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A great legal placement agency can benefit both law firm and candidate, providing a tailored service that puts together the best candidates and best jobs. READ MORE >
Legal recruiters offer unique advantages to attorney job seekers that aren’t always available to them in their legal job search. READ MORE >
Is there something wrong with you if a recruiter suddenly stops working you after expressing interest in you initially? READ MORE >
When is the right time to put your law firm job search on hold? Find out in this article. READ MORE >
Have you ever been manipulated by a legal recruiter? You may have been without even realizing it. Learn the various tricks recruiters use in this article. READ MORE >
Find out if you have what it takes to be a marketable attorney in this article. READ MORE >
Question: How do I stop working with a headhunter who has submitted my resume to many law firms but has not followed up with them? I get the feeling that she is not very conscientious and my resume is sitting in a pile somewhere. She does not call me to give me any updates, even after I've gone to screening interviews through her. I had to call the firm directly to find out whether they would proceed. Is there a way to get her to retract my resume from all of the firms she sent it to and resubmit it again? READ MORE >
Question: A recruiter I was dealing with sent my resume, without my authorization or knowledge, to Law Firm X. At or around the same time, I answered a blind advertisement placed by that firm and received an interview. After the interview occurred, I mentioned it to the recruiter, and was told about the resume they submitted.
The recruiter then contacted someone at the firm they had dealt with in the past, told the firm about me, and I was subsequently rejected for the job. Is the recruiter liable for interference with prospective economic advantage or breach of contract (for contacting the law firm without authorization)? READ MORE >
Question: How do headhunters get the names of people they contact?
I am a third-year corporate associate with a large New York firm. I know that most members of my class are frequently contacted by headhunters. For some reason, I never have been. Should I be worried? READ MORE >
Question: I just passed the NY bar exam, have some limited legal experience and securities qualifications, but haven't had the luxury of a summer associate job with a major law firm. Would I be better off knocking on their doors one by one, or should I submit my resume to recruiters that work exclusively online? I know you have written that unless we have two years of experience with major firms, recruiters are not interested in looking at our resumes. Does that include online recruiters? READ MORE >
Successful headhunters offer unique positions and valuable feedback. If you're serious about your career, this is one resource you can't afford to overlook! READ MORE >
Is your recruiter really spending time to make your application stand out? What can you do to inspire them to invest in you? READ MORE >
If your firm has laid you off, but they have allowed you to maintain the appearance of employment by remaining on the website, do you disclose your true situation to your recruiter and potential future employers during your search process? There are many opinions about this topic so you may want to distill your inquiry to a few simple questions. READ MORE >
Associates are busy people. In fact, many associates approach legal recruiters like me because they would like to be less busy, and are seeking an opportunity to help them meet that goal. Many attorneys have no idea how to conduct a job search, or to get information about law firms that may be a fit for them. Recruiters certainly possess information about firms, but keep in mind that our opinions about which firms are “good,” but these are colored by our own experiences practicing law. Only you can decide if a particular law firm is a fit for you. READ MORE >
Question: I’m a new law school graduate. I’ve applied repeatedly to recruiters to see if they can help me find my first attorney position, yet I either don’t get a response from recruiters or get a rejection letter. I have strong law school credentials, so I don’t understand why recruiters aren’t interested in me. Why is this happening? READ MORE >
Question: I am a fourth year associate, and I am considering making a lateral move. I am not sure whether I should work with multiple recruiters. What do you suggest? READ MORE >
Question: I’m working with a recruiter that has submitted me to firms but I don’t have any results. Should I switch recruiters? READ MORE >
Question: I am a partner-level attorney with over 10 years of experience and approximately $250,000 in portable business in Southern California. Over the years of my career, I have made many contacts at other firms. Should I reach out to them on my own to see if they’d be interested in my candidacy? READ MORE >
I graduated from a top 5 law school and was recently laid off from a prestigious AmLaw firm on the West coast. Given my credentials, my friends and colleagues are telling me I should network on my own to find my next job. I'd prefer to let a recruiter help me but wonder if this will hurt my chances. Is it true that recruiters can be an impediment to a job search since the firm has to pay a fee for the service? Don't recruiters just find jobs for associates who have good enough credentials to find jobs on their own? READ MORE >
I am an associate at a large firm, and get calls from legal recruiters all the time. How do I choose a great recruiter to assist me in making a move? READ MORE >
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I am a mid-level corporate associate and have just been told that I am being laid off because there is not enough work in my practice group. My firm is giving me three months to find a new position. One of my friends at the firm has advised me that I should not tell my headhunter the truth about my situation because it will only hurt my chances of finding a new job. Is this true? READ MORE >
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? READ MORE >
"I worked with Karen and thought that she was very responsive and stayed in constant..." Read moreBlake KnickelbeinUniversity of Wisconsin Law School, Class Of 2013Placed at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
"Thank you for all of the great work you've done for me and my job search. I sincerely appreciate your help with my..." Read moreNoah RabinBoston College Law School, Class Of 2011Placed at Morrison Mahoney LLP
"I thought they [BCG Attorney Search] were helpful in an affirmative way, looking for..." Read more
Andrew WolfWilliam and Mary, Class Of 2013Placed at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.
"A recruiter in the Chicago office found me my job. She was very helpful, she was very..." Read more
Brittany BarrientTulane University Law School, Class Of 2010Placed at Ballard Spahr LLP
"[BCG was] very friendly and very prompt in replying. It made it easier to narrow my search to what I was really..." Read more
Anonymous AttorneyST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAWPlaced at Bevilacqua PLLC
"As a new attorney with less than a year of experience, I was skeptical that BCG could help..." Read moreEric KobetNew York University Law School, Class Of 2014Placed at Blake & Uhlig, P.A.