7 Best Tips for Finding an In-House Job

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on March 10, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If you're an attorney who wants to move into the legal department, we don't blame you. A job as in-house counsel offers benefits that firm life just doesn't -- like, the ability to go home before dark. (At least sometimes.) If you're a current in-house attorney looking for a new legal department to make your home, we don't blame you either. Changing jobs every once in a while can be a good way to improve your skill set, expand your resume, and increase your pay.

Whatever is driving you to look for a new in-house position, we're here to help. Here are FindLaw's seven best job-searching, in-housing posts.

1. How Much Do First-Year In-House Jobs Pay?

Before you make the big leap over to corporate counsel, make sure you know what you're getting into. Plenty of in-house jobs pay well, but a lot of your first-year compensation could depend on the size of the company you're joining.

2. Why Would You Want to Work In-House Anyway?

In the same vein, keep in mind that in-house positions aren't all milk and honey. While many attorneys view a job as in-house counsel as a lifestyle improvement, there can still be drawbacks.

3. 5 Ways to Tailor Your Resume for an In-House Position

There's plenty of competition for in-house positions, so if you're applying, remember: you don't just need the right experience, you need the right everything . That starts with the right resume.

4. Should Your In-House Resume Have a Summary Statement?

The resume summary statement: yeah or nay? On one hand, it can help grab attention with a quick, attention-grabbing summation. On the other, it takes up valuable space that might have a better use.

5. 5 Places to Look for In-House Counsel Jobs

You can't apply to a job you can't find, so start looking here. Use these resources right and you might land yourself a dream job.

6. 3 Tips for Mastering the In-House Interview

You've found the right job, composed the perfect resume, and landed yourself an interview for in-house counsel. Now what?

7. Trouble Landing an In-House Counsel Job? This Might Help

Scratch that. You've found the right job, composed the perfect resume, but you still can't seem to seal the deal. This advice might help you out.

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