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Law Firm Recruiting

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:37 am

Currently a few years in biglaw, and really want to move into some kind of recruiting, which is what I have always wanted to do long term. Would love to work in a firm recruiting office. Always been active in recruiting/admissions volunteering for my undergrad, law school and firm, so I have some background/experience. Questions is how can I network in this area and discreetly learn more without tipping my hand? Not like I can just walk down the hall to recruiting, close the door, and discuss (or perhaps I can?)

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Re: Law Firm Recruiting

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Currently a few years in biglaw, and really want to move into some kind of recruiting, which is what I have always wanted to do long term. Would love to work in a firm recruiting office. Always been active in recruiting/admissions volunteering for my undergrad, law school and firm, so I have some background/experience. Questions is how can I network in this area and discreetly learn more without tipping my hand? Not like I can just walk down the hall to recruiting, close the door, and discuss (or perhaps I can?)


I have a friend who worked at an accounting office and had a similar situation to yours. She walked down the hall to the recruiting office and told them that, in addition to her passion for accounting, she was also very interested in recruiting and would like to get more involved in those initiatives if possible. They began involving her in things as an accountant who did some recruiting work and, over time, it became very obvious that she was more passionate about/better at recruiting and I think they might have brought up the idea of her transitioning into recruiting (probably as a joke), and she grabbed hold of that and never let go.

I don't know how easily you could replicate that, but getting really involved in your firm's recruiting program would be a smart move regardless of how you want to pursue a career in recruiting.

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Re: Law Firm Recruiting

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:31 pm

Mr. Elshal wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Currently a few years in biglaw, and really want to move into some kind of recruiting, which is what I have always wanted to do long term. Would love to work in a firm recruiting office. Always been active in recruiting/admissions volunteering for my undergrad, law school and firm, so I have some background/experience. Questions is how can I network in this area and discreetly learn more without tipping my hand? Not like I can just walk down the hall to recruiting, close the door, and discuss (or perhaps I can?)


I have a friend who worked at an accounting office and had a similar situation to yours. She walked down the hall to the recruiting office and told them that, in addition to her passion for accounting, she was also very interested in recruiting and would like to get more involved in those initiatives if possible. They began involving her in things as an accountant who did some recruiting work and, over time, it became very obvious that she was more passionate about/better at recruiting and I think they might have brought up the idea of her transitioning into recruiting (probably as a joke), and she grabbed hold of that and never let go.

I don't know how easily you could replicate that, but getting really involved in your firm's recruiting program would be a smart move regardless of how you want to pursue a career in recruiting.


Oh definitely. I made very clear to the recruiting office how interested I am in helping with recruiting efforts and the summer program. I'm hoping that I can get particularly involved this summer, do a great job, and maybe then broach the topic discreetly.




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