Summary: BCG Attorney Search shares the most read articles on the site in 2017.
Readers of BCG Attorney Search seek informative articles about job seeking in the legal world and what to do once you have the job. That’s why the following ten articles were the most read on the site in 2017.
1. The Definitive List of Law Firm Interview Questions and Answers
To get a law firm interview, you probably already have a stellar resume. Therefore, it’s up to you to be able to sell yourself once you get that meeting. But what are the questions they frequently ask and how should you answer them? This handy guide has everything that could potentially be thrown your way and what to say when the questions come.
2. Top 32 Reasons Attorneys Lose Their Jobs Inside of Law Firms
Any person working has the potential to lose their job—even lawyers. Harrison Barnes, the CEO of BCG Attorney Search, listed 32 of the top reasons that could cost an attorney their job, which include everything from something that is the attorney’s fault (they’re caught lying) to a bad market.
5. Why You Are Unhappy Practicing Law: Soldiers and Generals in Law Firms
Attorneys are notorious for being unhappy. The work is stressful, the colleagues cutthroat, and the work-life balance nonexistent. So, what can attorneys do to find their happiness? This post provides insight into narrowing in on what makes lawyers miserable and how they can fix that.
7. 15 Reasons Law Firm Attorneys Should Not Look for New Jobs
On the flip side, if an attorney wants to leave their law firm for reasons such as feeling unappreciated or having too much work, Barnes advises they should stay put. He examines legitimate reasons to quit versus scenarios that could be improved or could harm your career.
8. How Much Does the Law School You Went to Matter When You Lateral Firms?
What law school you attended matters upon graduation when you are looking for your first job. There’s no doubt about that. But once you have built experience and your own client base, how much does your law school matter? Using detailed statistics from BCG Attorney Search’s job placements, the answer will surprise you.
9. State of the Law Firm Hiring Market – Spring 2017
Each season, BCG Attorney Search releases a State of the Law Firm Hiring Market report. The report provides detailed information on what practices are booming and failing and in what locations. The report also lists hiring trends in the legal industry.
What do you think made these the top 10 most popular articles in 2017? How can these articles help you in your legal career going forward into 2018? Do you have any advice for other attorneys going into 2018? We’d love to hear it.