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.
There are no in-house positions out there.
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.
A recruiter is the best way to find an in house position.
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.
In house jobs are best gotten through friends.
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.