Indira G., Sunnyvale, CA
I had a very positive experience with The Barrett Group (TBG). I engaged TBG to help me find my current job.
Sue Mitchell was my consultant and she is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough in her work. We had weekly calls in which Sue taught me the TBG methodology of executing a job search. She also helped me update my resume and rewrite my LinkedIn profile. I am incredibly grateful for some of the powerful networking techniques she taught me which not only helped me get the job offers I got, but is also something I continue to use now to increase my social capital.
Within 3 months of engaging TBG, I landed my first job offer which paid a significantly higher compensation than what I had. I decided to pass on that offer since it was very similar to the job I was doing and I was really looking for a change. Also by then I had a few other interviews in progress. I received my second job offer a month after the first one. However, my employer had offered me a retention bonus to stay for another 9 months in the meantime. So, I passed on the second offer as well and took my time looking for the perfect job. Finally, a month before I got my retention bonus, I landed my current job.
Sue also taught me some salary negotiation techniques that proved to be very useful with all the three offers. The timing was so perfect, I left my prior employer right after receiving my retention bonus.
In summary, not only did I get the job of my choice at the right time, I also learned some life long skills in networking, negotiations and had an overall positive experience.I will highly recommend TBG to anyone looking for a career change.