Frequently Asked Legal Recruitment Questions

  • 1. Why should I use a legal recruiter?

    A legal recruiter can be a great asset to someone who is seeking a new position. RainMaker acts as an intermediary that can ensure your confidentiality, answer key questions before you submit an application and provide objective information and advice. Our process allows you to explore the market in an informed manner, and ensures that your decision to proceed is with full knowledge of the position. We know who to call, how to present you in the best light for particular opportunities and how to analyze and assess the opportunities. We alert you to opportunities you would not have otherwise known about, prepare you for interviews, prepare you for certain personalities and help you negotiate the best offer.

  • 2. Do I have to pay a recruiting fee?

    No. Fees are paid directly by the employer and have no impact on the compensation that you will be offered.

  • 3. How does the process work?

    If you are considering making a career move, please contact us by phone or email on a strictly confidential basis. We will set up a meeting to discuss your reasons for wanting to make a change, discuss your career goals, qualifications, salary expectations, current opportunities and any other firms or companies that might be of interest.

    RainMaker acts as a helpful guide throughout the entire interview/hiring process and provides advice every step of the way. We will set up interviews, act as an intermediary and offer insight when negotiating compensation and benefits. We will guide you through the resignation process to avoid any last minute issues and ensure a smooth transition.

  • 4. Is the search kept confidential?

    Absolutely. All information, including your candidacy, is kept strictly confidential. Initial discussions with our clients are done on a confidential basis. We will never submit your resume without first obtaining your consent. Additionally, we will not check references with your current employer until given permission and/or an offer has been made and accepted.

  • 5. Is it better to submit my resume directly so that the firm does not need to pay a fee?

    No. Firms and organizations with in-house departments that use recruiters pay recruiter fees regularly and build recruiter fees into their budgets. Recruitment is an extremely time consuming process and clients tend to see our fees as the cost of properly doing business in a market where top talent is in demand. Law firms and organizations realize how valuable stellar associates and partners are and understand that they will earn back the recruitment fee once the lawyer begins working.