world having a tangible career plan is critical - and part of
enacting your career plan should include forming a relationship
with a well-respected recruiter. NagataConnex maintains the utmost
professional standards, and confidence is guaranteed. Whether
you are looking for a recruiter to keep an eye out for you, or
for one to proactively search a particular market, it makes sense
to contact us.
are a number of ways that you may come into contact with NagataConnex.
It could be through this web site, responding to an advertisement,
on a recommendation of a colleague or receiving a call directly
from us. Whatever the form of contact, we can guarantee that
you will be treated in a professional and courteous manner.
Many people contact us to have a preliminary
confidential discussion about making a possible career move.
To do this all you have to do is
e-mail us or call us.
If you wish to apply to a posted position
the best way to start the whole process is to forward your material
to us (cover letter, c.v. and, in some cases, transcripts).
Our preference is to receive applications by e-mail, however
if this is not possible please feel free to fax or post it to
us. By forwarding your material, we will have an opportunity
to review it before speaking with you. The process is completely
confidential and you can be assured that we will not send out
your c.v. to any of our clients without first informing you
of the opportunity and receiving your authorization to do so.
If you are not certain if you are interested in an opportunity,
we are happy to have a preliminary discussion with you.
If you are responding to a specific job posting,
please refer to it in the reference line of your correspondence.
We will be in contact with you, either by telephone, letter
or e-mail to acknowledge receipt of your material.
If your experience fits with one or more of
our job postings, we will contact you by telephone to ask you
further questions based upon your c.v. and, if appropriate,
arrange a face to face meeting.
Our initial interview with you will last approximately
1 hour. We make certain not to overlap our interviews with other
candidates to ensure that your confidentiality is protected.
Be prepared for quite a thorough interview where we will ask
you questions about your present practice, your past work experience,
your reviews, your academics, your salary expectations and why
you are interested in the position in question. During the interview,
we will provide you with more information about our client and
the position and, if you would like to proceed with your application,
will obtain your authorization to do so.
After meeting with you, and if it is agreed
that you wish to proceed with a particular position, we will
compose a cover letter setting out some of the information we
collected in our interview with you (such as why you are interested
in the position, why you moved positions in the past and information
about your most recent reviews). This letter will market your
strong points and expand upon some of the information contained
in your c.v. We will attach this letter to your material and
forward it to our client.
We will advise you as soon as we have a response
from our client. If they wish to meet you, we will arrange the
interview and assist you in preparing for it. Following the
interview, we will follow up with both you and our client, advising
both parties of the other's feedback.
We will arrange any further interviews between
you and our client, keeping in constant contact with both parties
throughout this process. If you have any concerns or questions
about the opportunity, you should contact us and we will try
to answer them. As well, if our client has any questions about
you, we will advise you and try to address them.
We will remain involved in the process through
to the offer stage, including assisting both parties in negotiating
the terms of the offer.
Whether you find your next position through
us or by other means, we hope to maintain a relationship with
you. Many of our past candidates continue to keep in touch with
us, advising us of the progress of their careers and contacting
us when they wish to discuss important career moves.
Your resume provides your 'first impression'
to the prospective employer - it's your one chance to convince
them that they should grant you an interview. Your resume must
be concise, easy to read and informative. It is important that
the reader be able to determine your marketing points in a 10
second scan of your resume.
Here are samples of a typical domestic
resume and an
The format and content of your resume must
be carefully compiled.
• Determine what your 5 main marketing points are.
These should appear on the 1st page of your resume(examples
could include academic awards, languages, portable practice)
• Use bullet points and point form throughout your
resume so the reader can easily and quickly scan it. The reader
will not want to wade through long paragraphs describing your
• Also use bolding, different fonts and capitals in
order to make your resume easier to read. Make certain the
law firms/corporations where you have worked stand out.
• Place your Education section at the beginning of
the resume, stating your degrees, the universities you attended,
any academic prizes and your year of call.
• The next section should be your Work Experience section.
State the name of your firm, your position (eg. Associate)
and what type of law you practice. This description of your
practice should be quite brief and should refer them to the
Transaction Summary. Be precise about dates (specify month
and year that you joined/left an organization). Explain any
gaps in the resume.
• Do not list references on your resume. You will want
to maintain control over who and when your references are
contacted. If you list your references on your resume, this
is an invitation for anyone who receives it to contact your
• Transcripts are often required, especially for associate
level and overseas positions.
Transaction Summaries are very helpful,
both to your recruiter and potential employer. They set out
in more detail a sampling of the type of transactions/files
you have been working on. Here are samples of a domestic
transaction summary and an international
• To make it easy to read, this Summary should be subdivided
into different categories of law, if applicable (eg. Securities,
• You should use bullet points so it is easier to read.
• In order to maintain your clients' confidentiality,
you may need to describe your clients generically, such as
"major multinational beverage manufacturer".
• This Transaction Summary should only be a page or
2, depending upon how much experience you have, and should
to your resume.