What does this process look like?
The first step of this process is to reach out to one of our consultants. From there, we’ll set up a time to hear more about your career history, professional goals and what kind of work you are most interested in. We also believe that genuine job satisfaction is about more than just the work, it’s about culture and personality as well. We’ll be looking for candid input on the types of environments in which you do (and do not) thrive and what you need to keep you on your upward trajectory.
Once we understand where you are headed, we will identify possible matches from among our exclusive listings. From there, we will present your background to the hiring firm, and counsel you through the interview process. This means that we are your advocate to the firm we present you to, and we counsel you through the interview process, prepare you for each person you’ll meet with, handle all scheduling logistics and also handle all offer discussions.
I’m hesitant to share my current compensation details. Why do you ask for this information?
We recognize that it can feel uncomfortable to discuss your salary information. We ask this question of all candidates because compensation is one of the first points of discussion with our clients. We prefer to have these discussions up front to ensure that both parties are aligned before any more work is done, saving both you and our client time and energy in the event there isn’t a match. We can also offer candid advice on what compensation goals may be realistic when looking to make a move.
How do you determine what makes a “good fit?”
We are confident in assessing two-way compatibility because we’ve lived it. Each member of our recruiting team has worked in law firms prior to their time at Calibrate Legal, so we understand first-hand the internal dynamics of firm culture and how that can impact the success of any potential placement. The best matches factor in both talent and personality, so we rely on our conversations with you and knowledge of our clients’ needs to determine where mutual success can flourish.
I’m happy in my current job, but would be interested in hearing more and brainstorming about my long term career path. Would a consultant still take time to talk with me?
Absolutely. You do not need to be looking for a new job to reach out to us. Discussing the legal landscape and making new connections is at the heart of what we do every day. We welcome conversations that allow us the chance to do both, and are genuinely interested in hearing from colleagues in and outside of the legal marketing community. Sometimes, the right opportunity is still years away, but expanding your network could be the step that eventually leads to your next great job.
I currently work outside of legal marketing but am interested in learning more about it. Would Calibrate Legal recruiters have time to talk with me?
Yes. We often talk to professionals from outside of legal marketing and HR. As the legal landscape changes, so does the composition of once traditional law firm departments. New specialized roles have emerged in areas such as data analysis, RFP coordination, creative services, marketing technology, communications, public relations, and event planning. Talent from outside the legal world is generating significant competitive advantages, so we welcome the chance to connect with those outside the industry.
How can I be sure that any conversations we have will be kept in confidence?
We understand that talking to a recruiter can feel risky. Your trust is paramount when it comes to doing our job well, so rest assured that all conversations you have with us – whether in person, on the phone or by email – will remain in the strictest of confidence. We have earned a reputation in our market as trusted advisors for handling all of our candidates with the utmost discretion, and it’s not a reputation we would do anything to compromise.
How can I be sure you have my best interests in mind?
At the end of the day, our goal is to place candidates in jobs that utilize their talent and see them challenged and fulfilled. If we are able to find a role that fosters your success, we consider it a victory. There is no benefit to anyone if a placement doesn’t last, so we would never push you into a role that wasn’t a good fit and we would be happy to talk more about why a particular position may not be a match.
When the right opportunity does come knocking, we’ll be there to help you see it through.
How is your approach different from other recruiters?
Our mission is to find the best marketing, business development, human resources and recruiting talent for our outstanding law firm clients. We work on an exclusive basis, meaning we will always be the only recruiter or search firm working on our roles. The benefits of exclusivity for our candidates mean that you can leverage our in depth knowledge about the role, the team and the firm. It’s not transactional, and it’s not a “quick fix” relationship; it’s a long-term partnership that helps both you and the firm find the right match. This is a point of distinction for us and we will never change this model.
Over the years, we have built a reputation as trusted advisors in our market because we’ve been on the front lines in law firms ourselves. We understand the pivotal role legal marketers play in the growth and security of their law firms and we want to help candidates and clients alike to make decisions that will foster the success of each.
We’ve built a vast network of connections both in the legal field and outside of it. More and more, we are seeing firms generate competitive advantages by embracing new technology and harnessing the talent of those outside the direct legal world. To help meet our client’s diverse needs, we are genuinely interested in hearing from colleagues in and outside of the legal community.