Wisnik Career Enterprises, Inc.

Wisnik Career Enterprises, Inc. is committed to helping you achieve your goals. We specialize in placing law firm talent in the following areas:
  • Marketing/BD
  • Recruiting
  • Administrative
  • Professional Development
  • Practice Management

Wisnik’s Wisdom

Increasing Your Self-Awareness

February 10, 2016

I have given the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to over 7,000 law firm professionals since 1991 and have found it to be an extremely valuable assessment tool. Recently, the ABA Journal had a cover story on the Myers-Briggs and lawyers that I was quoted in.  Did you know that most attorneys are introverts?  This is [...]

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Happy New Year!

January 13, 2016

I am very grateful for our incredible success in 2015! This coming year, 2016, marks our 20th Anniversary.  I have no idea where the years have gone, but one thing I know for sure is that none of this would be possible without your trust, support and consideration when you have a job opening, training [...]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward…

December 16, 2015

2015 was a very good year for law firm Marketing/BD, Recruitment and Professional Development jobs.  We saw a record number of positions in BD, resulting in a talent shortage, especially at the manager level.  Within Marketing, we saw an increase in Senior Communications roles and a decrease in the number of PR searches. The biggest [...]

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Highlights from Heads of Recruiting/PD Snapshot Survey

November 19, 2015

We are excited to share the results of our most recent Recruiting & PD Industry Snapshot Survey with you! These results are based on our October 2015 survey sent to Heads of Recruiting & PD at top law firms, 90% of which were AmLaw 100. We were especially interested in capturing the current state of [...]

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The Importance of Business Intelligence

November 5, 2015

Last week, I attended a half day LMA program in DC on The Client Experience.  It was an excellent program, and the section on having competitive intelligence talent to support your BD team really resonated.  To be honest, I am surprised at how few law marketing/BD departments have Research Analysts and/or Competitive Intelligence professionals. Gina [...]

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Finding Your People

October 16, 2015

This past summer, my 15-year-old daughter, Arcadia, spent two weeks at the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute. This is a program sponsored by Eileen Fisher (the clothing designer) for young women, ages 15-18. It offers all sorts of programming and speakers to help high school girls develop vision for their lives and the courage to accomplish [...]

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The Importance of Cultural Fit

September 24, 2015

Over the past month, I have had long conversations with two professionals whom I consider “superstars” in their fields. They both left their firms after many years (average of 11) for new jobs and found themselves very unhappy. How can this happen and what can we learn from the situation? One of these professionals is [...]

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Marketing/BD Survey Reveals Significant Hiring

August 19, 2015

Earlier this summer we sent an Industry “Snapshot” Survey to Heads of Marketing/BD at top law firms. We were especially interested in capturing the current structure of departments (i.e. BD vs. Mar/Comm), size of department vs. firm size, and where firms are investing in additional talent. We’ve recently finished the analysis and it provided several [...]

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What You Need to do to Hang on to Your Best Employees

July 21, 2015

We are experiencing a massive talent shortage in law firm recruiting and marketing, especially at the junior and mid-levels.  The reason this is happening is two-fold: Firms are actively hiring for the first time in years. For example, we have received 50 jobs during the past 3 months. Also, based on our most recent survey, [...]

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Top Roles: What You Want vs What You Need

June 17, 2015

We have been working on an exclusive search for the head of Marketing/BD for an L.A. boutique and it has been a fascinating process. Why? Because often what a Firm thinks they want and what they need are not necessarily the same! Whenever we begin a Director/CMO search, we interview the Executive Director who is [...]

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