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Time to Interview? Put…

Time to Interview? Put Your Best Foot Forward! 2015 seems to be off to a great start! The legal market is very active right now for attorneys who would like to lateral to another law firm or are considering a move in-house. Accordingly, as many lawyers are in the process..

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Should I Stay or…

Should I Stay or Should I Go? It seems like just yesterday that the recession was in full swing, firms were firing instead of hiring, and recruiters had tons of terrific candidates and not enough open positions. Flash forward a few years to 2015, and the legal market is booming..

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Niche Please

Niche Please I know. You don’t need to be reminded. The class of 2011 is universally known as the class hardest hit by the recession, and subsequent classes didn’t fare much better. Less than a month into the class of 2011’s 1L year, Lehman filed for bankruptcy. The unthinkable had..

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Dear Sir or Madam…

Dear Sir or Madam – Cover Letters A new year brings us reason to develop better habits and hopefully to change some bad ones. When it comes to your 2015 job search, let’s discuss cover letters. Who likes writing them, and how many people read them? I review hundreds of..

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Customize Your Resume AND…

Customize Your Resume AND Your Interview Responses Most people know that they should customize their resume for a particular position. A great way to do that is to mirror your resume to the job description or posting for the position to which you are applying. What candidates often forget, however,..

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Interesting Article About 2015…

Interesting Article About 2015 Associate Salaries At McCormack Schreiber, we have found 2014 to be an extremely busy year for associate hiring at large law firms, and we expect 2015 to follow suit. Of course a concern for all of our associate candidates and law firm clients is market compensation,..

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Tip for Interviewing During…

Tip for Interviewing During Cold and Flu Season I am coming down with something. I can’t yet discern what virus has come to visit, but it feels powerful. Right now I really don’t want to interact with strangers or with anyone I need to impress. But there are plenty of..

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Picking The Hot Practice…

Picking The Hot Practice Area You are a law student. Maybe you are close to graduating. Maybe you’ve been out for a bit. Whatever. You must figure out which practice area to pick. You think: “I need to figure out the ‘hot’ area of law and do that. That will..

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