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Q: Head Hunting Companies for Law Firms ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Head Hunting Companies for Law Firms
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: lawgrad-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 23 Mar 2006 12:23 PST
Expires: 22 Apr 2006 13:23 PDT
Question ID: 711175
Can you please provide me with the names/contact information for good
head hunting companies providing services for Manhattan?  I am a
recent graduate from a good law school seeking an associate position
with a large to medium sized Manhattan law firm.  I would like to hire
the services of a company to help me get the interviews and the
position I am after.  I have found a number of companies on the
internet that help firms fill their positions, but not many that help
the candidate themselves.  And of those that do help the candidate,
they only provide services for lawyers with at least one year of
experience, not the newly graduated.  Being fresh out of law school
this is not an option.   I look to you to help me find the right head
hunting company to contact. Thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 23 Mar 2006 13:49 PST
Hello lawgrad-ga,

What law school did you graduate from? Your best bet is to make use of
the services offered by your school's career center. Have your worked
with your school's career services office?

Most law schools host recruiters on campus and also offer services for
recent alums. Here's an example from Harvard Law School.
The Office of Career Services works hard year-round to provide all
aspects of career counseling to Harvard Law School students and
graduates pursuing career paths in the private sector. The OCS also
works closely with prospective employers to maximize recruitment

As you've found, recruiters and headhunters work for employers, not
for job candidates. It might be more helpful for your quest to
identify job posting sites that specialize in legal positions.

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by lawgrad-ga on 04 Apr 2006 10:46 PDT
I?ve graduated from a top ten law school.  I am using my school?s
career services office. But I feel not limiting myself to a single
resource would be more lucrative.  I have found that head hunters and
recruiters do work for job candidates.  However, a vast majority
require at least a year of experience.

I have been through the job posting sites.  The opportunities they
promote do not offer what I am seeking.  These sites primarily offer
non-associate positions or associate position for those with
experience in a particular practice area.  Therefore, I have turned to
this site hoping to find an answer my question.

Hope you can help, thanks.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Head Hunting Companies for Law Firms
From: myoarin-ga on 09 Apr 2006 06:01 PDT
Hi Lawgrad,
Your question has slipped far down in the deck without further responses.
I was hoping there would be some that could help you directly.

This is just a free personal opinion from having read your question several times.
Since you have graduated, not having a job in your profession is
becoming an increasing problem the longer you wait.  For a while, you
can explain that you took a trip around the world or something, but
law firms are accustomed to finding career-oriented grads who are
willing to take on the drudgery and work for their bar exam.
As Czh-ga has pointed out, headhunters work for the employers, so
naturally they are only interested in persons who meet the
qualifications and experience specified by their client lawfirms.
Your school's career services office is really your best bet.  What
are the people there suggesting?  Perhaps that you shouldn't aim yet
for an associate position, perhaps not for a Manhattan firm?
You have already discovered that graduating from a top 10 school  -
for which I congratulate you -  will not open all doors.

My basic concern is that every month that passes since your graduation
will make it more difficult to find a position.

Please accept this as well-intended, although a bit "in your face".

Good luck and regards, Myoarin

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