How do you think the lawyers you work with would describe you in three words?
I think the lawyers that I work with in private client would describe me as being friendly, helpful and honest.
What advice would you give to any law firms looking to recruit right now?
I would say to law firms looking to recruit right now to speak to recruiters, because we know the market, we know it inside out. We know that there’s a big proportion of people who are inactive and we know where on the active to inactive scale they are. We know how likely they might be to and how open they might be to exploring other roles, and we know what looks appealing to them beyond just salary. If you let us speak to you about the positions you have, we can bring ideas to the table on how to make that job more sellable to candidates that are out there beyond things like pay and homeworking.
How do you think Realm offers something different to legal recruitment?
I would say what makes us here at Realm different to other legal recruiters is that we’re refreshingly human. I don’t come from a recruiter background and I couldn’t work for a typical recruitment business; I’m not here to push people into jobs that aren’t right for them, I would much rather look after people on a long-term basis and then when the time is right for the right opportunity, match those two things up.
What do you think makes private client such a fantastic practice area to work in?
Well, I really like specialising exclusively in private client and I think it’s down to the people that we deal with. Working within private client typically lends itself to people who are, like us, human and friendly, they look after people on a daily basis, and they build connections with people in their community. I think that lends itself to people who are a bit more approachable and who are friendly and nice people.
What advice would you give a lawyer looking to build a successful career?
I would say my advice to any lawyers out there looking to build a successful career would be to speak to us as recruiters because we can always help. Even if you’re not thinking of moving jobs anytime soon, we can do things like benchmark your salary and give you a feel for what’s out there in the market.
If you’re a paralegal, it’s still worth speaking to us because we have recently been getting instructions at a paralegal level and we are placing paralegals at some really good law firms. Speak to us, we’ll always try our best to help.