- On March 30, 2019
This is a hot job market! Do you still need a recruiter? The majority of in-house jobs are for transactional lawyers 4-8 years out of a top school law school with top firm and in-house experience. If you don’t match that magic profile, then yes, a recruiter can be invaluable in the job process. Here’s why:
- We know exactly what the hiring manager is looking for, i.e., what are the top few things on the job description that’s really required versus the nice-to-haves (and what is plain wrong in the job description).
- We will bypass bureaucracy/the internal black hole and get you straight to the hiring manager. I always have the hiring manager’s email and cell (though I will never share that with you).
- We have the confidence of the hiring manager. Often the hiring manager has personally requested that I conduct the search; he or she knows the quality of my work, understanding of their job and industry, and selection of top candidates for them. I also get constant feedback on candidates sent.
- We know the company’s culture. I ask (so you don’t have to) about hours, the possibility of telecommuting, benefits, etc.
- We know the pay structure and what piece of the compensation can move (base, bonus, equity). I can advocate for you when negotiating compensation if you’d like.