Mike Evers recruits attorneys for corporate legal departments throughout the United States. Please visit www.everslegal.com. His firm also offers experienced in-house counsel to companies on an adjunct basis.
When you lose your cool with one of your internal clients, with a colleague, with someone in the mailroom, or even an outside service provider, the damage to your reputation is probably worse than you realize.
Your founder or CEO or CFO will probably never change their views of LawWorld. But they can definitely begin to see you differently.
This is more than just happy talk from a giddy recruiter who hopes to make a lot of placements in 2015. It is a realistic view.
Companies generally do appear to be more open than ever to the idea of inside counsel as board members. So if this is a path that interests you, go for it. Don’t just sit on the thought.
I never recommend lying in an interview. The risk of a lie backfiring is high, and of course it’s just plain wrong. Yet, many very bad interviews come down to the use of extreme honesty, or what I call “open kimono” syndrome.
Real relationship building is harder and more time consuming versus the convenient use of social media. But it’s better. Social media supplements those efforts; it’s not a replacement.
Embrace the reminder that your judgment, your actions and inactions, have societal consequences that go beyond the four walls of your company.
Most of the time, the next step will be an in-house position elsewhere. But there is a significant uptick in the number of inside counsel who are returning to law firms. And not as the worker bees.
A more proactive and strategic reference can help you long before an offer is made, especially if you might need help getting in the door for an interview.
Compliance jobs are steamy hot, and they come in many forms. The most rapid headcount growth is occurring within heavily regulated industries, such as financial services and health care.