during the recruitment process and I could always rely on him to provide me with timely information and updates on my application process. I would like to express my gratitude to ID-SS and Jon in particular for helping me find my new role!

Senior Research Executive

I would like to thank Sabine from ID-SS for helping me to find a job as a Medical Writer in a top Medical Communications agency. Sabine has helped me all the way through this stressful process, from giving me advice on how to improve my CV up to how to deal with the final interview stage. She was always prompt with her responses, very professional, friendly and I would definitely recommend her. Thank you Sabine!

Medical Writer

I just wanted to say thank you for introducing us to candidates of this quality. The service provided by your organisation is always appreciated. You only contact us when you have someone relevant to bring to our attention. In addition, the personable attitude and professional approach demonstrated concurs with the quality of the candidates provided.

Principal - Healthcare Advertising Agency

The team at ID-SS made me feel like I was their priority throughout the process and that I could rely on them to negotiate the best overall professional package for me. I have since recommended them to others looking for work in the healthcare communications sector.

Public Relations Manager - Pharmaceutical Company

I would like to thank ID Search & Selection for being instrumental in securing my new position as an Account Manager in a highly respected healthcare PR agency. Your service from start to finish was of the highest standard, and I particularly valued your advice when it came to interview technique. I will certainly be recommending your company to any of my friends looking for a new role in healthcare public relations.

Account Manager - Healthcare Public Relations Agency

As per our conversation, please find below Jon Gawley’s contact details. I would like to recommend him to you for his professionalism and expertise during my search for a new job.

Medical Writer (providing our contact details to their previous employer's HR Dept.)

I would like to thank ID Search & Selection for helping me secure my new role. The recruitment team dedicated time in helping me throughout the process of finding a suitable position within medical communications, a role that would match my skills and capabilities. I would definitely recommend this recruitment team.

Editorial Assistant - Medical Education Agency

IDSS are very efficient at informing me of new freelance medical writing opportunities, negotiating competitive rates and managing client-writer relationships. I’d recommend them to other freelancers.

Freelance Medical Writer

I would like to thank ID-SS for helping me find a job as an Associate Medical Writer at a top-performing Medical Communications Agency. It was clear from the start that they were dedicated to finding the right position to suit me and to fulfil my needs. I appreciated being regularly updated on the status of my application and receiving rapid feedback. I would certainly recommend ID-SS to those looking to start a career in Medical Communications.

Associate Medical Writer

Many thanks for being extremely professional and proactive at all stages of my job search! It’s always harder finding jobs at higher editorial levels, but you have succeeded in helping me find the right job, without making me feel pressurised at any stage. The level of communication has been great, I have appreciated knowing what’s happening at all stages. I have really appreciated finding a new job that is right for me!

Scientific Director - Medical Communications Agency

From the time I was introduced to Jon at IDSS, I received a first class service and was contacted regularly with suitable opportunities. With a wealth of knowledge and indepth insight in this area, Jon is great at pairing people to the right jobs and in the end it was through Jon that I secured my next move. IDSS changed my view of recruitment agencies and the service they should be giving and I would recommend IDSS to any client and thank them wholeheartedly for making the job hunt a short and successful one.

Senior Account Executive

We have grown to a team of 12 in three years, recruitment is obviously key. ID-SS has become a valued partner in the recruitment process due to their excellent service over the last couple of years. Whether it’s medical writers or account managers, the quality of candidates put forward and their appreciation of the needs of a growing company is exceptional. I look forward to continuing our successful relationship!

Managing Director - Medical Communications Agency

My role as Chairman of a leading medical communications agency involves the selection and recruitment of staff. We are growing rapidly and IDSS have been great in helping us recruit the people we need to realise our business goals. They are professional and responsive and work with us to help further define our needs, working more as an extension of our business than a supplier.

Martin Ellis
Martin Ellis, Chairman - Havas Life Medicom

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jon at different stages of my career and I regard him as the best recruiter I have used. When I was looking to move on from my first med comms job several years ago, Jon arranged me interviews with a number of different companies, as he understood that finding the right fit is so important. So when Jon approached me recently with a role he thought I would be interested in, I knew that it would be worth investigating. Yet again his service was impeccable, and he made the process painless.

Senior Account Director

During my time working with ID-SS I received support from both Dave and Jon, and the help that each of them provided was faultless in its insightfulness and professionalism. They were able to take into account my particular strengths and weaknesses and tailor their support and advice to me as an individual, which proved invaluable in helping me to attain my desired position. I owe a significant debt of gratitude to ID-SS and cannot recommend them highly enough.

Associate Medical Writer

After being made redundant unexpectedly I thought getting back out in the job market was going to be a real hassle. ID Search & Selection took all the strain out of job seeking and presented me with a range of suitable options. I’m glad to say that I’m now back working and really enjoying my new job in my new company. Thanks again ID-SS!

Editorial Director - Medical Communications Agency

I’m freelance and sometimes work through ID-SS. I get paid weekly without fail – a relief for freelancers! They keep regular contact to make sure I’m happy in my current role and to also talk about future opportunities, they always seem to have plenty in the pipeline.

Freelance Account Manager

My experience of the service provided by ID-SS was really positive. Jon took a lot of pressure off me and was a great support in liaising with companies, organising interviews and making sure every detail of the process was covered. I was delighted to receive an offer for an excellent role and am very grateful to the ID-SS team for their role in making that happen.

Director of Scientific Services

I contacted IDSS after a training course inspired me to pursue a career in medical communication. I found the perfect job to match my skill set on their website and Jon was there every step of the way during the recruitment process. I was grateful and reassured by the advice and support provided to me while preparing for the interview. Coming from a traditional pharmacy background, it was frustrating when talking to some agencies who were not able to see how my skills could transfer to med comms, they could!

Medical Writer

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