Fall is in full swing. Hopefully you have your summer belongings stored away, your fall decorations set-up, and fun fall activities planned. You may even have started your holiday shopping. But have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolution? If it might include wanting to be at a new firm at the start of the new year, you must start that process before you bust into the Halloween candy.
As a law firm rainmaker, your search will be different from a typical job search. You have options that others may not have, but that doesn’t mean it will be a quick process. You want to ensure that your next firm is the exact right perfect fit and that you can flourish there for many years to come.
Doing your homework
We know you are busy, not only at work, but probably in every other area of your life as well. But your job search requires some homework from you, including:
- Making your wish list – what do you think is going to make you happy and set you up for success at a new firm? Better compensation? A deeper bench? A larger platform? A more convenient location?
- Compiling a list of target law firms – of the firms you are familiar with, which interest you? Which do not? If you do not know, that’s OK. See the next step.
- Assembling your collaterals – make sure your resume, bio, or CV are updated. You’ll also need to pull together client information like your billing history and collections. This information is helpful to develop your business plan and necessary for any lateral partner questionnaires required by most law firms.
Connecting with professional help
At Gillman Strategic Group, we consider ourselves law firm matchmakers. We take the time to understand what you are looking for at a new firm so we can find you the exact right perfect fit. We perfected a process that leaves the heavy lifting to us, so you can focus on serving your clients and enjoying your fall and early winter. This includes creating our connection, crafting your plan, connecting with firms, and closing your deal. We have worked some miracles with candidates who have really short time frames, but it’s always best to give the process the room it needs to reach its full potential.
Making the decision that is right for you
Moving to another firm is a big decision with far reaching consequences for your finances and career path. We know you are used to thinking on your feet as you deal with complex client issues, but that is probably not the best strategy for determining your next move. We want you to have a full array of opportunities to choose from. And then we want to work with you to consider them and give you the time you need to make the best decision. Sometimes that decision means staying where you are and planning your potential exit strategy for further down the road.
We are here to help you plan your exit every step of the way. More importantly, we are here to help you find your exact right perfect fit at a new law firm, a fit that will give you what you truly want and achieve your goals and aspirations. Jennifer Gillman, our president at Gillman Strategic Group, has 12 years of experience practicing law and 13 years in recruiting. Her experience, combined with others on our team, ensures you have a smooth process from the start right through to joining your new firm, and beyond. Please contact us today if you would like to learn more about what options you may have.