Attorneys in a post-Covid world are faced with a new range of options regarding the way they work. The Covid-19 Pandemic disrupted the practice of law in unimaginable ways. Working from home became necessary, virtual Zoom meetings and proceedings became standard, and family life required adjustments that created more stress than existed before. Choosing the way a lawyer wants to work now requires careful consideration, and a better understanding of the opportunities in the industry. Working with an experienced legal recruiter can help candidates seek out their ideal firm.
In a newly evolved industry, working with a career recruiter is an essential step toward finding the right position. The first benefit a legal recruiter provides is the amount of time saved. Recruiters assist candidates with networking, searching job postings, preparing resumes, and writing cover letters.
The second benefit is the opportunity to work with someone who will make an objective assessment of a lawyer’s skill set and be able to match it with the needs of prospective employers. A legal recruiter will know the types of candidates hiring managers and law firms are looking for. A well-connected recruiter will also know about unadvertised opportunities other candidates won’t hear about.
Taking time to research the recruiter or recruiting firm is an essential step. Candidates should ask themselves:
Being prepared to demonstrate a candidate’s legal acumen and personality during interviews is instrumental in getting offers from law firms. Having the right legal recruiter will make being prepared easier and less stressful than working without one.
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