Resume – have you checked it?

As a recruiting firm we review many resumes on a daily basis.  A surprising percentage of resumes submitted have spelling, grammar and/or formatting issues.  We cannot stress enough the importance of reviewing your resume prior to sending it to any recruiting firm or directly to a position posting.  Most clients we work with will disqualify you as a candidate when errors are found on the resume.  That includes the small things like making sure fonts are all the same throughout the resume, bullet points and paragraphs are consistent, and there are no spelling and/or grammar errors.

Review, review and review again before sending.  In legal, no matter what the role is, attention to detail is of paramount importance.

Remote vs. Hybrid

There have been lots of changes within the workplace over the last three years.  As of the fall of 2023, many firms have made the decision to bring people back into the office for at least part of every work week.  Very few clients are fully remote.  More and more firms are going back to full time on-site work.

While there are still quite a number of positions open and available, even during the last quarter of the year, there are fewer than there were for the last 9 months.  Qualified candidates remain in short supply and seem unwilling to be flexible when it comes to their preferred schedule.

We see the need for compromise on both sides as everyone negotiates workplace issues during this time of continued transition.