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For this of you who recently transitioned from a firm to in-house, how/where did you find your in-house position? Recruiters? Clients? Indeed/LinkedIn? Word of mouth? I’m a mid-level employment associate and starting to explore going in-house, but not sure where or how to begin the search. Thanks in advance for any tips and advice!

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They found me on LinkedIn :)

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Same for me! Fortune 50 company.

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The position I ultimately accepted originated from a LinkedIn job posting.

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LinkedIn job posting; company websites (not all positions are posted elsewhere); indeed.com; goinhouse.com; attorneyjobsinusa.com. Mine all of the above for job posting. Spot jobs early and apply immediately.

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I second applying immediately. Jobs will disappear sometimes within a few days. I struggled with this while also working my firm job because I was so miserable I didn’t do anything quickly. It was only when I started quickly applying that I started getting interviews

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LinkedIn but applied through the company website

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I saw a posting for a job at a client and reached out to a client contact directly to express interest.

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Firm alumni I used to work with who went in house a couple years ago

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Through networking at a conference.

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Goinhouse.com

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LinkedIn and also saw it on goinhouse.com

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Word of mouth/LinkedIn. A mentor partner who left my firm knew I was looking to get out. A new client of his needed someone in-house and he recommended me. I knew about the position before it popped up on LinkedIn, which is how I ultimately applied, but I’m sure the personal referral gave me a big advantage in getting the job.

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A recruiter found me on LinkedIn

Oddly enough I applied for a regulatory position because they did not have in-house counsel and they began to gradually give me all legal work when they realized how much I could do and that could save….lol

Found mine through networking, but goinhouse.com is also a great resource.

LinkedIn. It took me 2 separate applications and 2 different sets of interviews to land my role so don’t give up!

I never thought I would go in house. I’m the type most would say should avoid in-house. Im a litigator. But one of my clients had a need for a GC (their first GC position as well as mine). As terrifying as it was/still is, their offer coupled with my entrepreneurial spirit made it a no brainer for me. I didn’t have a transactional background, but I had litigated tons of contracts. And while it’s been a challenge (most things worth doing are), I must say I’ve really enjoyed the transition and learned a ton. At the very least, I am gaining invaluable experience that will no doubt benefit me as a litigator if I end up falling flat on my face. However, my litigation background is called upon daily and has proved to be extremely useful; especially when only given hours to offer critical advice about an issue that will likely result in litigation. I understand the concern some may have about my lack of experience in contract drafting, but, I couldn’t imagine offering advice on liability exposure without ever having litigated a case. Drafting contracts and learning transactional disciplines scratches my learning-fix and typically provide plenty notice for the deadline (at least in my industry). The daily variety really keeps it interesting. Best of luck!

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