The Benefits of Informational Interviews

My youngest son is about to graduate from high school and his school requires a senior project that enables students to learn about the work world before they embark on their college education. Most students do internships, but Jake did a series of informational interviews. We have all heard that informational interviews are helpful, but … Continued

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