Legal recruiting is all about getting the right attorneys into the right jobs. But to do that, recruiters have to get the attention of busy Biglaw lawyers and convince them to hitch their lateral career plans to the recruiter’s wagon. Especially when in-demand attorneys get a constant stream of recruiter correspondence, well, that’s no easy feat.
One recruiter is using the Summer of Swift to get Biglaw associates to respond. Above the Law tipsters have shared a recruiter email larded up with Taylor references, lyrics, and song titles. What an excellent way to stand out from the pack.
Check out the email for yourself.
From: Buddy Apple
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2023 10:09 AM
Subject: Lateral Haze? SWIFTly enter your new Era
[Name], are you Ready For It? Let us help you through the Lateral Haze and into your next Era.
It’s me. Hi. You’re not the problem, it’s the market. But really. If this unpredictable lateral market has you discouraged, you’re not alone. While it is anything but normal, we are seeing new searches posted daily and firms are still hiring!
If you or someone you know is interested in a lateral move, let our expertise and connections bring good karma your way.
No Bad Blood here, just the recruiting team of your Wildest Dreams:
IT’S A LOVE STORY, JUST SAY YES:
Just like Taylor Swift’s music, we’ve aged well, and ourtrio of recruiters have a combined 25+ years of experience. We are former Big Law and government attorneys, and last year was our most successful year ever.
SHAKE IT OFF TO YOUR NEXT JOB:
We will assist you to become the best Bejeweled version of yourself! When you walk into that interview, you will shimmer. We help you every step of the way, from resume edits/suggestions to interview preparation, interview scheduling, and salary negotiation.
THEY’VE GOT A BLANK SPACE (ON THIS APPLICATION), AND WE’LL WRITE YOUR NAME:
Let us do the hard work. First, we connect via a brief phone call to hear more about you and your ideal position. Next, we send you job postings from the markets of your choosing. Lastly, you pick where you want to be submitted, and voila. We handle the rest from there and make you stand out as the most competitive applicant.
ANYTHING BUT A CRUEL SUMMER:
While this market is anything but normal, opportunities exist if you know where to look! We often receive unpublished job orders and are in regular communication with our clients. We currently have multiple candidates interviewing + receiving competitive offers.
LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO:
We won’t make you do anything you don’t want, but we would love to briefly chat if you or someone you know is interested. We won’t share your resume or information unless you explicitly give us permission. Confidentiality is our #1 priority.
Now is the IDEAL time to connect with us for moves later this summer and into the fall. We maintain an active national practice assisting attorneys in markets including Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, DC, Denver, the Midwest, Nashville, NYC, the Pacific Northwest, and Texas, among others.
We look forward to connecting with you soon.
Buddy Apple, Esq.
Wegman Partners, LLC
We stan a good T. Swift reference here at Above the Law, so kudos to this recruiter. You definitely got our attention.