If you’re in the market for a new legal job there are a few tips and tricks you should be aware of when searching. Legal careers can fall into a number of categories ranging from support staff to attorneys. Depending on where you want to be on the spectrum there are a number of resources you can pursue to find your next opportunity. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- LinkedIn. This professional networking website has really become the heart of the job search and has replaced a lot of traditional online job boards. 93% of recruiters turn to LinkedIn to source candidates first. Connect with others in your industry and join groups that can help you learn about jobs in your area.
- Local trade organizations. In spite of the popularity of online networking nothing beats the real thing. Join a local trade organization or networking group to give you an opportunity to meet others who may be able to connect you to open jobs and other companies.
- Other social media. While LinkedIn may be the best place for professional communications online, don’t dismiss the power of other social media engines. Establish your brand on Facebook, Twitter, and even Pinterest. Design engaging profiles that will attract employers to you. Engage with online communities.
- Staffing company. Your local employment agency is in the business of making connections. They have access to companies and jobs that aren’t available to the general public. Apply with a staffing service that specializes in legal placements so you can best represent yourself to available employers.
Are you looking for your next legal opportunity? Contact NRI Staffing, offering jobs in Washington DC, to learn more!