Tips for Selecting a Legal Recruiter


Do not readily give out your resume.   Most law firms will give credit to a recruiter for a resume submission for six to twelve months from the date of submission.  Some recruiters will blast your resume to the entire AmLaw 100 to lock-in their right to a fee.  This does not help your job search...

 

Mark your resume, “Not for Distribution” in pdf.  Often, a recruiter will want to see your resume, before discussing a particular position with you.  To satisfy their request and to avoid the possibility of unauthorized distribution, consider placing a header that reads in bold, “NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION”…

 

Ask the recruiter questions.  Many recruiters are jumping into the market for the first time.  Some have no recruiting experience, no legal experience, no experience in your geographic market of interest, and/or no relationship with or knowledge of the firm they want to send your resume to.  Ask the recruiter…

 


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