BlogsCandidatesA Legal Recruiter Relationship is Important

January 4, 2019

One missed call from a legal recruiter could be costing you money!

The phone rings, you answer and it’s a legal recruiter…UGH! You are so busy – but, if your first reaction is to end the call. STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT.

Good recruiters are your spotlights onto the marketplace, they are loaded with information and that information costs you nothingEven if you are happy with your current position and have no intention of leaving, staying abreast of superlative “HOT” opportunities at all times, is purely beneficial to you.  Obviously, when a recruiter is a talented professional, they are making quality matches.  If those matches lead to you, it could literally be invaluable to your career, income or lifestyle. So, TAKE THE CALL!! (or else set up a convenient time to talk)

It’s a 2-way street
Allow the recruiter to learn about you, but you mirror that effort as well.  How long has the legal recruiter been in the industry?  Are they protecting you, the candidate, in a confidential manner?  What is the process?  Evaluate the communication skills of the recruiter and listen – to learn whether or not they care about making intelligent, quality matches.  Make sure the recruiter will not waste your time. At Collier Legal Search, our company motto is “to waste no one’s time” – because, quite simply, it’s bad for business.  We thrive on providing a service so seamless that it produces quality placements and endless referrals.Gain Valuable Information
Just as accurate, timely and useful information can make or break the outcome of a case, the same applies to your career.  An experienced recruiter knows what’s going on in the market locally, regionally, and nationally and will share that information with you.  They have their finger on the pulse of the legal market and can tell you who is moving, hiring, opening up in Houston, the most competitive salary and benefits packages, evolving vertical markets, and shifts in the legal landscape.  They conduct extensive research, continually update their information and are very well connected.

Career Planning
Speaking to a recruiter and building that relationship as early as possible in your career can help put your career on the path you want.  Whether your goals are to make partner eventually, to work for a multinational firm, to work in-house, or to retire early, you will be able to turn to your recruiter for general guidance regarding your career development.  When opportunities match your goals, your recruiter will assist you in pursuing the position.  Keep in mind that a job search can often take up to a year or longer, so don’t wait until you are ready to leave your current firm to reach out to a legal recruiter.
Networking Powerhouse
We live and work in a highly connected world where who you know (and who they know) is very important.  Professional legal recruiters are established as some of the most valuable fixtures in the legal community.  So, become part of that powerful, though a private network.

Interested in speaking with a recruiter, but worried about your current employer finding out?  A good professional search consultant provides a thorough service while fiercely protecting the candidate’s confidentiality.  Discretion is key to their business success, and legal recruiters will not submit your information to any potential employer without your authorization.  If you have any concerns about confidentiality, your recruiter should be able to explain exactly how and when your information will be shared.

Full-Service Legal Staffing You Can Depend On
If you are ready to start developing a professional relationship with a trusted advisor, contact a consultant at Collier Legal Search to find out how we can help you attain your career goals.

Collier Legal Search is a full-service legal staffing company that specializes in placing well-credentialed partners, associates and legal professionals at every level in law firms and corporations.  Our experience in the industry, inside knowledge of all law firms and unique vast network all work together to deliver top results.

We are committed to maximizing success for our clients and our candidates.  Contact us at 832-239-5253 and let us go to work for you.  Or, next time we phone you, TAKE THE CALL!

Collier Legal Search

824 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-863-8180
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