When the time comes for you to think about changing firms, there’s a huge amount to think about. With your career objectives in mind it’s worth considering your options and once you do, you’ll realise that there are loads of possibilities out there.
These days there are so many options when it comes to law firms – the traditional top tier and mid tier firms, the niche boutique firms, ambitious regional firms with multiple branches, international firms, the list goes on.
Working with law recruiters who not only have quality information about what is happening in the industry but also inside information about a variety of firms can give you advantages that you might not have with independent job searches.
Let’s face it, the job market is tough but if that isn’t enough reason to convince you of why using a recruitment agent is a good idea, here are some more:
Unadvertised job vacancies
The symbiotic relationship between law firms and recruiters is based on a single premise – making people’s lives easier. Law firms are busy with what they do best and we recruiters take the stress out of the hiring process for them. Which means that when they have a vacancy, they may not let anyone but their preferred recruiters know about them. Which is great for you because when you come to us we’ll be able to offer you opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else. You can trust your legal recruiter to get your CV in front of the right people.
It’s a small world. And the legal world is a small world within a small world. People talk. But we don’t. If you’re looking for a new role, we’ll protect your confidentiality like you’re Daniel Craig, no gossiping. Because we’re basically your intermediary, our recruiters will keep the identity of our clients confidential, so there’s less risk of your current law firm finding out prematurely that you’re looking to move on.
Legal Market Knowledge
We know the legal industry inside out and we work with a range of law firms. We’re aware of hiring trends: this means we know which areas are experiencing growth and which aren’t. We’re also likely to have a strong knowledge of what it’s like to work in any given firm – because other candidates have told us!
We’re able to offer a strategic view on your career. A conversation with one of our consultants will enable you to take a step back and take an objective view of your career, enabling more strategic future planning. Your legal recruitment partner can then work with you to achieve your career goals over time, including making strategic moves at different stages of your career.
In short, the reasons it makes sense to use a recruiter are that they diligently research available opportunities, match you with the right job, get you in the door, help prepare your resume, respect confidentiality, move your career forward, prepare you for interviews, assist in salary negotiations, take care of the details, and provide moral support. Why wouldn’t you!