The Tactful Way to Reject a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer deserves congratulations! As you review the terms of the offer, however, after analyzing the offer and talking with your recruiter, you may realize that this job isn’t the right one for you. When this happens, you may wonder what to do next. You aren’t obligated to “save face” by accepting the… Read More »

The Importance of Developing a Specialty in Your Legal Career

Legal support professionals are often called upon to tackle multiple tasks, but specialization can be the force that moves your career forward. Focusing on a specific practice area (such as litigation) or industry (such as insurance or real estate) can make you the “resident expert,” expand your network and more. How Specialization Helps Advance Your… Read More »

Do I Have to Pay for a Recruiter?

This is one of the questions encountered most frequently by legal staffing and recruitment firms. Whether you are starting out or ready to make a change in your legal career, you may have considered working with a recruiter, but are not sure what to expect. If you’ve ever wondered what a recruiter could do for… Read More »

6 Legal Support Job Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

The best interview is a dialogue in which both you, your recruiter, and the employer to determine whether you’ll have a strong working relationship together. Preparing questions to ask during your interview helps you determine whether this job is the right fit. It also demonstrates your engagement and enthusiasm, helping you stand out among your… Read More »

7 Signs of a Great Law Clerk Recruitment Firm in Toronto

Working with a recruiter can improve your job search by connecting you to more job openings and helping you find employers who offer a better fit for your skills. To fully benefit from your relationship with your recruiter, however, you’ll want to connect with outstanding recruitment firms – not a run of the mill outfit.… Read More »

How to Assess a Legal Assistant Job Offer

After a focused job search, you finally have an offer in hand.  Congratulations!  But do the organization and position offer the next career step you want and need? No matter how excited you are, don’t say “I accept” until you’re certain this is the job you want.  Here are a few things to consider as… Read More »

Toronto Legal Support Career: Plagued by Job Search Stress? Here’s What to Do

The job search can be tough.  The clock is ticking, money is tight and all you want is the chance to exercise your professional skills in a supportive environment.  Meanwhile, you can’t help but be concerned that the best job postings are just beyond your reach – and so is the bright future they provide.… Read More »

6 Best Practices for Conducting a Discreet Job Search

Looking for a new job can be stressful when you’re trying to keep your search quiet at your current job.  You want to maintain connections with your current employer and strengthen your professional relationships, but you also want to find a new position.  How do you navigate this terrain successfully? Here are seven “best practices”… Read More »

What is Your Selling Point for Your Legal Support Career?

“What’s in it for me?” This is one of the biggest questions people ask – and hiring managers are no exception.  When you approach recruiters and firms in search of a legal support position, your job is to answer this question in a compelling fashion.  The way you do so is your “selling point.” What… Read More »

Should You Run or Should You Stay? 5 Danger Signs of a Potential Job

Ever found yourself in a job that seemed like a good fit at the time you accepted it, but in hindsight, was a disaster waiting to happen? If you have, you’re not alone – and if you haven’t, it’s not recommended.  Here are five “red flags” that indicate a potential job will be a poor… Read More »