About Us

We are a fresh-thinking recruitment agency that works with premium clients across Property, Construction and Financial Services in Melbourne. We simplify the recruitment process to source the perfect candidate for your business quickly, efficiently and with minimal disruption to your business.

Over the last decade we have developed lasting relationships with both our clients and candidates. We believe in having a thorough understanding of our client’s businesses and the challenges they face to ensure we find them the right person for the role as efficiently as possible.

Our extensive network, personal approach and experience has resulted in perfect matches.

Choose Brook. We’re good for business.


vanessa-fajnkind-longBrook recruitment was founded in 2006 to offer businesses a more personal and holistic approach to recruitment.

I wanted to develop a full-service recruitment agency that could be at the cutting-edge of recruitment for Property, Construction and Professional service businesses. I wanted to partner with clients and reduce the stress of managing every day personnel issues

Over the last 15 years, working for Julia Ross Recruitment initially before moving onto Ranstad (formerly Link Recruitment), Vanessa worked with some of the Australia’s biggest brands including; WBP Property, Gross Waddell, Shaw Contract and Gurner. After developing a significant network of both clients and candidates Vanessa decided to launch her own agency. Her reputation for being selective, meticulous and hardworking saw Brook recruitment grow expeditiously over the last decade into a premium brand that advises C-Suite executives of top-tier firms on their recruitment strategies.

My most rewarding moments are walking through our client’s offices and seeing candidates we placed happy and thriving in their careers.

Vanessa sees recruitment as the cornerstone of a successful business. ‘The right ‘fit’ is key, our roles are very much based around a candidate’s personality and how they will adapt to the culture. It’s the secret ingredient we aim to get right every time.’

Vanessa is a busy mum of 3 boys and balances her work and family life with yoga and traveling when there is time.

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