Elias Legal Jobs Index Report Q3 2022

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The legal jobs market is continuing to be buoyant. Demand is outstripping supply in a candidate short market. The national unemployment rate is dropping below 4% and in legal is less than that. Candidates have the bargaining positions, and we are seeing increased demand for flexible work practices. The “work from home” genie cannot be … Read more

What I wish I’d known as a new lawyer | Advice from a recruiter

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What makes the difference between a fresh graduate and a veteran lawyer often comes down to details – writing an email so a client clearly understands their legal options, or contributing effectively to a business meeting to win new work or consolidate an existing relationship. On 18 August 2017, The College of Law hosted a … Read more

The Great Hesitation

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“The Great Resignation” has received a lot of press.  There is no doubt that this phenomenon has hit the US, in particular.  According to PricewaterhouseCoopers US Pulse survey in August 2021, 65% of employees said they are looking for a new job and 88% of executives said their company is experiencing higher turnover than normal. … Read more

Elias Legal Jobs Index Q1 FY22

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I am writing this just coming out of 107 days of lockdown in Sydney so how the potential new outbreak affects business confidence is an unknown. Most lawyers I am speaking to are still very bullish and aggressively hiring across most practice areas and levels. We are starting to find face to face interviews are … Read more

Where are all the lawyers?


Recently I marked 22 years in the legal recruitment industry and I must say that despite any prediction I had when the pandemic hit the market has gone from strength to strength in terms of demand of high-quality lawyers. I have never seen such a candidate short market previously. So where have all the candidates … Read more

Uncertain times- don’t worry, we are in your corner

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Sometimes you need to talk to someone about your career. It is dangerous to speak to colleagues at work so an objective outsider with industry experience is a good option.

Here is where an experienced consultant can help. Elias Recruitment has over 20 years helping legal professionals in private practice and in-house legal roles. Our award winning team, are a safe pair of hands to advise on everything from salaries and your current role or any future move. We can offer expert advice and insight into which opportunities will best suit your career ambitions.

We have consultants in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth to assist you. So if you want a friendly, objective voice on your team, book a free career chat with one of our team at [email protected].

How to position yourself for approaches – Headhunting…

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A few touches to your mobile phone and your groceries, an Uber or a pizza come to you. So why not a job? Many of the best jobs are never advertised so how do you hear about them? Good employers know that the best lawyers are so busy running their practices that they don’t have … Read more

Seven Surprising Trends During Covid

Seven Suprising Trends During Covid

Tenders Lawyers Weekly recently reported instead of a decrease in projects due to the pandemic, it appears there is an increase in tender and bidding activity. Coronavirus is forcing a more tech-focused approach which is good news for law firms that were innovative in tech in the pre-pandemic world. Flexibility Whilst there was already a … Read more

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