Sarah StapleyVP, Client Services
(416) 599-4700 x267

Sarah is a Creative Recruitment Consultant in the Advertising, Marketing & Communications group at IQ PARTNERS.  With over 9 years of agency experience, first as a Copywriter, then Creative Services Manager, Sarah has a deep understanding of the advertising landscape and has worked alongside some of the best and brightest creative minds in the industry.

As part of her previous role as Creative Services Manager at SID LEE, Sarah took the lead on in-house creative recruitment; identifying and placing award-winning talent, building relationships with industry leaders and rising stars, and providing counsel to her own creative team and prospective candidates. During that time, Sarah strengthened her ability to evaluate creative work and developed an in-depth understanding of what hiring managers look for in top talent.

Recruitment Specialties:

Creative directors, art directors, designers, copywriters, producers, project managers in both the traditional and digital space.


Building relationships, active listening, working collaboratively, sense of humour.


Overthinking things, chocolate, and wine.


Exploring different neighbourhoods and new restaurants, traveling, relaxing at the cottage.


1. What question should every candidate ask when a headhunter calls?

Why did you reach out to me for this role? What makes me the best fit?

2. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen in an interview or on a resume (no names please)?

Someone once mailed me their portfolio in a package containing a feather boa, Bubble Tape gum and a noisemaker that made mooing sounds.

3. What’s the one quality companies should look for when hiring a headhunter?

An in-depth understanding of their industry and their business.

4. What trait do you most like to see in a job-seeker?

Hunger and humility.