Category Archives: Legal Recruiting

August 23, 2018 Legal Recruiting

Understanding How A Legal Recruiter Works

Summer is ending and autumn is on the horizon. This is usually a time for transition for attorneys. This is the time of year where new law school graduates celebrate the end of the bar examination and enjoy their last summer before practice, and first and second year law students go through their on campus...

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Pro-Tip to Secure the Perfect Legal Job: Writing an Excellent Follow-Up

What advice have you heard about “following up” with your interviewer? Do you write a card (because “no one sends cards anymore”) or do you send a follow up email (again, because “no one sends cards anymore”)? Is your message a brief “thank you for your time” or a substantive take-two where you address an...

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Shifting Focus Away from Credentials and Towards Skills to Land the Best Law Job

When it comes to landing the best law jobs, your pedigree may matter less than you think. It is what you did there that counts.   Employers across all industries are starting to understand that fancy credentials are not the best predictors of on-the-job success. The legal industry is particularly sensitive to credentials and pedigrees:...

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Don’t Scare Away Law Firms and Legal Recruiters with Uncontrolled Worrying

Studies indicate that the legal profession is filled with chronically stressed and highly anxious personality types (it is kind of an expected thing with lawyers). The revolution of these heightened levels of anxiety and stress amongst lawyers resulted in increased attention to mindfulness in law firms, law schools, and bar associations.   Maintaining a healthy...

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Using the Summer to Maximize Success for Legal Recruiting and Job Searching

April is coming to a close and May is approaching, which means law students are preparing for exams and excited for the summer. One of the most common questions I receive during this time comes from law students and legal employers working with summer interns or summer associates: How do we make the most out...

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