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Inside Out – Harnessing Internal Networks

Nov, 21 16 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

Whether you are practicing at a law firm or in-house, the importance of building and maintaining your internal network is undeniable.  These work relationships serve many purposes – from making the workplace more enjoyable and productive on a daily basis, … Continue reading

 

Getting Your First In-House Job

Aug, 24 16 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

We have all seen that in-house job description that requires, you guessed it, prior in-house experience. With so many lawyers wanting to go in-house, we often hear from frustrated attorneys asking us how they can get that first in-house job, … Continue reading

 

Confidence is Key in the Interview Process

May, 12 16 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

Projecting confidence is an important part of the job search.  As Vince Lombardi said, “Confidence is contagious.  So is lack of confidence.”  This is never truer than during the interview process.  Employers seek to hire people who believe they can … Continue reading

 

Networking For Lawyers – Learn To Love It

Apr, 01 16 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

You graduate from law school, start your first job and suddenly you can never seem to find the time to go to the gym, have lunch or even call old roommates.  Many young lawyers are so busy with work that … Continue reading

 

New Job – Making a Great First Impression

Mar, 22 16 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

While landing the new job may have seemed difficult, the smooth transition into a new position presents its own challenges.  Like any major life event, you should approach a job transition with forethought and planning. To begin with, make sure … Continue reading

 

A Primer on Giving Notice

Feb, 04 16 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

A Primer on Giving Notice – How to Leave Your Job Gracefully Notifying your employer and co-workers that you are leaving your current job can be tricky.  While finding a new position is exciting, leaving your current position can be uncomfortable, … Continue reading

 

Be Thoughtful About Your Career, Please!

Nov, 24 15 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

As the year comes to a close, it is time to think about how to move your career forward in 2016.  We understand that nobody wants to think about these things.  Unfortunately, career planning is a necessary part of developing … Continue reading

 

Phone Interviews Are Tough – Be Prepared

Nov, 09 15 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

Many of our clients utilize the phone interview at some point during their hiring process.  It is often the initial contact a candidate will have with the prospective employer.   Why are phone interviews so difficult?  There are many reasons! First … Continue reading

 

Want an In-House Position — Timing is Key

Oct, 27 15 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

As we head into the end of year, I find myself speaking with attorneys more and more about timing.  While law firm lawyers often want to make a job change in January, the market does not always cooperate – particularly … Continue reading

 

Engaging a Legal Search Firm

Mar, 01 15 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

GETTING THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – A GUIDE FOR CLIENTS Working with the right legal search firm should not only ensure that you find great attorney candidates, but should also mean developing a long term relationship that builds … Continue reading

 

Opportunity is Knocking – Are You Ready?!

Jan, 09 15 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

Every day we talk to attorneys who are unhappy, or perhaps just unfulfilled, with their day-to-day work.  Most, if not all, of these attorneys believe that they would jump at the “right opportunity.”  But how many of them, and of … Continue reading

 

How to Ace a Law Firm or In-House Interview

Jul, 31 12 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

Job interviews for legal positions can come in many forms, from informal meetings at coffee shops to full-press interviews in conference rooms with 10 partners firing questions at you.  Regardless of the setting, your best shot at acing an interview … Continue reading

 

Look Like a Lawyer: Dressing for Success

Mar, 09 12 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

The prevalence of the business casual dress code in both law firms and corporate legal departments is viewed by many attorneys as a good thing, and we wholeheartedly agree.  Unfortunately, the freedom to dress more casually at work has also … Continue reading

 

A Recruiter’s Guide to Legal Resumes

Mar, 07 12 Post by: EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search | No Comments

We recognize that there have been many articles written about how to put together the best legal resume.  As experienced legal recruiters, we also know that there are an endless number of formats and fonts for a job seeking attorney … Continue reading