Well, everyone and their mother tells you that you need to be on LinkedIn if you want a legal job. So you set up a quick profile and wait for the recruiters to contact you with open positions.
However, no one is contacting you. Complete crickets.
Chances are you’re doing one or more of the following things wrong that aren’t attracting recruiters to your LinkedIn profile.
A traditional severance package typically includes two weeks of pay or more for each year that an attorney worked and a continuation of benefits for a period of time. However, another growing component of a severance package is outplacement assistance which is intended to help attorneys find work following job loss. The attorney can pay for outplacement themselves, but it is an added bonus when the company provides it as part of the severance agreement.
In the legal profession, executive presence is everything. It is the ability to inspire confidence, to make people feel comfortable that you are the leader that they should follow and that you’re reliable and capable of getting the job done. In a law firm or corporate setting, it’s the ability to get your partners or senior management to believe in and actively invest in your potential.
It feels really good to call a candidate, tell them how impressed you are with them and offer them a job with your firm.
However, it sucks to be the bearer of bad news and turn down a candidate, letting them know that you thank them for their time, but they won’t be getting hired.
Since few people actually enjoy being the bad guy, many employers neglect getting back to unsuccessful candidates. But doing so is a necessary evil and does wonders for helping your overall employer brand.
Sitting down to actually write said article can seem like a daunting and insurmountable task. You may find yourself continuously pushing it off and procrastinating to the point that you never get around to actually doing it. But it doesn’t have to be a scary ordeal. I’ll show you how to break it down into manageable chunks so you can get it done once and for all.
In an attempt to more effectively manage their practices and caseloads, the utilization of freelance attorneys is becoming an increasingly popular option. A freelance attorney is an experienced attorney who works with other attorneys on a project basis. Here are three reasons why freelance attorneys can be a lifesaver to solo and small law firms.
Being a connector is one of the best ways to add value to the people in your network because you are introducing them to people they need to meet to grow their business, get a job or help them with a particular area of concern. The good karma that results is ten-fold. SInce you’re the middleman between two people connecting, you are now on both people’s radar and they are more likely to return the favor to you and/or keep you top of mind when something comes up that could benefit you.
Employee retention should be a top priority for your firm. It is expensive both financially and in terms of lost of productivity to have a revolving door of attorneys coming in and out. According to HR Dive, 75% of the causes of employee turnover are preventable. I speak with unhappy attorneys often and a lot of their complaints and reasons for wanting to leave a firm are things a firm can easily fix. Here are the top 3 reasons associates leave their firms and what you as an employer can do about it.
New year, new me? Many people use the new year as a way to hit the reset button on their life and set their intentions for the upcoming year. During this reflective period, career objectives and goals often weigh heavy on people’s minds. While you’re pondering ways to jumpstart your career, whether it’s to get a new job or make your mark at the one you already have, here are 10 resolutions you can make that will help take your career to the next level.
When the thought of the office holiday party comes up, it is generally met with one of the following reactions: one, of dread that you even have to attend and two, with glee that you get to socialize, eat well and drink til your heart’s content. Either thought is fine if you are satisfied with where you are in your career and aren’t looking to make any moves. However, if you are looking to advance your career, here are five tips for using the office holiday party to go to the next level.