Hi, I’m Julie Dhaene, Freelance headhunter & Executive search specialist. I support SMEs and multinationals in recruiting management profiles in Belgium and abroad.


In 2021, after 11 years of experience within the world of HR and recruitment I founded my own company. Dhaene Consulting provides higher quality HR, recruitment & talent management solutions. I focus on management profiles in Belgium and abroad.

Recruitment / Headhunting & HR Consultancy

Contingency search
Retained search 

As a seasoned HR professional I can take full ownership of your recruitment needs and manage all the steps in the recruitment process.

Feel free to get in touch for more information anytime. I can work both on retained and no cure no pay base, depending on your needs/the specific role.

Working through a personal approach is what gets me hyped; I want to be sure I can make impact & deliver. After an introductory meeting I’ll get back to you with a detailed offer so our expectations are perfectly aligned and we both know just what to expect.


You hold a no-obligation, free of charge intake interview in which we discuss objectives and expectations. Together we map out current and desired needs. We agree on the most efficient approach and strategy tailored to your organization and needs. Once these conditions and search strategy are set we get started. We evaluate the state of affairs weekly, adjust where necessary and make this cooperation a success!

When desired tailor-made recommendations to make the onboarding process more efficient and effective can be provided. Estimating corporate culture, and the match between the wishes of the employer and the candidate, is one of my strengths.
Should turn out that I am not the right person for this project, you can expect transparent and honest feedback here as well. I will be happy to refer you to a partner who is more suitable to help you with your question.


  • +12 years of experience in (international) recruitment
  • Extensive network (locally & internationally)
  • Passionate, pragmatic, persistent
  • Trilingual Dutch – French – English
  • Expert in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a wide range of specialized industries and professions

My HR career kickstarted in 2010. I learned the tricks of the trade at a temp office but quickly moved towards outsourcing and consultancy companies where I successfully delivered recruitment & selection assignments of white collars.

The people I was looking for at that time were mainly managers within a technical environment (situated in the field of Engineering & Technology, Production, Food, R&D,…) Along the way my portfolio of clients and assignments grew bigger and so I gathered people management experience, leading a team of recruiters.

Then I enrichened and broadened my knowledge deep diving into the world of executive search. Both nationally and internationally I performed searches for IT, FMCG, Retail, and others.
A thorough experience in recruiting sales managers, especially tech-sales, was also acquired.

Depending on the specific project and after an intake interview we can define the correct recruitment solution, discuss your specific needs and define an appropriate approach.


Trust & Respect

No empty words or promises. I only do ethical entrepreneurship with respect as one of its most important pillars.

I ensure that every assignment is carried out confidentially and meets your every single requirement.


‘Well done is better than well said’ is the quote that suits me best.

Not only meaning you can expect quick responses and straightforward feedback, also referring to the fact I strive to be efficient in everything I undertake. Open, swift and honest communication, from both sides, is key in delivering the best results possible.

Personal Approach

Being a small organization, you as partner will always have a personal point of contact with whom you can build a sustainable long-term collaboration.

A SPOC that will keep you up to date at all times and who will provide you with friendly and correct feedback throughout the whole process.


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I hired Julie in February 2018. What a fighting spirit to make the difference! What she
realised that year and in 2019, no one with her profile, on her age and with her
background did it before. Persistency and a mentality of a winner. I experienced Julie
as very mature, smart and sharp, fast and hard working. Fighting spirit to deliver
results. Ownership, has always an action plan ready when facing challenges. Talent to
keep in your team.

Wout Van ImpePartner & Director at Mercuri Urval

Julie has excellent recruiting and business intelligence skills. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Julie will truly appreciate her efforts to find the right 'fit'. Julie is one of those rare professionals who can focus on the details and can also have far sighted strategic visions. I appreciate Julie's willingness to put me in touch with others within her network and am delighted to recommend her. I look forward to working with her often in the future.


Julie is one of these recruiters who takes her assignments very seriously and she will always deliver against expectations. She takes her time to listen to her customers and qualifies not only the formal requirements, but she really tries to capture the person behind the formal job spec. This makes she is very capable to introduce the right candidate in terms of cultural fit and personality. She’s very professional in managing the process, follow-up and feedback to candidates. You can always count on her positive and solution oriented approach, and with her bright personality she really stands out. I would definitely recommend her for any recruitment assignment.

Bert Van De VeldeSenior HR Manager at Grand Thornton

I got to know Julie as a very structured, hardworking and result-oriented sales and HR professional. She is tenacious and goes to great lengths to help a customer or colleague.
We have seen her grow in the depth and quality of the work she produces, she has always been eager to learn and improve herself. On top she is simply a fun colleague to work with. I see a bright professional future for her and wish her all the best!

Nicolas AlaertsGroup Director at Mercuri Urval

Julie is a dedicated and trustful recruitment partner.. She follows up and keeps regular contact. Through her dedication she goes the extra mile. But she also connects on a human and personal level to get to know the person behind the candidate. I trust her and will work again if possible.

Tom VerstraetenSenior TA Specialist at Norriq Benelux


Do you have a hiring question, open vacancy or are you in need of a new colleague?
For all questions and information you can always contact me without obligation.

Kind regards,

Julie Dhaene


Wittewalle 218,
9041 Gent (Oostakker)

BTW: BE 0771.589.270

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