The Betts team has a longstanding presence as the go-to recruiting agency in SF along with deep relationships with all the major players. Both times that I used Betts, they made the process very easy to find a role that fit with my immediate goals + provide actual personal insight to what was happening at each company I was considering. It's one thing to look at a job posting a read a Glassdoor review....quite another when your recruiter can say "I've met _____ many times and we've placed a few people with them before. I think your personalities would mesh really well." That level of knowledge makes it a lot easier to sift through the various jobs out there + proceed with confidence.
What do you dislike?
Only feedback I'd give is to be a little more discrete when dealing with passive candidates. It's tough to get calls from a recruiter in the middle of the day while at your current job and talk about new jobs you're considering.
They were very helpful to me as a candidate and helped me get the job that I wanted.
What do you dislike?
I feel that their team was very green for vetting talent. I indicated that I didn't want to pull from the transactional sales roles and that was the only candidates that they were sourcing. Despite their own lack of experience, the people that I worked with acted as though they had the pelts on the wall to question my logic in hiring decisions. I got passed around between representatives, which was a time suck because I had to re explain the job specs. It seems as though they were more interested in hucking wood across and hoping something sticks than finding my next A player.
Recommendations to others considering the product
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. When I provided data that I was sourcing more candidates from my own network than they were generating from their service they put another resource on my account. Ultimately, it didn't make much difference, but my suggestion would be to stay on top of them if you have seats that urgently need to be filled.
Very personal service. They do a great job of vetting candidates and company fit. They work with a large number of clients and can quickly line up a bunch of interviews with qualified companies/candidates.
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