The one benefit that this attorney had in their search was that at the time they were looking real estate was extraordinarily slow practice area. Because real estate was slow, it was understandable there were not many market opportunities for the attorney. With an absence of opportunities, I was able to explain to firms that the attorney was not working as a contract attorney by choice but because there were simply no jobs in the area of the country they were trying to find a job in. Furthermore, they left their last job once the partners he worked for left to go to another firm that did not allow any associates to be brought with the new partners. Due to this, the attorneys reason for being suddenly unemployed and not being able to find a job or justifiable in the eyes of the firms I ended up introducing them to.
Shortly after introducing the attorney to one strong midsize firm, the law firm interviewed and made them an offer. Prior to me getting involved, the attorney had sent himself to almost all the large law firms and midsize firms in his market—all unsuccessfully. I was able to succeed and close the deal with the firm that I found because I was able to explain his reasons for being unemployed and working as a contract attorney and a much more convincing way than he had been able to do so in his own application materials. The nice thing about using a talented recruiter is that the recruiter has the ability to frame and attorneys experience in a way that is attractive to firms and not the opposite.
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