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Job Hunting? Think Cars.

So I’m a car guy. I love cars. Classic cars. I love driving cars. And I love driving new cars. Well, new to me, anyway; every one of them has been used – but a classic – and I love them so much that I want to drive as many as I can while I’ve … Read More ›

Now What? Tips for Finding Employment After Graduation

One of the most common questions I get from new graduates – whether attorneys or paralegals – is how to find employment after graduation. Many of my candidates make the decision immediately following graduation to jump into contract work. For attorneys this usually means doing document review, and for paralegals this is generally a temporary … Read More ›

That Which We Conceal…

With apologies to Ralph W. Emerson, one of my favorites of his quotes is, “that which we attempt to conceal becomes conspicuous by its absence.” Or something to that effect.

It’s the same with resumes.

Sure, there are things in our professional backgrounds which may not paint us in the most flattering light and which we therefore … Read More ›

Top Ten Reasons to Use Contract Attorneys

As the head of contract staffing for The Partners Group, I am often asked by clients and potential clients “what are some of the reasons that law firms or in-house legal departments use contract attorneys?” Without further ado and in honor of Letterman’s impending retirement, I present our blog readers with our Top 10 Reasons … Read More ›

NALSC: Permanent Placement Agencies and Contract Attorneys

Last week, I had the honor and privilege of speaking at the annual conference of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) in Charlotte. My topic was “Change of Focus to Contract Placements with Seamless Servicing.”

The discussion was essentially a primer on contract attorney staffing for a membership that in the main … Read More ›