Category Archives: Legal Recruiter

Dirty Laundry

Every law firm or company has aspects that are less than desirable for some people.  In fact, this may be the reason that someone is considering a move.  However, it is never a good to dwell on this too much … Continue reading

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The Upside to the Downturn

The economic downtown has certainly hit the legal market hard.  People have lost jobs and job openings are still in short supply. There is no denying that has been a challenging time.  However, the downturn has also forced attorneys to reevaluate … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Writing Sample

During the interview process, many law firms will ask candidates to provide a writing sample.  This is especially true of junior to mid-level associate positions.  Undoubtedly, this has caused angst for many a candidate.  Not only can it be a … Continue reading

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Using A Recruiter For Your Next Job Search.

While not exactly on the topic of resumes, I think that many will find it useful to know a couple of tips on how to effectively use a recruiter for your next job search. Recruiters can’t help everyone.  Recruiters have niches … Continue reading

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TIS’ THE SEASON TO TEST THE WATERS

This time of year often calls for personal and professional reflection.  It is a good time, and often beneficial exercise, to re-evaluate your employment situation.  Of course in this day and age, we should be grateful for gainful employment but … Continue reading

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The empty e-mail (with attachment).

As a recruiter, you can imagine that I see a lot of resumes.  I can review them quickly and think that I do a good job discerning the marketable skills of the attorney.  But I’m not a mind reader. I … Continue reading

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Watch Your Mouth!

What can keep you from getting a job?  Four letters. It’s true that many employers are seeking charismatic employees rather than stuffy, conservative attorneys.  Sometimes, well-placed strong language can be used effectively.  But an interview is no place for foul … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Telephone Interview

Telephone interviews are never ideal but sometimes necessary.  If you have never been a part of a telephone interview, you should know a few of the common pitfalls and how to overcome them. First, it is very difficult to convey … Continue reading

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Why You Didn’t Get The Job

Time and time again we hear from people who thought an interview went well and they didn’t get the job.  What happened?  Here is some feedback that we’ve heard from our clients.  Does any of this sound familiar to you? … Continue reading

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Interview Essentials – Preparedness, Positive Attitude, and Professionalism

Is there an interview on your horizon?  If so, make sure take a common sense approach to making a good impression by utilizing three essential P’s: preparedness, positive attitude and professionalism.  There won’t be much you can add to your … Continue reading

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