Desiree Moore is the President and founder of Greenhorn Legal, LLC. Greenhorn Legal offers intensive practical skills training programs for law students and new lawyers as they transition from law school into their legal practices. Ms. Moore is the author of the new book, Thrive – A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice (American Bar Association, 2012). Get your copy here! Have questions or just want to chat? You can contact Ms. Moore at: firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook, or on Twitter at @greenhornlegal.
“Lateral Link has proven to be an effective partner in our quest to attract talented lateral candidates, demonstrating that they understand our practice area needs and our historic strong commitment to hire the highest-quality associates available.”
Steven E. Sletten; Hiring Partner, currently with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
Tip for Job Seekers: Just like when you are in trial or are at the negotiating table, seeking a job is all about telling a simple story that is compelling and makes sense. Craft your personal story to explain why you are seeking a new position and why you are a perfect fit for your dream job.
What’s your recruiting style?
Making a move to another employer can be an anxiety-filled event so I like to team up with the candidates I work with and become fully involved and invested in each step of the process; as if it were me making the change. I meet with candidates to ascertain their unique experience and follow up with ideas to assist them in achieving their long-term professional goals. My hope is that this process leads to the candidate making decisions that is best-suited for them. On the employer side, I attend meetings with the hiring managers and/or partners to fill a dual purpose: to stay abreast of the changing employment needs of the firm, company or organization and to get to know a particular employer’s distinct culture and environment.
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The New York City office of Epstein Becker & Green seeks an attorney to work at the level of a fourth to sixth year associate to join its national employer-side labor and employment practice. Knowledge of the full range of federal and state employment statutes, prior litigation experience, and experience and knowledge with matters involving all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, wage & hour and employment contract cases is needed.