RMN'S Blog

Preparing for a Graceful Exit to Begin Life at a New Firm

“When is your last day again?” This is a question that you will hear when you are preparing to leave your current employer and transition to a new employer. It probably feels a little weird to be asked that question...

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Getting Started: Being Able to Afford to Change Legal Careers

Looking for a change? Can you afford it? No really—do you have money to afford the change you are seeking? As a legal recruiter, a lot of times the topic of finance is narrowed to discussions about compensation. After all,...

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Bad Habits That Are Probably Causing Your Rejection

Are you regularly submitting applications or interviewing, but not really getting a positive response back? Perhaps you leave an interview expecting to hear good news, only to get an email thanking you for your time (or no email at all)....

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Hot Legal Practice Areas Hiring in 2019

The economy has been dramatically impacted by shifts in technology and power. The legal sector has similarly shifted and seen an immediate need for organizational development and expansion. With fewer law students enrolling in law schools and a gap of...

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Legal Career Homework: How to Maximize Lateral Success

Although successfully moving from one law firm to another is not the same thing as fighting a war, a great lesson from warfare (thank you, Sun Tzu and the Art of War) applies to lateral success: “If you know the...

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Building Communication Skills to Build a Successful Legal Career

A great lawyer delivers excellent service to his or her client. Part of delivering excellent service is communicating effectively. You would think that a profession that relies so much on words would be composed of communication masters—but that isn’t the...

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Succeeding in Your Legal Career While Waiting for Bar Exam Results

Are you a lawyer yet? This is a weird question for most entry level “lawyers” to answer at this time. Yes, you finished law school and took the bar (or maybe you are a lawyer in another state but since...

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Time to Work with Your Legal Recruiter! Associate Hiring Trends in the Atlanta Legal Market

Now is an excellent time to partner with a recruiter to practice in Atlanta. Consider the following indicators: Competition for legal talent is creating a lot of opportunity. The BigLaw marketplace is becoming more competitive in Atlanta. Top firms that...

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What Legal Recruiters Look for in Candidates

Do you remember what your first encounter with a legal recruiter was like? Did you hear a recruiter speak during a law school career panel? Maybe you had a drink at a bar association networking event? Or were you the...

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To BigLaw or Not to BigLaw? (Part II)

Is being a “BigLaw” attorney really a viable career track? It is—if you are in Atlanta! (Okay…technically, BigLaw is a viable career track if you are in the right market—Atlanta happens to be one of the right markets). According to...

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