t1As law students prepare for graduation, they may be anxious for prospective employers to "show them the money." While it might be tempting to take the highest paying offer, job seekers should consider more than just salary when determining which law firm or corporation to join, advised Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, a leading staffing service specializing in positions in the legal field.
"Competition among law firms for first-year associates has intensified, which gives candidates more options when deciding which positions to accept," said Volkert. "Graduates should be careful not to let compensation eclipse other considerations and make sure they're asking the right questions when evaluating a job offer."
Robert Half Legal is the legal staffing division of Robert Half International. The company provides law firms and corporate legal departments with skilled professionals, including attorneys, paralegals and legal support personnel, on a project and full-time basis. Robert Half Legal offers online job search services at www.roberthalf-legal.com.