Are you considering making the move to an in-house role? When it comes to career changes for lawyers, moving to in-house is a great choice if you are looking for a new challenge in your career. At Thomson Legal, we can help you prepare for this move, helping you find a role that will be a challenging yet rewarding career change.
What is Involved in In-House?
With the prospects of new and unique challenges as well as a different role, in-house roles have long been one of the most attractive career changes for lawyers. This change is particularly prominent in terms of commerciality and business interaction. The typical in-house role involves a much broader range of work, traditionally with little linkage between the professional experience of the private practice lawyer and the prospective new in-house role. As a result, in the industry, it is generally more acceptable to sell a diverse background of experience within the profession.
In recent years there has been more of a market trend towards specialisation due to the abundance of highly qualified candidates through junior to senior level. This has forced companies to become more selective, searching for candidates with more experience within the appropriate industry. For many firms, this has led to commercial and company experience becoming almost as important as training, although this can vary across the industry.
It is worth remembering that each industrial sector will be looking for different levels of experience. With this in mind, when it comes to career changes for lawyers and solicitors looking to move in house, seeking professional guidance is imperative. Seeking advice from a legal recruitment specialist, such as Thomson Legal, will provide you with an understanding of the skills required for your in-house move. Additionally, you will be able to familiarise yourself with the market and the knowledge required to successfully pursue these elusive in-house opportunities. With the right commercial and personal qualities, you can be confident that you will be considered for and offered the role.
For a different change of career, find out more about moving overseas.
Preparing for Your In-House Interview
The in-house interview can be particularly daunting for private practice lawyers, especially when your business sense and ability to work with management are being addressed by non-legal members of a management team. Because of this, it is important to research the structure of the organisation you are applying to, as well as its culture, management, business areas and recruitment processes.
Career Changes for Lawyers and Solicitors
Thomson Legal can offer guidance and assistance in career changes for lawyers and solicitors, helping to make the move to in-house a smooth one. We will help with the preparation of your CV, offer advice for the interview process and provide you with valuable guidance to help you find the most suitable role for you.
Contact us to find out how we can help you find law jobs Scotland, as you take the next step in your legal career.