Getting the right job with the right company is difficult no matter one's field – but for some reason, that seems to go double for anyone who’s looking to make a career in the field of law. Perhaps it has something to do with how competitive the industry has become, or how highly specialized many of the positions in this industry can be. But is there any way that a professional looking for… Continue
Added by Simon Hopes on May 15, 2014 at 9:42am —
Att’n: The Crown Publishing Group
A Division of Random House, Inc.
New York, NY 10019
March 7, 2014
Dear Crown Business Press, …
Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 5:30pm —
There are fewer things in this world that irritate me more than when someone can’t follow simple directions. For example, fill out the application (at the time after we’ve scheduled an interview of course – I wouldn’t want to enrage any of the candidate experience gods by asking for legal paperwork too early on when I should be offering a Frappa Mocha Someshit so that I can make… Continue
Added by Pete Radloff on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am —
Temporary legal jobs are becoming more common and with increasingly less stigma attached, as law firms are noticing the benefits that lie in hiring temporary legal professionals.
If you are considering signing up with a specialist legal recruitment agency in the hope of acquiring a temporary legal job, you could still be… Continue
Added by Jordan Southern on November 8, 2013 at 7:54am —
When looking at, and indeed writing about career advice, it’s easy to focus on the positives; finding a job, getting a job, doing well in an interview and how to impress when you start.
However, it’s worth remembering that people can lose a job as quickly and easily as finding one, and companies don’t need much of an excuse to get rid of employees who aren’t living up to… Continue
Added by Matt Crist on September 18, 2013 at 6:30am —
We would like to invite everyone to check out the group Service Provider Solutions a one stop shop for human resource managers, directors, recruiting agencies and staffing firms seeking solutions or seeking additional training or certification credit hours to connect with a multitude of industry service provider companies such as: educational, payroll, back office, financing, professional employer… Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 4:39am —
The president of our company and I were recently invited to attend a keynote given by one the 50 most influential people in business internationally and I could go on and on with all their credits but will reframe. She was asked what bit of information she would pass on to someone just getting started. I could give you her answer but that was not the point of this post.
The more I thought about her speech the more I thought how there is really little difference in those at the top… Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 3:44am —
I was VERY fortunate to be interviewed by Monster.com for their "Inside HR" series. The topic was on social recruiting, so I had a couple of things to say. Tune in to find out what they were. (Or, if you have nothing better to do over the next 2 minutes.)… Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on October 19, 2012 at 2:07pm —
While there are laws in place to protect individuals’ 40-and-over in the workplace, it doesn’t always mean they are upheld.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there was a steep increase just as recently as 2009 in the number of age-related discrimination claims. In that year, the EEOC noted 22,778 age discrimination claims, close to a 38 percent uptick from only 16,548 three years earlier.
For those that do not know, the Age Discrimination in… Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on April 23, 2012 at 6:19pm —
Seems so simple but very few companies seem willing to act on one of the leading causes of why good candidates do not want to work for their company: incompetent and unprofessional managers. Believe me word gets around and when it does it sure makes a recruiter and human resource's task more difficult.
I cannot tell you how many times I have received calls or emails from great potential candidates about the terrible experiences they have had during an interview. Managers endlessly… Continue
Added by Francois Guay on September 19, 2011 at 8:00am —
As promised here is Part 2 of the Guest Blog entry from Julie Keeter, PHR.
In Terminations in the USA: Part 1 we provided two of four areas to consider when avoiding wrongful terminations. In Part 2 we will touch on the other two areas – again please note, your own unique situation cannot be answered by this brief summary so PLEASE consult your attorney before making employment decisions based on this information…Thank…
Added by Lisa Switzer on January 16, 2011 at 3:33pm —
Hopefully, many of you are in the holiday spirit and ready to ring in 2009. I know I am. After the economic meltdown of 2008 and seeing the legal recruiting market practically dry up, I am ready for 2008 to leave and 2009 arrive. Maybe I am being overly optimistic, but I truly feel that it cannot get much worse and all we have to go from here is up.
During this last quarter of 2008, I took a leave of absence from my blogging. With everyday of bad news, I just… Continue
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
For all of the law school recruiters, law firm recruiters and law students going through the hectic, stressful time of on-campus recruitment, please checkout the link below. It is a discussion between the Chair of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Recruiting Committee and two law students about the recruitment of the top law firms of the country's best law students. Enjoy.
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 27, 2008 at 11:00pm —
As I was preparing for my upcoming week, I got an email that made my world. My very first dream candidate has materialized before my virtual eyes.
This candidate isn't a dream candidate because he attended a top 15 law school. He isn't a dream candidate because he graduated from this top law school with excellent grades. Nor is he a wonderful candidate because he went to work for one of the most prestigous law firms in New York. Although the credentials are enough to make most… Continue
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 24, 2008 at 11:01pm —
There is an Allstate commercial that starts with Dennis Haysbert, who starred as President David Palmer on the critically acclaimed “24” and now heads up the cast of “The Unit”, saying “we may not be in a recession, but it sure feels like one.” Well, I would like to rephrase that quote to say, “we may not be in a recession, but the legal market is responding as though we are, and thus we must act accordingly.”
In the hallways of the top law firms, in the bar study courses across the… Continue
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 19, 2008 at 12:12am —
In Chicago, I have several legal opportunities available.
Intellectual Property Legal Secretary
I work with several law firms in the Loop who are searching for basically the same type of candidate. This person would:
* 2+ years recent experience as an IP legal secretary
* Have knowledge of either Patent Prosecution, IP Litigation/Trademarks, or both
* Be able to successfully pass basic Office application tests
* Have a typing WPM of a… Continue
Added by Marina Hartung on April 4, 2008 at 1:27pm —