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At Gillman Strategic Group we are always looking for new recruiters. If you are interested in helping successful lawyers take control of their careers and enjoy practicing law again, review the job description below. If this sounds like you, and you are interested in joining us, please contact us.
Recruiter Job Description
Are you a friendly, results-driven professional with experience in the law and a drive to help lawyers succeed and live more fulfilled lives? If so, we’ve got an opportunity for you.
What we are looking for in a recruiter
Here’s the thing: this is a job about people. If you hate people, well, this won’t work out for you. Also, if you are uncomfortable having senior-level conversations with senior-level people, run away fast… that is what we do.
Okay, here is why you might be interested. You
- enjoy people,
- enjoy connecting with people,
- can understand their needs and
- can negotiate at a senior level with law firms and law firm partners.
If this sounds like you, then recruiting for us is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
We don’t shoehorn anybody into any role for a fee. We listen. We create opportunities for candidates. If a candidate is already in the best position for them, we tell them they are already in the best role.
We exist to make partners at law firms happy. We find them the right fit, we help them negotiate, and they end up in their exact right, perfect firm.
The stuff you have to do
- Have initial screening calls (remember, not everyone who is unhappy will be happy at a different law firm, some don’t want to be lawyers, and we help them understand their options, whatever they may be).
- Engage with partners at law firms who may be interested in change – some will come from our marketing efforts, and some will come from your network, LinkedIn, and outreach.
- Meet with partners interested in making a move – listening first to understand what they need. Note that these calls are mostly over Zoom, meaning you can be entirely virtual.
- Guide partners through the process of completing their Business Plan and identifying their core desires in a career.
- Identify a list of potential law firms, present the list, and discuss it with the partner.
- Set up interviews, prepare partners for interviews, debrief both sides, and narrow down the list to get to the offer stage.
- Negotiate a deal with law firms and partners (you will get support from the team).
- Help candidates navigate the process and make decisions.
What you get
- Monthly pay (not much).
- Commissions (generous).
- Regular benefits (so that you are healthy).
- The fun of meeting new people.
- Expense account.
- You get your own Zoom account that you can use as much as you want!
- Network, meet people, call it a job (and get paid).
Other Stuff you should know
Our office is virtual, which means no commute time, and more family–work flexibility. It also means you’ve got to have good internet, telephones, and a desk. You need an ergonomic chair too. Don’t have one? We’ll help with that.
We are flexible – we can make this work full time or part time. For the most part you manage your calendar.
If you like people, the work is great. But if you don’t like people, the work is awful. One of our core values is no Eeyore’s allowed. So, if your negativity tends to suck the energy out of a room the moment you enter, there are better opportunities for you.
We help lawyers be happier in their jobs. They generally earn an excellent living financially but aren’t happy. We care about their happiness, and you must also genuinely care about it. This isn’t lip service: lawyer satisfaction is our number one goal, and we will not place people in a role unless we believe it is a good fit and will make them happier. Note this code word: Porcupine.
Who we imagine you are
We would love for you to have oodles of legal recruiting experience with a deep network of unhappy law firm partners with large business books.
We also know that you probably do not meet all those criteria.
- So, maybe you know the law and are interested in learning to recruit.
- Or you are great at sales or recruiting and want to learn law.
- Perhaps you are an event planner at a high-end place who can communicate effectively to meet the expectations of high-end clientele and want to learn law, recruiting, and sales.
If you’ve read this far and are willing to work hard (with a good group of people), dedicate yourself to getting results, and are open to training, coaching and support, let’s have a conversation.
Please submit your resume and a short letter explaining why you think you are a fit, below. Please include include the code word in the subject line so that we know you’ve read this page. Yes, we know this seems silly and messes with the content – but it makes life easier for us and those who do read the post.