By Kevin O'Keefe

Law firms recruit via job blogs?

Law firms are always trying to get the best and the brightest lawyers, often via lateral hires. They are often trying to hire from a pool of people who are not actively looking. The best tech companies in the country find them themselves in the same situation.

One of those companies, Seattle based Microsoft, uses a recruiting blog called Technical Careers @ Microsoft published by Gretchen Ledgard. Check it out – it’s legit, with a look and feel that would rival a collegiate blog. But that’s the idea – to make the company transparent, get candidates excited about applying to work there and to help applicants do their best in the hiring process.

The blog covers, among other things:

  • Resume writing tips for Microsoft
  • Interviewing at Microsoft
  • Use of recruiters

I do not expect law firms to be as innovative as Microsoft, but they ought to be. Bill Gates, a heck of a lot younger than the law firm partners you work for, passed on a law career in his Grandfather’s and Father’s law firm in order to take a chance. It hasn’t hurt him too much.

Kevin O'Keefe
About the Author

Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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