How Truthful Are Recruiting Calls?

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How Truthful Are Recruiting Calls?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:35 pm

I am a first year associate at a lower-ranked biglaw firm practicing in restructuring/bankruptcy. I'm starting to get a lot of calls from recruiting agencies along the lines of "your practice area, bankruptcy, is very active right now, we have significant upstream opportunities for you to explore, etc."

Are these generally just "sales tactics" or is there any truth to them? It's my understanding that it is very difficult for a first year (especially only 5 months in) to lateral to another firm.

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Re: How Truthful Are Recruiting Calls?

Postby kau11 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I am a first year associate at a lower-ranked biglaw firm practicing in restructuring/bankruptcy. I'm starting to get a lot of calls from recruiting agencies along the lines of "your practice area, bankruptcy, is very active right now, we have significant upstream opportunities for you to explore, etc."

Are these generally just "sales tactics" or is there any truth to them? It's my understanding that it is very difficult for a first year (especially only 5 months in) to lateral to another firm.

For what it's worth, I have heard that hiring in bankruptcy/restructuring is strong in NY/DE right now. I don't think this is as true in other markets.

I can't speak as to the difficulty of lateralling as a first year, though I'm sure there are others who can.

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Re: How Truthful Are Recruiting Calls?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:48 pm

Retail BK is blowing up right now. Not surprised if bigger shops need more bodies.



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