The Quality Of Your Personal Network Is Key

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When was the last time you evaluated your personal network? As legal recruiters will tell you, the quality of your personal network may be a key factor in furthering your career. Indeed, Amy Rowland of Varia Search recounts many of the important reasons why a solid personal network can assist a lawyer in a variety of ways. Whether it is looking for a legal job, a mentor or working towards leadership positions in organizations you are part of, your network can be a key driver. Can’t stand networking itself? An acting technique may be the answer.

““I wish I had waited longer to build my network,” said no lawyer, ever. Indeed, when lawyers seek my advice about getting a new job with a law firm or a company as in-house counsel, I tell them it’s not just (or even primarily) about having a polished resume or sterling pedigree. The quality of your personal network is paramount. And while most people understand that having a strong network is important to find new job opportunities, often overlooked is the fact that most employers view candidates who have strong networks as an asset.”

Read: A Legal Recruiter’s Perspective: The Quality of Your Personal Network Is Paramount at Attorney at Work