Category Archives: Legal Recruiter

Working With An Attorney Recruiter: Know Where Your Resume Is Going.

Today’s blog is more of a rant than an analysis of the legal market or the job search.  I belong to a number of online groups focusing on legal recruiting and this week there was a topic that made my … Continue reading

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Yes, but what do you DO?

“I’m an attorney.  More specifically, I’m a litigator.  Even more specifically, I’m a products defense attorney.”  Great – that’s the type of law that you practice, but what do you DO? The general type of law that you practice is … Continue reading

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The Elusive Finish Line When Recruiting New Attorneys

We typically write our blog for the attorney, but we get a lot of feedback from employers who read our blog, too.  To that end, this week’s topic is geared for the law firm or in house legal department to … Continue reading

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Negotiating a Salary. Precision vs. Games.

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal had an article written by Lauren Weber about negotiating salary.  It encouraged people to be more precise when negotiating a salary.  In short, it said to ask for “$63,500” to entice an offer … Continue reading

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Your brain is playing tricks on you.

One of my favorite authors is business guru Seth Godin.  In several of his books he outlines how fear of the unknown and aversion to change causes inaction and maintains the status quo.  Read The Linchpin for more details, but … Continue reading

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Attorney Unhappiness Is Common. Action Is Rare.

“Happiness is not ready made.  It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama “Don’t just sit there and complain – do something about it!” – My Grandmother If you’re unhappy in your legal job, you’re not alone.  A recent … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – Be Sure to Dust-off Your Resume Too!

Spring is in the air – at least in some parts of the country.  It is a good time to clean the house, replace the batteries in the smoke detectors, and update your resume.  Okay, that last part may not … Continue reading

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More Is More When Working With A Recruiter

There are few phrases that are as over-used as “less is more.”  It ranks right up there with “take that to the bank” and “thinking outside of the box.”  In some instances, less might be more, but when working with … Continue reading

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Resurgence of the Business Law Attorney

It is no secret that the past five or six years have been particularly challenging for business law attorneys as deals dried up, businesses went under, and a general lack of work permeated the legal market.  Fortunately for everyone, the … Continue reading

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INTERVIEWS: LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES

Job opportunities are starting to pick up, more attorneys are open to considering new positions, and jobs are getting filled.  All good news for employers, candidates and recruiters alike!  However, for every person that gets an offer, there are many … Continue reading

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