Teylor is one of our legal recruiters who recently graduated from Clemson University where she was actively involved in various organizations and was awarded for her honors and achievements. She is currently enjoying her independence and time here in Atlanta before she pursues law school. Here are her answers to a few questions about the legal recruiting industry:
What insights from legal recruiting have you developed that you think applies to law students?
Law students should make time to attend different networking events and talk to people around their age who are already working in a law firm to get their insight. Their are many events catered to law students finding the right job, for example, the “Ask-An-Attorney Panel” at Emory would be a great way for law students to gain insight into the legal world and network with associates who can give them valuable information about different firms and areas of law.
A lot of people think that finding the right fit between attorney and firm comes down to luck. What do you think?
I wouldn’t say luck. Legal recruiters who “find the right fit” between attorney and firm did their research, talked to people who may have worked at that particular firm in the past or who currently work there, and maybe even talked to another legal recruiter for some insight.
What is a common misconception about working with a legal recruiter?
The biggest misconception about working with a legal recruiter is that we only care about money. Recruiters at The RMN Agency genuinely care about our candidates’ success. We want each candidate we place to be at a law firm or in-house that will help grow their career and aid their success. We do not blindly place candidates for the placement fee because that would only do harm to our candidates’ careers and our reputation as the best legal recruiting firm in Atlanta.