A friend, who works in IT, referred me to Ed @ West Coast Careers, who placed her and several others I knew 10 years ago. I contacted West Coast Careers because my company was closing its west coast operations, and my job was to be eliminated. Although my experience and background is in sales for construction products and not related to IT, I knew the risk to try West Coast Careers is low because their service is free for candidates. I am glad I did because I was placed within 90 days of my last job at a company that appears to be as good or better than the last! Here are the highlights of the value they offered me as a candidate:
1.1-hour candidate screening interview at fully staffed West Coast Careers' office.
They listened to what I was looking for as well as what I had to offer a company. They assessed my situation and gave me advice before I left on how I could improve my resume.
2. Access to quality companies.
Because of their successful track record, longevity, and great reputation in the recruiting business, it appears they attract and retain solid companies. Same for candidates.
3. Trusted advisor.
They made sure I was adequately prepared for and knowledgable of the job, hiring managers and company I was interviewing with. We strategized before and debriefed after each interview. I was always kept in the loop at each step of the process, and each follow up call or email was professional and relevant. They also offered a conference room equipped with Skype service for virtual interviews.
They took a lot of the angst out of the closing stage. Because they knew what my salary expectations were, they set high standards of matching me with the companies that were looking for my qualifications and could meet my pay level from the beginning. Only when it was a good fit, did they proceed with the interview process. In the end, they negotiated on my behalf for a win-win for me and my employer.
I would highly recommend candidates and companies looking for quality, full service, and professional representation in the employment process to use West Coast Careers.