I wrote a post a while ago about the importance of mentors: https://legaljobtips.com/2017/04/23/the-importance-of-having-good-mentors/ which mentions the wrong time to engage with recruiters and then was reminded by Karen Glass that lawyers should not ignore the right time and way. So Karen has kindly written a post on this, with some good advice here for lawyers at all stages: https://legaljobtips.com/2018/09/07/guest-post-working-with-recruiters-advice-for-a-future-you-by-karen-glass/
Karen is a Director at Marsden Group and specialises in the recruitment of Heads of Legal and General Counsel into both the Financial Services and Healthcare sector.s Her clients include banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, asset managers and healthcare companies. She focuses on retained search mandates at the senior level and then partners with her clients to build their legal teams out.
Karen qualified as a lawyer with CMS Cameron McKenna before moving into Legal Search and Selection over 11 years ago. She is also a qualified Career Coach and is championing a coaching revolution (especially for lawyers of all levels) so can be found at @ccoachdforever.