I recently submitted my resume to a firm through another recruiter. I am very excited about this firm and think that I am a great fit for their current opening. However, the recruiter who submitted my resume is not returning my phone calls, and I'm not sure what the status is of my submission. Is there any way you can send my resume to the firm?
This question comes up more times than I can count. Unfortunately, the short answer is that once your materials have been submitted to a firm, you should not submit your materials again through a different source. The following considerations apply to your current situation:
- See A Comprehensive Guide to Working with a Legal Recruiter for more information.
1. The Referral Source
When a law firm receives a resume (whether directly from a candidate, through an attorney at the firm, or through a recruiter), that resume is typically logged into a database that helps the firm track potential candidates. This system also enables the law firm to keep a record of the referral source. This becomes important if the candidate is hired by the firm because the law firm will likely owe a placement fee to the referral source.