Sharp & Carter was founded in 2009, initially focusing on Finance & Accounting roles predominantly in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, based out of a small office in Wheelers Hill.

The founding Directors had previously worked together at a large, multinational listed agency, and saw a gap in the market for a business which focused its attention on quality of service and building long standing and trusted relationships, in contrast to the transactional mindset and high staff turnover that characterise many of our larger competitors. This commitment to service and relationships is what sets us apart, and has been at the core of our growth strategy since inception. 

In 2012 Sharp & Carter opened our Collins Street office, allowing us to service a far greater geographical reach of customers, and to attract more talented and experienced consultants to underpin the growth of the business without compromising on the quality of our service and the strength of our individual relationships.

In 2013 we welcomed new Directors Christian Keogh and Anthony Holdstock, and have entered an exciting new period of growth and strategic expansion into new markets, opening service lines in Legal & Compliance, Sales & Marketing, and Property & Construction.  

Having outgrown our first City office in Collins Street, we moved into our present offices in Bourke Street in mid 2015.  Around the same time we also expanded interstate for the first time, opening our Sydney office.


Sharp & Carter will tailor candidate sourcing strategies to suit your company’s needs, taking into account factors such as time frame, budget, level of role and availability of candidates in the market. We are committed to achieving a successful outcome for every assignment on which we work.

We offer the following sourcing strategies, which maybe combined, depending on the assignment:


Advertised Selection

Press and / or internet advertising can be important parts of a sourcing strategy. We have a strike rate in excess of 95% in filling roles when advertised, as we understand how to get the most out of both internet and press mediums.

Database Search

While every recruitment company has a database, finding the right candidate requires an understanding and high level of expertise from your consultant. Successfully matching a candidate's technical skill set, personality and career aspirations to a company's culture, team and the role itself, can only come with experience.


Executive Search

With the Directors’ combined twenty-five years’ of experience in the industry – plus that of our staff – we have a network of contacts that allows us to source candidates that may not be active in their job search.

We also have the experience to represent your opportunity in a positive, yet realistic manner.  With this approach, we can maximise your pool of candidates without misrepresenting the challenges of the role.

Given we are a boutique firm, we are able to headhunt and network with more clients than most other firms.

Contract & Temporary Roles

Given our strong emphasis on candidate service and time in the market, we have an extensive network of applicants who are available with minimal notice, including 'professional contractors', who solely engage in interim roles.

These candidates can assist you by acting in an interim basis in roles made vacant through maternity leave, resignation, or extended holidays, as well as to provide additional support during peak times, for year end work, or to complete projects in your team.

Hiring a team member on a contract basis can also be an excellent way to ensure the applicant has the technical skills and fits into your organisation’s culture, prior to making them a permanent member of your team.



We strive to deliver an outstanding recruitment experience, living our values of Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Enjoyment. 


We aim to empower our team to focus on sourcing excellent candidates for our clients and ideal jobs for our candidates. We aim to pursue excellence at all times rather than simply aiming to be better than our competition.


We aim to create an environment where our team can be themselves so they can act with integrity in everything they do. We will hire genuine people who focus on the principles of openness, trust and respect.


We aim to approach our partnerships internally and externally with a long term view. We seek to be flexible with, and responsive to our clients and to challenge each other to secure win/win outcomes.


We aim to enjoy the people we work with and, in turn, clients and candidates will enjoy working with us. We will aim high and together enjoy the journey of achieving our goals.