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How Job Seekers Can Win Big With Small Law Firms

by Beverly Aarons 11. April 2012 07:21

Competition for jobs at the biggest law firms in the nation is as fierce now as it has ever been. That’s why job seekers who want to improve their chances of finding work should consider small law firm opportunities. Below are some ways that job seekers can win big with small law firms:

1.      Many small law firms offer attorneys work that is varied allowing them to expand their skills and experience on the job.  Even at a boutique law firm, attorneys may have the opportunity to explore work that is slightly outside their range of experience giving them on the job training.

2.      While many small law firms are unable to offer compensation packages on par with the bigger companies, making partner at a small firm may take less time.  Because the firm is smaller and the attorney has more opportunities to interact with senior partners, they may have a greater chance of making partner.

3.      Many small law firms offer more flexible work schedules.  Attorneys who want more work/life balance may find it easier to negotiate a flexible work schedule with a small law firm.

4.      Small law firms sometimes have a relaxed work environment in comparison to larger companies.  If an attorney wants to practice law in an environment that doesn’t have a lot of pressure,  investigating small law firm opportunities may be a safe bet.



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