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Welcome to the first in a series of monthly “Ask the Experts” posts, brought to you by the ATL Career Center, powered by Lateral Link. Over the next few months, we’ll be talking with legal career experts, everyone from recruiters to hiring partners to professional development staff. The conversations will focus on what associates and law students need to know to be successful in this turbulent job market.
This week, we spoke with Tricia McGrath, a Director at Lateral Link who works with partner and associate candidates on law firm searches, and with candidates seeking in-house positions. We asked Tricia for advice on what kind of résumés get an employer’s attention. Visit the Resources section on the Career Center to get the answers to the following questions, as well as advice on the one thing you should never do.
Q: How detailed should my resume be?
Q: My career counselor recommended that my résumé begin with my experience and end with my education. Is this a good idea?
Q: Should a résumé ever be more than one page?
Q: I was laid off from a Top-20 law firm a few months ago. When my severance ran out, I took a contract attorney position to help pay the bills. This isn’t the type of job I want to call attention to when I’m applying to firms – do I need to include it on my résumé?
Q: Should I bother explaining to prospective employers why I was laid off, or is the less said the better?
Read the full article, as well and see other resources, on the Career Center. If you have tips or questions that you would like covered in future Ask The Expert columns, please email careercenter@abovethelaw.com.

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Which firms were the “hottest” firms for September — i.e., the firms whose profiles were most visited on the ATL Career Center, powered by Lateral Link? These were the top five:
1. This firm, based in D.C., “lives up to its reputation for being a lifestyle firm.”
2. This firm, also with a sizable D.C. presence, offers its lawyers “immediate substantive responsibility” on “high-stakes” matters.
3. This firm has a top-flight sports law practice, with clients including Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association.
4. This firm has a definite international bent, with more than half of its clients located abroad.
5. This firm, a litigation powerhouse, boasts an “eclectic group” of attorneys, with a “mix of personalities.”
The Career Center is constantly being updated with responses from users and the latest news from the legal markets. Unlike many other resources, it’s dynamic, not static.
Some recent highlights from the Career Center’s firm snapshots, after the jump.

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(Plus a list of September’s hot law firms.)

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    We received over 1300 responses to last week’s Career Center survey on how lawyers feel about their careers in light of the recession.  Despite economists’ encouraging words about the light at the end of the tunnel, respondents across the country remain deeply concerned for themselves and the legal industry as a whole.  Although the economy has pulled out of its tailspin, recovering financial institutions and businesses are no longer generating the same level of legal work they once did, making it extremely difficult for major corporate law firms to stage their own comebacks.  With business stagnating, several major law firms have gone out of business , and waves of layoffs have left thousands of big firm attorneys without jobs and countless others thinking they could be cut next. Check out the Career Center, powered by Lateral Link, for more on which firms are starting to recover from the downturn and which firms continue to struggle.

    Check out the survey results, after the jump.

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  • The Atlantic
  • De Beers
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  • Kinney Recruiting
  • Lateral Link
  • LexisNexis
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    Over the last month, we’ve seen a significant spike in the number of ATL readers making use of the information on the Career Center. With hundreds of thousands of visitors to the law firm snapshots and tens of thousands of law firm comparisons generated on the Career Center, we want to know what is on our readers’ minds when it comes to your careers.
    Could it be that a year after Lehman’s collapse, and with Bernake’s reassurances that the recession is "very likely over," attorneys feel it is safe to go back on the job hunt? Perhaps the recent layoffs are creating concern that things are getting worse, and people want to know their options? Either way, the good news is that our friends over at Lateral Link tell us that hiring is starting to pick up and they have dozens of attorneys interviewing, so options are out there.

    If you have information about your firm that you want to share with other career center users, please email us at careercenter@abovethelaw.com. Thanks.
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    Hey 2Ls! Looking for more insight on which firms to consider this fall?  Want to know which firms still offer 14-week summer programs and which ones are canceling their summer programs entirely?  Curious about who provides a $15 lunch budget and who subsidizes $75 lunches? Check out the summer associate program snapshots at the ATL Career Center, powered by Lateral Link. It gives you the inside track on summer associate programs at major law firms across the country.  Follow the links below to find out:

    • Which firm has a "professor in residence" to assist summer associates with legal research and writing questions?  Click here.
    • Which firm’s summer program kicks off with a "fantastic" and "truly exceptional" weekend at a seaside resort in California?  Click here.
    • Which firm provides a $65 lunch budget and allows summer associates to attend an unlimited number of lunches each week?  Click here.
    • Which firm’s summer associates report being “treated like associates and expected (for the most part) to work like associates,” and say that they were “busy and challenged” by the “intense work expectations”?  Click here.
    • Which firm takes its promise to give summer associates a "hands-on" experience literally and invited summer associates to visit a client’s wind farm and climb to the top of "a 55-meter turbine"?  Click here.
    • More guessing games, after the jump.

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