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I worked with Karen and thought that she was very responsive and stayed in constant communication with me so that I was aware of where we were at every step of the way. She also brought the positions to me which made finding a job much easier, even the one I was eventually placed in. I would say that BCG ranks at the top as far as recruiters go.
University of Wisconsin Law School, Class of 2013
Placed at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
I felt like Karen was very thorough, very timely and I think she was very attentive to what my interests were. In other words, I didn't get a bunch of inquiries or she didn't send me or talk to me about opportunities that she knew probably weren't going to be in my wheelhouse or of interest to me. She took into account very quickly and very thoroughly what I was looking for because that saved me the trouble of turn down things that I likely wasn't going to be interested in. BCG saved me time, obviously I was looking for a job while working in my current one and that can be a challenge to do that, so for me, the most valuable thing was saving me time.
Karen really helped streamline what can be a very overwhelming process and made it very simple to navigate. Karen did everything, the took care of all of the details so I could focus on identifying opportunities that she provided me with. I would rank BCG higher than other recruiting firms I have worked with.
I would have to say that my favorite thing about working with BCG and Karen was the extent with which she valued my personal preferences. She took a lot of time speaking with me about what I was looking for in my next job, what kind of law I wanted to practice, and what kind of firm I wanted to be in and did a remarkable job of tailoring her search results to those preferences. On a more personal note, she really respected my time and you are respectful of my time too, I just mean she frequently talked to me after business hours because she knew that is when she know I was available. She made my job search exceptionally easier. I didn't, other than carrying a resume to the interview, have to do any document work. I sent all of my documents to her and I didn't even have to find my own connections and determine where my resume was going to be sent, the whole process was handled by BCG. It made it a lot easier and that was a process that would have otherwise been very time consuming. Especially when you are already working as a full time lawyer.
Karen was very helpful in explaining the process as I had never worked with a recruiter before. I actually had never been through interviews or any of it as I had clerked where I got my first position, so she was helpful in explaining the process of everything to me. She was also very responsive and nice to work with. She knew of the opportunities for me and she set up the interviews and that made it easier with the traveling and such. I have never worked with a recruiter, so I have no benchmark to compare my experience to accept that I did talk to one recruiter a month before her and she wasn't very helpful and she said there really wasn't any work as I was moving from Florida to Colorado. She said there was really no way, and wasn't hopeful at all and didn't even try and was trying to push me into looking at markets like Atlanta and Chicago and other markets where I didn't want to work just because I think it would have been easier for her if I looked in those markets whereas Karen was realistic but was hopeful and it ended up working out and that was a lot better than the other experience than I had.
I liked the communication, back and forth, how you just add a response. There are a good number of firms listed back and forth, like I would wait a week and then there would be other options, it ended up working out. The recruiter seemed to say good things about me and that really helped in the interviews as well, I believe. I still did some of my own searching online, but a lot of times, there were firms that were confidential and you don't know who they are and can't really get a foot in the door. Where you guys were reaching out on my behalf, it helped me get that foot in the door. I would say you are the best of the 2 recruiting firms I have worked with previously.
BCG is a very streamlined process. It was very easy. I appreciated having a consolidated presentation where I identified preferred markets and Jennifer was really good at presenting me jobs. I am a very junior attorney and you are the first recruiting firm I have worked and will again if I ever needed to and will recommend you to others as well.