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Top 5 Reasons Why Attorneys Should Use A Recruiter For Their Job Search

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If you're an attorney in South Florida considering new options, we'd love to speak with you.

Keep your search confidential and discreet

If you are an attorney who is currently employed, you may prefer to keep your search confidential. When you apply for a job online, it gets stored in their resume database, making it visible and accessible to anyone with access.

That opens up the possibility of your employer finding out that you are seeking new opportunities (I have personally seen this happen many times).

A good legal recruiter will respect your privacy and will never share your resume with anyone or any law firm unless you have given permission.

Leverage our relationships and credibility

Good recruiters build great relationships with employers to where they trust that when we send a candidate, that candidate is worth interviewing.

If you are seeking new attorney job opportunities in South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton), then you can benefit greatly from leveraging our relationships and credibility with law firms in the area.

The average job post gets 250 applications. Only ~2% hear back. We at Holtz & Bernard can help you skip the line entirely, get your resume seen 99% of the time, and land an interview 93% of the time.

Save time and frustration

I am sure you have heard the saying “finding a job is a full-time job in itself,” if you are currently employed, this can be quite a challenge to find the time between work, commuting and, overall life.

When you do have a few minutes, the last thing you want to do is conduct a search and apply through lengthy application after application.

A good headhunter can handle all of this for you. Skip the search and the applications. All you need to do is lend an ear for about ten minutes or so, and if you have an interest, we take care of the rest.

Become privy

Not all jobs are posted publicly. In fact, many of our clients do not post jobs online. By relying solely on sites like Indeed and LinkedIn, you will be missing out on some hidden gems.

A good attorney recruiter will take the time to listen and understand your interests and will keep you in the loop of new positions that fit your criteria to keep you from missing out.


Recruiting is what we do. We see offers, gain interview feedback, work on new positions, review resumes, etc., every day.

In the case of Holtz & Bernard, this allows us to keep a pulse on the attorney job market, especially throughout Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton.

We are up on trends, salary ranges, interesting openings, interviewing tips, and a ton more.

In closing

I want to point out that just like everything else, not all recruiters are created equal. No different than anything else, you have okay paralegals, and great paralegals, bad police officers, and great police officers and recruiters are no exception to the rule.

What you should be looking for is a headhunter who has your best interest at heart, will knock down doors for you, has integrity, strong communication, empathetic, and is not pushy. I wrote more on this topic here.

If you are curious to see what is out there or are ready to make a change, get in touch for a brief call. I want to learn about your interests to see if I have anything now that would be a fit and, if not, I come across new opportunities regularly and will keep you in the loop.