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.