Check out our legal jobs page for our current vacancies for experienced legal secretaries.
Taking the next step in the legal industry with a new job can be difficult: that's why we're here to help! It's also exciting because it is an opportunity to make a fresh start, expand your skill set, and meet new people. If you are a legal secretary with a few years' – or more – experience working in a law firm, and are looking for a new role, we are here to provide you with all the advice and advocacy you'll need to make sure your next career move is the right one. Whether you're new to Melbourne, looking to move up to new challenges or just need a change, our friendly legal recruitment consultants can help you find a new job where you can make the best use of your experience, and match up with what you want out of a new work environment.
All about you!
The main thing to ask when we start working together to find your next legal secretary job is: what do you want? We want to find the best job for you, one that you will like and be successful in, and that will work with your particular strengths, what sort of environment you want to work in, and the area of law you are most interested in. It is really useful to think about your previous experience and which aspects of legal support and administration you know best and enjoy. Build your CV around these – the programs, documents and procedures you have worked on, and how independently you managed this work, will help us to find the role that is going to make the best use of your skills.
So if you're ready to take a step forward in your career as a legal secretary, it's a good idea to think seriously about the type of environment you'd like to work in. There are different sorts of advantages at different firms, depending on their size, location and type of work they do, as well as the culture that is developed by the actual people who work there.
Where to now?
The size of firm you work in can be a key factor. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, corporate administration environment with a large team that will make the best use of your organisational skills, you may prefer to look into working at the top or mid tier commercial law firms. The size of the organisation usually means that you will have great access to support and training. Smaller firms can be more relaxed and personal, offer more opportunity for legal support staff to be involved in the wider working of the firm.
The area of law you are working in is also something to look at, whether you want a change or to expand your experience in an area you really enjoy. We can talk to you about the practice areas of each law firm, what it's like to work in particular areas of law, and specific things like the differences between working for plaintiff or defendant in litigation.
As specialist legal recruiters, we know the Melbourne legal industry well and can provide you with advice on working in legal support in the top and mid tier firms, as well as the boutique and smaller firms.
The salaries that legal support staff can earn vary according to individual circumstances, like their level of experience and the type of firm or team they are working in. Salary negotiation is something we can take care of for you. As specialist legal recruiters, we are experienced in making the best arrangement for both you and our clients. We are guided by the needs of both parties to find the right fit, and will always aim to negotiate the best possible salary.
Taking the next step ...
When we meet with you, we will talk about your experience in detail and discuss the options that might be available in the current employment market for legal secretaries like you. We always want to make sure to be making the right match for you. If you're looking to really move up in your legal support, check our current legal positions page for the experienced legal secretary vacancies we have available now. Alternatively, just email us your CV directly and we can talk to you about the best way to get started!
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