Statistics to Prove Why You Need a Legal Recruiter
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Statistics to Prove Why You Need a Legal Recruiter

According to a recent study by rollonfriday which we saw discussed on the Law Alliance Blog, it may be more important than ever to use a recruiter to help set yourself apart in your legal job search.

The study, performed by the Association of Graduate Recruiters, an organization dedicated to helping recent graduates get jobs, found that there are now 65.5 applications for each training contract in law firms. That’s a pretty frightening statistic isn’t it? Especially considering the continuing number of graduates that are consistently graduating. According to the study there is a record level of competition for jobs, showing that it’s more important than ever to find a way to get your foot in the door.

After reading the survey, rollonfriday performed their own research and unearthed some even more frightening numbers showing that some firms (the larger ones especially) have such high competition for jobs that a persons chance of actually receiving a training position in a firm can be around 1 in 60.

The real question all these numbers raise is why are people NOT using a recruiter? Law firms are able to pick and choose among the best candidates on paper, and, when competition is so fierce, it is almost essential for candidates to have a little extra something to engage a firm’s interest.

Legal recruiters can be the secret weapon you need to help you get that job you’re dreaming of. Because of their connections and strong relationships with people in the legal field, they have intimate knowledge of different firms and can help you stand out from the crowd.

The legal industry can be difficult to crack in to and  selling yourself short by sending out a mass group of resumes and hoping that yours will stand out is a weak strategy for success. Even if you haven’t graduated yet, it’s a good idea to get in contact with a recruiter now so that you start building the kind of relationship that will allow them to help you find the ideal job for you, and help you bypass the struggles your fellow graduates are experiencing.

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One Comment

  1. Hellen Reed
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    Appreciated the share!
    Hellen

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