Author Archives: Craig Sandok

About Craig Sandok

Craig is a legal recruiter with over twelve years of experience placing attorneys with top law firms and corporate in-house legal departments. Craig is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. After law school he practiced as a commercial litigator both in New York and Minnesota before entering the legal recruiting field. Craig has been active with various bar associations and has been recognized for his commitment to promote social justice and awareness for the need for pro bono work. Craig is also a frequent speaker on legal staffing trends and is often quoted in legal-related media on legal staffing issues.

Make The Business Case For A Firm To Hire You.

The single most important thing to keep in mind when interviewing at a law firm is to understand how the law firm will make money when they hire you. It sounds shallow, but law firms exist to make money.  Hiring … Continue reading

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Cover Letter Mistakes

I wanted to pass along a couple of thoughts on cover letters.  Maybe the most common error that I see on cover letters is that they simply rehash the details on the resume.  If you are simply going to walk … Continue reading

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When It All Goes Wrong.

I received a call from a good friend who has his own law firm.  His firm has several partners and a couple of associates.  He let me know that he just let one of his associates go, and in the … Continue reading

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Recruiters Understand “Fit”

You can learn a lot from a resume.  You can learn more from a recruiter. Getting to know a recruiter can help you if you are a candidate or a hiring entity.  A good recruiter goes beyond the resume and … Continue reading

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Are You Hiring or Recruiting? There Is A Difference.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record by quoting from my favorite business author/philosopher Seth Godin yet again, here is what Seth has to say about the difference between recruiting and simply hiring: Hiring is what you do … Continue reading

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