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"I haven't really worked with recruiters in the past but I would highly recommend Lino to anyone seeking help with finding the right job/career! He reached out to me regarding a position and was very honest and upfront about the expectations, salary, culture etc. He took the time to sit down with me and talk about what I wanted and pointed me in the right direction and set up an interview with the right company. After things did not work out with that company, I reached out to him and thought I would never hear back from him. He responded immediately, ensured me that it was an unfortunate situation and worked with me for over a month to find me a position at another company that he thought would be more suitable. I am still working for that company and am extremely pleased with the results. Not only do I respect his honesty, work-ethic and professionalism, but also over time I have come to think of Lino as a friend who has my best interests in mind. 10/10 experience!"

Sai

Thank You | May, 2016

Lino,

Hope you've been well.

You gave me the skills, credentials and confidence to get hired for the best job I've ever had.

Thank you very much.

Dave.

Lino | Feb, 2016

One meeting with Lino and I'm already in a strong position to vouch for his resourcefulness!

His insights about the Canadian job market and more specifically about my profile/resume et al were absolutely spot on. In the 6 + years of my professional existence, I have spoken with/met countless recruiters but haven't really come across a more genuine listener than Lino. He doesn't beat around the bush and is totally upfront as far as career advice is concerned which, to me, is a game changer!

Whether you're a job seeker or someone who's just looking for earnest career advice, I would strongly recommend getting in touch with Lino.

Sahil

Lino | Feb, 2016

Lino was imperative in securing my new role in environmental and health and safety consulting. He was attentive, helpful and patient throughout the process. I am very grateful for his perseverance and expertise in finding me a role that suited my education and skill level."

Thank you

Happy New Year,

David

Hi Lino | Jan, 2016

I first met Lino in 2008 and was impressed with his strategic approach to the requisition process and talent acquisition. He is methodical about aligning his candidates skill set and credentials with his clients needs that have a mutually beneficial outcome for both parties. Thank You Lino, I am confident I am going to enjoy your contribution to my success.

Robert

Hi Lino, | Aug, 2015

"I had the pleasure to meet and work with Lino Ferrara through Summit Employment Solutions during my job search process. Lino is very dynamic in terms of establishing an effective relationship with his clients. Based on my experience with Lino he has consistently demonstrated enthusiasm, outstanding character as well as loyalty and kindness. Lino is a true gentlemen a diligent and hardworking individual a trainer a mentor and a friend. Lino demonstrates concrete knowledge about the work force industry and is willing to teach and assist individuals seeking professional help. Furthermore, his ability to pay close attention to detail makes him an excellent recruiter. Lino does an outstanding job in determining one's skills and provides valuable feedback by outlining suggestions in areas that may need improvement. A quality I really did appreciate about Lino was his constant ability to stay connected with his clients and willingness to see them succeed. Lino is reliable, trustworthy and has a great personality that allows you to adjust comfortably. Shortly after meeting with Lino I was offered a professional sales position. I immediately began making new connections as well as developing personal and professional growth. I would highly recommend Lino for anyone looking to launch any professional career as well as anyone who is willing to open doors for future opportunities. "

Shahab | Jun, 2015

I submitted my resume to his company and was quickly contacted by Lino within a day for a phone interview. From there, Lino took over and within 3 days I landed an interview and a job offer with a company that perfectly aligned with my skill sets, experience and career path. Lino was a consummate professional, he knew what I wanted and he delivered!

Jelili | May, 2015

I have known Lino for over 10 years and since that time he has shown to be honest, intuitive, dynamic, a great listener and a very patient individual. His ability to place the right candidate to the appropriate career by listening to the needs and understanding the capabilities of his candidates makes him an excellent recruiter. He always has the interests of all parties involved and carefully places candidates into suitable positions. His personable approach most often leads to repeat business and long term relationships with many individuals

Kevin

Lino | Apr, 2015

"I had the pleasure to work with Lino during my job search and three things stood out through our interactions. He is motivating, able to deliver on his promises, and extremely honest. He pointed me in the direction my career should go and it was extremely satisfying landing a job with his assistance. He is probably also the only person who would tell you, "If you can't work with the interviewer, you are not going to want to work with the company." I highly recommend Lino for any persons in any positions."

David W.

Hi Lino | Mar, 2015

"Lino is a standout talent as a recruiter. He looks out for your best interest but at the same time asks you the hard questions. I was in awe with Lino's ability to command a room and how his friendliness makes you feel like the important one and a colleague of equal footing immediately. If you're looking for a career, a new career path or even a tad lost with where your life is going I highly recommend getting in contact with Lino as he will get the engine revving and have you set on an exciting new life adventure. Fact is no matter what your goal is prior to meeting with Lino, afterward you will undoubtedly be better equipped to achieve your hopes and dreams. "

David | Feb, 2015

"In transitioning to a new position with a new company I couldn't have asked for a better person work with than Lino. He worked around my work schedule and communicated promptly and concisely. Great guy and very flexible."

Thanks again.

Ryan

Hi Lino | Oct, 2014

"Lino is fantastic to work with, a recruiter who honestly worked to understand you, your requirements and your business culture and standards. I have dealt with many recruiters and ultimately dealt exclusively with Lino as he made my entire job search experience very pleasant. I would recommend Summit Employment Solutions to all my friends and family."

Danny

Hi Lino | Oct, 2014

Hi Lino,

I thank Summit Employment Solutions for assisting me in my job search and making it so simple by connecting me to the right people/Clients for job interviews, making my entire job search experience very pleasant .I would recommend Summit Employment Solutions to all my friends and family.

--
Regards
Murali 

Hi Lino | Aug, 2014

"Working with Lino has been a pleasant experience from the beginning. Lino is a professional, trustworthy and most of all very pleasant individual. During our conversations - Lino was always providing solid information. Having said that Lino knows the industry and is considered a great leader."

Barb | Apr, 2014

"I came to know Lino through Summit Employment Solutions where he helped me acquire a professional position. Lino is a gifted recruiter, he knows a variety of creative methods to help you land on the job you desire. His calming personality makes you feel completely comfortable, even when you're having a hard time, he is always encouraging and positive. I would highly recommend Lino and will be certainly utilizing him for any future possibilities."

Burhan | Feb, 2014

Hi Lino,


Meet my good friend Geoffrey who I worked with at Marcus Evans. I mentioned to Geoff how your candor, honesty and genuine care for your clients was something that set you apart from the rest. Hope the two of you enjoy working together.


Cheers,
Phillip B.

Hi Lino | Feb, 2014

 Lino,

Thank you so much for all your help. I not only extremely appreciate it but I couldn't of gotten this far in my career without you.

Regards,

Kevin A

Lino | Jan, 2014

Lino is a highly resourceful professional who instills confidence in those he places. It was a privelge to have worked with talent of his caliber.

Bobby | Sep, 2013

Hey Lino,

I just wanted to say thanks for the insight you provided me with today. It's been a while since I've dealt with a recruiter and your candor was very refreshing.

I will edit my resume tonight and send it over to you. You are the first person that's had anything critical to say about it. Maybe if someone had said something sooner I wouldn't be in this predicament!

Cheers,

Ron

Ron | Aug, 2013

Dear Ian,

"In this day and age of LinkedIn and internet recruiting, it is extremely easy for a recruiter to hide behind his or her computer and simply take an ivory tower approach to the hiring process.

I have utilized Ian in a recent job search for a managerial position. During the whole process Ian demonstrated himself to be the consummate professional. He kept his word on the communication word and followed up frequently.

I will definitely utilize Summit Solutions going for in a role that will require recruiting as he epitomizes the Summit Solutions approach to client service."

Keith C

Ian | May, 2013

Lino,

It was a pleasure meeting with you today. Your keen observations and approaches to the recruiting industry are truly a breath of fresh air. I have taken your feedback and put it together in the attached documents.

I trust these are sufficient but I look forward to your input.

Keith | Apr, 2013

Hi Estelle, Lino,

It was a pleasure meeting with both you and Lino yesterday.   I truly appreciate the honesty and transparency in your approach.  Again, thank you for taking the time to meet with me and I hope to be in contact with you soon.

Jim | Nov, 2012

Hi Lino,

I just wanted to let you know I have most recently accepted an offer from M--- S--- as a Benefits Analyst. I know the tips you gave me on resume building and the websites you encouraged me to use were of utmost help and I'd like to give you my thanks.

Always thankful,

Robert G | Oct, 2012

Estelle and Lino, thank you very much for taking my personal interview today. I appreciate the cordial welcome to your office, polite behaviour, smiling faces and asking in-depth queries about my past job accomplishments as well as educational background. Your keen attention to detail and to my educational documents helped me to share about my past achievements; understand your expectations, and my career planning for the future. I smelled a strong team spirit flow among the staff at your office. It's my pleasure to be there with you all.

Lloyd | Jul, 2012

Estelle:

Thank you so much for meeting with me today.  I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation.  I am so glad that I came down to meet with you, and I think the $18.75 ticket that I got was more than worth it!

Hope you have a good weekend. I look forward to speaking with you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Lisa | Jul, 2012

Good afternoon Lino and Estelle,

I hope this email finds you well. After taking the weekend to think about our conversation and look into the details of your client, I believe that this opportunity will provide me with a unique experience and provide me with opportunities for growth that I may not have attained in the more conventional careers I was considering.

I would also like to thank you and Estelle for taking the time to meet with me and have what turned out to be one of the best discussions I have had to date. It was eye opening and amazing to finally meet with individuals who understood me, my thinking, and my ambition in life.

Again, I thank you both greatly for that meeting.

I look forward to working with you through this process.

Regards,

Kris | Jul, 2012

I would like to thank Ian and Estelle for helping me on my job hunting process.  Obviously you both care for the candidates. Your approach is personalized on each candidate based on our skills and experiences.

For Ian: I really appreciate the time you spent on me, making sure that I was on top of everything, making sure that I explored the company first before going for the interview, explaining to me the hiring process, what to expect and what to prepare for the interview.

For Estelle: Your wisdom and good judgement and feeling where I came from are really appreciated. Your constructive criticism on my resume making sure that it is well updated has not been put to waste.

I wish all recruitment firm has the compassion that Summit Solutions has. Thank you guys and more power!!!   

John T. | Jun, 2012

Hey Ian,

It was a pleasure to speak with you and Lino. No Matter how this turns out for me it is good to know there are still employment agencies that make an effort.

Thanks so much
Sincerely

Rick | May, 2012

Thank you, Lino for your time in meeting with me. I appreciate your integrity, professionalism, and commitment to know your client's needs. I sincerely look forward to a positive outcome from the next level meeting. Thank you for your confidence that I will shine with this opportunity.

Blessings,

mbl

Mei | Apr, 2012

Lino,

I really wanted to thank you for taking the time you did with me yesterday. It is clear to me that you have been at this a long time, and care about what you do. I feel like you got a good understanding of where I am coming from and where I need to go. I will be looking forward to working with you.

I will have this resume to you by Monday morning. Have a nice weekend.

Kindly,

Mark B. | Dec, 2011

It was a tremendous pleasure to work with Lino Ferrara and Summit Solutions in securing a significant position with a tremendous organization.

Lino was professional and worked in my best interest throughout the negotiation process to ensure that the best outcome was achieved.

David H. (London, ON) | Nov, 2011

Lino is truly a reliable, honest and professional recruiter. His detailed knowledge of his client's expectations, allowed him to match my talents successfully. Lino is personable and I will always remember how relaxed I was in his presence. He understood my career goal and exceeded in meeting my expectations!

Yolanda | Oct, 2011

Dear Lino,

I would be remiss if I didn't send a thank you your way as well.

Thank you for taking notice of my résumé, when you see so many in a day and especially for being so quick to respond and arrange for me to meet your client. Your dedication to your work is unparallelled in my experience. Your availability and guidance has been a huge support in the job interview stage. I really appreciate that you are not just trying to put a warm body in a chair. You are ensuring a good fit for both employer and future employee. Thank you for being upfront and honest with me from the very beginning. I have had such a positive experience with you already that I would have no trouble referring strong candidates for your future needs or for that matter, letting my HR contacts know about your recruiting expertise. Please do not hesitate to let me know how I can help.

In the meantime Jarrod confirmed that he is checking his email this weekend, and stated that he looks forward to our meeting next week and that he will arrange it on Monday. Already it has been great to connect with three new people, including yourself. Thank you for making a traditionally stressful process actually very enjoyable and... fun.

Have a great weekend and although we will talk before you leave, I hope your trip to Montréal goes very well in work and weather.

Marlene | Aug, 2011

Hello Mr. Ferrara

Thank you for taking the time to review my resume and skills set. The interview we had was quite informative and insightful. Based on the talk we had I have found it in the best interest to focus on school and acquiring more Canadian education and stay on longer at my current job to have a consistent resume.
Thank you so much for the guidance and advice.

Albert | Aug, 2011

Lino,

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed our chat today. You were a fantastic interviewer and a great laugh. You probably learned more about me during our "chat" than any interviewer I have known.

I look forward to hearing from you,

PS - After some thought, buy a place in France....

Julie | Jun, 2011

From the moment I met Lino his wisdom, breadth of experience and personable approach was refreshing. His ability to provide feedback, suggest improvements and ensure I have an effective professional profile was and still is vital to this day.

Omar | May, 2011

It has been my pleasure to work with Summit Solutions over the past several months to help our organization recruit qualified sales staff for our expansion needs across Canada. To date our company has secured four new Sales Representatives and I have confidence the team at Summit Solutions will continue to provide us with the quality of sales professionals we expect and require to fulfill our needs. Rishi, thanks for your support!

David - Director of Sales | May, 2011

Hello Lino,

I had an interview with you regarding possible sales positions. You gave me the best advice and I am now employed for a company that you had described as my Ideal. Med to small with a fair amount of autonomy.

Best regards

Lawrence | May, 2011

I would like to thank you for taking the time to meet me on Monday, you gave me some good career advice that I can use in my job search. I have been looking on line at some of the marketing, customer service and sales jobs and thinking about applying to them. I also looked at some marketing courses at Seneca. I had a look at the sample resume you sent me and it looks good. Its less then 1page and gets to the point. I will change the format on my resume and send them out. Also I will try and keep an open mind. Thanks again

Anthony | Apr, 2011

Lino is an amazing guy with very clear objectives on any mission he takes on. I have known Lino for years and his acumen to read right into the middle of what is important is one of his key strengths. Lino is razor sharp in understanding what is critical to a candidate and what clients are looking for in their potential employees.

Sudhama | Jun, 2010

Lino and I first met in 2006, as I was beginning a job search. While that particular search resulted in me finding a position on my own, Lino stayed in touch with me over the next few years. When I entered my next search, Lino was the first person I contacted. He took the time to understand what I was really looking for - and instead of putting just anything in front of me, he put me in touch with companies and positions that aligned perfectly with my personal and professional goals. We still talk on a regular basis - he goes the extra mile to put the personal touch in his work. His passion and enthusiasm for his business shine through every time I chat with him - usually on Saturday evenings!!

Jessica | May, 2010

There are lot of recruiters out there, but Lino was one of the few who was able to deliver on his promise to help me land a career job and he put me on the right path.

Christopher | May, 2010

Lino taught me to be aggressive, hard working and strive for success. He has taught me many things within the staffing industry and I gained valuable experience working closely with him.

Neil | May, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to discuss the Sales Coordinator/ Inventory position with me. After meeting with you and speaking to you about the job, I am convinced that my background and skills will fulfill the requirements necessary. I really appreciate that you took so much time to familiarize me with the position. I also respect the honesty in which you approached the overview of my resume. In addition to my qualifications and experience, I will bring excellent work habits and judgment to this position. Again, thank you for your time and if you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact me.

Steve | Apr, 2008