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Raj draws you in with a big smile and a personality to match. He is more widely connected within law firm recruitment than anyone I know and I know a lot of those people.
Bruce MacEwen, President; currently with Adam Smith, Esq.
Be prepared and go the extra mile, on your resume, on your representative experience sheet, on your interview preparation (by asking well-crafted and tailored questions) and on your follow up. Many employers are disappointed by how little candidates know about the firms and companies with which they are interviewing. Use firm websites and LinkedIn profiles to become familiar with your potential employer. Remember to affirmatively express your interest in the position.
“Justin Flowers, Lateral Link’s Director for International Placements, was direct, straightforward, and a valuable resource from the beginning regarding every aspect of the international search process. He was able to get me multiple interviews and ultimately placed me in an outstanding Asia practice. Justin not only knows the international markets and has strong relationships with key players, but he also really listens to what both clients and candidates are looking for in order to achieve the best possible solution for both.”
NYU Law School Alumnus; placed at Milbank Tweed – Hong Kong
What differentiates you as a recruiter:
Detailed market knowledge, honesty and a no-pressure, candidate-first approach.
Your career is a marathon, not a sprint. Formulate a plan early on to position you for your ultimate career goal. If you decide to use a legal recruiter, choose wisely—make sure the recruiter is experienced, really knows the law firms and/or companies in your market, is candid and realistic about what options are the best fit for you, and is responsive and supportive during your search. More generally: 1) be thoroughly prepared and invested in every interview; 2) treat every networking call or meeting as if it were an interview; 3) make sure your resume is proofread by at least 3 people to check for typos, spelling errors and consistency issues; 4) always have 8-10 questions to ask during an interview; and 5) send thank you notes after an interview (very few people do them anymore and, if well written, they can set you apart).
An in-depth article in Rolling Stone takes a close look at the never-ending litigation between Steven Donziger and Chevron.
An egregious episode offers a lesson in client service.
* Here’s the international sign for “don’t urinate in public.” Glad to know we needed a sign for this. [National Review] * An illegal hostile work environment is created when coworkers wear confederate flag T-shirts. Because… obviously it is. Professor Volokh thinks this is unconstitutional. Apparently a document drafted by white slaveholders is set up…
Since 2009, the Windy City has seen a significant increase in lateral moves.
Becker & Poliakoff issues yet another statement about how they won’t fire a homophobe.
And now, time for some damage control.
This guy is a partner who wants an employee to “reduce [his] stress level” by handling every task that he feels is beneath his lofty stature.
The week before Labor Day is a quiet time, but it would be a mistake to view this period as only one of enjoyment….
“Reply all” hate speech like it’s 1982.
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.