|Written by Kinney Recruiting|
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The job market is an incredibly malleable and ever-changing part of the legal industry. Candidates seeking legal recruitment must constantly tailor their resumes to the latest employment trends, and there is never a guarantee when it comes to the skills companies look for in individuals. However, the change does not begin during the hiring process - instead, it trickles down from internal business operations.As 2012 continues onward, law firms need to adapt to the evolving legal environment.
For example, a recent press release chronicled how law firms need to adapt the corporate model of business rather than the traditional rotating system of partners. While splitting partnership was a functional model in the past, law firms are now expected to act as professional companies, appointing executives like CEOs, COOs and CFOs. Other departments such as human resources, payroll and information technology are now expected to come from within, rather than from outsourcing companies.
"U.S. law firms are the training grounds for the nation’s next generation of legal talent," wrote Wendell Taylor in a letter to the Boston Globe. "Many lawyers who begin their careers at these firms will leave to become the nation’s next generation of chief executive officers, general counsels, judges, politicians, and academics. As the demographics of America become more diverse and the basis of our economy becomes more global, law firms must be creative in finding ways to foster talent."
Many law firms in the United States will be looking for professionals who are experienced in many different areas of business, so if you are seeking employment, give our attorney headhunters a call. At Kinney Recruiting, we can help you find multiple available positions, and may even land you a job in an area you may not have considered before.
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Kinney Recruiting prides itself on placing the best lawyers in ideal legal jobs. Our recruiters strive to ensure that all of our placements are the best possible career moves for both candidates and the hiring law firm. If you are thinking about a lateral move, the only choice is Kinney!