It seems that just like so many other areas of employment, from banking to plumbing, the legal sector has had a serious downturn in terms of job prospects over the last decade. Freezing of recruitment, large scale redundancies, and an ever growing pool of prospective employees scrambling for the same jobs has made the legal profession no different from any other employment sector, it’s hard to find a good legal job!
Having said that, it is not as if employment opportunities have evaporated, the situation has just become more difficult. This, in turn, means that any prospective employee looking for legal work will face tougher and more voluminous competition. Having said that, not too many people wanted to get into ‘the law’ because it was easy and didn’t require much dedication.
The jobs are still out there you just have to be far more discerning about how you go after them. Even in the modern world of LinkedIn and a multitude of other online ‘mingling’ sites aimed at finding a position legal recruitment agencies can make finding a job easier. It is possible you could find work through online ‘social media’ sources, but if you stick with that option you diminish the possibilities of quality employment considerably.
Legal recruitment specialists can help you in so many areas you may have just not considered while plodding away at the job market on your own. A recruitment specialist will see things you simply cannot see because you need an outside clear view of your situation. For example, your CV, you spent hours moving full stops and considering if you should mention that summer job you had in 1997. Or if you should emphasize this part of your career over another part. The truth is you need a recruitment specialist to see through the clutter and sharpen up the CV to make it stand out from the considerable crowd.
This is only a simple example of how a quality legal recruitment agencies can help you to achieve your career dreams in a professional manner that will see you secure a position in a reasonable time-frame rather than splashing around in the murky pond of job searching on your own without qualified back-up guiding you towards your goals.
Now is the time to take a solid and professional move forward in order to secure a job that will move you forward to where you want to be, rather than settling for a position that is simply ‘a job’ A recruitment agency can give you that advantage and separate you from the crowd.