Working for a Law Firm vs. In-House; The Attorney’s Biggest Dilemma

By |2018-09-12T21:56:14+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Rifkin Consulting|

You’ve made good grades in college, scored high marks on the LSATs, gotten your JD from a top tier law school, and landed a job at the law firm of Big, Bigger & Best.  Congratulations! Two or three years later - after billing more hours than you knew there were in a year –and putting up [...]

Overcoming the Hurdle of Being Over-Qualified (Part 2)

By |2018-09-09T23:49:07+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Rifkin Consulting|

A candidate should consider applying if there is a reasonable explanation for considering the adjustment.  An example of this would be if an attorney is 7 years out of law school, but left law to go into business as a solo for two years, then wants to return to a firm environment (possibly due to [...]

OVER-QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB YOU WANT?

By |2018-09-09T23:49:14+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Rifkin Consulting|

Part I: Understanding the Challenge Why do hiring managers care one way or another if a job candidate is overqualified or over-educated?  I think it’s important to understand some of the reasons that employers are reluctant to hire overqualified people.  Uniquely, as a recruiter, I work with both employers and attorney candidates to make the [...]

Get My Attention – Send a Noteworthy Cover Letter!

By |2018-09-09T23:49:21+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Rifkin Consulting|

I recently read an article by a recruiter who very straightforwardly acknowledged that she often receives unimpressive application materials from job-seekers.  This is often a non-starter and the result is…DELETE.  When I say “unimpressive”, I’m referring to more than just the resume and academics – I am including and focusing on the cover letter here because [...]