As in any profession, you have varying degrees of competency, capability, and experience. In this investigative profession, there are some detectives/investigators who are excellent, there are many who are average, and there are a few who are not any good at all. Like an employer hiring an employee, you should put yourself in that frame of mind when choosing an investigator. The right investigator will take the time to talk to you and answer all of your questions honestly and thoroughly. They should be well-trained and stay current with changes in the industry, and be willing to provide quality service at a fair price. The right investigator should follow the law and ethical standards set forth by society, and should always keep you informed of any progress or concerns that come up regarding your case.