Have you ever wondered what happens to your job application after submitting it for a position which you were qualified for?
Human Resource (“HR”) Departments in most companies invest in systems which enable job applicants to submit their curriculum vitae (“cv’s”) online and assist in filtering suitable candidates for the advertised position.
To be able to make a call or exercise their discretion on the eligibility of a candidate, a legal professional to be specific, an HR Professional needs the support of a legal specialist from the outset. This in practice often happens once candidates have been shortlisted from the initial pool of applicants without the involvement of the recruiting legal specialist.
The legal specialist, who may happen to be the head of the legal department that is in the process of recruiting a suitably qualified resource through the company’s HR department, is only involved at the tail-end of the process (once all cv’s are filtered and candidates are shortlisted).
By the time such legal specialist is involved in the process, a lot of good cv’s might have already been overlooked due to the mechanical nature of the system or possibly the fact that the HR Professional does not have the necessary skills to determine the experience and skills possessed by a lawyer (job applicant) by quickly browsing through their cv. In fact, in most cases, your cv is more likely to receive attention if it is referred to the relevant line manager or the HR Professional by someone who is already working for the company.
After receiving numerous requests from lawyers to offer this service, TGLN has finally launched a recruitment desk for lawyers. Our recruitment team consists of senior lawyers and recruitment specialists who carefully go through the cv’s we receive to ensure that candidates are matched with a suitable employer.
Are you a Good Lawyer looking for employment in corporate or private practice? Send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org.