I approached the Rifkin Consulting attorney placement agency in the spring of 2009. Law firms were shedding lawyers fast and furious and I was looking for a job. Most of my conversations with legal recruiters took the tone of a therapy session, with the recruiter telling me not to worry too much because even though things looked bad now, the economy would turn around eventually. Not with Diane. My first conversation with Diane lasted nearly an hour, during which we really got to know each other. By the end of the conversation, Diane understood my goals and felt confident that we would reach them together. I worked with several recruiters during this time and I knew that Diane was in the know and looking out for me because she always approached me with opportunities first, while other recruiters approached me with the same opportunities several days later. While most other recruiters presented the same small universe of recycled openings, Diane was the only recruiter to present me with several unique opportunities.
When Diane asked me to consider an opening at a Century City firm I was thrilled about the possibility of working with a firm that I had long admired. Diane remained intimately involved throughout the inordinately long interview process, helping me to prepare for each phase. With Diane’s assistance, I ultimately landed the position. I would highly recommend Diane and Rifkin Consulting to any lawyer looking for a legal recruiter who treats you like a valued client, takes the time to understand your goals, and remains committed until you reach those goals together. I will recommend Diane and Rifkin Consulting to all of my friends and will use them again, though hopefully not any time soon.