Steps to Finding an International Legal Role

If you are considering an overseas legal role as the next move in your legal career, then preparing ahead of time is key for a stress-free and efficient job hunt. Our points below, we will help you prepare for your search for an international legal job with a few simple steps to get you started.

Update your CV

Refreshing your CV is essential in order for it to accurately reflect your current role, experience and responsibilities. Additionally, if you have been in your current role for a few years already, we would suggest that it is always worthwhile checking that your CV remains current and up to date.

Do your Research & Ask Questions

Before making any decisions, you will need to thoroughly research the locations of interest and the pros and cons of that local market.  The first question you need to get answers to will be: Is my experience transferable and/or in demand in that location?  A useful step would be to look overseas firms/ companies and the legal services that they provide. It can also be useful to look at profiles of lawyers in the same field as you and in your desired location- this will provide an overview of the skills and qualifications needed in that particular location.

Work with a recruiter who understands your background

It essential that you work with a recruiter who is in a position to positively sell your experience by being able to provide accurate information on your legal background, employers (current and past) and your legal qualifications.

Work with a recruiter who understands who knows the international market

Thomson Legal has helped many lawyers find their next international legal job over the last 20 years and we pride ourselves with having a network of international partners who are on hand to provide local knowledge and real time market conditions. We can answer all your questions and help you prepare for your move overseas, as well as point you in the right direction and help you determine which country would fit you and your area of specialisation.

If you’re thinking of expanding your horizons and are looking for an international legal role, then please get in touch with us today, we will put our expertise at good use to help you find your next role.

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.