In our work as legal recruiters, we talk to candidates every day about job opportunities and what they seek in a new position. Many times we actively solicit attorneys with niche practice areas for specific client needs and there are some firms we call first – because we know that job satisfaction at certain firms is low and highly qualified associates are eager for a new opportunity.
It can be crushing to be rejected for a job you were perfect for, especially if the job seemed like your dream opportunity. The good news is there are more opportunities available for you now and in the future. You can learn from the experience by determining why your interview went well but you were rejected after the final round of interviews and by finding ways to improve for a better chance at job procurement in the future.
Hiring the right professionals to fill your organization’s open positions is essential. However, you also want to ensure the contract terms are fair when hiring the best talent possible. Momentum Legal Recruiters offers assistance throughout the hiring process, from finding qualified attorneys (and other legal professionals) for open positions, to completing negotiations and offers. This review discusses our process during the negotiations and offers stage of hiring.
Whether in private practice or a corporate legal department, having a niche legal practice is critical to a lawyer’s success and opportunities today. A specialty also translates to more control over your career and the number of options available to you: whether you want to change firms, move in-house, or pursue an alternative legal practice of some sort.
Navigating the Texas unemployment system often proves challenging. Since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Texas attorneys have lost their jobs or have been laid off temporarily. This guide shows you what to do if you lose your job and helps you ensure the appropriate steps are taken should you lose your job as an Austin attorney, so you can receive the necessary unemployment compensation to which you are entitled.
Personal branding creates a recognizable name for yourself. In simplest terms, it is the process of letting the world (or at least the legal community) know who you are. All too few law professionals focus on the development of their personal brand, which means doing so is a great way to separate yourself from the competition in the eyes of employers (i.e. private law firms). This review discusses the benefits of personal branding for lawyers, particularly as it relates to employment purposes.
As a longstanding presence in the Texas legal field and participant in national legal events, Momentum Search Partners is proud to have joined more than 500 attorneys, policy makers, consultants, and real estate professionals at the 35th Annual Legal Seminar on AD Valorem Taxation.
Businesses in general are struggling in today’s hiring environment. Though Americans have adjusted to the challenges of living in a post-COVID-19 world, other factors have contributed to nationwide staffing shortages. As Momentum Legal founder Jane Pollard noted at the 35th Annual Legal Seminar on Ad Valorem Taxation, the U.S. had seen 126 months of economic growth and an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent at the end of 2019, both record-breaking numbers.
If your Austin-area firm finds itself struggling to find ideal legal candidates, know that you aren’t alone. Multiple businesses across various market sectors can’t find job candidates at all in this difficult environment. According to CNBC, “roughly 47.4 million people voluntarily left their jobs for better work during the pandemic and Great Resignation [in 2021]. For comparison, 42.1 million people quit in 2019, at the time considered the tightest labor market on record.” While legal markets have begun to recover, finding the right candidate for the job remains a challenge for many firms, partnerships, and companies.
While the Dallas-Fort Worth area has traditionally been a booming economic market in general and a growing legal market more specifically, the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have somewhat shifted the city’s traditional legal efforts. Financial services, commercial real estate, and litigation have suffered somewhat, but they’ve begun to recover from the worst effects of the pandemic.