The Benefits of Using a Legal Recruitment Consultant

by Martin McGhee on 24 November 2021
The Benefits of Using a Legal Recruitment Consultant

Why should I apply through a legal recruiter, instead of applying myself?

Searching for that perfect opportunity is a time-consuming process, never mind when combined with your current employment! A good legal recruiter strives to be the helping hand in securing that ideal role. In this article we are going to talk you through the true benefits of working with one.

Market Knowledge

Being part of established legal recruitment organisations means recruiters should have their finger firmly on the pulse of the Scottish legal market. With this, they provide you with valuable market insight which can prove key to finding you that dream opportunity.

Due to long-standing relationships with firms, legal recruiters will be instructed on opportunities across all private practice disciplines in Scotland and have access to opportunities and have access to roles not released into the public domain.

So, if your perfect opportunity hasn’t been advertised or you simply don’t know where to search for opportunities, a good legal recruiter will have you covered. They also know to what extent that the requirements in job specifications can be fluid, so whereas previously you might have ruled yourself out before, they can help with that!

CV Preparation

A good legal recruiter knows how to make a CV stand out above the rest. They do this by following these steps:

  • When they speak to you, through detailed questions, will gain all of the relevant information regarding your experience and skillset, to truly get you noticed!
  • Before submitting your CV, they will format it to highlight all of your relevant experience and knowledge relating to the opportunity, making it truly stand out.

Interview Preparation

Once they have found you the right opportunity and submitted your CV, the daunting interview process is next. ‘How can a recruiter help with this?!’ I hear you ask. Well, they ensure that you are as prepared as possible before meeting with firms, through the following methods.

  • Speaking to contacts at the firm you’re interviewing for and find out the format and style of the interview, who you will meet and what will be discussed.
  • Running through the areas to research in preparation with you.
  • Providing you with interview tips that they have built up through their career.

Sounding Board

Good legal recruitment consultants should provide you with impartial advice, to truly ensure you find that ideal opportunity.

They are here to provide you with any advice you may require throughout the whole recruitment process and thereafter! Whether it be regarding your suitability for a role, or insight on package and remuneration expectations, they should be there for you.

Salary Negotiation

Sometimes it can be trickier than you think to get to the right number!  A good legal recruiter will be able to advise you as to what to expect, the considerations that it may be prudent to take into account and also help handle any awkward conversations that can arise at this crucial stage of the process.

Final Thoughts

Here at G2 Legal we pride ourselves on providing all of the above benefits to our candidates. We know that finding the dream role is tough, but at G2 we ease the burden, working behind the scenes to deliver you with the best possible opportunities.

If you are finding the job search hard, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our recruiters via LinkedIn, via our email or by giving us a call on 0131 278 0000 and we will provide you with advice on the next steps to take.

About the author

Martin is a legal recruitment consultant specialising in placing qualified solicitors, from Newly Qualified through to Partner, as well as Trainee solicitors approaching qualification, in all legal disciplines across Scotland.