Alexis Reed, attorney search director at Special Counsel, will be one of our speakers at our Sept. 30 event. She took some time to answer a few of our questions. If you are interested in attending the event RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you hope people get from your presentation?
I hope that people learn a bit about organizing and creating a persuasive resume, one that will catch a prospective employer’s attention. I also hope that they learn about interview preparation and interview techniques.
What is the biggest challenge for lawyers when looking for a position?
Many lawyers have an idea in their minds about a “perfect” job, and in this economy, I think that attorneys need to be flexible when looking at potential opportunities. Consider everything and anything that seems reasonably interesting and in-line with your career goals.
What is one piece of advice you have for lawyers?
Make sure that you follow up on every single job lead and every single resume submission!
When do you see the job market changing for lawyers?
After talking with several of our clients, both law firms and corporations, we are all hoping to see an uptick in the market this October. However, clients involved in corporate finance and real estate areas are not projecting growth until the third quarter of 2010.