Are There Opportunities for International Tax Attorneys
[00:00:00] I am looking for a job in international tax. Do you know if there are opportunities out there?
And the answer to that is yes. One thing I would say again, I try not to promote services on this call, but what I would do is I would go look for the set of jobs, LawCrossing Research Jobs.
So it's like a research company. It's not like indeed service company Law Crossing to a job search company. Not only can you see international tax jobs that are apparent, but you can see international tax jobs that firms had in the past, that would be Law Crossing archives.
The company's been around for 20 years. So 20 plus years of expired jobs. And that will just show you the people that hire those sorts of people for international tax. Tax is just a weird practice area in the sense that many times it's a support role to corporate law firms and law firms when they hire tax people, they like them to be from other law firms, but there's not a lot of tax jobs in law firms. So it's just a very default.
Practice area for many people to get jobs in what I would recommend if you're a tax attorney would be to look at accounting firms as well as law firms that have had openings before. That's how I would use a lock it's called lock crossing archives.
[00:01:00] I apologize for the short break, but what - archives are just expired jobs. So if you're in like a niche practice area and that would be taxed, other types of practice areas, a lot of times, if a firm has had an opening, something like an international tax in the past, it's like that to have one in the future.
So it makes sense to look there. And then the only other thing I would do would be looking at old in-house openings as well. So you look at current openings and it's the same logic that applies.
So just work on, look at that. And then that should show you people that have had openings and potentially in the past. Okay, I just want to make sure that everyone understands this for every practice area.
It's very important, to try to look at expired jobs because one of the ways like at BCG, for example, most of the placements we make, I would say, 85 to 90% of them are at firms that do not have current openings. And so what that means is, you can use. The idea that firms had openings in the past, there's a guy.
Certain firms may have M&A openings, every six months. So even if they don't have one right now if they had an M&A opening six months ago, the odds are that if you send them an M&A attorney, they're going to
[00:02:00] interview it, The same thing goes with litigation.
Certain firms are always seeking litigators at different levels and the same thing with, patents and so forth. So many times it's like that with tax too. So looking at openings that are expired is often very important. The reason by the way that I get more people jobs at firms don't have opens and openings is openings means the jobs are advertised and people are getting a lot of applicants and not always but many times. Non-openings means, not advertised, smart to apply. Those are just things that I recommend, your chances of getting a job are probably five times greater to apply to someplace that doesn't have an open cause there's no competition.
And a lot of times when you apply it, like LawCrossing, for example, and this is getting not a promotion for LawCross, but LawCrossing, buying shops from small websites and employer websites. And many times most of the time employers are not paying to advertise. So that means that you're getting a lot of places where you're not seeing advertised jobs, which is just helpful.
That's just a search secret that I use in my job that is very helpful for people.