Looking Toward 2018 and Beyond

With the end of the year fast approaching and law firms hiring in certain practice areas again, it is time for you to think about your career path. To that end, we want to help you get your arms around your potential options. We will work with you to not just land a job, but build a career.

There are certain facts about the current legal landscape and the recruiting world you should know in advance of 2018:

1. The hiring landscape is noisy and there is seemingly an endless supply of candidates.

Although there are more than 15,000 active attorneys in Arizona, there are typically not more than 75 open positions for licensed attorneys.

2. Not all law firms and companies are equal.

Firms and companies are vying for the best talent, but they all have unique business models and cultures. We can give you an insider’s knowledge to help assist in your career decision.

3. Portable business is best.

In private practice your job as an attorney is to build a business that can generate recurring revenue. It is important to establish and maintain rapport with clients and make sure that they know you are the best advocate for their business. Keep in mind that once you get past a certain year, your business will be judged in large part by those recurring collections.

4. Going in-house is great… for some people.

It can be difficult to stand out from the torrent of resumes received from widely broadcasted in-house job postings. While in-house may sound appealing, it is not for everyone and comes with its own set of issues. We can walk you through the options and how to assess whether it is your best career move.

As you forecast your 2018 and beyond, let us be your sounding board for your career goals. We’re available every step of the way.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

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