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Myth Versus Reality for In-House Jobs



Looking for the perfect in house position? Our database contains every in house legal department in the United States. Get the in-house position you want now! We can cover a city, or the entire nation. Our job at Legalauthority is to ensure that we put your name in front of every company that may need an attorney like you. As everyone knows, getting an in-house position can be one of the hardest things for any attorney to do. Until now, most job seeker relied principally on job search boards, the occasional recruiter job and the hope that they have a contact-somewhere-that has the perfect in house position.

In house positions can mean the lack of a billable hour, stock options and even the possibility of a management position within an important corporation. Many in-house attorneys earn far more per year than their counterparts in major American law firms. If you are interested in an in-house position, we can be the force that helps you get there.

LEGAL MYTH:
There are no in-house positions out there.

LEGALAUTHORITY:
There are thousands and thousands of in house legal departments throughout the United States. These companies are hiring attorneys on an ongoing basis. The fact of the matter is, however, these positions are very difficult to locate and finding them often requires that you simply randomly contact a given company and apprise them of your interest. This is where we come in.

LEGAL MYTH:
A recruiter is the best way to find an in house position.

LEGALAUTHORITY:
Probably less than 5% of all in-house positions are filled through recruiters. In addition, in some cities there may be over 200 recruiting firms. If you are looking for an in-house position in the traditional way you are going to lose your mind tracking down all the recruiters out there. Additionally, many recruiters demand “exclusivity” from their in-house clients meaning that the in-house client is prohibited from advertising the given position. This means that the recruiter is only going to show their in-house client the candidates it wants to have an opportunity to work in the firm. This may be great; however, it is going to make it a lot more difficult for you to get the position you are seeking.

LEGALMYTH:
In house jobs are best gotten through friends.

LEGALAUTHORITY:
In some cases this is true; however, it is true because in-house legal departments rarely have any idea of how to do recruiting. Many in-house legal departments have scarcely an idea of how to promote their legal positions. Remember, you are dealing with corporations—not law firms—and contacting these companies directly is often the only way to get in there.

Confidentiality is a serious concern for any job seeker. That’s why we will provide you with the actual letters, for your signature, for you send out your materials to. Accordingly, you will never be contacting a company you do not want to contact—or worse—one of your own clients. This is the way it should be. We will provide you with the contacts and you can run your job search with the letters, resumes and so forth we prepare on your behalf.


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I have been applying for inhouse positions for more than a year...I am confident that my experience has value, I have not been able to get many interviews.

the issue with search firms is that most want pay without any certainty of opportunity. Most can't afford to take the risk when there is no money coming in...

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