Supercharge your Legal Job Hunt: How to Stand Out from the Crowd

Where the pandemic has impacted various industries and businesses; the legal industry is no exception. However the current legal market is booming with a wide range of legal jobs available. To stand out from the crowd and make your job hunt successful, there are a number of steps we can help you take.  


Before you begin a job hunt, review and analyse your existing network. Does it have any prospective legal employers? Are there industry contacts who can help you jump ahead of the competition?

If yes, take that step and get in touch. You will be surprised how many people in your sector are happy to help.

If not, seek out people to connect with. LinkedIn Groups are excellent places to connect with the people you look up to or are looking to interact with effectively. Whole most events remain online during the pandemic, these can still be useful for  developing relevant connections and engage with them. 

Make the Most of LinkedIn 

If your LinkedIn profile needs work then you might be missing legal opportunities.  Strengthen your LinkedIn profile by engaging with others’ content and sharing valuable and engaging content of your own. 

Be A Thought Leader 

Again, use social media to your advantage and share content about the legal industry. Write articles that show your knowledge and expertise in your field. All these things make you a thought leader in your industry, leaving a positive impression on your potential employers. 

Let your CV Do the Talking 

Your CV is the first thing to reach the potential recruiter; make it count. 

Understand the requirements of the job you’re applying for and ensure your CV fits. Although the legal industry is competitive, if you show confidence in their skills and express your core values in your CV you can stand out from the crowd. 

What were your responsibilities at your previous job? How was your performance? And what can you bring to the table aside from the qualification and experience? 

Your prospective employer will seek answers for these questions; make sure that you cover them in your application. 

Working with A Recruiter Can Assist Your Legal Jobs Search – Here’s how!

If you’re a legal professional, looking for the next step in your career, you’re in the right place. With over 20 years of experience in the legal recruitment industry, Thomson Legal can help you in your search. 

We are happy to offer you advice and consultation to help you land your dream job and build on your career. Contact us and we’d love to chat! 

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.