How to Find a New Job as a Lawyer?

Wondering how to find a job a new job as a lawyer? Whether you are newly qualified or have been in the same position for a number of years, taking the next step in your career can be a challenge. Fortunately, Thomson Legal are on hand to provide you with valuable guidance throughout the job search process. So stop waiting to take action and follow our steps to  focusing on how to land a new job as a lawyer.  

Your CV

Before you start applying for jobs, you need to reassess your CV. This is by far one of the most important and fundamental steps. Your CV is your first opportunity to stand out as a candidate for a job- it’s your chance to ‘showcase’ your experience making it an essential tool in finding your next job as a lawyer in practice or in-house. At Thomson Legal, we can provide you with valuable guidance for your CV, helping you to make changes and improvements to ensure that your CV is noticed when you next apply for that next job.

When it comes to career changes for lawyers, not only can we help with evaluation of your CV but we are on hand to advise those seeking a change in sector, discipline or direction. 

Consider Your Options

Have you considered looking for a job in London? Dubai? Singapore? Or maybe even Australia? If you are in a position to move Overseas, looking further afield for your next job can open up a wealth of opportunities to further your career. Additionally, we can help you look in the right places to find career opportunities closer to home. As experts in legal recruitment, our team can advise you on the best options for your career, finding the best location for you to progress your legal career.


“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin. This couldn’t be more true when it comes to your legal career. If you have already been unsuccessful in a previous interviews, you may find this is down to you not being properly prepared. While you may feel you have done your homework prior to an interview however the majority of interviewers now go into an interview with high expectations and ‘going the extra mile’ in your preparation can be the different between offer and rejection. Fortunately, Thomson Legal can help. Providing you with practice and preparation tips specific to the jobs and companies you have applied to, we will ensure that you are fully prepared for your next interview. With years of experience, we have an understanding of the preparations which should be made for specific firms, as well as the differences across different sectors and jurisdictions. This knowledge allows us to ensure that you are prepared for whatever is thrown your way at your upcoming interviews. 

How to Find a Job as a Lawyer?

Ready to take the next step in your legal career? Thomson Legal can help you find your next role, develop a valuable CV and ensure that you are fully prepared for your interview. Our advice and guidance will ensure that you can successfully progress your legal career in a role that suits your previous experience and your aspirations for the future.

Take the next step in your legal career with Thomson Legal and get in touch with us to discuss your options. 

Thomson Legal

With 20 years’ experience placing lawyers with leading law firms and in-house legal teams in Scotland & Ireland, Thomson Legal is here to assist you in taking the next step in your legal career.