Category Archives: Planning Your Search

Your Job Search is Really a Sales Job

The word “sales” makes many lawyers uncomfortable, but you’re in sales every day whether you realize it or not. You sell yourself and your expertise to your firm or company, current and potential clients, colleagues, opponents, and judges. And, when searching for a new position, you are the product you want the prospective employer to…
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Go Google Yourself!

Lawyers should Google themselves for the same reasons law firms and corporations do. Self-Googling (or "ego-surfing," as it's sometimes called) is not narcissism; it’s a wise move to identify and shape your personal online reputation or "brand." Given that everyone from prospective employers to potential clients is likely to check you out online, you should…
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Are Bonuses Hampering Your Career Move?

Law firms pay associate bonuses not only to incentivize excellent performance and high productivity, but also to entice lawyers to join them and stay. Firms may pay discretionary bonuses predicated on excellent associate work and strong financial performance of the firm, hours bonuses requiring a minimum number of annual billable hours for any bonus eligibility…
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Holding Your Recruiter to a Higher Standard

Whether you are the employer-client or the attorney-candidate, you want your legal search consultant to handle your search honorably. One of the ways you can help ensure that your recruiter plays by the rules is to ask whether the search firm is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) or, at…
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