How do I maximise my chances of leaving private practice to an in-house role?

Taylor Root’s Yvonne Tucker has provided tips for lawyers looking to move in-house, with her recent article for Lawyers Weekly titled, 'How do I maximise my chances of leaving private practice to an in-house role? '

Yvonne believes that, 'In the current market employers are less likely to take risks in hiring candidates who don’t match the exact requirements of the job brief. Processes have become more thorough and rigorous. You need to carefully consider how to best position yourself to move in-house.'

Yvonne has provided some excellent job search tips, including how to best consider your level. Yvonne explains that, 'Typically there are fewer roles available at the junior and senior ends of the market with the majority of positions at the four to eight years’ experience level. This mid-level “sweet spot” should guarantee solid technical training but with room to improve commercial and business skills. Avoid pitching yourself for roles that are not aimed at your level. Although you may be prepared to compromise by taking on a more junior role, the issue often becomes one of “fit” both within the team structure and the hiring budget.'

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Yvonne Tucker, Director - Commerce & Industry

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