Laid-Off Lawyers Might Need to Adjust Expectations
High-paying big firm jobs are scarce and competition is stiff, but there are other opportunities if job seekers expand their search, say several recruiters. This is also a good time for those who "might not have been loving what they do" to re-evaluate and think outside prior limits, says recruiter Stephen D. Stone. "They need to be leveraging all their contacts for big law, mid-law, small law and no law." Meanwhile, contract positions can be a way to get out of one's pajamas and keep the bills paid.