Our goal at Warren Recruiting is to create meaningful relationships between candidates and employers. After years of legal recruiting, we hear many of the same questions repeatedly. We’ve crafted this list of FAQs to help you navigate your legal job search and educate you on the search process.
How do I get on a contract document review project?
Submit your resume through our website, and a recruiter will contact you if you have the necessary skills for a contract project. Ideal document review attorney candidates have worked on contract projects in the past, are flexible with work hours and locations, and have a good team work ethic. After you meet with one of our recruiters, you are on a list for upcoming projects, and we will contact you when something is available.
Should I write a thank you note after an interview?
You should always write a thank you note. If the decision is going to be made quickly, it is okay to e-mail it. If it is a more lengthy process, it is better to drop it in the regular mail. Always double and triple check your notes or e-emails for grammar and spelling.
Do I need to apply to every job I see on your website that interests me?
Once you apply via our website, you are automatically considered for every active job we are working on, so it is not necessary to apply to multiple jobs, particularly in the same practice area.
I am a recent law school graduate. Can you help me find a job?
It is rare that we are able to help recent law school graduates (or current law school students). Clients generally require a certain minimum number of years of experience in a particular field of practice. We do have contract projects that require less work experience from time to time so we welcome your resume and will keep it on file and be in touch if such an opportunity arises. If you are a recent graduate, you should work with your law school’s career services office or your local bar association in addition to reaching out to personal contacts in the legal profession.
How many pages should my resume be?
If you are a recent graduate, your resume should be a page in length. However, if you have solid work experience or extensive work history, your resume may be longer. It is not necessary to squeeze your resume onto one page if you have enough substance for it to be longer.
How do recruiters get paid?
Recruiting fees are paid by the employer after a successful placement.
Do you send my resume without telling me where it’s going?
We will never send your resume to a potential employer without your permission.
How confidential is the recruiting process?
Confidentiality is one of our highest priorities. We do not discuss candidate information with third parties without your permission. We remind clients about the confidential nature of the hiring process. Discretion is part of our daily practice.
What services do you provide candidates?
Each search our knowledgeable recruiters work on is approached differently, and the services we provide candidates are tailored for individual success. We help review and write resumes to enable candidates to put their best foot forward. We work with candidates to excel at interviewing. We coach candidates through the interview and offer process.
Why should I work with a recruiter?
Our recruiters are very knowledgeable, not only of current market trends, but about specific hiring needs at top-quality law firms and corporations, both regional and international. We listen to our clients and present candidates responsive to their needs. We listen to our candidates and present opportunities responsive to their needs.