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November 8, 2018

How millennials view work-life balance

As a legal recruitment consultant, who works remotely, the conversation of work-life balance is one that often comes up when speaking with candidates. Millennials now make up …

November 7, 2018

Tips for choosing your legal career path after law school

There are many factors one should consider when choosing a legal career path after law school. Here are our top tips for navigating the legal landscape as …

November 2, 2018

2018 Legal Recruitment Trends: Takeaways from our national industry conference

Earlier this month, I attended the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) national conference, hosted in New York at the new offices of White & Case …

October 31, 2018

How to answer the most common interview question

“So, tell me more about yourself…” On the face of it, answering this interview question seems easy enough. After all, you just have to talk about your …

October 25, 2018

Why you should embrace culture add over culture fit in your hiring process

Imagine this scenario: you are tasked with hiring an in-house lawyer for your organization. After a few interviews, you find a promising candidate with the right knowledge …

October 19, 2018

Business development checklist for lawyers

As a lawyer, you are required to network and gain business development skills to help build your successful career. Below is a checklist to help you build …

October 17, 2018

Congratulations, you got a second interview! Here’s what to expect.

You did it! You managed to impress the law firm you interview with and you’ve been asked to come back for a second interview. You might be …

October 12, 2018

Common mistakes hiring managers should avoid in legal recruitment

Hiring can be an exhaustive process and hiring managers are not immune to making mistakes during the legal recruitment process. Regardless of background and experience, we are …

October 10, 2018

Top Four Compensation Predictions for In-house Counsel in 2019

This year has been very busy for the legal profession, both in private practice and in-house. Workflow did not slow down over the summer months and the …

October 5, 2018

Time management tips for law associates

Often, when my desk gets busy, I find myself wondering if I am doing the right thing at the right time. Legal recruiters manage multiple searches in …

September 27, 2018

Featured Legal Opportunity: Methanex Corporate Counsel Vancouver

Check out this video to learn more about our newest Corporate Counsel Search with Methanex, the world’s largest producer and marketer of methanol, headquartered in Vancouver. We are …

September 26, 2018

Ask a legal recruiter: How to reply when asked why you want to leave your firm

Millennials have been coined the gig generation; known for not staying as long in a position or a company as their parents. Now when you are interviewing, …

September 24, 2018

Vancouver legal recruitment: Fall 2018 market update

The Vancouver legal market may be approaching peak market activity in the fall of 2018, with nearly every firm in the market struggling to attract and retain …

September 14, 2018

Tips for becoming Partner at a law firm

At most law firms in Calgary and across Canada, it can take upwards of ten years to make partner. In some cases, firms have implemented a two-tier …

August 22, 2018

Why artificial intelligence can’t replace human recruiters

Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the recruiting world. As a legal recruitment consultant, I enjoy having more AI functionality at …

August 17, 2018

Two keys to successfully onboarding lateral recruits

One of the recurring conversations I have in the market is on how to best keep new team members properly engaged beyond the initial ‘honeymoon’ period of …

August 10, 2018

Four tips for finding a legal mentor

As a new associate or articling student, finding a mentor can be a top priority to get your legal career started on the right foot. Generally, we …

August 3, 2018

Top three mistakes law firms make when hiring in a tight market

  This year has marked a noticeable shift in our legal market, nationwide. Legal recruiting firms are finally seeing the market shift from an “employer’s market” to …

August 1, 2018

Conquer your legal job interview jitters using mindfulness

You’re not alone if you find interviews stressful. Many of us have experienced going into panic mode – sweaty palms, weak knees, mind and heart racing, tightness …

July 25, 2018

How AI is changing the recruitment landscape

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on its way to lending a helping hand when it comes to solving the problems of human capital management, recruitment (yes, …

July 19, 2018

How to respond when an interviewer asks: Do you have any questions?

As legal recruiters, we know all too well that an interview is a two-way street. Your interviewer will ask you questions to learn about you and your skills. In …

July 12, 2018

Four reasons you didn’t get the job offer

As a legal recruitment firm, we do our best to provide candidates with post-interview feedback from our clients. Some feedback is more obvious, like when a candidate …

July 11, 2018

Competition for legal talent on the rise: Another reason for progressing women in law

We continuously hear that for many years women have outnumbered men in law schools; however, men continue to outnumber women, often by substantial margins, in senior positions …

July 5, 2018

Exploring your legal career options while family planning

On a personal level, fatherhood has been a humbling and exciting adventure that has deepened my empathy for lawyers who are sharing or about to share this …

July 3, 2018

What to do if you can’t answer a question in a job interview

We’ve all been there. You landed the interview and then you are asked a question that you did not expect. Hiring managers ask questions to get to …

June 29, 2018

Featured Legal Opportunity: Seaspan General Counsel Vancouver

Check out this video for our newest General Counsel search with Seaspan, the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space based in Vancouver. We are …

June 28, 2018

Considerations when finding and managing outside legal counsel

  An interesting perspective for in-house counsel, with good tips on how to identify and manage external counsel by two senior in-house counsel at leading institutions. Notably, …

June 27, 2018

Legal recruitment Canada: mid-year market update

Hard to believe we are halfway through 2018 already!  The legal recruitment market continues to move at a rapid pace, with demand notably on the uptick for …

June 21, 2018

How to navigate multiple job offers

Having multiple job offers may seem like an enviable, exciting, and validating situation, but it can also be stressful when each offer appears equally enticing and you …

June 19, 2018

Ask a legal recruiter: Is it too early in my career to make a move?

I was recently speaking with a high-caliber associate lawyer based in Toronto. He practices in what most people would consider a “small Bar” with an intimate community …