Considerations in Choosing a Legal Recruiter

By Jennifer Muller, Esq. In the post below, Jennifer Muller, an attorney and an expererienced legal recruiter, offers seven helpful pointers for candidates in choosing a legal recruiter: • Choose a recruiter who is an expert in the legal industry and informed about legal hiring trends. In the legal profession, there are thousands of law firms and hundreds of specific practice areas. A knowledgeable recruiter will be well versed in which practice areas are booming and currently hiring and which ones may be … Continued

Using a Recruiter: The Candidate’s Perspective

For most, when embarking on a quest for a new position, the goal is to find a job that is compatible with your educational background, previous work experience, and your preferred industry.  However, there are other aspects of the job search to consider when hunting for a new position.  For example, if you have an outgoing personality and enjoy interacting with other people, a job where you where you are forced to sit in a cubicle all day likely will … Continued

I Have An Interview At An AmLaw 100 Firm. How Do I Prepare?

Have a BigLaw Interview?  How to Excel! Interviewing for a position at a BigLaw Firm can be both exciting and intimidating. You most likely have been working hard to get this opportunity for a while, and so messing up the interview is not an option, you tell yourself. And fortunately, you can in fact ace your BigLaw interview if you go into it confident and prepared. In this post, we will look at some ways that you can prepare for … Continued

Job Market Looking Brighter For Attorneys in 2013 and Beyond

  The 2008 financial crisis rocked the world economy. Globally, businesses and governments panicked, markets dropped, access to bank money contracted, and the job market froze. As a result of the economic downturn in all industries, employment stalled – layoffs were rampant, outsourcing became common, and hiring freezes were instituted.   The legal sector was not exempt from the deleterious effects of the economic instability. In every year from 2008 to 2012, law firms laid off attorneys, associates and staff … Continued