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Are you wanting to find the perfect law internship to help you get a foot in the door at a respected law firm? Maybe you want to upskill and gain some experience in your College summers? Perhaps this is the first step on the career ladder for you? Whatever your reason for wanting to learn more about finding an internship in law, here’s everything you need to know about becoming a law intern. READ MORE >
Are you waiting to hear back from a law firm about your application or interview? Find out the most common reasons law firms are unresponsive in this article.
This article discusses legal recruiting coordinators, one of the most important roles in the legal profession and a profession that all attorneys need to understand if they are seeking positions in midsized to larger law firms. Not everything this article has to say is flattering.
There are over 25,000 legal recruiting coordinators that we are aware of at BCG Attorney Search and the majority of them are excellent; however, just as there are attorneys that are not great at their jobs, or legal recruiters not good at their jobs, not everyone is good at being a legal recruiting coordinator either. A bad attorney can impact the result a client gets in a case, just as a bad legal recruiter can hurt your job search chances—and it is not different with legal recruiting coordinators.
At BCG Attorney Search our goal is to tell it like it is. We are in a competitive profession and this requires understanding all of the players.
For a more comprehensive review of legal recruiting coordinators please review this article here: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Legal Recruiting Coordinators and Their Role in the Attorney and Law Student Hiring Process, Most legal recruiting coordinators are excellent, take their jobs extremely seriously and are integral and crucial to the hiring process in all respects. READ MORE >
Do you know what prestigious law firms are looking for in a lateral attorney? Learn about the six essential questions used by firms in the hiring process. READ MORE >
Learn what getting a phone-screening interview with a law firm means and how you can prepare yourself before the interview. READ MORE >
Learn the most important factors you should look at when selecting which law firm to join so you avoid making these four fatal mistakes. READ MORE >
Why is it so hard to get a job in a law firm? If you have been applying for positions and have not even gotten an interview—or if you have gotten interviews but no offers—then this article is for you. It explains why law firms reject so many applicants, often even before those applicants have gotten their feet in the door. It also explains what you need to do to eventually succeed where so many others fail. READ MORE >
Learn why it is so important to the success of your legal job search to look at multiple markets in this article. READ MORE >
If you ever want to work at a major law firm, you must avoid making any of these major career mistakes. READ MORE >
Have you passed the first law firm interview and are about to go back for round two? Learn how to impress a law firm during second round interviews. READ MORE >
Learn how law firms and attorneys maximize their own self-interest in the hiring process and the most important factors that law firms consider when hiring. READ MORE >
Considering leaving your law firm? You must be prepared to make a transition to another firm before you go. Otherwise, your career will be in jeopardy. READ MORE >
Find out why you should avoid this attorney job search advice at all costs if you want to do well in your career as an attorney. READ MORE >
Learn why it is so important to market yourself to a lot of law firms in your job search, despite what you might hear to the contrary. READ MORE >
A law firm is only concerned with these three questions when they evaluate applicants. Learn more about these three questions below:
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How does a good recruiter get their candidates differentiated? By creating a Unique Selling Proposition – or USP. Here’s how they do it. READ MORE >
These are the qualities which distinguish good recruiters from poor ones. READ MORE >
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The annual metamorphosis is upon us. Responding to their primal instincts, law students across the country are shedding the protective cocoon of jeans, sweatshirts and sneakers and are poised for flight in suits, scarves or ties, and briefcases loaded with resumes and writing samples (and, I hope, travel-size toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, and other necessities for emergency touch-ups). It's the on-campus interview season, affectionately known as OCI. READ MORE >
At the highest levels, legal recruiters put an incredible amount of thought into how you are perceived. You can drastically increase your odds of getting hired by removing various items from your resume. READ MORE >
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"Brian and Lynn assisted in placing me at McGuireWoods, and I have now finished my second..." Read moreKaren LuhUniversity of San Diego School of Law, Class Of 2004Placed at McGuireWoods LLP.
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