In the legal field, it isn't always who you know — it's who you know that you are. Most people entering into the legal job market find that it's very competitive. Your education prepares you for the job, but it's entirely up to you to find employment. Many people rely on referrals from teachers, colleagues, or summer internships to help them get a wing tip in the door when searching for a firm to help start their career. Whether you're a file clerk, legal secretary, paralegal, or attorney, it's often tough to find the right firm, and currently things are tougher than ever with so many legal jobs being cut left and right.
If you're interested in finding employment as a legal recruiter, don't be discouraged by today's relatively bleak economy. In fact, every sector in the job market is suffering to some extent. That means that the legal profession, too, isn't hiring and in some cases is even laying off staff, including lawyers. Nonetheless, as the economy picks up, the job market is expected to as well — and that holds true of legal recruiter jobs in the US, too. If you like people and you like the challenge of finding the right candidate to fill that perfect position, perhaps a career as a legal recruiter might be for you. Take a look to find out more.
After you have cleared the campus interview at your law school, you will usually be invited to spend a day at the firm's offices, where you will interview a number of partners and associates and will be taken to lunch and/or dinner at a fancy restaurant in town. Our purpose now is to describe briefly what these "on site" interviewers are going to be looking for.