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How to Move Forward After Employment Ends

How to Move Forward After Employment Ends

After X amount of time working at the firm, you have now found yourself without a job. Regardless of the reason, whether it was due to firm-wide layoffs or you were fired, you’re feeling frustrated and unsure of what your next move should be. Losing a job is a devastating experience for most people and it’s important to have a game plan ready before you immediately jump back into the job market.

7 Keys to Discreetly Look for Job While Still Employed

7 Keys to Discreetly Look for Job While Still Employed

It’s been said time and time again that the best time to look for a new job is while you’re still employed. This is typically true because you’re seen as a more desirable candidate by employers if they can snag you from someone else. There are also benefits to you in that you don’t have a significant break in receiving income and you can simply transition from one position to another. However, there is an art to looking for a job while you’re still working. The last thing you want is to make things awkward for you at your current place of employment. 

3 Advantages of Working at a Small Law Firm

3 Advantages of Working at a Small Law Firm

The small law firm is often overshadowed by BigLAW. Law schools across the country pound into the heads of its students to get a BigLAW job out of law school. However, coveted associate positions at a large 500+ attorney firm are few and far between. That’s just the reality of the situation.

4 Tips for Crafting A Cover Letter That Will Get Read

4 Tips for Crafting A Cover Letter That Will Get Read

Typically when applying for jobs, a firm wants you to submit a resume and cover letter. However, most employers won't even bother reading your cover letter. 

So why bother writing one?

Well, the cover letter really only comes into play if your resume is a match for what the position entails and the employer's interest in you has piqued. Once you've made it through that hurdle, the cover letter is used to further weed out unqualified candidates.

Tips for Working with a Legal Recruiter

Tips for Working with a Legal Recruiter

There may be a time in your legal career when you work with a legal recruiter to help you with your job search. A legal recruiter can be your greatest asset and ally by going to bat for you with a prospective employer. Keep in mind that they work for the employer and not for you. However, it is in your best interest to know how to work with them so they can advocate on your behalf when communicating with their client.