When you work with a legal recruiter, one of the first steps is to interview with your recruiter. This interview helps your recruiter determine what you’re looking for and what skills you offer, which in turn helps them recommend job openings that provide the right fit for your current career plans.
The interview can help you as well, if you remember one essential step: Ask for feedback when the interview is over.
Why should you ask for feedback after you interview with your legal recruiter?
Your recruiter has years of industry expertise.
Recruiters who focus on placing litigation assistants and legal support candidates also focus on the organizations and industries in which they work, and they’ve built strong relationships with employers throughout the area they serve.
As a result, your recruiter can provide an “insider” perspective on your strengths and weaknesses, as well as insight on ways to boost your strengths and shore up your weaknesses before you step into an interview with a potential employer.
Your recruiter can provide detailed recommendations about your interview performance.
Recruiters specialize in not only connecting candidates and employers, but also understanding the nuances of the hiring process. While a friend or colleague can provide some insight into your interview performance, your recruiter can provide a highly focused and well-informed set of recommendations for ways to improve your conduct and responses during an interview. Asking for feedback is the best way to receive the one-on-one interview coaching that will help you stand out from other candidates.
Your recruiter can help you polish your presentation for future opportunities.
If you’ve ever walked out of an interview wondering what you could have done better, your recruiter provides the chance to find out—and fix it. Not only can your recruiter provide feedback about your strengths and weaknesses, your recruiter can also give you specific tips on how to improve your interview demeanor and presentation.
When you decide to pursue a job opening, don’t hesitate to ask for advice specific to the employer who will receive your application. Recruiters specialize in knowing employers’ cultures and preferences, and they can often provide specific recommendations before you walk into an interview.
At Kent Legal, our recruiters are dedicated to providing legal support professionals with the assistance, feedback and support they need to build an outstanding career in the Toronto area. Contact us today to learn more about our legal recruiting services in Brampton and the GTA.