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I loved the responsiveness of Romina, and the weekly reports were super helpful, just knowing there was work going on. Also, one thing that was great, was just before the interview checking in with her and having her walk me through the interview (because I haven't interviewed in so long), she was kind of nervous about that process and she made herself available to calm nerves and walk me through everything. This was my first switch since graduating law school and so I just wasn't sure how this worked, but she explained the process and she was very open. She wasn't applying to firms that didn't fit what I wanted and I really appreciated that. She went after the jobs I really wanted and got out to those opportunities for me, so that was very helpful. I have never worked with a recruiter, and I thought that everything went really well. I got a job and so this worked out great.
With respect to Romina specifically, I think she was very responsive, she was very proactive and seems like I got her attention and she was out there looking for opportunities for me. She was in a difficult position in part because I was working with 2 search firms before I touched base with her, so a lot of the obvious firms and opportunities were already being pursued by 2 other firms, so I wasn't expecting much, but I think she did a great job in thinking beyond the obvious opportunities and a little outside of the box, so to speak. I also wanted to mention that I appreciate the resources, brochures and publications by Harrison that provided a lot of insight in terms of interview tips and search strategies and things like that, which I found very valuable and was not something I was getting from the other 2 search firms that I had been working with. You guys handled a lot of the aspects of the logistics of setting up the interviews and getting quick feedback after interviews, definitely scouring the firms and opportunities available. In southern California, one thing that Romina did that I was not doing, was looking a little beyond LA which is where I was and was looking and I ended up in Orange Country which I am very happy about, so that was one thing that she did that definitely made things easier for me and ultimately more productive from the perspective of 1, getting to meet more firms and 2, finding the place I really liked the best. I have worked with a few search firms in the past, when I moved from DC to LA, but I really feel like BCG was really the best go to in terms of picking up a tough situation where I was already working with 2 search firms and thinking what value could they add at that point, also, the resources as I said, a lot of this is of Harrisons opinions and views on things which I talked about with Romina, whether he is right or wrong about these things, it's really good and valuable to have that view in the middle of the search process in terms of what the firms are looking for, what you should be looking for, what you should be thinking about, that to me really puts BCG above others and just based on the spring of this year, I was looking at so many different firms and job postings and it seems like BCG had so much more in terms of job postings and opportunities and contact.
I think Romina is very proactive and very responsive. Every time I had question, no matter what kind of question, whether about my resume, an opening or about an interview question, she always responded very quickly. In terms of BCG Search, the biggest advantage is that it has a very large database and works with a lot of law firms, so there are a lot of exclusive opportunities that are only posted on BCG's website. What really saved me time was I think the system, how the whole process works, like she would send me a link so that I could view the opening that required my approval and shows each opportunity and how far it goes. The system works very well and makes it very intuitive and easy for a candidate to get a knowledge of what kind of opportunity is available and what are the process in terms of each opportunity. BCG a lot of established information in their systems, like if you are going to have an interview, BCG has a book to tell you about the process, how to ace the interview, and if you have a call back, then BCG will have a book for you on the helpful tips and tricks on how to answer a call back. I think BCG is absolutely the best.
I really appreciated the service aspect of what BCG offers. Being in the service industry, you can recognize people who know what they are doing when it comes to providing services and BCG has that aspect of it down pat. Also, just having the breadth of resources and breadth of opportunities and always being responsive and being supportive, for me it was a really good experience. You guys handled all of the logistics and did all of the leg work and all I had to do was prepare for interviews and preparing for a new opportunity which made my life a lot easier. Having a full time job, its' difficult to find the time for that sort of thing and it was you guys going out there and finding the opportunities and having the connections with the law firms and know which type of firm does which type of work, to me, was invaluable.
I worked with a couple of people at BCG at first and was working with another recruiting firm at the same time and they sent my resume out to a few places and they just stopped responding and kindof left me on radio silence, and then Romina started working with me and she was really responsive and followed up often, updated me on how things were going and made the whole experience really personal and took into consideration my circumstances and my priorities and what I wanted to do and not just a year from now, but a few years, so I appreciated that kind of responsiveness. It felt like it wasn't about the commissions, so that was really nice. It's really hard to find smaller to mid-sized firm opportunities from the other side of the country and so I think finding those opportunities with BCG's help was great.
BCG is prompt and responsive and within less than a day of me talking to Romina, she had already gotten me with the firms to target and started doing research for me. The speed was important because I was on a really short time table. I had let her know that, and she jumped right into action and was super responsive and prompt. She reviewed my materials and gave them some thought and quickly got them out there as soon as I got them back to her. She identified a really good opportunity and jumped on it and ended up working out. Working with her took all of the footwork that I would have had to do in terms of researching what firms to target, applying to those firms, which is the big thing, you know filling out all of the many page long combo box drop down to plug in your education and all of that like you do when you apply directly like through a website. I didn't have to do any of that. I just sent her my materials and she took it from there. I have only talked with 1 other recruiter and she was fine as well, but she didn't seem to know the market as well. I feel like with Romina, she had a much better handle on the firms in that location and firms that would be good targets for me. My confidence level with Romina was very important for me.
I really liked Romina. She was very positive, friendly, and clearly worked hard to find the right type of firm for me. She was also quick to follow up. Romina was able to find firms that I did not know were hiring, and coordinated the interview process with Aleshire & Wynder. She was also helpful in preparing me for interviews and providing positive feedback. I have only ever worked with one other recruiting company, but I think BCG is more thorough and helpful.
I thought that the regular updates really helped and I'd say that Romina was really consistent with her reaching out in terms of pushing things forward. I thought that helped made it more efficient and I thought it was a good way to keep things up to date and move things forward in terms of getting interviews and screeners and even updating my materials. I would say that BCG is at the top of my list for recruiters and certainly number one.
I found my recruiter (Romina) very personable and easy to talk to, and I thought she gave very good advice in terms of navigating the process. She was very communicative whether it was via telephone or text message. I am not easily reached by telephone so being able to text was really important to me. BCG made my job search easier because they were able to find my next job and get all of the behind the scenes stuff done so to speak, the introductions, I guess.
I think that BCG helped me, it depends on the people generally, but I like that the organization was very organized. Once I got used to the firm system, it was helpful to see updates. I liked that the recruiters were available basically all of the time, we were in contact via text and I think they were very proactive. I would say that BCG Attorney Search ranks above average in the legal recruiting space.
I like BCG because I felt like, well I am going to direct my comments toward Romina because I really don't know for sure how BCG as a whole works, but I know what Romina did for me. It seems like she was always doing something. I would get new firms to approve all the time. Even if I hadn't talked to her in a month, I was still getting those emails to approve new firms so I felt like I didn't have to be in constant contact with her and that she was still working as best she could at finding me a placement opportunity. This made it so much easier because I didn't have to do cover letters, I didn't have to worry about anything, I just did my resume. I would talk to Romina about what I wanted , like I'd change my goal and let her know that I was thinking maybe I would like a job a little more focused on this or that and she would give me some ideas of how to tweak my resume which I would do and send back to her and then she would update the cover letter and send it in and do everything. She has placed me twice now and personally, I haven't had to apply to a single job on my own. BCG certainly is number one, but they are also the only one I have worked with.
[One of my favorite things about working with Romina and BCG were] the regular weekly emails that I could approve and not approve. I liked that it generated an automated response that [Romina] got it and [was] working on it and submitting [me], so that was a really nice feature. It makes you feel like you are moving forward. I didn't really have to do much, BCG did everything which, when you are a practicing attorney, you really need because there are so many deadlines that you are working with professionally, so for me, it made it really simple. [Romina and BCG] did a really great job!
[My favorite thing about working with BCG Attorney Search is] that I ended up getting a job. [BCG Attorney Search] took care of most of the sending out the resume stuff. [BCG is] proactive [and] responsive. I actually referred a peer of mine to you guys. You guys were really on the ball in terms of finding places and sending out resumes.
[My favorite things about working with BCG were] the regular weekly updates and information. Other people, you contact them and you don't hear back from them for weeks. [BCG] basically went out and found the opportunities for me, in every way, rather than me going out and having to do all the work. [BCG was] helpful. You're the only ones that got me an opportunity, so [I would rank you] first [compared to other recruiters]. [I would describe BCG as] useful, helpful, [and] a company that helped me find what I needed and what I was looking for.
I worked with Romina. She was very proactive about getting my resume and cover letter out to different people and always keeping me updated and sending me articles to go through. I liked that she was very proactive about getting my name out there. You guys did all the work in terms of drafting cover letters which was very helpful [since] I didn't have to do that myself. Identifying good employers to send my resumes to was really helpful because it took out a lot of the leg work for me. [When I think of BCG Attorney Search] proactive, dedicated, helpful, and knowledgeable [come to mind]...I would put you guys as number one. I would say that it's really helpful to work with you guys because you're proactive. I know some recruiters just sit back and wait and [are] not always on the lookout for new opportunities. [BCG was] really helpful...again, you do a lot of the leg work, drafting cover letters. [I would recommend that] anybody that is looking to find a new position [should] work with you guys. You are very helpful and you have a lot of good clients in terms of placements.
I liked that you gave me a big list of firms [and] that I could check the ones I wanted [and uncheck] the ones I didn't want. I liked that you contacted me a lot. I worked a lot via text. That was easy for me to do discretely at work. I liked being constantly updated. When I had two offers I really appreciated that you [did] some negotiating for me between the two. It made it easier because I didn't feel like I had to spend all this time running through LinkedIn or Indeed or job sites. It made my search easier because it's nice when I see a big list of firms that potentially might have openings because [then] I get an idea of who's looking [and] what the market [is] like right now. And then of course everything was coordinated for me. So I could spend more time at my current job or just doing other things rather than just spending all my time emailing back and forth with HR management at various firms. I would say [BCG is] effective, friendly, and positive. I have worked with a couple recruiting companies and I would rank you as number one. I would describe you as having a really wide range. [You are] very aggressive in getting results, being very results oriented. I would [also] say [you are] modern and innovative. [You] clearly approach recruiting in a way that I think makes a lot of sense and is targeted to get results.
[My favorite part about working with BCG Attorney Search was] the follow up, and not having to be the one contacting the recruiter. The recruiter went out and did the leg work for me, and found the places that were hiring that were in the salary range and locations I was interested in. [BCG is] friendly, thorough, and prompt. You guys are thorough and you're prompt and you're always following through on something. [You] facilitate [a] job search and make it a lot easier.
I guess that whenever I had any questions, or I wanted to talk to somebody about a potential interview or something Romina, who was helping me, would always return a call, a text, or an email almost immediately. It was so easy to stay in touch with her, and I felt like she was very, very focused on helping me and was always available. I basically just sent in my resume and transcript, and she had interviews for me the next week. So I didn't have to do cover letters, and I didn't have to research what firms were looking for anyone. It very much simplified it. [I would describe BCG Attorney Search as] efficient, available, and simplifying. In the future, I would go back to you guys. I wouldn't try out someone else. I would highly recommend [you]. [BCG] will make you feel like you are the only clients and they will work tirelessly to get you in a placement that works for you.