Top 5 Tips for Your In-House Job Search

By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on June 30, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Maybe you're ready to make the switch from firm practice to in-house work. Or perhaps you're already an in-house attorney, looking to transition to a new position elsewhere. Either way, you're on the hunt for a new job.

While an in-house job search isn't entirely different from finding other jobs, it does require a specific set of skills and a unique approach to the job search. To help you out, here are our top in-house attorney job search tips, from the FindLaw archives.

1. 5 Places to Look for In-House Counsel Jobs

Alright, so you've decided to move over to the corporate world, or to get out of your current in-house gigs. But it's not like they print listings for in-house attorneys in the back of the newspaper anymore. Don't worry, though. These five resources can connect you to the jobs you want.

2. 5 Ways to Tailor Your Resume for an In-House Position

Plenty of lawyers want the job you're applying for. With so much competition, you don't just need the right experience; you need the right everything. And, when it comes to job applications, that starts with the right resume. Here's how to make yours stand out.

3. 5 In-House Resume Warning Signs to Avoid

You've spent hours putting together a well-tailored resume. But a few slip ups could make a hiring manager question your experience, and undo all your hard work. Avoid these mistakes if you don't want to be stuck at the bottom of the pile.

4. 3 Tips for Mastering the In-House Interview

You've landed an interview! You've got your foot in the door! Now you just need to seal the deal. But don't think that your skills, talent, and experience alone are going to pull you through. To really master your in-house interview, you'll need a bit more.

5. How Much Experience Is Needed to Work In-House?

Traditionally, in-house attorneys became corporate counsel after a few (sometimes many) years practicing in a larger firm. That's still a common way to get into the corporate legal department. But it's not the only one.

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