Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Some Big Firms Using Social Media in Recruiting

In your quest to find a job, don't forget to check Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, search for Blogs, etc. for firms and organizations you are interested in working for.  They can be a great resource.

In addition to using them for recruiting, many attorneys are using these forms of social media to tweet and blog about their areas of interest.  You could follow them as well as the organization they work for.

Here is a small sample of some firms using social media in recruiting:

Cooley’s Recruiting Twitter Account. Last summer, Cooley launched a dedicated recruiting Twitter account, @CooleyCareers, and shares information about job postings, law school recruiting initiatives, and associate outings.

DLA Piper’s Summer Associate Blog. Last summer, DLA Piper launched DLA Piper Summer 2012, a blog focusing on its 2012 Summer Associates. Select Summer Associates posted about their experience working at DLA.

WilmerHale’s Careers Facebook Account. WilmerHale has Facebook page dedicated to its recruiting department, WilmerHale Careers, but hasn’t posted since May 2011.

WilmerHale’s Summer Associate & Associate Blogs. WilmerHale also maintains two blogs–one for its Summer Associates and one for Associates. Select Summer Associates and Associates post about their experiences as a Summer Associate or Associate at WilmerHale.

Waller. Waller maintains a blog devoted to young lawyers, Young Lawyers Blog, and a corresponding Twitter account, @wlansden.