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How to select a recruiter?

I'm fairly happy at my current job and would only leave for shikes08/18/18
I think you're asking in the wrong place. If you're in a big cranky08/19/18
What are you talking about? Just apply off of Indeed or ZipR isthisit08/19/18
Goinhouse.com is more reliable for in-house jobs. wutwutwut08/19/18
it's a mixed bag. Most recruiters suck balls, and will eith dingbat08/19/18
shikes (Aug 18, 2018 - 6:23 pm)

I'm fairly happy at my current job and would only leave for a particular situation (in-house or a specific area of law with a specific salary). Because of how selective I am, I barely look on Indeed, etc. myself because few jobs like that are posted. Frankly I wanted to just speak to a recruiter and let them know I'm passively looking and whenever they have an opening that fits me they can give me a call, even if it takes 6+ months.

I don't really know how to select a recruiter. I'm in a large market and basically all large recruiting first are available (Special Counsel, Abelson, Parker, BCS, etc.), but with the big outfits I always heard mixed reviews. The small name recruiters worry me as I don't have any reviews of them at all and they may just have less clients to sift through jobs for. Is there a particular large recruiter thats better than others? How do I go about choosing?

Thanks!

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cranky (Aug 19, 2018 - 8:39 am)

I think you're asking in the wrong place. If you're in a biglaw market with lots of legal recruiters, try asking other attorneys in your local bar associations. The only time a recruiter ever contacted me, nothing came of it but crushed dreams of getting out of scum law.

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isthisit (Aug 19, 2018 - 10:14 am)

What are you talking about? Just apply off of Indeed or ZipRecruiter. There's plenty of in-house gigs there.

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wutwutwut (Aug 19, 2018 - 12:57 pm)

Goinhouse.com is more reliable for in-house jobs.

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dingbat (Aug 19, 2018 - 1:45 pm)

it's a mixed bag. Most recruiters suck balls, and will either not bother with you at all, or send your resume to everyone that asks, regardless of suitability.

big or small makes no difference in that respect.

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