I have been working at Marcum Search full-time
The best of both worlds; the benefits of a boutique firm allowing you the ability to run your own business with benefit of a national firm, providing you the large firm feel (benefits, etc). In this business you either "have it" or you don't. Upper management is there to lend some support when you need it, but not spoon feed you or hold your hand.
Nothing you would not tell yourself when you are in a slump...they tell you the truth; sometimes when you just don't want to hear it.
Advice to Management
Continue being supportive and fair.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Marcum Search (New York, NY) in December 2013.
Recruiters are very gungho at the outset, client wants only you, they love you, awaiting an offer etc. Never comes to fruition. It happened twice to me. Not trustworthy, just try to string me along. In retrospect, should dealt with client directly from the beginning because when I did speak with them the story I got was entirely different. In effect, the recruiter lied to me for over 2 months.
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