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

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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Recent Grads – Dos & Don’ts

May 29, 2015

This month marks 30 years since I graduated from college. When I think back to my first job, there were so many things that I did not know about how to be a valuable employee. We recently interviewed a number of new grads—some stand out as “ready for the work world” and some do not. [...]

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What Does “Professional Presence” Mean – And Do You Have It?

May 6, 2015

We often see “professional presentation” mentioned as a requirement on job descriptions, especially for junior level candidates. For more senior positions, “inspires confidence” and “has professional presence” is often included. I have pondered what is meant by “professional presentation,” and here are some of the things mentioned when I asked clients for specifics: Able to [...]

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Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be

April 17, 2015

I found Frank Bruni’s very well researched book, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, very compelling.  In it, he discusses why going to an elite school does not guarantee success and much of what Bruni says is what I have seen in my 25+ years as a recruiter for top law firms. I [...]

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Women – Please Don’t Drop Out of Your Career!

March 12, 2015

I met with a candidate last week who was referred to me by a law firm professional I have known for more than 20 years.  This candidate was looking to re-enter the workforce after being home for 15+ years.  She had a successful career as a Law Firm Administrator and left the industry at a [...]

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Developing Your Career Advisors

February 26, 2015

We recently presented a career development program for NY LMA’s Future Leader’s SIG. 20+ professionals showed up on a very cold evening to learn how to set and achieve career goals. Many of the attendees have been in legal marketing for less than 3 years. They all brought enthusiasm and an interest in learning more [...]

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Lateral Partner Hiring: The Right Fit

January 30, 2015

A January 2015 American Lawyer headline read: “2014 was a record year for hiring lateral partners.”  Acquiring partners, who can potentially expand a firm’s business, is a growth strategy in a marketplace with limited new revenues. The experts in lateral partner placement say that the prime motivation for laterals to leave their current firm is [...]

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