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How Does Legal Job Placement Work

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Many people prefer to work with a legal job placement service because it helps them gain employment faster and it helps them to specify to the recruiter or placement firm what they are looking for and what they will not accept. In addition, the legal work placement firm can gather information such as what your salary requirements are, what areas you wish to work in, and what your specialties are for those that are attorneys. This is useful to many people because they simply do not know where to begin in their job search, especially if they have been with the same firm for many years.

Many attorney's when they first graduate and pass their bar exams use placement services because they are easier to work with then hitting the pavement on their own, so to speak. Therefore, if you are thinking about working with a legal job placement firm, you need to be aware of several aspects and make sure that the firm is getting results.

First, before you work with any placement firm, you need to get some statistics from them, such as their placement rate, how long they have been in business, how they could help you personally, and if there is a fee. Some recruitment firms do not charge the applicant anything, their fees come from the employer and most recruiters receive a bonus depending on the amount of the salary the people they place begin.

Secondly, find out if they deal with clients specifically looking for legal job placement. Obviously, this is important to you because if the firm does not help with those looking to get jobs in the legal profession, it will do you no good to sign up. In addition, there are some legal placement firms that specifically cater to those in the legal profession, so if possible, work with the specialists in your field, because they are more likely to find you interviews than those that are non-legal based.

Moreover, you should feel at ease with the legal job placement firm you are working with, otherwise, it defeats the entire purpose. If you are not comfortable, find a firm you are comfortable with and then you will have a better chance of finding a position quicker. Working with a placement firm is advantageous in some aspects because they will tell you what the firm is like, what the pay scale are, your expected duties, and give you a history of the company. This helps you to be more prepared when you go to the firm for an interview.

When working with a legal work placement firm, make sure you are able to get a hold of the person you are working with easily. Obviously, you do not want to work with a firm where the recruiters are impossible to get a hold of, which means you should have direct access to them via phone and email. If the recruiter does not get back to you in a timely manner, consider this a red flag and look for other legal job placement firms in your area.

Whenever you are seeking employment, keeping your options open is always to your advantage, because the more options you have to receive interviews and job leads, the more you are helping to make the job search that much easier for you. This means you can also choose to look for positions on your own, rather than just waiting around for the legal job placement firm to contact you. If you do not have a job at all, then your full time job needs to be getting employment. This means taking matters into your own hands and making sure you explore all the possible ways in which to gain employment.

Final Thoughts

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