Louise Woollcombe is quoted in the December 2, 2016 edition of The Lawyers Weekly on tips for managing your job search.
While your personal level of risk tolerance should of course be a factor that gets weighed in any major decision, including a career change, I do think we should all remember that sometimes it takes a little risk to make it rain.
Succession planning has to be more than just trying to hire top talent out of law school; it should be a key part of a firm’s strategy on an ongoing basis. A lack of attention to succession planning can result in the loss of talent and clients and can also hurt your firm’s brand in the long term.
We are frequently asked questions by candidates about what trends we see in the legal hiring market. Reflecting on the past year, it’s clear that 2014 brought some new and interesting issues to the legal market.
Just like any healthy relationship, the recruiter-candidate relationship needs to be built on a foundation of trust, honesty and transparency. Ultimately your goal is to end up in a job you love and we can only help you achieve that goal if you are open and frank about your long-term objectives.
You should not think about your interview as just the one-hour period during which you have your face to face meeting; every point of contact you have with your potential employer is an opportunity for you to make an impression. By being prepared, professional and authentic, you will not only optimize your chances of being hired but also ensure you are a good fit for your new role.
Making the move from private practice to an in-house role can lead to a rewarding and exciting career. However, knowing and understanding the expectations will make the transition a smoother one.
Your resume should be a collection of the highlights of your professional experience and these highlights need to be organized in a way that is easy for a reader who is unfamiliar with your experience to follow.
Your cover letter is the first impression in your application package and gives you the opportunity to say what it is about your experience that makes you the ideal candidate. Unfortunately, a poorly written cover letter can actually work against you and cause a hiring manager to dismiss your application before even getting to your resume.
By following our easy end of workday routine you can check the stress at the elevator doors, feel confident that you are prepared for whatever tomorrow brings, and are able to go head out of the office a little happier than yesterday.