As the saying goes, “timing is everything”. While there may be a lot of competition, the volume of interest on the employer side has consistently been higher than the number of people looking for work. Translated, that means right now, it is a great time to make your legal career move.
Why The Best Time to Seek Employment is Early January to April?
Twice as much hiring goes on at law firms and corporate counsel departments from January to April than at any other time of the year due to:
- January’s new hiring budgets
- In December, hiring and firing decisions are finalized.
- For lawyers and partners who considered a career move last year waiting for their end-of-year bonuses before searching
The Second-Best Time for a Career Move
August to October is also a great time to make a career move, as staff members have completed their fall vacations, and the summer internships have ended.
Here are a few things to give you the competitive edge:
Stay up to date with what’s happening in your industry so you will be ready when a new position is available. Consider how a particular practice area may be affected by current events. For example, when if there is a oil spil or class action against a major corporation (big pharma), the firms that land the case, will be looking for experienced litigators.
Another driving force within a given geographic area is how well the economy performs. Some practice areas, such as real estate, experienced rapid economic growth in the past 2 to 3 years.
There Are No Lack of Jobs in the Legal Industry
The 2021 Leopard State of the Industry Report reveals that the legal industry is hyper-competitive and shows no signs of slowing down in 2022. Firms have pulled out all the stops to attract the top-level talent they need. From raising salaries to offering signing bonuses to paying off law school loans to allowing lawyers to work remotely for the first time and hiring lawyers to work in cities where they did not have offices, firms were forced to step outside of their comfort zones to meet their hiring needs.
Remember that finding the right job for you may take some time. Not every job you apply for will be right for you. If you receive a job offer and are unsure, carefully consider your next move. The career that fits you is waiting for you.
Good Legal Recruiters Place Candidates Full-time, All Year Long
Timing and qualifications trump time of year for talented attorneys seeking a career change. Several other market forces also influence hiring if you’re a potential employer. Good legal recruiters grasp these trends and work as advisors whenever career advancement openings become available. Local recruiters have insider information, networking contacts, and candidate-vetting capabilities to serve the interests of all parties involved better.
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