If you’re feeling like a change, it’s a great time to explore your options, as mid-level associates are often in high demand. Before you start plugging “legal” into every job search engine you can find, here are some ways to make your search more efficient and more successful.
After a great interview it's easy to get impatient. Should you follow up? Will you sound desperate? Or will it show you’re highly interested and motivated for the role? Don’t panic. Here are a few ideas on how to appropriately follow up after an interview.
The take-home message was simple and inspiring: set yourself up with the training and skills that will allow you to succeed on the really tough days.
The most repeated piece of advice during the session was to stay in touch with your network and leverage those connections as much as possible by letting them know what type of position you are looking for and where you have applied.
It is important to be an asset to the firm, but remember, you're no help to anyone if you've burnt-out earlier on and quit three years in. Instead, lets make sure being a lawyer is a feasible long-term, dare I say, lifetime career.
Stop. Take a Breath. Re-set. Bad days and bad interviews, they happen; but tomorrow is a new day. There is nothing to make a bad interview better, all you can do is take a deep breath and re-set for the next one.
All you can control in these situations is yourself, so be sure to be put your best self out there when engaging in person-to-person networking by avoiding the following faux-pas.
Both interviewer and interviewee ideally would like the interview to be fruitful, and no matter what side of the table you sit on, you can benefit from the following advice on how to connect with a new acquaintance.
The Guardian recently published an article entitled “What law firms are looking for from new recruits.” With the legal market becoming ever more competitive, more and more lawyers are relying on the expert advice of legal and executive recruitment companies. Everyone from your friend’s aunt, the cab driver, to a tenured professor is willing and eager to give you his or her two cents on the matter of the mysterious job search. However, for reliable, qualified, and high-quality guidance, it’s best to go to the professionals.
Here is a list of 10 (often overlooked) endeavours to complete and (subtle) pieces of advice to adhere to before you submit a single application.