Your average recruiters has a close rate of 2-7%. The Pacific Firm is an average - below average recruiting firm.
Companies like this play a numbers game. 'Get in as many resumes as they can and do a shotgun approach'.
In fact, it's so blatant that the Pacific Firm will even ask about friends in your network while 'working' with you.
The number one job of a recruiter is to get to know you and understand the person behind the CV - Pacific Firm works off your CV with little questions about the candidate. This means that they are unable to sell you when going up against other recruiting firms.
Although they leave a good first impression, you soon find that they fail in execution. They forget to follow-up and update you on anything.
I went from a good candidate to be put forward, to someone with irrelevant experience and not a good fit. The worst part is that they strung me out over 2 weeks.
They have serious time management issues. Recruiters become so backed up with work that they ask you to follow-up with them. They also forget about anything you attempted to discuss in detail.
Don't waste your time with them because they will waste your time. And all job hunters know that wasting time is the worst thing you can when seeking new opportunities.
If anyone knows good recruiters, please post here. In an economy that requires serious attention, firms like this need to be weeded out.