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Katie Clark

Katie Clark, J.D., is a Senior Legal Staffing Consultant at Beacon Hill Staffing Group in Detroit, Michigan. She actively...

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Vicki Voisin

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New paralegal graduates often lack sufficient experience when they encounter job opportunities. Even seasoned paralegals have a hard time standing out from the crowd when applying for positions with thousands of applicants. If you are running into these problems, staffing agencies or recruiters can help you polish a resume, gain legal experience, network with law firms, and ultimately find a job. So what are the top paralegal positions available right now and should you use a recruiter to find them?

In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews Katie Clark, J.D., senior legal staffing consultant at Beacon Hill Staffing Group, about how paralegals could benefit from working with a recruiter, the current nature of the paralegal job market, the best resume length, and how to get legal experience. The top paralegal positions are in litigation and corporate law, Clark explains, and those who work with staffing agencies are given exclusive job opportunities and interview consulting for free (the agency is compensated by employers). She goes on to discuss how to balance your resume with the right amount of detail and how to present your skills acquired from non-paralegal jobs and education. Most importantly, she says, job-seeking paralegals should not limit their mindsets to a specific result.

Katie Clark, J.D., is a senior legal staffing consultant at Beacon Hill Legal staffing group in Detroit, Michigan. Beacon Hill Legal actively sources attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants for direct hire and temporary job opportunities within law firms and corporate legal departments. Clark is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law.

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Published: May 21, 2015
Podcast: Paralegal Voice
Category: Legal Support
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