I decided to hire a consultant back in May and I'm quite disappointed.
These are the reason why I not happy:
-I decided to go for one school package only, but the school has not release the essays yet. I've been pressing my consultant to start working on my story or something, but i got the "lets just wait until the the essays are out"
-So far we have only been working on my resume. Even when we only change a couple bullet points at a time (one or two sentence) my consultant takes the longest available in the contract (48 hrs) and the feedback is more like "not quite there yet... tell me the impact". if it takes 48 EVERY SINGLE TIME to review two sentences, then I have the feeling my consultant is only punching the clock and making a minimum effort.
-I had a conference this past weekend and I ask my consultant for advice. I mentioned a couple schools that I wanted to talk to. I said i know that I have to ask meaningful question and avoid stuff that are easily available online, what advise do you have for me?
The advise i got was "you already know what to do. ask insightful questions that relate to your career, how are the clubs on campus, what are they doing to expand the brand" (to me this is common sense and had no value added, or maybe I'm just being to demanding.
I was expecting something more like, for school X you can approach them like this.... community is important for school Y, make sure to talk about this... etc.... I was expecting some some value added in the advice. This has led me to believe my consultant doesn't have much knowledge about the current school programs
judging by my experience so far, I'm afraid that by the time we work on the essays, it will be more of the same generic advice and just killing time until the application is over.
Is it to early to tell, am I being unfair, or should I just fire my consultant a find a new one quickly?