The 2019 Law Firm Recruiting & PD Industry Snapshot

We wanted to share the combined findings from our salary surveys in the 2019 Recruiting & PD Wisnik Industry Snapshot. The results are available here. These finding are based on the responses of 508 Legal Recruiting/PD professionals at top law firms in 6 major markets: the Bay Area, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, New York and … Continued

The Secret to Living a Fulfilling Life

Many of you have read about my immersive year studying with Tony Robbins. One of the things I learned is that success without fulfillment is failure, and that the key to living a fulfilling life is managing one’s mind. That requires that I manage my internal state, no matter what is happening externally. This has been … Continued

Back to the Basics: Tips from a Former Teacher

For the past two years, I’ve been handling office operations and placements for junior candidates at Wisnik. Before coming here, I worked in education, first teaching ESL and then teaching preschool. While that may seem like unorthodox preparation for working with law firm professionals, I’ve found that many of the things I picked up over … Continued

Generation Z

For the first time in 11 years we are getting many entry level positions in recruiting and marketing AND we are experiencing a talent shortage! We love placing young talent and watching them grow into managers and directors. If you know any recent grads or ones about to graduate, please send them our way! These … Continued

How to Cut Down Your Resume without Compromising Content

By Shannan Buckley The longer your resume, the less of it people will actually read. Our rule of thumb is that early-career professionals should have a one-page resume, while more senior professionals should limit themselves to two. If your resume is three or more pages, there are many things you can do to save space … Continued

How Successful Have Your Lateral Partner Hires Been?

Last week I attended the NALP Summit, a yearly one-day program where experts share the trends in hiring impacting Big Law. I was particularly struck by what I heard about Lateral Partner hiring. Recently, we have seen a surge in newly-created positions that are specifically focused on recruiting Lateral Partners. In 2018, Lateral volume was … Continued

Five Time Management Tips for the New Year!

2019 has gotten off to an extremely busy start. We’ve received ten new jobs in the last ten days! I know we all have a lot on our plates and not enough time to do it all. There are no easy answers to finding time when we feel overwhelmed with things to do. However, I … Continued

Are You Hiring? Then Read This First!

The hiring market did not slow down in December, and we expect it to remain hot as the new year begins. For those of you who are adding to your team, I highly recommend you flesh out what you really need. When we begin working on a new search, we work closely with the client … Continued