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At Born & Bicknell, our reputation is a result of the respectful atmosphere our company values and projects. This means that our staff respects each other, all of our candidates, all of our clients, and every individual we encounter. Simply stated, we have earned our reputation by doing good business.

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Candidate Testimonials

January 2010

 

To: Ms Jane Born, CEO
Born & Bicknell
 
Dear Ms Born,
 
I have just signed a contract for a hospitalist job in NY, and I write to
express my great appreciation for your recruiters who made it possible.
 
Over the past several years, I have had contacts with several recruiting
companies but I must say I have not seen any like Born & Bicknell.
You have a higly professional staff, organized and equipped with great
resources to help physicians looking for placements. Their wide contacts
and smooth relationships with healthcare facilities around the country
made it easier to obtain multiple interviews for most candidates. They
also provided  useful conselling about how to face the  interviews.
 
I had great pleasure in dealing with two of your recruiters, who
were not only very efficient in everything relating to the recruiting
process, from job serach to interviewing to signing the contract,
they were always ready to go the extra mile and taking care of all
ancillary things such as finding a house in the new locality, looking
for a suitable school for my child, and making sure that my wife
would be happy too in the new neighborhood. This is unbelievable,
and  most recruiters I knew would  not involve themselves in these
things at all. Your recruiters always kept me updated with regular
feedbacks and made sure that everything was going on smoothly.
 
They are great assets to your company and I would certainly turn
to them for my future needs and also recommend them to all my
friends and colleagues looking for better jobs and new placements.
 
Please convey my sincere appreciation and regards to both of them
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Dr. Mohammad R.


I am writing to express my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to you and the recruiting staff at Born & Bicknell Inc.  Finding employment with just the right group in just the right location, especially in the current economic climate, is an arduous task to say the least.  One that was made easier and more enjoyable thanks to you.  You took the time to get to know me both professionally and personally.  A trait that I found lacking in other recruiting firms.  You actively participated in the entire application process, not just as a professional liason but also as my advocate.  I felt this to be a quality that shows Born & Bicknell Inc keeps to a higher standard.   One that truly sets them apart.  My family and I couldn't be happier with the results, and I intend to refer future professional applicants to your firm.  Thank you, very much.  We are truly grateful! 

Best regards,

WM

I knew the very first time when I spoke to my Born & Bicknell consultant that here was a company with a difference. When I brought up the task of trying to find not just me but my husband a position in the same town, coming from two very different backgrounds, instead of getting a lukewarm retort I got an enthusiastic 'can do" response. That diligent enthusiasm and caring continued throughout the job search and beyond. I felt like I found a very knowledgeable friend who wanted the best for me and my family and not just someone out there for their own interests. Thanks and God bless!

Dr. Darla H. 

Born and Bicknell Recruiters recently assisted my wife and I find employment when we decided to relocate from our current employment.  My recruiter and her firm were very professional and helpful in our search for employment opportunities.  They kept us informed of all issues and assisted us from initial interview to job completion. I would strongly recommend them should you have future desires for new employment opportunities.

 

Wayne H. MD


Thanks so much.  It is funny how we get so close to some of these physicians.  He will be a great addition.  Thank you for all your help and persistence.

Marc

I wanted to write a testimonial expressing how much I enjoyed working with your group.  My Born & Bicknell recruiter was so supportive and helpful in every step of this stressful process.  She was always available and was very good at keeping me up to date on any new developments.  She gave me very useful helpful tips for how to handle the interview process.  Even after I had signed my contract in Connecticut (which was my first choice) she followed up with me to make sure I had no problems getting credentialing.  I have and will continue to refer all my colleagues to Born and Bicknell.

Regards,
Dr. A.


" Working with my consultant at Born and Bicknell helped me found my ideal job. I was just getting out of fellowship and had very specific geographic limitations as well as the kind of practice I was looking for. I found my consultant to be really personable, patient and honest in her advice and guidance. I always felt heard and understood and found exactly what I was looking for with the minimum amount of hassle. I highly recommend working with Born and Bicknell, it was a wonderful experience . 

 

R.L MD" 


I am writing to thank you for all your help with my job search.

I truly believe that I could not have signed for such a wonderful position without your hard work and support.

Your thorough professionalism and sincerity is what distinguished you from all the other firms I worked with. You guys are truly a class apart!

But perhaps most important to me was the feeling that you guys were always in my corner throughout the interviewing and negotiation. I can imagine (and indeed have experienced with other firms) how the incentives in the recruiting business may cause some firms to seem like hospital hired negotiators. But I never got that from you. To be specific, when I told you about another offer that I was considering, you did not try to just sell your job listing. You talked with me about the trade-offs in an unbiased manner that I would expect from a trusted friend and adviser. Again, when the terms in the contract changed, you did not simply rationalize the management decisions. You helped me negotiate in a structured fashion until I got what I wanted. I got nothing but pure honesty from you and I am thankful for that.

With these ethics, you not only make an ideal partner for physicians, but also you enhance the image and credibility of the employing institutions.

As I work on my visa and licensing paperwork this Thanksgiving, I cannot help but express my deepest gratitude to you.

I know you called the testimonial request  a "favor", but it is something I owe you!      

Happy Thanksgiving!


I am writing to thank you for all your help with my job search.

I truly believe that I could not have signed for such a wonderful position without your hard work and support.

Your thorough professionalism and sincerity is what distinguished you from all the other firms I worked with. You guys are truly a class apart!

But perhaps most important to me was the feeling that you guys were always in my corner throughout the interviewing and negotiation. I can imagine (and indeed have experienced with other firms) how the incentives in the recruiting business may cause some firms to seem like hospital hired negotiators. But I never got that from you. To be specific, when I told you about another offer that I was considering, you did not try to just sell your job listing. You talked with me about the trade-offs in an unbiased manner that I would expect from a trusted friend and adviser. Again, when the terms in the contract changed, you did not simply rationalize the management decisions. You helped me negotiate in a structured fashion until I got what I wanted. I got nothing but pure honesty from you and I am thankful for that.

With these ethics, you not only make an ideal partner for physicians, but also you enhance the image and credibility of the employing institutions.

As I work on my visa and licensing paperwork this Thanksgiving, I cannot help but express my deepest gratitude to you.

I know you called the testimonial request  a "favor", but it is something I owe you!      

Happy Thanksgiving!

S.G. IM hospitalist 2012


To whom it may concern,

Working with my recruiter at Born & Bicknell has been a great experience.She is the ultimate professional. She is very enthusiastic about her work. She is always available at all hours. I have called at 11 PM her time and she has helped me out. I call her when I am at the airport and I call her when I am in a new city needing directions. I have recommended her to my friends. I plan to keep her number and use her service if I ever need to find another job. I have been very happy working with her.

 Dr. T. Nguyen


I have had the outstanding opportunity to work with my recruiter whom I found to be exceptionlly talented, professional, and patient over the course of my search. I recommend her without reservation because she is excellent in her manner and personality traits and a pleasure to work with.

MM


Luke and I want to thank you for your help during his job search.  We had some very strict parameters both geographically and professionally, but you came through with several interview options and a terrific job opportunity for us.  You were extremely professional and personable during the search.  You kept our family's needs in the forefront of the search and were a great advocate during the process.  We knew that if we had any questions about the positions that you would know the answer or find it out quickly.  In general, you were a pleasure to work with and we will most definitely recommend you to physician friends who will be starting their job searchs soon.

Thanks again,

Barbara, Luke and the kids


It was a real pleasure and delight working with you !  You have the ability and skills of combining true professionalism with extremely talented charisma.  I greatly appreciate your extraordinary capacity to stay on top of things and your adroit follow ups on what has become a very tedious and taxative process. Also thank you for matching me with a wonderful practice scenario; one which I am so much looking forward to start in.

I am extremely grateful for your extraordinary help and I know you will keep up the very great work you are doing.  Your firm is truly lucky to have you and your a tremendous asset to them. I will miss hearing your pleasant voice.  Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.

Kudos to you,

MF


I recently graduated from a medicine/pediatrics residency program. While i was in my final year of residency i started looking for "nice" job offers that are available. Like most residents i was looking for a job close to a metro with nice work schedule and conditions,holidays, vacation, and ofcourse chance to earn a lot of money. i was extremely happy the way things were handled at born and bicknell. I personally thank my recruiter who helped me in finding an ideal job only few residents could dream of. I give you my permission to post it on your web site with initials R.C.


I have spent many years in school and several hard years in residency learning and training to save lives and cure diseases. At the end of my residency the prospect of searching for a job seemed very intimidating. I began by introducing myself to the association of physician recruitors and soon thereafter was bombarded with phone calls and job offers. At first I started to answer them all and then this quickly became too overwhelming. I was fortunate enough to meet my recruiter from Born & Bicknell. She made my job search very easy. I was able to concentrate on completion of myresidency and allow her to aid me in my job search. She was extremely professional and very kind. I found my postion and signed a contract very early on last year and have thus far been very happy with my choice and all of the help I received from Born & Bicknell. I have recommended her and Born & Bicknell to my colleagues. I never thought that finding a great job in this field would be so easy.

Thank you,

F. S., MD


To whom it may concern,
 
I have been very satisfied with the help I received from my recruiter at Born & Bicknell. She was always there when I needed her, she expedited the process as much as she could and also helped me negotiate the terms of the job to the best of her ability. I have no hesitation in recommending Born and Bicknell to future candidates.

G.S, MD

I have been dreaming of a great job, in a wonderful place, with nice people, good schedule (and great pay). I tried several places, wrote everywhere, interviewed... it seemed an impossible task... Then Born & Bicknell called me... and found me the dream job. Thank you, It should be great to be able to change the lives you touch..."    Oana.

 


I'm very pleased with the service given by Bornbicknell.  They helped me getting a very satisfied job offer.  The service is excellent.  They go out of their ways, from beginning to the end, to help searching, negotiating and closing the deal.  It really makes a difference !!!


Dear Ms. Born,

I am writing regarding one of your recruiters,  I first began working with recruiters in April/May of 2003 and was first introduced to a Born & Bicknell recruiter at this time. As time progressed and multiple opportunities were presented to me, the differences between recruiters quickly became apparent. My recruiter soon established herself as a true professional who went the extra distance to make interviews with superior clients reality. She is respectful of my time and schedule in addition to providing excellent connections with hiring clients. She maintains a courteous and professional relationship while balancing these qualities with genuine warmth and integrity. She possesses a gift for matching the right opportunity with the right person. I have recommended her to several of my colleagues and not surprisingly, they have each had a similar experience. I hope your organization is able to appreciate her unique gifts and professional talents.

Sincerely,

A J, M.D. 


I just wanted to let you know that my experience with my recruiter was excellent.  She stuck with me through a very arduous contract negotiation.  Without her, I would have gotten very frustrated.  She was always available to answer my questions and was crucial in the negotiations process.  Thank you for hiring such professional and caring people.  I will highly recommend your company to my graduating friends. 

Thanks,

J T, M.D.


Hello. My name is Darrell , I am the spouse of one of your recent clients - a Dr. Stephanie L. who was placed in Dalton Georgia. If it is alright with you, I'd like to express a few thoughts on behalf of my family as it relates to our overall experience with Born & Bicknell and namely one of your consultants.

From the very beginning, several months ago, it was my pleasure to work with my recruiter directly on almost a daily basis - as my wife was too busy practicing GI medicine here in Biloxi Mississippi.  It did not take very long, within in a couple of weeks or so, for my recruiter to distinguish herself among the other so-called "premier" physician recruitment firms out there. After several weeks, my wife and I were certain we had identified the best company to work with - and believe me, there were too many to number which we interviewed during the early weeks of our job search. My recruiter had established a level of professional trust and credibility which left us feeling very optimistic about the future. -- As we progressed through our "search," she persevered our concerns with utmost professionalism and genuine concern. My recruiter never made us feel as though she was pushing us in any given direction (pardon my crudeness) just to make a sale so to speak. She listened thoroughly to our criteria, and worked feverishly on our behalf exploring every viable opportunity out there. Once my family narrowed our choice to
Dalton, requiring a second site visit, my recruiter and one of her colleagues addressed our concerns to the folks at HMC quite effectively. Ms. Born, I really don't know where to end this commentary, except to say your company exceeded any expectations we might of had of any recruitment firm when we started our search.  You guys were helpful in every way possible - from providing assistance with the job search itself, to helping with travel plans and reimbursements.  Born & Bicknell saved us untold amounts of time and stress by working with us in such a comprehensive manner and we are truly appreciative of your efforts. You have replaced our "Biloxi Blues" (a la Matthew Broderick) with the "Dalton Happies" I guess you could say.  My family and I are looking forward to living in this community which you helped us find. I think you should be really proud of your people.  They obviously care a great deal about what they do, which is more than you can say about most companies today.

Sorry my comments were more than a "few."

With sincere thanks to you Ms Born, and your staff,

Stephanie, Justus, & Darrell


Having struggled to find the right job before working with a recruiter, working with my recruiter at Born Bicknell made the whole process extremely easy.  She did a tremendous amount of background work for me and kept me informed of my situation/opportunities on a daily basis.  She does an incredible amount of research on every available position and if a question comes up, she has the information requested almost immediately.  She has great relationships with hospitals and physicians all over the country, so there is never a feeling of uncertainty when looking at a particular position.  Not only is there great information about the various opportunities, but she was also able to provide me with hints/tips regarding the interview process, pending job offers, and contract signing.  She definitely works to find a great fit for the candidate and the client.  I was able to find a position that matched exactly what I was looking for, thanks.  I would highly recommend my recruiter at Born Bicknell to anyone who is looking for a job and doesn't want to deal with being mislead by other recruiters!!

Sincerely,

Dan


I WANTED TO THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM AT BORN AND BICKNELL FOR GOING EXTRAMILE IN FINDING THE JOB I WAS LOOKING FOR. ITS BEEN A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH MY RECRUITER, SHE WAS THERE FOR ME FROM THE DAY WE GOT TOGETHER TO SEARCH FOR MY JOB. SHE UNDERSTOOD MY REQUIREMENTS AND AREA PREFERENCES AND GOT ME INTERVIEWS IN THOSE AREAS . THE PLACE I AM RIGHT NOW WORKING FOR IS WHICH SHE SET UP INTERVIEW IN LAST MOMENT. SHE KNEW I WILL BE AT THAT PLACE FOR AN INTERVIEW AND SHE WENT AN EXTRA MILE TO SET UP COUPLE OF INTERVIEWS FOR ME SO THAT MY TRIP WON'T GO WASTE.THE JOB IS EXACTLY THE WAY THEY HAD PROMISED ME IT WILL BE. I AM HAPPY AND THANKFUL TO BORN AND BICKNELL.

WITH BEST WISHES,

DR.C.K. 


Dear Jane,

 I can only say thanks after the warm, personalized service given. Some of my coworkers are already being told of the comfort of letting the arrangements be done by the people you can trust.
 Thanks, I am very pleased.

M.I. B& B placement in Florida

 


I would like to express my gratitude for all the awesome work that you performed on my behalf.  Within days of submitting my information, you had prospective clients for me and persevered with me until the very end of the process.  You were always professional in our dealings but did so with much warmth, kindness and sincerity. I was always made to feel that finding the right opportunity for me was paramount on your agenda and I will definitely recommend you to anyone that is looking for job opportunities regardless of their specialty.  Having dealt with many recruiters, you stand apart in the exceptional way you execute your job.  I was extremely fortunate to have been introduced to you.  I pray all the success in the world for you. Thanks for everything.

Gillian S. MD


Finally, the interviews are over! I spent an enormous amount of time speaking with recruiters from all of the country. Some were helpful, others were not. Some were rude and pushy, a few were pleasant and professional. In fact, I think I have communicated with just about every recruiter out there. From other recruiters, I received letters promising great things, phone calls to my house late at night while my kids were sleeping, and I received too many e-mails to count. Somehow amongst all the mayhem, I managed to run across my recruiter at Born & Bicknell, Inc. I can honestly say that my experience with her has been fantastic! She has been respectful, courteous and extremely professional. Because of her I was able to find exactly what I have been looking for in a surgical practice. I signed with a multispecialty group in Iowa two days ago. Life is good........  

CM, MD


Here I sit amid multiple boxes of various sizes waiting for the movers to arrive in just a few hours.  The contract has been signed and a home rented.  This has been one experience!!!  I honestly don't know how I could have accomplished  everything without Born and Bicknell.  They were right there for me from the beginning and continued with needed information such as do's and don'ts, checking to see if I needed anything and being a cheerleader and counselor when the process looked insurmountable.  Professional?  You bet!  Personable?  You bet!  Helpful? You bet!!  Thanks Born and Bicknell!!!
LRL


We ( me & my husband ) want to Thank you very much for your help during the job search. We would like to express our gratitude for all the awesome work that you have performed on my behalf. We had some very particular parameters both geographically & professionally, but you came thru with a terrific job opportunity for us. You were extremely professional in your dealings & did with so much warmth, kindness & sincerity.  I was always made to feel that finding the right opportunity for me was paramount on your agenda. You were exceptional in the way you execute your job. We knew if we had any questions about anything involving the job that you would know the answer or find it out quickly. In general, you were a pleasure to work with & we will most defenitely recommend you to physician friends who will be starting their job search soon. I was extremely fortunate to have been introduced to you. I pray all the success in the world to you. Once again Thanks for everything.

prayers,

VVR


Thank you so much for helping me find the job I wanted!

At the present time, it looks like there are a lot of general surgery opportunities. But, when I really researched the job fitting me and my family's interests, I found it becomes fewer. As a chief resident at a very busy trauma center, time-comsuming job hunting is an extra burden. With your help, job-looking became easy and a pleasant thing to do. Also, during this process, we established a good relationship. I not only founad a job, but also find a friend. I fully trust you. I will recommend you and your company if I know anyone who is looking for a physician position.

Again, thank you very much for every phone call and extra help outside of your duty.

C.L.

General surgeon


My recruiter was professional right from the start until the finalizing of the contract.  She took time to stay in touch via phone and email contacts.  She was always available for questions and discussions and kept regular contact with me and the client.  I am pleased with her services and would highly recommend her.


My experience with my Born & Bicknell recruiter was excellent.  She really cared about the needs of both me and my family.  She was always available and I felt that she always put me first and was not just trying to fill a position.

Dr. Derek J.


Given the opportunity to restart my job search, I would have loved to known about Born & Bicknell at the very beginning.  The professionalism, diligence, and compassion my recruiter displayed was unmatched by others in her field.  She was a true coach, guiding my application through the entire process.  I believe her reputation also added a degree of merit to my candidacy.  It was an honor to work with my recruiter at Born & Bicknell.  I am extremely satisfied and excited to start my new career. 

 

Thanks!

-melissa


I just wanted to let you know that my experience with my recruiter was excellent.  She stuck with me through a very arduous contract negotiation.  Without her, I would have gotten very frustrated.  She was always available to answer my questions and was crucial in the negotiations process.  Thank you for hiring such professional and caring people.  I will highly recommend your company to my graduating friends. 
Thanks,
J. R. T, M.D.


It has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you again for your professionalism. When I decided to look for a job I didn't know much about the market. The first recruiting firm I contacted was Born and Bicknell. I sent my cv and specified where I wanted to work (I was in 2nd Year of my training)... I felt that there was little interest in me or there was no opportunities available. I had several interviews but none of them was what I really wanted. I received a call from my recruiter at Born and Bicknell in May and she ask me if I was available, then she presented to me a position that she said was very good. I accepted to hear more about it; i interviewed there and in less that 2 weeks I had the Job. It is a perfect match, what I really wanted, a faculty position with a University in Florida. My recruiter is a great person,easy to work with and especially organized and honest, she helped me a lot in the process just the way a resident coming as new physician to the market need it. I recommend all physicians like me coming out of residency to start the process of Job seeking with Born and Bicknell. Thank you Born and Bicknell.

EBM.


I apologize for the delay, but we have been in Texas working on our move that my Born & Bicknell recruiter is responsible for.  What an incredible woman she is!!  From the first phone call  to the last, she has been nothing but a delight!  I feel like I have known her forever. She was always upbeat and positive when we spoke.  She was never overbearing or intrusive, and her follow-up was very professional.  I could probably go on all day but need to get to work.  Thank you for the opportunity of sharing my thoughts regarding my recruiter.

 Sincerely,

Pat B.


I did in fact sign with the position in Colorado, but thank you for continuing to keep me in mind.  If it is OK with you I would like to pass along your name and information to a few physician friends of mine that will be looking for jobs over this next year.  You were so pleasant and helpful to deal with that I am sure they would love to work with you too.  Please let me know and thank you again.

Sincerely,

L L


I'm sure all of you have occasionally looked at the back of the trade magazines and the web to see what job opportunities are out there. I was doing that myself back in early 2003 when an inquiry I sent in was routed to my recruiters desk at Born & Bicknell. It is the role of a recruiter to find and present job prospects to the physician. She listened carefully to the description of my "dream practice" and only called with appropriate choices. Much to my surprise, within 3 months I found myself signing on at a new location. She was very helpful in facilitating the process and I recommend her highly--only if you're not afraid of finding a better practice ;-) "

Take care,

Kevin.


I wanted to inform you that I had to go with another job offer.  I want to wish you all the best, always.  You are so extremely professional, responsive, and helpful.  I appreciate your efforts to try to find the best fit for me.  I will definitely recommend you to anyone in FP that I know is looking for a job.  You stand apart in the exceptional way you go about your job.  Born & Bicknell is so fortunate to have you.  I hope only the best comes your way. 

Sincerely,

Dr. T. 


"Working Born & Bicknell was my pleasure and long-waited but still unexpected fortune for me. If you think finding and securing waiver position for neurologist, which would meet your tough criteria and maybe be even better than you have had it imagined, is easy, you are very mistaken. These guys will find the Job for you which will make your life perfect both in respect to where you live and of course, also in respect to where and with whom you work with. If you are looking for a group of people to trust your entire proffesional life and much more than that, you will never be disappointed with them. Thank you Born & Bicknell".


Ms. Born:

 Thanks for the opportunity to give feedback on my recent experience with Born & Bicknell.  I worked with my recruiter off and on for nearly a year.  Over that time, my ideas about what I wanted went through multiple changes, and my recruiter was patient and helpful at every step.  To be honest, she was much more enthused than I was about the position I eventually took.  As it turns out, she had a better handle on my priorities than I did; I can't imagine a better fit. Her personality and sense of humor were helpful at a time when I was stressed beyond rational thought.  She took time to talk with me about life in general, and used that insight in helping me find a practice.  In short, if my recruiter was looking for a new job, I'd be happy to write her a reference. 

Thanks again,

 S. W. F., MD


As I neared the end of my residency my greatest concern was finding a practice opportunity that match both my personal and professional needs. 
My recruiter was polite and professional from our first phone conversation. She was very thorough yet non-intrusive. She helped me find a practice that met my needs without ever seeming pushy. I quickly got the impression that she was interested in my desires for a practice opportunity and not just in filling a position.

E D
Neurologist


My recruiter is a wonderful person, he searched out an excellent job opportunity which I accepted. He is very prompt with returning the messages and stays on top of everything. I am glad that he was my recruiter.

 G. A., M.D. 


I would be pleased to share my experience with others, especially my experience with you. I think you were very aggressive and worked hard on finding me a position of my choice. Your service was exceptionally professional. I was in touch with two or three other recruiting firms but if I have to repeat my experience, I will not even think twice but come to you. You were very organised. infact when you used to email me the updated list of all the hospitals where you sent my CV, I truly used to wonder that all this service is for free. I truly had a great experience and would and have  recommended it to my junior colleagues and friends. Even after finding my dream job, you made sure that transition is smooth. I am very appreciative of all your efforts. I think you are a star member of your team.

 

R. G.


Your consultant was instrumental in finding me my current job.  I told her I was traveling to Minneapolis for an interview and was interested in exploring other opportunities in that city.  Within a day, she found me a great opportunity in a teaching hospital in nearby St Paul, MN.  This past weekend, I took my first call at the hospital - an experience which confirmed that I had found the best possible job in this city.  Many thanks for a job well done.

Robert


I have worked with a few physician recruiters in my efforts to find a position in the state of Washington, and your consultant is one of the nicest and friendliest persons that I have been in contact with. Of course, that wouldn't be enough if she wasn't helpful. But she is, informing me of a position that was available way ahead of two other recruiters, one of whom I have been working with for the past year. I would highly recommend her to my friends and peers.

A. S., MD