Navigating the job market can be challenging! There are a number of variables to consider. Once you do make the decision to job search, it is very common to come across a recruitment agency in the legal community.
Not everyone has worked with a recruitment agency to assist in their job search. Since firms are often looking for a specific set of skills and experience when making a hire, they will often engage recruitment agencies to assist in their search for the right candidate.
As this is a rather common practice, today I wanted to talk to you about some of the benefits of working with a Recruitment Agency to aide and assist with your job search. Ultimately, working with a recruitment agency can expedite your job search and do so for free. You tap into the experience of a professional and get a second set of eyes, helping you find the best opportunity that matches what you are looking for. A recruitment agency can lead you to opportunities you had never considered before and can help bring calmness to the craziness that the job searching process brings along.
Here are some of the benefits of working with us.
First - No Cost
If you are looking for a job, there is no cost to you. Whether you find a job through your recruiter or not, you’ll never be charged. We are engaged by law firms and our service cost is covered by the firm.
Second - Access to a Variety of Job Opportunities
We work with multiple law firms on a number of requisitions and can discuss multiple opportunities with you. We work on both a mix of active job postings but are also aware of deeper opportunities such as those that will be coming up with firms down the road or in situations where firms choose not to advertise the position – i.e. if there is a need for a confidential search.
Further, we are here to assist people in finding the right long term fit for them. If someone does apply to a position we are working on, but they are not the right fit, we will redirect them to a position that is more suitable. The reason that employers pay recruiters is that they want to find talent that fits into their team and corporate culture. Job seekers who are a better fit are more likely to stick around long term.
And this is very important! Our goal is to be able to discuss with you a number of opportunities so that you can find the job that is the best long term fit for you. There is no benefit to anyone if you take a job you are miserable in or which is not the best fit for you. We are an extension of your job search. We want to present you with opportunities you’re excited about. During this process it is important to be honest with us.
Third - Manage the interview process
We manage the interview process and can prepare you for what to expect in an upcoming interview. We coordinate interview times and can ensure that all your questions are answered before moving towards the offer stage. This can include hunting down the answers for you to some of the questions you forgot to ask or are unsure of, or it may be scheduling an additional meeting between you and the firm.
Fourth - Assist with discussions regarding the Job Offer
Sometimes people feel that the job offer will not happen, because the start date their employer prefers is not doable, although this is not the case. We can assist you through these obstacles or provide clarification on some of the points made in the offer.
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions about working with a recruitment agency or how we can best assist you, feel free to email or call us.
Happy job hunting and Good Luck!